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Job title: Part-Time Counsellor – Pembroke Campus - REPOST
Department/Campus: Community and Student Affairs - Pembroke
Reports To: Manager of Community and Student Affairs
Salary Range: $35 to $40 an hour, dependent on work experience
Job Posted On 04-Mar-2014
Job Posted Until: 19-Mar-2014 (noon)
Posting Type: Internal/External

Job Description  
Reporting to the Manager of Community and Student Affairs, the Counsellor supports the mental health and wellness, career development, and academic performance of the students of Algonquin College’s Pembroke Campus, a growing rural campus situated on the scenic shores of the Ottawa River. 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, social, academic or personal difficulties. The Counsellor is expected to employ empirically validated techniques and professional standards of practice and ethics in the execution of all aspects of their role. The Counsellor provides services to students through individual sessions, group workshops, and the creation of information resources. The Counsellor also provides consultation and training services to the staff and student leaders of the college community to extend the reach and impact of Counselling Services. The incumbent also sits on the Campus Wide Student Success Committee and Tragic Event Response Team committee.

Required Qualifications  
• Master’s degree in one of the following fields: Counselling Psychology, Educational Counselling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work or closely related professional sector.
• Minimum of 2 years of recent and relevant client contact experience (Post-Masters).
• 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 conducting suicide risk assessment and mental health crisis intervention.
• Demonstrated ability to complete effective referrals to community services.
• Demonstrated ability to function as a part of an interdisciplinary cross campus team.
• Demonstrated competence in effectively providing services to individuals representing a diverse student population.
• Demonstrated knowledge of current counselling theory and practices.
• Demonstrated written and oral communication skills, including the ability to make presentations and provide group interventions and workshops.
• Demonstrated computer skills.
• Ability to organize and maintain confidential files.
• Eligible for membership and certification with a relevant professional association.
• Experience in a postsecondary institution, would be preferred.
• Enthusiastic team player that can work independently and collaboratively within a team environment.

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