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.
North Island Practice Leader – PGF Services
Full Time Permanent: Based in Auckland or Hamilton
One in six Kiwis go without as a result of gambling
Do you love mental health and addictions work? Tired of being the ambulance at the bottom of the cliff?
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 addiction services for those experiencing harm from gambling. We can provide you with that opportunity.
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, family members, groups, wider whanau 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 whanau 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. A sense of humour is absolutely non-negotiable. An understanding of, and interest in, community development and/or health promotion is important. Clinical experience and skills to manage a diverse remote team are essential.
To be successful in this role you will have: a relevant tertiary qualification; experience managing a team and sound knowledge of human resources; skills and knowledge to lead a team of counsellors and oversee best practice in therapeutic care; excellent written and oral communication skills; and a proven ability to engage effectively with external stakeholders (including knowledge of the mental health and addiction sectors).
This is an exciting and challenging position offering both personal development and an opportunity to lead the North Island PGF Services team of passionate practitioners to make a real difference in 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
All enquiries will be answered from 7 January 2019
Applications close: 8 February 2019
Pacific Counsellor and Health Promoter
Permanent Full Time – Auckland
Do you have passion and a commitment to making a difference in Pacific communities?
Do you have experience in mental health and addictions and want to create a positive impact for individuals and families?
Then this opportunity will be for you. We are now looking for a dynamic new member to join our Auckland team full time.
At Mapu Maia, we provide a clinical and public health service to our Pacific communities in New Zealand.
Our integrated approach combines community health promotion and Talatalanoa to reach individuals, families and communities in Auckland, Wellington and the Christchurch region. We also work in collaboration with community groups, government departments and social services to support co-existing issues such as AOD, family violence and mental health.
The successful candidate will provide a holistic service to assist individuals and families in reaching their goals. In addition, you will be working alongside community groups, social services and government agencies to build collaborative relationships and raise awareness of gambling harm in the community.
We are looking for a dedicated person who has a counselling and/or social work qualification and who enjoys public health projects in the Pacific community. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required along with a good level of computer literacy. A strong commitment to the team and a sense of humour is essential.
Experience in working with Pacific communities is vital for this role and fluency in a Pacific Island language is desired.
This role is for 40 hours per week and is based in our Auckland office.
This position requires a graduate qualification from a New Zealand recognised tertiary institution in counselling, applied mental health sciences, psychotherapy, social work or nursing. For further information on Mapu Maia go to www.mapumaia.nz
If you want to make a difference by working to achieve healthy communities, we want to hear from you. Applications will close Monday 21st January 2019.
For a full job description, please contact Aung Ko on 0800 21 21 22 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To apply, email your CV and covering letter to Aung Ko on email email@example.com by Monday 21st January 2019.
All enquiries will be answered from the 7th January 2019.