Work for Open Arms

Since our creation in 1982, our purpose has been to provide world-class counselling and group programs to those men and women who serve in defence of our nation.

By employing qualified counsellors, Open Arms has been able to provide innovative services to veterans and their families for almost 40 years.

Our working environment is professional, well supported clinically and administratively, and dedicated to providing collaborative and optimal health outcomes.

As an Open Arms counsellor, you will work in challenging clinical situations, helping Australia's veterans and their families work through:

  • Deployment, discharge and transition-related issues
  • Difficulties with relationships
  • Anger control issues
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Substance and alcohol misuse
  • Past trauma and PTSD.

Your work will make a real difference to the lives of Australian veterans and their families.

To learn more, call 1800 011 046 for a copy of detailed information on the provision of Open Arms Outreach Program counselling services.

Are you a veteran with clinical experience?

Our mission is to excel in delivering leading mental health and wellbeing services.

Our vision is to provide veterans and their families with the highest level of support.

If you are a veteran, you know how important these services are and how difficult military life can be, both on the serving members and their family. If you’re a veteran with psychology experience, we want to hear from you.

Contact Open Arms on 1800 011 046 for a copy of detailed information on the provision of Open Arms Outreach Program counselling services.

Before applying to become a provider, it is essential that clinicians read the Open Arms OPC Provider Notes:

A summary of the Provider Notes is also available:

These notes contain detailed information on the provision of Open Arms Outreach Program counselling services. Prospective providers must agree to the conditions set out in the Provider Notes prior to providing Open Arms outreach counselling services.

How do I become an Open Arms outreach counsellor?

If you agree to the conditions in the Open Arms OPC Provider Notes, the next step is to download and complete the OPC Statutory Registration form (PDF 146KB) and return a signed copy to Open Arms.

Please be aware that registration does not guarantee that you will receive client referrals from Open Arms.  Once your registration is accepted, you will be contacted by your local Open Arms Centre in relation to providing services to Open Arms clients if there is a need for services in your area.

Open Arms takes care to ensure providers are matched to clients depending on the needs of the client, location and expertise of the provider.

Schedule of fees

Payment for services is based on the current Open Arms OPC Fee Schedule.

 

This Fee Schedule is indexed in accordance with the indexation rate applied to the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) of fees.