Page 1 of 1

Indigenous Counsellor

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:58 am
by MFodey
TITLE: Indigenous Counsellor
LOCATION: Tri-Campus
REPORTING TO: Associate Director, Counselling & AccessAbility Services and Campus Health Centre

A counsellor is responsible for the following:
    Responsible for the provision of intake, assessment, treatment planning, intervention, and referral as appropriate for students who self-identify with or are referred to Counselling and Accessibility Services (CAAS) for support.
      Through individual counselling and psychotherapy support students in understanding their current situation, including living with temporary or permanent disabilities, and how it impacts on their learning in order to alleviate symptoms and promote self-awareness and self-advocacy skills.
        Where indicated, working closely with students to determine eligibility for academic accommodations and other related supports and services to assist the individual in working towards their academic goals
          Assisting administration, faculty and staff, in a consultative role in identifying and addressing student personal and interpersonal problems among students.
            Provide consultation support to faculty on individual student needs, relating to disability.
              Research, develop, and deliver relevant educational workshops to faculty, staff, students and parents on CAAS and its services and related topics.
                Research, develop, and implement new modalities of counselling and accessibility supports as required.

                A Master’s of Psychology, Educational Psychology, Counselling or Social Work with an in-depth understanding of Indigenous needs, current challenges in the provision of psychosocial supports, as well as accessibility services in a post-secondary environment required. Registration in appropriate regulatory College is a must. Preference will be given to individuals with a minimum of 2 years of work experience supporting Indigenous students in an academic context, with understanding and practical experience of culturally-specific individual psychosocial and psychoeducational approaches, as well as group approaches, to promote and ensure academic engagement, success and acclimatization to a post-secondary environment. Background must include an understanding of psychosocial and cultural needs of Indigenous students and their families, appropriate and effective approaches to assessment, risk assessment and management, counselling and accessibility programming, as well as experience working with Indigenous groups and organizations, students at risk, school boards and community organizations on behalf of Indigenous students. Knowledge of and experience with a range of disabilities, including ADHD, Acquired Brain Injury, Blind/Visual Impairment, Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Learning Disability, Medical Conditions, Mental Health Conditions and/or Mobility Impairment preferred. Experience working as part of an interprofessional team considered an asset. Preference will be given to qualified applicants with Indigenous heritage (self-identified). Please note this position does require regular tri-campus travel.

                For further details, refer to our Employment Centre tab on our website at (

                SALARY & TERMS: Full-Time Counsellor / Annual Salary Range: $63,971 - $110,897 (Commensurate with qualifications and experience in accordance with the Academic Collective Agreement)

                START DATE: September 1, 2019

                Send Cover Letter & Resume To:, quoting in the subject line: ACAD-19/20-023 – Indigenous Counsellor

                Note: Your cover letter and resume must be attached as one document only. Your document should be in .pdf, .doc, or .docx format. e.g. in Adobe Acrobat - Portable Document Format or Microsoft Word Format and saved as LastName, FirstName.

                Closing Date: June 24, 2019 (4:00 p.m.)

                This competition will be processed in accordance with College policy and the Academic Collective Agreement. The College is committed to employment equity. We encourage members of the designated groups to apply and self-identify. St. Lawrence College is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free selection process. We will make appropriate accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process for applicants with disabilities. To obtain a copy of this position vacancy or any of the position related documents in an alternate format please contact our Human Resources Consultants. Information received relating to accommodation requests will be addressed confidentially.