Indigenous Counsellor

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Author pmnationtalk
Date October 9, 2019
Type Full Time
Company Niagara College Canada
Location Welland, ON
Client Niagara College Canada
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Applications are invited for full-time Indigenous Counsellor in the Health, Wellness & Accessibility Services department. This position will commence January 2020 at the Welland Campus.

Reporting to the Associate Directors, Health, Wellness & Accessibility Services, duties and responsibilities involve mental health strategies to facilitate students in completing their academic studies.  They include, but are not limited to the delivery of clinical mental health assessments, counselling intervention and case management to a diverse student population (including full time, part time, international students, students with disabilities and non-traditional student populations) with particular emphasis on Indigenous students. Adhering to ethical standards and practices as well as relevant legislation; the Indigenous Counsellor provides individualized personal counselling, resources and mental health programming related to Indigenous culture that encourages student development and retention. Employing strong case management skills in order to identify, assess, assist and monitor students at risk; the Indigenous Counsellor will work closely with the Indigenous Education department, consult regularly with colleagues and work co-operatively with students, teaching faculty, staff and administration towards achieving College objectives and contribute positively to the Health, Wellness & Accessibility Services team.

Required qualifications include;

  • Masters level degree in Applied Psychology (Counselling, Rehabilitation) or Social Work.
  • Registration as a Regulated Healthcare Professional.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ employment experience delivering solution focused counselling, crisis intervention and case management services
  • Demonstrated experience providing counselling/mental health/crisis services
  • Knowledge of Indigenous culture
  • Experience working with Indigenous students or clients
  • Experience in delivering culturally appropriate services to Indigenous clients or students
  • Excellent written/oral communication, organizational, problem solving, analytical and teamwork skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite applications (Power point, Excel, Word) experience with Blackboard and People Soft are assets

If selected for an interview, candidates must present proof of education (i.e.: original transcripts/credentials). Note: Credentials obtained outside of Canada require an evaluation to determine the Canadian educational equivalence. This evaluation must support the educational requirements for the position as a condition of employment. For further information, visit: World Education Services ( ).

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Close date: October 22, 2019           

Niagara College is committed to workplace diversity and provides accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout our hiring process. If you require an accommodation, please contact the Recruitment Coordinator.

We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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