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York University

Director, Student Counselling & Development


Posted 19 Days AgoCPM-11013-1562556

Job Description

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.

We are currently recruiting for a Director, Student Counselling & Development to work with Counselling and Disability Services for this exciting opportunity. 

Are you a professional in the field of Clinical Psychology or a related discipline? Are you registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario? Do you possess a minimum of 7 years of clinical experience including at least 3 years of management experience? Do you possess highly developed interpersonal skills as well as exceptional oral and written communication skills? Do you have proven ability to provide leadership and direction? Do you possess a thorough understanding of the principles of counselling and a commitment to student development? If so, keep reading!

In this role, you will be responsible for managing the personal and crisis student counselling portfolio on the Keele and Markham campuses at York. This position also works in collaboration with the Glendon College campus. The Director coordinates student counselling for critical incidents and emergency situations and may be consulted about counselling and debriefing support for staff and faculty in the immediate aftermath of campus critical incidents. The primary role of the Director is to lead the provision of effective, timely and accountable professional counselling support which helps students realize, develop, and fulfill their personal and academic potential in order to maximally benefit from their University experience.

To be considered for this opportunity, you will possess:

A Doctorate in Clinical or Counselling Psychology or related discipline, registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario, or other closely related discipline is required. In addition, the successful incumbent will possess a minimum of 7 to 10 years of relevant clinical experience, preferably in a post-secondary setting, with a minimum of 3 years of management experience is required. Expertise in providing appropriate psychological interventions, knowledge of relevant legislation (ex. Human Rights) and standards of practice of the profession of Psychology.

To apply to this exciting opportunity or for full position details, qualifications and application procedures go to and refer to posting# CPM-11013.

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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