Youth Off The Streets is a non-denominational community organisation working for disadvantaged young people who may be homeless, drug dependent and/or recovering from  abuse. Youth Off The Streets supports these young people as they work to turn their lives around and overcome immense personal trauma such as neglect, physical, psychological and/or emotional abuse. It is our goal that these young people will leave our care drug free, with a high school education, living skills and a full time or part time job in hand.

Forming part of the Educational Services stream within Youth Off The Streets, Craig Davis College is an alternative high school that provides education for young people in years 9 to 11 who are either disengaged or at risk of becoming disengaged from mainstream education. Students are provided with a well-structured, highly integrated and engaging curriculum that aims to empower them with educational strategies and pro-social skills so they can make informed decisions about positive change.


We are seeking a part-time School Counsellor to cover a parental leave absence. Reporting to the School Manager, you will be responsible for providing counselling services to students and their families thereby assisting them to develop to their potential and take responsibility for their life choices through participation in Youth Off The Streets programs.


The key criteria for this position are:



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Counselling (minimum AQF Level 7)
  • Level 2 ACA registration
  • Minimum 2 years of post-qualification supervised practice
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development (25 points) and supervision (10 hours) per membership year



  • Able to maintain confidentiality within a recognised theoretical framework
  • Effective communication skills, both oral and written
  • Experience working with students who present with learning difficulties or intellectual disability, culturally diverse groups, who are in Out Of Home Care, and/or have complex mental health needs and Alcohol and Other Drug issues
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation pertaining to students and their families
  • Possess a thorough understanding of the mandatory child protection reporting procedures and values that underpin a child safe organisation
  • Have an understanding of adolescent development


A valid and current NSW Working With Children Check and Drivers Licence is required for this role.


Experience working in direct service provision with students in an education setting, along with knowledge of and familiarity of the South Coast area are desirable qualities.


If you are excited by a challenge and have a strong focus on counsellor and wellbeing support we would like to hear from you.


To apply, please send your cover letter and resume through to


Recruiters need not make contact.

Applications Close Wednesday 23 August 2019

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