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Program Counsellor - Sydney

Raise Foundation
  • Be part of the team responsible for delivering our best practice youth mentoring programs in public secondary schools
  • Casual, part time opportunities
  • Work in a growing not for profit

About Raise

Raise Foundation impacts youth wellbeing and engagement through early intervention mentoring programs. We exist to ensure that young people feel heard, valued, and supported.

Our best practice youth mentor programs empower young people to become resilient, capable, and connected. In 2021, we are aiming to reach 2, 300 young people in public secondary schools across Australia.

About this Role

The current role requires 15 hours per week running programs in Kingsgrove, Burwood, and Dee Why.

Please note this role requires that you have qualifications in Social Work, Psychology or Counselling.

Our Program Counsellors are responsible for managing all aspects of our youth mentoring programs in their designated schools. The role is responsible for the successful implementation, delivery, and completion of the program, including professional supervision of mentors and mentees, key stakeholder communication, and quality reporting.

Other responsibilities include:

  • The successful set up of the program through collaborative communication with the school Principal, wellbeing team or other staff contacts,
  • Mentor support and retention including the provision of a mentor support session each week,
  • Program delivery over 20 – 23 weeks mostly during Terms 2 and 3,
  • Mentee wellbeing and the escalation of any mandatory reporting requirements to the school as required,
  • Evaluation of our programs on completion.

About You

As a Program Counsellor you will be a dynamic, engaging, and passionate professional with qualifications in Social Work, Psychology, or Counselling.

You are a community-minded individual with a genuine interest in the well-being of young people. Your vibrant personality will engage both the mentees and volunteer mentors during the session each week, as the nature of this role requires you to lead group activities in the session, supervise the mentoring matches and facilitate a debrief with the mentors each week.

Your outstanding skills in communication and organisation will see your programs run smoothly with the partnering school, as you will work closely with an appointed school contact to ensure a high standard of program delivery. Most importantly, you are someone who really understands young people.

Your excellent interpersonal skills will be underpinned by your outstanding attention to detail, along with proficiency in Microsoft Office to ensure that all administrative requirements of your program are in place. Experience with Salesforce, another CRM or a willingness to learn is ideal.

You will have or be willing to obtain a Working with Children Check and National Crime check.

You will report to and work closely with your Program Area Manager.

Raise Foundation is committed to being a Youth Safe, Youth Friendly organisation and will, for all children and young people who come into contact with our programs:

  • Provide welcoming, safe and nurturing services
  • Work to prevent child abuse and neglect within our services
  • Appropriately and immediately address child abuse and neglect if it occurs
  • Place the interests of any young person suffering harm, or at risk of harm, above the interests of any other individual or the organisation

To apply, please email your cover letter (outlining qualifications and relevant experience), resume, and a two-minute video explaining why you want to be a Raise Program Counsellor to recruitment@raise.org.au, using the subject line: Program Counsellor - Sydney application via EthicalJobs.

Please ensure your application has both a cover letter relating to the position and a 2-minute video in order to be considered for the role.

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