Gambling Community Engagement Officer

Sydney, Australia
AU$89,000 per annum, pro-rata + 17% Super
Wednesday, 1 December 2021
End of advertisement period
Wednesday, 8 December 2021
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time
  • Two Part time Positions (0.8 FTE) 2 years fixed term employment, located at Campbelltown and Parramatta Locations
  • Opportunity to utilise your community engagement and counselling skills
  • Base Salary HEO 6 $89K p.a., pro-rata + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The University of Sydney is welcoming applications for a Gambling Community Engagement Officer to be part of the GambleAware team, to provide counselling within the operating policies and related University policies to conduct effective community engagement with a range of stakeholders impacted by problem gambling. This role plays a critical role and will conduct effective engagement with a range of stakeholders impacted by gambling problems in addition to the treatment of gambling related issues for gamblers and their significant others

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • provide counselling to gamblers and their family members
  • build relationships with external providers across the region and all counsellors
  • increase awareness of gambling problems and options for gambling treatment and how to make referrals among relevant agencies, stakeholders, and organisations
  • coordinate events for target groups to increase the profile and delivery of key GambleAware messages
  • under the direction of management, produce promotional and educational materials that comply with the GambleAware brand and are suitable for communication to a variety of target audiences
  • conduct community presentations, participate in local community events and spend time with local community members
  • work closely with team to plan for the impact of any campaign/event so clinical staff are available to manage increased referrals
  • deliver community-based help-seeking and education sessions for a range of audiences including community, health and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse organisations.

The School of Psychology was the first established Psychology department in Australia and is currently one of the largest and has a proud history of excellence that characterises all its research and educational activities. Sustained increases in research funding and strong enrolments have facilitated a rapid growth in our staffing and research profile.

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About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Gambling Community Engagement Officer who has:

  • a tertiary qualification in psychology, counselling, or social work
  • registered with the Psychology Board of Australia, Australian Association of Social workers or equivalent
  • demonstratable understanding and experience in complying with Good Clinical Practice, regulatory, ethical, privacy and other relevant guidelines
  • superior interpersonal skills
  • ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with clients, team members and stakeholders
  • exercise tact and sound judgement
  • ability to work independently and autonomously
  • superior written and oral communication skills
  • excellent time and workload management skills with demonstrated ability to prioritise workload effectively during busy periods, manage multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and achieve required outcomes
  • prior experience in conducting a range of community engagement activities
  • experience working with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities is highly desirable
  • a current NSW driver's license, C Class.

Closing date for applications

11:59 pm, Wednesday 8 December 2021

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

How to apply

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