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York University

Student Success & Wellness Counsellor



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York University is known for championing new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence. Our 53,000 students receive the education they need to create big ideas that make an impact on the world. Meaningful and sometimes unexpected careers result from cross-discipline programming, innovative course design and diverse experiential learning opportunities. York students and graduates push limits, achieve goals and find solutions to the world’s most pressing social challenges, empowered by a strong community that opens minds. York U is an internationally recognized research university – our 11 faculties and 24 research centres have partnerships with 200+ leading universities worldwide.

Job Description

We are currently recruiting for a Student Success & Wellness Counsellor to work with Osgoode Professional Development in Osgoode Hall Law School for this exciting Contract opportunity. 

Do you have the knowledge of the principles of counseling and ability to direct the processes that lead to change? Do you possess knowledge of career development theories and models?  Do you have experience with workshop development and facilitation? Do you possess superior communication skills, including a highly developed sense of tact and diplomacy? If so, keep reading!

In this role, you will help OPD and JD students to develop and fulfill their personal and academic potential while at law school through the provision of counselling, advising, referrals, wellness, and crisis intervention services.

To be considered for this opportunity, you will possess:

A Master’s degree in a counseling field (e.g. Social Work, Counselling Psychology) is required and a Juris Doctor degree is preferred. Membership in at least one of the following professional colleges or associations as a regulated mental health professional also preferred: The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) or the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO), or holds the designation of “Canadian Certified Counsellor” from the Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association. The successful incumbent will possess a minimum three years of combined experience in a legal setting and professional counselling. Demonstrated direct service experience in providing individual counseling as well as implementing a wide variety of interventions.

To apply to this exciting opportunity or for full position details, qualifications and application procedures go to and refer to posting# CPM-10657.

We offer comprehensive benefits and access to superb educational and recreational facilities. For more information on what York has to offer U please visit:

York University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including individuals within the University's employment equity categories of women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and aboriginal persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code.  York University is committed to employment equity and diversity and a positive and supportive environment.

York University offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you are contacted by York University regarding a job opportunity or testing, please advise if you require accommodation. Please note, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Posting Date: 21-Aug-2017Social Work Contract, Full-Time 10.00  Months Open 1 ASAP