Youth Crisis Counsellor Courses

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What does a Youth Crises Counsellor do?

Youth Crises Counsellors support young people who are in distress and possibly affected by trauma, grief, addictions, mental health issues and other problems. Youth Crises Counsellors often work on 24 hour helplines, but are also employed by schools, mental health facilities and community service organisations.

As a Youth Crises Counsellor you’ll need a high level of self-confidence and composure — you could be dealing with kids who are affected by drugs or are suicidal and in danger of harming themselves.

Youth Crisis Counsellor Courses

There are 5 courses available for people who want to become a Youth Crisis Counsellor.

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FAQs

How much do Youth Crises Counsellors earn?

In Australia, a full time Youth Crises Counsellor generally earns $1,584 per week ($82, 368 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience can you expect a higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for Youth Crises Counsellors?

Opportunities for Youth Crises Counsellors are expanding in Australia and right now there are approximately 4,100 people working in a range of trauma and crises counselling roles. They are mostly employed by government departments, healthcare facilities, schools and community service organisations.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Youth Crises Counsellor?

Youth Crises Counsellors usually need a bachelor’s degree in social work or psychology, but you could also get started with a Diploma of Counselling and a Certificate IV of Mental Health. The Diploma takes 12 months to complete and requires a work placement. You will also require a national police check and working with children clearance.

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Related Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within Child Welfare, Youth and Family Intervention and Youth Work.

Sourced from The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and MySkills.gov.au