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Diversity, equity and inclusion are fundamental to our mission to educate students. We are committed to education that places strong emphasis on global citizenship, social justice and equity. We live this value through the strength and richness that diversity brings to our workforce and welcome contributors from equity groups including: Aboriginal Peoples, Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities, Lesbian Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer persons
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Title Counsellor (Sessional Contract), Career & Counselling Centre
Competition Number 12-F-42
Campus/Site Progress Campus (travel to other campus locations as required)
  • To provide a professional counselling service to students that concentrates on the therapeutic and developmental, within the framework of affiliated professional bodies and their codes of practice and in accordance with internal procedures and guidelines.
  • To provide career counselling to students on an individual basis and careers focused sessions where called for
  • To teach career decision-making and learning strategies and facilitate student focused sessions via group work and classroom settings. (E.g. relationship workshops and stress management).
  • To provide academic skills instruction on an individual and workshop basis
  • To contribute to the development of new workshops,  self-help groups and other counselling related initiatives that facilitate student retention , success and progression
  • To consult effectively with faculty and develop resources for educational teams on counselling related issues.
  • To deliver counselling with sensitivity to ethno-cultural, religious, sexual orientation and gender issues, which arise in counseling/teaching situations
  • To assess the suitability of those seeking counselling and refer them where appropriate (local community services/health professionals/women’s shelters/LGBTQ agencies, etc.).
  • To respond to and lead on the management of crisis situations where appropriate and called upon.
  • To actively participate in an appropriate professional body and attend training events to ensure on-going professional development in order to meet the changing demands of the position.
  • To maintain accurate and current records on all aspects of case loads, both hard copy and virtual.
  • To help draft and maintain counselling information and advisory aids, awareness raising and self-help guides in appropriate formats and in line with the College’s e-strategies.
  • To attend team meetings and individual case discussions and meeting with the Counselling Coordinator, and line-manager as appropriate.
  • To facilitate dialogue between students, faculty and administration
  • To provide advice and information and liaise, where appropriate, with other College staff and external parties, in order to ensure the level and quality of care for particular clients is appropriate and its potential impact on academic need is understood and managed.
  • To assist co-counsellors at other campuses during staff absences and peek demands
  • Masters Degree in counselling or a related discipline from an accredited program.
  • 5 years of experience counselling adults
  • Successful completion of a period of supervised counselling experience conducted by a recognized counselling professional.
  • Demonstrated relevant counselling experience with adults in particular, experience of client assessment, (including risk assessment) and a capacity to make appropriate recommendations for treatment, support and risk management.
  • Ability to offer time limited therapeutic intervention based on sound counselling theories and proven clinical experience.
  • Demonstrated competence in independently managing crisis situations and an understanding of working with clients in crisis and who present with severe emotional difficulties.
  • Working knowledge of mental health issues and its potential impact, and experience supporting clients with mental health challenges, preferably in the post-secondary sector
  • Experience working with clients with mental health challenges and knowledge of relevant supports, including those in the community.
  • Experience, knowledge and competencies in addressing issues of sexuality, disability, gender, ethnicity, class and religion, within a complex multi-racial and multi-faith environment.
  • Demonstrated successful counselling and teaching experience in a diverse adult educational setting.
  • Experience working as part of a professional team.
Classification Sessional - Academic
Additional Information as Applicable Contract starting from January 2013 until December 2013
Posting Date 11/6/2012
Closing Date 11/19/2012
Application Info
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"Proof of credentials or equivalencies from accredited regional or federal post secondary institutions and/or their foreign equivalents will be required at the time of job offer."
When applying, your cover letter and résumé must include examples that reflect all of the requested skills and qualifications and must be submitted online by November 19, 2012 at 4:30 PM. Please quote Competition #12-F-42. Misrepresentation of applicant information will be grounds for your exclusion from the competition or for dismissal should you subsequently be hired for the position. We regret we cannot accept phone calls. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Salary Range As per College Policy
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