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Gambling Caseworker


The Salvation Army provides a professional national preventing and minimising gambling harm service that seeks to support and empower individuals, whanau and communities in developing healthy and fulfilling lifestyles, free from gambling harm.

A vacancy has become available within The Salvation Army Oasis for a full-time or 0.8 FTE (40 or 32 hours per week) Gambling Caseworker. This role will be based in Christchurch and will support the development of increased service delivery in this community. The applicant will preferably have experience in working in the Gambling Harm or Addiction treatment field using both one to one and group interventions. In addition, experience in working with affected families, coexisting problems, and Maori and Pacific cultures would be an advantage.

Person specification

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who possesses the following qualities and skills:

  • A relevant applied clinical degree level qualification and experience in the field of Gambling Harm/Addiction
  • Registration as practitioner with DAPAANZ or similar professional body e.g. NZAC, ANZASW
  • The capacity to build and maintain therapeutic relationships
  • Skills in comprehensive assessment, treatment planning, interventions and treatment reviews
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Organised and efficient
  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries and standards
  • Reliability and an ability to work autonomously
  • Competent in case note and narrative report writing
  • Computer literate with knowledge of clinical database systems
  • Confidence in liaising with people at all levels both internally and externally
  • Experience in service development and community liaison and networking
  • Works well as a team member
  • Current full driver's licence


To be appointed in this role, applicants must have NZ residency or a valid NZ Work Visa, give permission for the completion of a satisfactory Police Check and hold a current NZ Driver's Licence.

To enquire about this role please email us for an application form and apply by sending us a covering letter, current CV and completed application form to

Applications close by 5pm on Tuesday, 29 May 2018.

Application form can be downloaded from:

The Salvation Army is a worldwide evangelical Christian church and human service provider.  It is committed to caring for people, transforming lives and reforming society – all through the love of God shown in Jesus.  The successful applicant should therefore show an ability to identify with the mission and values of The Salvation Army.