This is a great time to join GamCare as we are growing the reach of our services. We are looking for a Gambling
Support Practitioner with qualifications or experience in health or social care, and an empathic style to enable
people to change their behaviour through skilled intervention.
Crucially, you will ensure that psychosocial, and recovery support interventions are delivered as part of a cohesive
recovery plan while working collaboratively with external and partner organisations to achieve positive outcomes
for service users.
There will be opportunities to participate in service promotion, networking activities and events to support the
visibility of the service, as well as developing relationships with local services and communities to strengthen
pathways into the service.
We are looking for an individual to work full-time which will currently include 4 days 9-5pm and 1 day 12-8pm per
week (fixed), Monday to Friday, however due to possible requirements of the service, occasional Saturdays
(9-2pm) may be required, although another day off would be agreed on during the week.
Are you passionate about supporting others to make positive changes in their lives? Do you want to make a difference
by providing interventions to people impacted by gambling? If this sounds like you, and you would like to be
part of a committed, dynamic, and highly supportive team, providing exceptional support, then we would love to
hear from you!
You should have significant experience in individual client work in the field of addictions, mental health or a
social care setting with adults or young people. You should be flexible in using a range of low and
high-intensity interventions and modalities including Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) tools.
The successful candidate will be expected to be able to work from home thereby having the space for a confidential
setting whilst also being able to travel within the region to attend events and offer localised in person
support as required.
- Providing face to face and online advice, assessment, brief and structured interventions to help clients achieve
their recovery goals, using motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioural approaches
- Provide safe
and effective support to individuals whilst managing safeguarding issues in line with safeguarding procedures
- Development of collaborative working relationships with external agencies, professionals
and groups to facilitate multi agency approach and holistic support
- Development and maintenance of
relationships with local services and communities to support identification of gambling harms and pathways into
- Participation in service promotion, networking activities and events to support visibility and
ongoing development of the service, and to proactively respond to the needs identified within the
Founded in 1997, GamCare is the leading provider of information, advice and support for anyone affected by gambling
harms. We operate the National Gambling Helpline, provide treatment for anyone who is harmed by gambling, create
awareness about safer gambling and treatment, and encourage an effective approach to safer gambling within the
Benefits You Can Enjoy
- 33 days basic annual leave entitlement per annum including bank holidays which increases with service
generous Pension Scheme - we contribute 6% and you contribute 2%.
- Discretionary company sick pay from
day one of service.
- Employee Assistance Programme – 24-hour support
- Cycle to Work
- We also have a vibrant and diverse event calendar full of monthly initiatives and webinars to
support the ongoing physical and mental wellbeing of our people.
This post requires a PVG check.
GamCare are committed to offering the best support to people affected by gambling harms, as such we welcome
applications from candidates with lived experience.