Gambling Harm Counsellor

Problem Gambling Foundation

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Auckland

Toitu te whenua
Toitu te mana
Toitu te tangata
Whaia te kotahitanga o te wairua, ma te rangimarie e paiheretia
Me mahi tahi tatou mo te oranga o nga tangata katoa.
Tihei mauri ora

Hold fast to the land, our pride, and people
Pursue unity of spirit, which is bound together by peace;
May we work as one for the wellbeing of all people.

Are you passionate about improving the health and wellbeing of others and minimising gambling harm? 
Do you want to make a positive impact for tāngata whaiora and whānau? 
Are you experienced in mental health and addictions? 
Then this will be the opportunity for you! We are seeking a dedicated and experienced Pou Āwhina Counsellor in the mental health and addiction field to join our PGF Services team to cover the Auckland region.

About us 

Kia Mana Te Kupu, Kia Mana Te Tāngata, Kia Mana Te Mokopuna (We stand true to our word, we stand true to our people, we stand true to our legacy.)

Our mission is to prevent and reduce gambling harm for all tāngata in Aotearoa with integrity, mana and innovative solutions. At PGF Services, 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, groups, and the community. We have the flexibility to support any counselling modality that promotes client engagement and motivation. 

Our values are:
Manaakitanga: We nurture an environment where human potential can be realised for all.
Whanaungatanga: Approaching relationships respectfully and intentionally, that are sustainable and transformational
Kaitiakitanga: Upholding our responsibilities to honour and protect the people of Aotearoa
Awhi: Engaging and embracing all people to inspire hope and trust in their future

We are committed to delivering a mana enhancing service and the health, safety and wellbeing of all staff is important to us.  We value the connections you have with your community and encourage people with diverse backgrounds to apply.

Job Description

About the role

The successful candidate will provide whānau support services for those already experiencing harm from the impacts of gambling and other co-existing issues, along with providing education and engagement in the region to raise awareness of gambling harm. 

Please click PGF Services Northern Counsellor Job Description to view the full job description please note that you will only be able to view this via our website at 

Desired Skills and Experience

About you

  • Completed qualification in a relevant field such as social work, counselling and/or addiction
  • Membership to an appropriate governing body such as NZ Psychological Society, Social Work Registration Board, NZ Council of Nursing, Dapaanz, or NZAC
  • Self-motivation, with the ability to work autonomously
  • Ability to work cross-culturally and engage with diverse communities
  • Effective and respectful communication skills
  • Strong work ethic and high standards of record keeping
  • Skills to build professional relationships with community organisations
  • Competence in data entry and Microsoft 365 programmes desirable
  • Full and clean driver’s licence

What we Offer

  • Flexible working environment
  • Five weeks annual leave
  • Medical insurance
  • KiwiSaver
  • Competitive salary based on skills and experience
  • Latest smartphone and laptop
  • Phone plan
  • Regular kaupapa Māori supervision
  • Career development and training opportunities
  • Fortnightly external supervision
  • Use of company vehicle for work purposes
  • One day of Birthday leave 

If you want to make a difference by working to reduce gambling harm and achieve healthy communities, then we want to hear from you. Applications will close at 5.00 pm on 15 July 2022 unless filled prior.



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