Student Development Counsellor

Mount Allison University - Sackville, NB (il y a 30+ jours)

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Position Posting

Position Title: Student Development Counsellor Position # 1294

Department: Student Affairs Classification: Admin Level 7

Supervisor’s Title: Posting Date: March 27, 2020

Director, Accessibility and Student Wellness

Position Summary:
Reporting to the Director, Accessibility and Student Wellness, the Student Development

Counsellor is responsible for providing personal and psychological counselling services to

registered Mount Allison students. The Student Development Counsellor also facilitates

educational outreach programs and coordinates specific campus support service programs.

Two Student Development Counsellors make up the Counselling Services team and are

responsible for sharing the coordination of all counselling programs and the provision of front

line services.

  • Please refer to section B for the required Qualifications, Education and Skills
Hours of Work: This is a full-time 8-month term position beginning in August, 2020.

Date of Closure: Applications should be received by the Human Resources department on or

before April 20, 2020. Please forward resumes and cover letter to

Position Description

A. Position Responsibilities

  • Provide front-line psychological counselling services to Mount Allison students
including: intake and assessment; therapy sessions for clients with a broad range of

personal and psychological concerns; case management; referrals; crisis intervention;

trauma support; appointment scheduling, and; coordination of care with other direct

service providers and/or family.

  • Stay current on research and best practices in personal and psychological counselling.
  • Develop and facilitate educational outreach and/or training programs including:
residence staff trainings, Orientation programs, and residence programming.

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  • Provide consultation as needed for Student Affairs staff pertaining to student mental
health and wellness issues

  • Provide supervision and support for one and/or more of the following student groups or
o Peer support groups such as “”, “Change Your Mind”, “ACID”, “MC

Society” and MAPS (Mt.A. Peers Support) program with training, and consults

with student moderators and peers who provide peer support.

  • Coordinate where appropriate with Meighen Centre, Wellness Centre, Health Services,
SHARE and Student Affairs staff

  • Responsible for the updating of counselling services’ publicity, media, and
documentation materials

  • Complete monthly and annual statistics on counselling services
B. Experiences & Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Counselling, Social Work, Psychology or related discipline from a
recognized university.

  • Minimum of 3 years of related experience required, preferably in an academic

  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communications skills
  • Effective public speaker: demonstrated experience in development and execution of
public presentations

  • Experience in coordination of outreach and/or educational programs
  • Experience in training and supervision of volunteers and/or student personnel
  • Knowledge and experience in assessing and treating clients who have experienced trauma
related to sexual violence

  • Ability to work successfully within a team environment
C. Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • Certification with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association or the New
Brunswick Association of Social Workers or other appropriate professional licensing


  • Experience working with young adults as an educator and/or direct service provider
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  • Certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor or other Mental health programming

  • Applications from members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with
disabilities, and persons of all sexual and gender identities are strongly encouraged; we

seek candidates with qualifications and knowledge to contribute specifically to the further

diversification of our campus community

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