Competition Number: REQ 1943
Counselling and Student Wellbeing
Faculty Teaching Scale
200 King St.E.
Full Time Counsellor
January 3, 2019
At George Brown College, we have established a reputation for equipping our students with the skills, industry experience and credentials to pursue the careers of their choice. As employees, we are committed to creating an enriching learning community for our students, delivering excellence in what we do, holding ourselves accountable for our work and demonstrating diversity and respect for one another.
What responsibilities will you have in this role?
Works collaboratively as part of an Interdisciplinary student service team to provide mental health support to students. Provides oneon-one counselling services to students on an appointment and drop-In-basis. Utilizes counselling approaches effective in a post secondary setting.
Serves as the counselling lead for a specific academic division. Engages in outreach activities to promote services and establish relationships; assesses needs and determines strategies to meet needs, such as tailored groups and in-class workshops; implements approaches and assesses impact. Initiates activities and events, and maintains active and effective communication with academic area faculty and staff, providing support and guidance as needed.
Provides crisis response and case management support as needed, working collaboratively with other members of the counselling and student well-being team, accessible learning services team, student conduct team, security team, residence, etc.
Carries out intake assessments, engages in community referrals, connects with other college staff to support students as needed (e.g. connecting student with financial aid resources).
Actively participates in healthy campus initiatives. Helps to educate academic department staff on mental health issues and the impact on learning. Shares knowledge and expertise with teaching faculty, administrators, and support staff across the college, helping to de· escalate issues, solves problems, and promotes a positive and proactive approached to helping students to be successful.
Organizes and runs groups and designs and delivers workshops on a range of health and wellness topics, including self-regulation, stress reduction, mindfulness meditation, harm reduction, healthy relationships, etc.
Engages in the wider college community on committees and projects, and helps to raise awareness of and actively promote mental health and wellbeing across the college community
Other duties as assigned.
What qualifications do you need for this role?
Master’s degree In Social Work, Counselling Psychology, or Clinical Psychology and registered to practice psychotherapy in the province of Ontario (Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist or Psychologist).
Experienced mental health therapist or social worker with minimum 10 years clinical or community experience with advanced skills in one-on-on counselling.
Advanced skills in one-on-one counselling, with evidence of recent and ongoing professional development (certifications from a recognized training institution) in counselling modalities and therapeutic approaches relevant to the post-secondary context.
In depth understanding of critical issues in student mental health - anxiety, depression, substance use, sexual violence, emotional dysregulation, etc.
Advanced skills in counselling modalities relevant and effective in a college setting. Experience counselling in an educational setting is a strong asset.
Advanced skills in crisis response and suicide risk assessment and intervention; trauma-informed and anti-oppressive orientation.
Experience in case management, resourceful and connected to community resources relevant to post-secondary students. Skills in intake, assessment, and referral.
Strong Interest in health promotion and mental health education - for students, faculty, and staff, Interest in working collaboratively with faculty to Integrate approaches to promoting positive mental health, self-regulation, and resilience-building into curriculum.
Strong workshop facilitation skills and ability to work collaboratively with student leaders.
Proactive, collaborative, positive and committed team member with highly effective emotional Intelligence skills. Successful experience working collaboratively on interdisciplinary teams. Flexible, adaptable, and interested in working with partners across the college for greater student support and success.
Current understanding of privacy legislation and its application to counselling service setting. Efficient and effective skills in case notes, administrative tasks, and work skills important to managing effectively in a busy counselling center.
Experience with evaluating own practice, measuring impact and adjusting approach to improve outcomes.
Commitment to diversity and equity to interact effectively with diverse student and staff populations.
Flexibility in adapting to change and in participating in consultative decision-making processes.
If you are a George Brown College employee, go to https://adfs.georgebrown.ca/adfs/ls/Idp ... ignOn.aspx to apply via our internal site.
If you are an external candidate, go to www.georgebrown.ca and click on the “Employment at George Brown” link to apply or click on the ‘apply’ button to the left of the posted job to apply.
Please ensure your resume highlights all relevant education, training and experience that are applicable to the minimum qualifications for this role. Please include your teaching philosophy with your application.
The College requires proof of degrees, credentials or equivalencies from accredited regional or federal post secondary institutions and/or their international equivalents. Credentials may require validation at the time of interviews.
First consideration will be provided to internal candidates in accordance with our Academic Collective Agreement.
Closing: November 30, 2018
George Brown College is dedicated to employment equity and encourages applications from people of all genders, persons with disabilities, racial/visible minorities and indigenous peoples. George Brown College is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). The Human Resources representative responsible for the recruitment for this position will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process.
For information on George Brown College, please visit our website at www.georgebrown.ca.