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Volunteer Counsellor

Mission Australia
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Join a team of volunteer counsellors providing support to men facing homelessness. Supervision, insurance and CPD are provided. Note that relevant qualifications and experience are required as outlined.

The Mission Australia Centre - affectionately known as the MAC - provides services for those wanting to break the cycle of homelessness.

Located in the inner Sydney suburb of Surry Hills, the MAC provides accommodation and intensive case support for men facing homelessness. It also provides a wide range of on-site allied health, wellbeing and educational services.

The MAC counselling program is one of these important services. It provides free, professional one-on-one counselling to the men living at the MAC. For many men, it is an important part of their journey at, and beyond the MAC.

The counselling program consists of a team of volunteer counsellors, a program coordinator, and an external supervisor. Monthly group supervision is provided, as is insurance and access to professional training relevant to counselling/therapy is provided. There are also opportunities to access broader training provided to the MAC team.

Counsellors are required to:

  • Hold relevant tertiary qualifications.
  • Be registered with PACFA or ACA. Counsellors/therapists may also hold registration with AASW, AMHSW or the PsyBA.
  • Have at least 2 years counselling or equivalent experience in Homeless/Mental Health/AOD sectors.
  • Have good knowledge of generalist counselling, person-centered modalities and trauma informed practices.
  • Have available 0.25-1 day a week to provide counselling at the MAC Surry Hills
  • Experience working with males ideal.
You can not apply for this role as it is no longer available.