Since 1878, Western University has been committed to serving our communities through the pursuit of academic excellence and by providing students, faculty, and community members with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social, and cultural growth. We seek excellent students, faculty, and staff to join us in what has become known as the "Western Experience" - an opportunity to contribute to a better world through the development of new knowledge, new abilities, new connections, and new ways to make a difference.
Undergraduate Services Office
The Undergraduate Services Office strives to deliver services and support to all undergraduate students in the Faculty of Engineering. We are here to assist in all matters of student life and will help with any concerns our students may have. The Associate Dean (Undergraduate Studies) and Academic Counsellors are accessible through this office and are committed to help in the success of our students. Our goal is to provide, in a timely manner, comprehensive, informed and confidential support to all undergraduate engineering students.
For more information visit: http://www.eng.uwo.ca/undergraduate/
To view Western Engineering’s Mission, Vision and Values visit: http://www.eng.uwo.ca/faculty_staff/img/Values_Mission_Statement.pdf
The Student Wellness Counsellor is responsible for assisting students within Western Engineering to resolve personal, social and family difficulties that may affect their academic success. The incumbent will assist the Faculty and University in meeting its moral and ethical goal of providing holistic and safe opportunities for students to learn. Through the provision of support and opportunities to resolve issues related to their academic work, the Counsellor will contribute to the retention and success of students within Western Engineering. The Counsellor will provide support via email, telephone, teleconference, and in-person in both one-on-one and group sessions, as well as referrals to other relevant university or community services when necessary. The incumbent will work in collaboration to evaluate, develop and implement services aimed at promoting positive mental health, such as wellness programming, stress reduction, creative problem solving and other related subjects.
Master's Degree in Counselling, Psychology, Social Work, Counselling Psychology or related discipline
Completion and current membership in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, The college of Psychologists of Ontario or the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario
5 years of counselling experience with the young adult population
Experience in assessment and treatment of emotional, cognitive, behavioral and substance abuse problems
Counselling experience in a public post-secondary environment preferred
Skills, Abilities & Expertise:
Specific knowledge related to counselling approaches, a variety of problems and issues impacting the young adult population, assessment tools, and the ability to communicate this knowledge
In-depth knowledge of best practices for handling sensitive and confidential information
Knowledge of needs assessment methods and familiarity with instructional design methods in order to deliver instructional programs and courses
Ability to apply counselling knowledge to on-on-one and group counselling interactions
Ability to source new information resources for clients to seek resolution to challenges through research
Ability to think innovatively and deliver new programming ideas or service delivery models that meet the needs of a diverse range of clients
Ability to collaborate across internal and external boundaries to meet common objectives, improve outcomes and support work beyond one's own unit
Communication skills to listen to the complete message, solicit more information as required, and give feedback on the message received
Ability to effectively present information, and conduct training sessions and workshops
Ability to ensure confidentiality and privacy is maintained through the appropriate retention and destruction of information
Capacity to consider issues from the perspective of others and to understand and respect cultural and gender issues and apply this to daily work
Ability to apply regulations or professional standards to own work
Ability to work within a flexible schedule to accommodate the University’s events and activities
Interviewing skills to counsel students and address problems, questions or concerns
Intermediate computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite
Problem solving skills and sound professional judgment, especially regarding confidential/sensitive matters
Ability to interact professionally with students, staff, faculty, and other members of the University community
Proven ability to build both formal and informal professional relationships within, across, and external to organizational boundaries
Western offers a broad and exciting variety of part-time and temporary employment opportunities with ample room for job exploration and growth. Within our beautiful campus, you are part of a progressive work environment that promotes work/life balance including access to our state-of-the-art recreation centre. Apply for an opportunity to be part of the Western community and contribute to its success!
While transcripts are not required for the interview, they are mandatory prior to any offer of employment.
Applying at Western
To ensure that your application is given full consideration, please complete all relevant sections of the application. In addition, you can choose to supplement your application with a cover letter and current resume.
Consideration of applicants will include an assessment of previous performance, experience, and qualifications. Applicants should have oral communication skills in English.
Western Values Diversity
The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.
Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 519-661-2194.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be acknowledged.