Student Counsellor Advisor - Volunteer in Ethiopia

Student Counsellor Advisor - Volunteer in Ethiopia
Organization NamePosition TypesDurationGreat ForRegion and Location(s)Ad Online SinceApplication Deadline
Cuso International
  • Counseling
  • Professional Services
  • Social Work
On-going (More than 1 year)
  • Seniors
  • Ontario - Hamilton Area - Toronto
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area
  • Alberta - Calgary Area
  • Ontario - Ottawa Area
  • British Columbia - Vancouver & Lower Mainland
  • Quebec - Montreal
  • Alberta
  • Nova Scotia
  • Ontario

Location Pawe, Ethiopia

Start Date Sep - Nov 2019 (flexible)

Length of Placement 6 Months

Language Requirements English

Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents only


The Volunteer’s Role

As a volunteer, you will:

-Coordinate ongoing systemic activities designed to help students establish personal goals and develop future plans.

-Develop positive relationships and provide extra support for individual students as needed/ Assist with career/academic portfolio development.

-Guide clients in the development of skills or strategies for dealing with their problems.

-Collaborate with relevant community stakeholders to address student needs

Essential Academic Qualifications:

-Undergraduate degree in counseling, psychology, sociology or social work is the first step in becoming a mental health counselor.

-Experience of working in a counselling  

-Experience of working with conditions such as anxiety, low confidence and low mood.

Essential Professional Background:

-Extensive experience in counselling individual and group of cases

-Experience in conducting needs assessment, and delivering in-service training    

-Able to work collaboratively with team  

-Commitment to achieve results



Support Package

- Modest monthly living allowance (varies depending country)

- Accommodation while in placement

- Return airfare and visa/work permit costs

- Cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication and health insurance

- Pre-departure training and in-country orientation

- Travel and accommodation for reintegration debriefing weekend

- Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return

- Travel and accommodation for the pre-departure training course and for in-country orientation (more details below)


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