Cuso International Student Counsellor Advisor - Volunteer Vacancies in Ethiopia

Cuso International Student Counsellor Advisor - Volunteer Vacancies in Ethiopia

Closing date: 30 Sep 2019

Location Pawe, Ethiopia

Start Date Sep - Nov 2019 (flexible)

Length of Placement 6 Months

Language Requirements English

Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada only

The Volunteer’s Role

  • As a Student Counsellor Advisor you will play a vital role in giving advice and providing guidance to the students about their personal or academic life.

  • You will help the students to deal with the pressures and will monitor the overall psychological growth of the students.
  • As part of your responsibilities you will develop culturally appropriate psychosocial activities, including social support activities.

    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

    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

  • Modest support for accompanying partners and dependents going on placement with you for 12 months or longer (Return flight, emergency medical insurance, vaccinations)

  • 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

    How to Apply:
    Cuso International Student Counsellor Advisor - Volunteer Vacancies in Ethiopia

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