A career with PGF
PGF Services is a not-for-profit organisation with a charitable status dedicated to eliminating harm caused by gambling.
The people who work with at PGF Services are passionate about what they do and are dedicated to making a difference in people’s lives.
Gambling Harm Counsellor
Full Time Permanent Position 0.8FTE
Manawatu - Palmerston North Based
Do you love mental health and addictions work? Passionate about making a difference within Māori and Pacific communities?
It is a rare opportunity in the mental health and addiction field to be part of the fence at the top of the cliff as well as providing whānau support services for those already experiencing harm from the impacts of problem gambling and other co-existing issues.
The Problem Gambling Foundation is now trading as PGF Group, the overarching brand for PGF Services (counselling and health promotion), Asian Family Services and Mapu Maia (Pasifika Services).
At PGF Group we have a dynamic team environment that incorporates a holistic approach to minimising the harm caused by gambling. The organisation is funded to work with individuals, whānau/family members, groups, wider whānau and community groups. In addition, we have the flexibility to support any counselling modality that promotes client engagement and motivation. Our gambling harm counselling is free and extends to affected others such as whānau and partners.
This flexibility gives us the scope to find the perfect employee from a wide range of tertiary training backgrounds such as social work, counselling and/or addiction. Membership to an appropriate governing body is required.
This position also requires self-motivation and the ability to work autonomously and cross-culturally. An understanding of, and passion in, community development and/or health promotion is desirable. A sense of humour is absolutely non-negotiable.
This is an exciting and challenging position offering both personal development and an opportunity to make a real difference in our priority communities.
For a full job description or to send an application and CV, please contact:
Aung Ko Maung
P O Box 8021, Symonds St, Auckland, 1150
Phone: 09 368 1520
Applications close: 30 March 2020 at 5pm.