Notice of Job Competition
Job title: Counsellor
Department/Campus: Counselling Services
Reports To: Manager, Counselling and Aboriginal Services
Salary Range: $58,946 to $102,186 per annum, established in terms of relevant educational qualifications and experience. The College also offers a complete range of fringe benefits.
Job Posted On 01-Feb-2013
Job Posted Until: 08-Feb-2013 (noon)
Posting Type: Internal/External (Employees who are full-time internal candidates, as defined by the Academic Collective Agreement, will be given first consideration.)

Job Description  
Reporting to the Manager of Counselling and Aboriginal Services, members of the Counselling Services team support the mental health and wellness, career development, and academic performance of the students of Algonquin College. This role includes working with college and community partners to assess and intervene in cases where a student is experiencing some manner of urgent mental health distress. Counsellors are expected to employ empirically validated techniques and professional standards of practice in the execution of all aspects of their role. Counsellors provide services to students through individual sessions, group workshops, and the creation of information resources. Counsellors also provide consultation and training services to the staff and student leaders of the College community to extend the reach and impact of Counselling Services.

Required Qualifications  
  • Masters degree in a discipline related to Counselling, Psychology, Educational Counselling, Clinical Psychology, or Social Work
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience providing counselling, social work, or psychotherapeutic services to an emerging adult and/or adult population
  • Demonstrated competence in providing effective services to a culturally diverse population
  • Experience providing counselling services in a multi-disciplinary environment supported by ongoing clinical supervision, such as a post-secondary institution, would be considered an asset
  • Demonstrated training and experience completing suicide risk assessment and mental health crisis intervention
  • Demonstrated training and experience in the administration of career development counselling; including the selection and interpretation of current career assessment instruments
  • Demonstrated training and experience in the area of substance abuse and addiction counselling
  • Demonstrated ability to complete appropriate referrals to community services
  • Demonstrated communication skills, including the ability to complete group presentations
  • Demonstrated computer skills; including the use of an electronic scheduling and clinical record system.
  • Member in good standing of a professional association or college related to the practice of counselling, psychology, or social work, would be considered an asset
  • Flexible work schedule; expected to be available to work within the service hours of Counselling Services and may occasionally be asked to provide services during evening or weekend hours

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We offer an inclusive work environment and encourage applications from all qualified individuals.
Workplace accommodations are available.

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