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Aboriginal and Northern Counseling Skills Instructor(s)

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date July 13, 2017
Type Full Time
Company University College of the North
Location Norway House, MB
Category Education / Teaching - K-12 and other training
Client University College of the North
Contact Information


Aboriginal and Northern Counseling Skills Instructor(s)

Classification: Instructor

Part-Time Term Position: August 21, 2017 to December 14, 2018 (Maximum 982 hours) Norway House, Manitoba

University College of the North (UCN) is committed to building a workforce that is representative of the populations we serve. Applications are invited from individuals who have a demonstrated interest and ability to work with Aboriginal learners and mature students.

The Position: University College of the North requires an Aboriginal and Northern Counselling Skills Instructor(s) to teach the UCN Aboriginal and Northern Counselling Skills Program in Norway House, Manitoba. Classes are scheduled twice a week from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and one Saturday a month from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The courses are the following:

EDU.1104 – Development Across the Lifespan
CNS.1000 – Introduction to Counselling (Assisting Aboriginal People’s Journey)
CNS.1010 – Effective Communications in Counselling
CNS.1020 – Professional & Ethical Guidelines for Counseling Practice
ART.1140 – Practical Skills: Assessment & Intervention
CNS.1030 – Addiction & Aboriginal Communities
CNS.1040 – Residential Schools Impacts & the Healing Journey
CNS.1050 – Working with Families
CNS.1060 – Working with Groups
CNS.1070 – Counseling in Aboriginal Communities
ANS.1200 – Counselling Skills Applied Practice

Two Elective courses required to complete the Certificate:
Elective 1 – To be determined in partnership with instructor, students, program & regional centre coordinator Elective 2 – To be determined in partnership with instructor, students, program & regional centre coordinator


  • Bachelor’s degree in Counseling, Social Work or related degree or a combination of education and direct experience as it relates to the position
  • Advanced knowledge of Aboriginal counseling skills and techniques Experience teaching adults
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience counseling adults, children and youth
  • Proven ability to develop course content utilizing Aboriginal paradigm Effective Interpersonal skills and demonstrated leadership abilities
  • Effective organizational skills
  • Proficient in the use of technology Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrated creative/culturally relevant instructional practices with adult and Aboriginal learners Personal experience and/or knowledge and understanding of the Aboriginal culture


  • The ability to speak an Aboriginal language
  • Master’s Degree Preferred
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience teaching adults is preferred

Conditions of Employment:

  • Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada Must obtain CAE within 5 years of employment

Applicants must provide a cover letter, résumé and references with their application.

Applicants must demonstrate on their résumé how they meet the qualifications.

Representative Workforce (formerly employment equity) is a factor in the selection process. Preference will be given to Aboriginal candidates. Applicants are invited to indicate in their covering letter or résumé if they are from any of the following groups: Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, or women and men in non-traditional roles. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Competition Number:  17-051
Closing Date:
August 4, 2017, however posting will remain open until position filled
Salary Range:
$31.40 to $46.64 hourly
Apply to: University College of the North, Attention: Human Resources
P.O. Box 3000
The Pas MB R9A 1M7
Fax: (204) 623-4414
Email: (preferred format)

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Legislation (Manitoba).

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