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Instructor I/II Counsellor, Student Counselling Centre
Location: Student Counselling Centre
Expected Start Date: Sept 1, 2023
Full Time: Yes
Posting End Date: July 9, 2023
The University of Manitoba Student Affairs – Student Counselling Centre Position Number: 33882 University Counselor – Instructor I or II The University of Manitoba Student Counselling Centre (SCC) invites applications for one probationary (non-tenure track) full-time University Counselor position at the rank of Instructor I or II. Rank and starting salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications and based on the collective agreement between the University of Manitoba and the University of Manitoba Faculty Association. POSITION: As the primary mental health support service for University of Manitoba students, the SCC provides a variety of services to students including individual and group counselling, workshop and outreach programs, crisis support, and assessment services. In addition, the SCC provides consultation services to UM faculty and staff and is actively involved in the training of students in counselling training programs, including an accredited Psychology residency program. The SCC is an interdisciplinary service staffed by Clinical and Counselling Psychologists, Marriage and Family Therapists, Master’s-level Counsellors, and Social Workers.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to provide counselling services to a very diverse student population that includes Indigenous students as well as international students from 115 countries. This includes providing individual counselling, group and workshop programs and outreach services for a wide range of student needs such as anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship difficulties, identity concerns and more. Opportunities will be available to pursue relevant counselling and mental health interests (e.g., developing programming related to professional interests) as well as to become involved in a variety of initiatives both within the SCC and the UM itself. Supervisory support is also available. This position will be based at the Fort Garry campus location of the University of Manitoba and the work hours will normally be 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday. A benefit package accompanies this position. SCC counsellors also receive time and financial support for professional development and are eligible to apply for paid research and study leaves.
A doctoral degree in Counselling or Clinical Psychology is preferred. Candidates possessing a Master’s degree in a counselling profession (e.g., Clinical Psychology, Counselling, Counselling Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, Social Work) will also be considered. The successful candidate must have a minimum of two years of supervised counselling experience with adults (please detail this training in your cover letter when applying). As well, the successful candidate must have experience working with diversity communities (e.g., Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ persons, and racially marginalized groups). Applicants should include a personal statement on their past and present contributions to and future aspirations for promoting diversity, inclusion, and social justice in their professional career. Counselling experience with students attending a postsecondary institution is preferred. Assets include experience with acute and complex trauma, crisis response, psychological assessment, and community outreach. A commitment to the promotion of a positive campus community, including the ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary service delivery environment, with a richly diverse population of students, staff, faculty, volunteers, and administrators is important.
This position is expected to begin September 1, 2023. The University of Manitoba is committed to the principles of equity, diversity & inclusion and to promoting opportunities in hiring, promotion and tenure (where applicable) for systemically marginalized groups who have been excluded from full participation at the University and the larger community including Indigenous Peoples, women, racially marginalized persons, persons with disabilities and those who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, intersex, asexual and other diverse sexual identities). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact UM.Accommodation@umanitoba.ca or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only. Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provisions of “The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy” (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae will be provided to participating members of the search process. Applications will be received until July 9, 2023. Application packages should include the following: – a cover letter addressing your general qualifications, relevant experience for this position, and a personal statement on your past and present contributions to and future aspirations for promoting diversity, inclusion, and social justice in your professional career. – a curriculum vitae, including details of your counselling training experiences – the names, titles, and contact information of three persons willing to provide references. This application package should be forwarded electronically in PDF format to:
Prof. David Ness
Director, Student Counselling Centre
474 University Centre – University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB. R3T 2N2
Phone (204) 474-8619
Fax (204) 474-7558
Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provisions of “The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy” (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.