OFO No: 263501
Other names for Social Counselling Worker:
- Bereavement Counsellor
- Genetic Counsellor
- HIV / Aids Counsellor
- Trauma Counsellor
- Women’s Welfare Organizer
What is a Social Counselling Worker?
A Social Counselling Worker provides counselling and support usually in a specialised area.
Specialised areas include:
- Career Counselling
- Trauma Counselling
- Community Mental Health
- Family Counselling
- School Counselling
- Sport Counselling
- HIV/AIDS Counselling
- Human Resources
- Pastoral Counselling
- Employee Well-being
What does a Social Counselling Worker do?
(this will depend on what field they work in)
- meets and interviews client
- analyses this information
- designs programmes to help them reach their goals
- monitors success of programmes
- keeps in contact with healthcare professionals, teachers, community leaders etc
- keeps detailed records
Are you . . . ?
- caring and understanding?
- passionate about helping people?
- a hard worker?
- a person with a positive attitude?
- a motivator?
- a good communicator?
- a good listener?
How do I become a Social Counselling Worker?
- Study to become a Social Worker
- Study a Bachelor’s & Honours degree in Psychology
- Can be done at most SA universities
- Bachelor of Psychology (Social Counselling Worker)
- Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
- University of Pretoria
- Stellenbosch University
- University of Venda
- University of the Western Cape
- Walter Sisulu University
- CLICK HERE to check for a training institution near you to see what they offer.
- Make sure you understand their entry requirements for each course.
- To avoid scams, make sure your institution is registered with the Department of Higher Education. CLICK HERE to check accredited Private Higher Education Institutions.
- HEALTH PROFESSIONS COUNCIL OF SOUTH AFRICA (HPCSA)
To practice as a Counsellor, you must be registered with the HPCSA.
Is becoming a Social Counselling Worker the right career choice for me?