Volunteer Youth Workers or Youth Counsellors

ID: 111250
  • Young People
  • Ongoing commitment
  • Cedar Creek, QLD

About this opportunity

Youth workers or counsellors required to assist with young carers wellness retreats.
Previous Experience working with young people required, especially with mental health issues.

Position requires working with young carers that care for their parents or siblings with medical or mental health disabilities.

Have experience or good understanding of what it’s like to be a Carer.

A high level of communication/listening skills and rapport building to build trust with Young Carers.

Have sound, basic counselling skills, including person centred therapy, strengths based practice and solutions focused therapy.

Be flexible and comfortable to participate in group, or creative art sessions to engage and provide support to Carers.

Respect and uphold confidentiality, privacy and ethical conduct in accordance with professional counselling practice standards.

Be able to commit for the required period. This is usually 2 – 3 days at a time. There is an option to attend 9am-5pm during the day, but we also need youth workers / counsellors to stay overnight, so ideally we are looking for someone who can stay for the 2-3 days.

All meals and accommodation provided for two nights.

Own transport preferred however can be collected from Train Station (Ferny Grove or Strathpine).

Good for

  • Skilled Volunteers

Additional requirements

  • Driver's Licence (C)
  • National Police Certificate*
  • Working with Children Check*
Basic counselling skills, an interest in working with young people and an ability to attend retreats for 2-3 days at a time.

* May be arranged by the organisation. Details will be provided after you express your interest.

Time required

Dates are pending for when retreats are set. Usually every two weeks.

Interested in
  • Counselling & Help Line
Training

Will be provided

Reimbursement

All meals and accommodation

Cedar Creek, QLD