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  • Location: Cranbourne South VIC
  • Category: Mentoring & Advocacy
  • Type of work
    • Counselling & Help Line
    • Disability Support
  • Suitable for
    • Skilled Volunteers
  • Commitment

    Regular - more than 6 months

  • Time Required

    1 - 1.5 hours each week on Mondays, on an ongoing basis (12 months min.)

  • Training

    *Induction training (mandatory), & *Free professional development workshops offered throughout the year to those who are interested

  • Requirements
    • National Police Certificate *
    • Others

    -Attend a one hour Volunteer Information Session
    -All applicants will be required to complete a Disability Workers Exclusion Scheme form at interview
    -2 positive professional reference checks
    -An international police check (for applicants who have resided overseas for 12 months or more in the last 10 years)
    - Original tertiary qualifications must be sighted
    -All applicants must be over 18 years of age

    * May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.

  • Reimbursement

    Any reimbursement is negotiated with your supervisor on a case by case basis.

Inclusion Melbourne provides support to people with a disability to live fulfilling lives in their local community. Join our wonderful volunteer team and make a difference!

We are seeking a kind, patient and empathetic counsellor to meet regularly with a young woman with an intellectual disability. The counsellor would be required to support this individual to explore and develop a better understanding of her emotions. This may also involve supporting her with socially appropriate behaviours, and communication skills which will lead to a harmonious existence with family members. It is preferred that any applicant has experience in family relationship counselling, and is confident in supporting a young person with an intellectual disability.

The volunteer for this position must have patience, good communication skills, sensitivity, flexibility, and be able to demonstrate commitment to working with adults with intellectual disabilities. You MUST have qualifications, with a minimum of 3 - 4 years university based study in this area, and be able to volunteer your time for a MINIMUM of 12 months.

The volunteer counsellor for this particular position needs to be able to develop a trusting relationship with the person and take the time to build a good rapport with her, prior to advancing into the area of counselling sessions.

Counselling sessions are to be held weekly on an ongoing basis. Apply now if you are genuine, fully qualified, and are definite that you can provide counselling support to this person for at least one whole year at a mutually agreeable time.

Join Inclusion Melbourne's wonderful team of counsellors and help to make a difference in people's lives!


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