ID: 18135

Helpline Crisis Supporter

Community Services Regular - more than 6 months Bathurst NSW

About this opportunity

Everyday in Australia there are people experiencing personal crisis or thinking about suicide. At this time of desperation people need someone to talk to who can assist them to relieve their immediate feelings of distress and help them manage any suicidal thoughts.

By becoming a volunteer crisis supporter, you could be the person who provides this immediate telephone support to the 2000 people who call Lifeline Central West every month.

The benefits to you include personal fulfillment, practical field experience for professional growth and career building, giving back to the community and participation in a nationally accredited Statement of Attainment. You will be provided with comprehensive training to enable you to help people:

  • safely manage any immediate threat to life or safety
  • assist with preventative measures to reduce the likelihood of further distress
  • find immediate relief from emotional distress
  • explore coping strategies related to the current crisis

Additional requirements

A National Police Check will be conducted and paid for by the organisation.

Time Required

Once accredited, the time commitment required is 3-4 hours per week over the year. Rostered times can be flexible to suit your time frames.

Suitable for
  • Wheelchair Access
Type of work
  • Counselling & Help Line

Training is required and costs $500 which includes national accreditation in three units of competency.