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Organisation : Mission Australia

Location : Sydney (Surry Hills)

Time required : 0.25-1 day a week

Duration of project : On-going, Minimum 6 months

Skill area : Community Services, Other, Social & Support Work

Sector : Community Support Services, Drug, Alcohol & Addiction, Homelessness & Affordable Housing, Mental Health

Application closing date : 17 Jan, 2022

About the role

Get involved in providing a generalist and person-centered counselling service that prioritises safety, respect and hope for men during their journey from homelessness.

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 to support the men to manage the complex needs that lead to them becoming homeless.

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 of, 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. 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

• Meet COVID-19 vaccination requirements

• Experience working with males ideal.

About the organisation

Organisation name : Mission Australia

How to apply

If you are interested in this role and meet the requirements, please get in touch with Fergus at 

Please quote in application: Counsellor via Pro Bono Australia.


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