Counsellor

University of British Columbia



Staff – Non Union

Job Category
M&P – AAPS

Job Profile
AAPS Salaried – Counsellors/Psychologists, Level B

Job Title
Counsellor

Department
Team C | Counselling Services | Student Health and Wellbeing | VP Students

Compensation Range
$7,400.83 – $11,540.42 CAD Monthly

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Posting End Date
March 25, 2024

Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the Posting End Date above.

Job End Date

Apr 20, 2025

At UBC, we believe that attracting and sustaining a diverse workforce is key to the successful pursuit of excellence in research, innovation, and learning for all faculty, staff and students. Our commitment to employment equity helps achieve inclusion and fairness, brings rich diversity to UBC as a workplace, and creates the necessary conditions for a rewarding career. 

Job Summary
Working within a Stepped Care model to provide triage, single session/brief counselling, and referrals as appropriate.  Provides personal, career, and academic skills counselling to UBC students. Provides consultation and outreach services to the campus community. Participates in the training and supervision as well as the development and delivery of programs which enhance student success.
Organizational Status
Reports to the Director, Counselling Services, Student Development and Services as part of an integrated Student Health and Wellbeing unit comprised of Counselling Services, Student Health Services and Health Equity, Promotion and Education. Works cooperatively as a member of a team of professionals, actively participating in and contributing to the development and delivery of effective and efficient counselling services. Works in collaboration with the Faculties and other University departments, student organizations, and staff in other areas of Student Development and Services.
Work Performed
– Provides individual, and group counselling for personal, career, and academic concerns.
– Provides intake assessment, and referral within Counselling Services and other University and community resources as appropriate.
– Participates in regular case conferences as a member of a team of professionals.
– Develops and delivers psychoeducational workshops for students, as well as programs and publications to meet the needs of targeted segments of the student body (e.g. mature students, students with disabilities, women students; issues such as self-esteem, study skills, stress management). Develops and implements outreach educational programs for students with faculties and departments.
– Participates in the development of policies and procedures concerning counselling services and programs.
– Provides consultation services to faculty and staff regarding the wellbeing and psychological concerns of students. Liaises with faculties, departments and other student services regarding the provision of programs and services that enhance student development.
– Participates in the supervision and training of graduate students in individual and group counseling.
– As requested, assists in program evaluation and research projects that focus on student developmental needs.
– As requested, represents Counselling Services on University committees related to student development.
– Performs other duties consistent with the mandate of Counselling Services as requested.

Consequence of Error/Judgement
Must be able to act with a considerable degree of autonomy and independence in the provision of psychological assistance to students while adhering to the ethical standards of the profession. Poor professional judgment or unethical practice by the psychologist could be extremely detrimental to the clients well being and create situations of legal liability for the University.
Supervision Received
Acts independently within established clinical and ethical guidelines. Works within a model of colleagial consultation and collaboration, under the direction of the Director of Counselling Services.
Supervision Given
Supervision of practicum students as well as students involved in peer programs, work-study programs, and/or volunteer assignments.

Minimum Qualifications
Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology or a related field. Eligible for professional certification in British Columbia. Minimum of five years of experience in clinical counselling plus experience supervising Master’s level practicum students.
– Willingness to respect diverse perspectives, including perspectives in conflict with one’s own
– Demonstrates a commitment to enhancing one’s own awareness, knowledge, and skills related to equity, diversity, and inclusion

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology or a related field. Certification as a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the B.C. Association of Clinical Counsellors. Eligible for professional certification in British Columbia. Minimum of five years’ experience in Clinical Counselling. Experience supervising Master s level practicum students. University or college counselling experience required. Demonstrated ability and commitment to serving the needs of a broadly diverse student population.

Must have a deep commitment to the principles and values of creating inclusive campus communities. and serving the needs of equity-deserving client populations.  Proven sensibility and appreciation of the role that race, gender identity, sexuality, disability and social background play in the experience of health and wellbeing required.

Training, experience and demonstrated ability to provide services that are responsive and sensitive to the needs of black, indigenous and other racialized and marginalized client populations required. Experience conducting triage in a fast-paced mental health service setting.

Demonstrated knowledge of student development theory and experience in program development, consultation and outreach.

Possession of personal attributes that facilitate teamwork and the development of effective working relationships with a wide range of students, faculty, and staff.

Appropriate course-work and training in individual, couples and group counselling; career development, personality and career testing; measurement theory; adolescent and adult development; learning theory; responsiveness to diversity within the student population; personality theory and diagnosis and treatment of psychopathology.

 Bi-lingual or multi-lingual an asset.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

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