Counseling Team Lead

About us:

The Health & Wellness Centre provides inter-professional medical and counselling services in a safe, accessible and culturally responsive environment to optimize the students' personal, academic and overall well-being. We strive to enhance services to students through collaborative partnerships on campus and in our community.

Your opportunity:

Reporting to the Manager, Health and Wellness Centre, the Counseling Team Lead oversees the day-to-day operational needs of the Counselling team. The Team Lead provides clinical counselling and psychotherapy to individual students and/or groups of students and makes referrals to appropriate resources; determines the appropriate level of clinical intervention; develops components of treatment plans based on appropriate therapeutic approaches; serves as an expert resource having a proven track record of leading a group of regulated health professionals through change; exemplifies enduring collaborative relationships and excellent conflict resolution skills within a team; develops and makes recommendations for policy, procedures and best practices for a diverse team and role models change management practices and processes in order to implement evidence based practice changes. The successful candidate is capable of making timely decisions in consultation with the Manager that meets the needs of the Health & Wellness Centre while simultaneously fostering trusting professional relationships within the interdisciplinary team. 

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Overseeing day-to-day operational needs of the unit
  • Directing the activities of a group of staff-appointed employees all performing a similar function
  • Providing clinical counselling and psychotherapy to individual students and/or groups of students and making referrals to appropriate resources
  • Facilitating psychoeducational workshops that promote the development of coping strategies and skills
  • Consulting with other health care providers on psychosocial matters affecting student's mental health
  • Advising clinical trainees on the treatment of mental health and psychosocial issues
  • Conducting detailed analysis and evaluation to determine trends/patterns and make recommendations to senior university officials
  • Keeping well-informed on assessment and psychotherapeutic advances



Essential Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Social Work, Counselling, Clinical Psychology and/or acceptable combination of equivalent experience. Must be a current member, in good standing, within a Regulated Health Profession. Completion of Clinical Supervision Certification is a strong asset.
  • Six to seven years providing clinical counselling, preferably with a focus on post-secondary aged students (18 - 25 years of age).
  • Significant experience providing clinical supervision of other counselling/regulated health care professionals.
  • Familiarity and experience with walk-in same day and short-term, goal oriented model of counselling.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise sound clinical judgment and decision making, sometimes in unpredictable situations.
  • Experience with complex mental health issues and concerns.
  • Trauma informed care training and experience.
  • Experience and demonstrated ability to deliver training and workshops to staff and students.
  • Ability to build consensus and create a supportive team environment in an interdisciplinary health care setting.
  • Significant experience dealing with and resolving conflict.
  • Significant experience assessing, planning, executing and evaluating practice and program changes.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good judgment and reliability.
  • Strong presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Strong time management skills and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Experience working in a diverse environment and familiarity with principles of equity, diversity and inclusion.
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel).
  • Experience working with electronic medical record keeping system (EMR).

Assets (Nonessential):

  • Prior training and experience working within single-session therapeutic approach.

To be successful in this role you will be:

  • Approachable
  • Decisive
  • Organized
  • Problem solver
  • Resourceful
  • Team player

Travel: None 

Notes: Hours of work: Monday to Friday - four days/week 8:45 am to 5:00 pm and one day/week 11:45 am to 8:00 pm.

A copy of the full job description is available upon request from the UTSC HR Office.

Employee Group: United Steelworkers (USW) 

Appointment Type: Budget - Continuing 

Schedule: Full-time

Pay Scale Group and Hiring Rate: USW Pay Band 17 -- $94,126 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $120,369. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.   

Job Field: Student Life

Job Posting: Aug 13, 2019

Job Closing: Aug 21, 2019, 11:59:00 PM