Career Opportunity

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Instructor I/II Counsellor, Student Counselling Centre – Requisition No 22588

Location: Student Counselling Centre
Expected Start Date: Oct/01/2022
Full Time: Yes
Permanent: Yes
Posting End Date: Aug/21/2022

Job Description:

Position #31999 & #32592
University Counsellor

The University of Manitoba Student Counselling Centre (SCC) invites applications for two probationary full-time counselling positions at the rank of Instructor I or II. These positions are expected to begin October 1, 2022, depending on the availability of the successful candidates. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.


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. The SCC is an interdisciplinary service staffed by Clinical and Counselling Psychologists, Marriage and Family Therapists, Master’s level counsellors and Social Workers. SCC counsellors receive time and financial support for professional development and are eligible to apply for paid study leaves.

The successful candidates 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. 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. Involvement in departmental and University service activities, such as participation on committees and departmental governance, will also be required. 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.


A minimum of a Master’s degree in a Counselling Profession is required (e.g., Clinical Psychology, Counselling, Counselling Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, Social Work). The preferred candidates 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 preferred candidates must have familiarity with diversity (e.g., Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ persons, bodies of culture) and experience working with these populations. 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.

Additional Information:

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, racialized 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 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 lnformation and Protection of Privacy” (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae will be provided to participating members of the search process.

Please send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and names of three references no later than August 21, 2022 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