Master's degree in counselling/psychotherapy or social work and/or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be in good standing with professional college.
Minimum five (5) years related experience. Related experience should be in a Community Mental Health Setting, and/or Outpatient Mental Health Unit where the incumbent has performed client intakes/assessments, crisis counselling, brief or short-term counselling to individuals, and psycho-educational workshops. Life coaching, mindful based therapies and alternative evidenced based therapies considered an asset. Extensive experience with mental health and illness, behavioural issues, anger management, and conflict resolution. Experience working with post-secondary students and knowledge of university and community mental health resources is an asset.
Keyboarding skills and working knowledge of relevant software is required (e.g. Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint); Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
Good judgment and sensitivity, flexibility and resourcefulness. Ability to communicate effectively with staff and senior academic administrators about issues facing students in crisis and make recommendations. Knowledge and competency in maintaining confidentiality of client information according to FIPPA and PHIPA legislation. Must have strong knowledge of community resources. Able to exercise patience, tact, judgment and discretion. Demonstrated ability to relate to students, staff, and faculty in ways that build confidence and trust. Able to work in a highly diverse community with students from varied backgrounds and a variety of age groups, presenting with a range of difficulties and personal issues.
Hours of Work:
80% FTE - 4 days per week, includes 1 Evening Shift (11:45am - 8:00pm) on either Wednesdays or Thursdays
Salary (pro-rated to 80% FTE):
$61,717 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $78,927
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11:59 PM on September 4, 2017