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Working in community services allows you to work with communities in need, providing direct support and planning programs to help vulnerable groups. Community Services graduates may work with government and community-based organisations providing support to disabled people, migrants, families experiencing the impacts of domestic violence or substance abuse, unemployment and mental illness. Like the counselling study stream, community services roles focus on working closely with people in order to improve human relationships.

What you’ll learn

The Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Community Services) teaches theories and practice for a range of counselling areas, focusing on skills in advocacy to assist both individuals and communities. Students also explore social analysis, sociological theory, social research and social policy, and gain deep insights into human development and human behaviour.

Jobs in Community Services

The demand for skilled workers in the Community Services field is growing. Here are just some of the avenues that you may find a fulfilling career in upon graduation:

  • Child and family services
  • Community agencies
  • Disability services
  • Aged care
  • Local government councils
  • Indigenous groups

Industry connections

Regardless of the course you take at JNI, you’ll graduate with both theoretical and practical knowledge in how to inspire change in others, so they can transform, grow and experience a deeper sense of wellbeing. Our graduates usually take these skills to two main fields; counselling and psychotherapy, or community services.

COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY

Work directly with people who need help to solve their personal and emotional issues, from addiction rehabilitation to corporate coaching and personal mentoring. This career path is focused on positively influencing the lives of others, with graduates finding work in in community and government organisations, corporate companies or by entering independent practice. Courses exist to cater for all levels right through to our Master of Counselling and Applied Psychotherapy, which will deepen your understanding of human behaviour and ability to transform the lives of your clients.

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COMMUNITY SERVICES

Graduates work with communities in need, providing direct support and planning programs to help vulnerable groups. You will find with work with government and community-based organisations that support disabled people, migrants or families experiencing the impacts of domestic violence or substance abuse, unemployment and mental illness. This study stream is ideal for counselling students interested in work in the not-for-profit and public sectors.


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Through a career in counselling you will work directly with people who need help in solving their personal and emotional issues. This could range from addiction and abuse, through to corporate coaching or personal mentoring. This career path leads to work in a range of sectors in roles focused on positively influencing the lives of others, including community and government organisations, corporate companies or through independent practice.

What you’ll learn

The Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Counselling) teaches theories and practice for a range of counselling areas, along with studies in social analysis, sociological theory, social research and social policy. Students gain deep insights into human development and human behaviour. This counselling course forms the basis from which to study a Master of Counselling and Applied Psychotherapy for those looking to further their counselling qualifications. This Master course deepens students’ understanding of human behaviour and ability to transform the lives of their clients, covering a variety of therapies in more depth. This includes Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Group Therapy and Coaching, along with individual therapy and supervision with clinical work in the second year of the course.

If you study counselling at the Jansen Newman Institute, you will develop the skills, knowledge and experience to undertake a career in counselling or enhance your existing skillset with strong communication skills.

Jobs in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Many businesses and organisations need the skills of qualified, competent counsellors. Some of the areas you may wish to specialise in include:

  • Family support
  • Relationship counselling services
  • Bereavement and coping with illness
  • Drug and alcohol
  • Youth
  • Women’s health