First listed on: 20 July 2021

Gambling Financial Counsellor

  • Opportunity to utilise your financial counselling skills
  • Located on the Camperdown Campus and with outreach to Campsie in the School of Psychology
  • Part-time (0.4 FTE) HEO 6 fixed term 12 months, offering a base salary of $89K p.a. pro-rata, and a generous employer's contribution to superannuation

About the opportunity

The University of Sydney is welcoming applications for a Gambling Financial Counsellor 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. You will be required to provide financial assessment, counselling and case work to people experiencing gambling problems and their significant others. This will include providing a comprehensive, accurate and timely information related to the client's individual circumstances and advocate and negotiate with credit providers on the client's behalf. You will also participate in developing community education resources on debt and gambling related issues in addition to other community engagement activities. This role will require provision of practical support including establishing debt repayment plans and budget planning as well as maintaining client files to a high professional standard and taking part in file audits.

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.

To learn more about the School of Psychology click here

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 Financial Counsellor who has:

  • a diploma of financial counselling or Diploma of community services (financial counselling)
  • membership of appropriate financial counselling association
  • minimum 6 months experience in a financial counselling position
  • demonstrated understanding and experience in complying with Good Clinical Practice, regulatory, ethical, privacy and other relevant guidelines
  • an excellent oral and written communication skills
  • superior interpersonal skills including ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with clients, team members and stakeholders and exercise tact and sound judgement.


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.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

How to Apply

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For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Helen Efstathiou, Recruitment Consultant. Recruitment Operations, Human Resources on +61 2 8627 7137 or by email

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.

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