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Student Health & Wellness

Thunder Bay Campus

Schedule II


2 Positions


Full Time, Permanent (recurring 9 month (August 15 - May15) position)

Competition # SCHII-21-13


Full Time, Contract (12-month position)

Competition # SCHII-21-18



Lakehead University has committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion through our Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Action Plan (2019-2024), titled Accessing Excellence Together. To achieve our goal of recruiting and retaining a diverse student body and workforce, we strongly encourage applicants from under-represented and equity-deserving groups, including women, Indigenous peoples, persons from racialized/visible minority groups, persons with disabilities, and persons from sexual and gender minority groups.


Lakehead University has the opportunity for a full time Counsellor in Student Health and Wellness.  As a member of the Counselling team, you will provide professional mental health services, including drop-in counselling, on-going short-term treatment, and groups, in order to support student wellness and academic success. You will assess student needs (including risk assessments) in order to inform provision of care and/or referral, as well as provide mental health services within your regulatory body's scope of practice.


You will collaborate with internal and external health professionals, as well as the university community maintaining compliance with your regulatory body's code of conduct, college standards and practices, and relevant legislation (PHIPA, Regulated Health Professions Act, Health Promotion and Protection Act).


The successful candidate will have a Master’s Degree in Social Work or related discipline and be registered with a regulatory body. The incumbent must have extensive experience with individual counselling (especially single session/solution focused/brief therapy and walk-in counselling), experience developing and facilitating group sessions (psycho-educational and therapeutic), and a working knowledge of relevant legislation (Personal Health Information and Privacy Act, Family and Children's Services Act, etc.).  Preference will be given to applicants with additional Counselling certifications (e.g. Crisis Intervention, Addictions).  Additional qualifications include the ability to practice independently using excellent clinical judgment and knowledge of mental health issues affecting young adults.


The ideal candidate would have lived experience as a member of an equity deserving group.  Experience working in a cross-cultural setting with diverse populations such as international students and refugees, along with an awareness of, and/or training in anti-oppressive practices is preferred.  The ability to work in a second language would be considered an asset.


The successful applicant will usually be scheduled 5 days a week during the academic year occasional Saturday morning or early evening shifts may be scheduled.


Instructions for interested applicants:


1)Lakehead University requires that you complete the following self-identification form as part of your application package. The collection and use of information in this form is administered by Lakehead University’s Office of Human Rights and Equity.




2)The remainder of the application must include: a cover letter, resume and the contact information of three professional references. The package must mention Competition # and be submitted by June 18, 2021 to:



Office of Human Resources



We appreciate your interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be notified.


Lakehead University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including women, racialized persons, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and other equity-seeking groups. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  This is in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements.


Lakehead University is committed to supporting an accessible environment. Applicants requiring accommodation during the interview process should contact the Office of Human Resources at (807) 343.8334 or to make appropriate arrangements.