Counsellor

The University of British Columbia,

Counselling Services | Student Health and Wellbeing | VP Students
Last Posted:

Thu, Feb 18th, '21

Deadline:

March 15, 2021 (Accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the Posting End Date)

Start Date:

Discussed during interview

Last Updated:

Thu, Feb 18th, '21

 
POSITION DESCRIPTION
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  • Full Time

JOB SUMMARY

Faculty of Dentistry (0.5 FTE)

Provides a comprehensive range of counselling services for dentistry students including assessment, various modalities of individual and group counselling, crisis intervention and referral within the context of an integrated and collaborative stepped care model. Provides consultation to dentistry faculty and staff. Promotes mental wellbeing for students in the Faculty of Dentistry through the development and delivery of wellness programming.

Counselling Services (0.5 FTE):

Provides a comprehensive range of counselling services for registered and admitted UBC students including assessment, various modalities of individual and group counselling, crisis intervention and referral within the context of an integrated and collaborative stepped care model. Provides consultation services to UBC faculty and staff. Participates in training and supervision as well as the development and delivery of programs which enhance student mental wellbeing.


ORGANIZATIONAL STATUS

Reports to the Director, Counselling Services, Student Health and Wellbeing, for oversight of clinical work.

Reports to Associate Dean, Admissions and Student Affairs, Faculty of Dentistry for operational matters, and for direction of non-clinical work with respect to student wellbeing.

Works collaboratively with the Faculty of Dentistry Student Affairs team as well as the team of professionals within UBC Student Health and Wellbeing, actively participating in and contributing to the development and delivery of effective mental wellbeing programs and services. Also works in collaboration with other UBC student services and community resources.


WORK PERFORMED

Faculty of Dentistry (0.5 FTE)

  • Promotes mental wellbeing for dentistry students through a range of programming including orientation, workshops, seminars, groups and other resources that help students normalize stress, understand how to manage stress and maintain mental wellbeing, as well as how to seek support when needed. Develops and delivers workshops and outreach programs that promote student wellbeing.
  • Provides single session and brief counselling by phone, video and in person as well as group counselling and crisis intervention for a broad range of personal concerns to support dentistry students who are experiencing mental health difficulties.
  • Conducts assessment to clarify students’ mental health needs and to inform wellness planning and treatment.
  • Works within an integrated, collaborative stepped care system of mental health support, providing referral for dentistry students to resources on and off campus as needed including self-directed online resources, peer support, coaching, group programs, individual counselling, medical care and crisis intervention.
  • Facilitates, in connection with UBC Counselling Services as appropriate, the operation of counselling programs within the Faculty (e.g., group counselling, etc.).
  • Develops and delivers programs and services that are sensitive to the unique needs of students across all dimensions of diversity.
  • Builds and maintains a network of UBC and external resources specific to needs of students in dentistry.
  • Participates in meetings in the Faculty of Dentistry as determined by the Faculty.
  • Provides consultation to staff and faculty regarding effective response and referral of students in distress and shares emerging trends and patterns to enhance faculty and staff understanding of their student population
  • May assume the Wellbeing Liaison role, providing orientation, presentations and training on how to support students' mental wellbeing for faculty and staff.
  • Prepares reports, publications and other documents as required.
  • Develops content for communication and promotion of wellbeing for dentistry students including ensuring student wellbeing web resources are up to date and accurate.
  • Performs other duties consistent with the job responsibilities and the mandate of the Faculty as requested.


Counselling Services (0.5 FTE):

  • Provides single session and brief counselling by phone, video and in person as well as group counselling and crisis intervention for a broad range of personal concerns to support registered UBC students who are experiencing mental health difficulties.
  • Conducts assessment to clarify students’ mental health needs and to inform wellness planning and treatment.
  • Works within an integrated, collaborative stepped care system of mental health support, providing referral for registered UBC students to resources on and off campus as needed including self-directed online resources, peer support, coaching, group programs, individual counselling, medical care and crisis intervention.
  • Participates in Counselling Services case management and administrative meetings.
  • Develops and delivers mental health programming that builds students capacity to manage mental health difficulties, including programs to meet the unique mental health needs of specific student populations.
  • Participates in the development of policies, processes and plans that promote student wellbeing as well as policies and procedures to ensure effective counselling service delivery.
  • Provides consultation to faculty and staff regarding effective response and referral of students in distress and shares emerging mental health trends and patterns to enhance faculty and staff understanding of their student population.
  • Collaborates with student, faculties, departments and other student services to develop and deliver programs and services that enhance student learning and wellbeing such as Early Alert.
  • Provides clinical supervision and training for Masters level practicum students in individual and group counseling.
  • Prepares reports, publications and other documents as required.
  • Performs other duties consistent with the job responsibilities and the mandate of Counselling Services as requested.


CONSEQUENCE OF ERROR

Must be able to act with a considerable degree of autonomy and independence in the provision of mental health support to students while adhering to the ethical standards of the profession. Poor professional judgment or unethical practice would be extremely detrimental to student wellbeing and in some cases could be life threatening. It would also have a significant negative impact on public relations and the reputation of Counselling Services, the Faculty of Dentistry, and the University and, in some cases, could result in legal liability for the University.


SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Acts independently within established clinical and ethical guidelines. Works within a model of collegial consultation and collaboration, under the direction of the Director of Counselling Services and the Associate Dean, Admissions and Student Affairs (Faculty of Dentistry).


SUPERVISION GIVEN

May provide supervision for staff and/or students involved in related assignments including Masters level practicum students. May delegate administrative work to CUPE staff or student employees.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

The University of British Columbia is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities globally. A large part of what makes us unique is the community of engaged students, faculty, and staff who are collectively committed to shaping a better world.

Recognized as a leading employer in British Columbia and Canada, UBC supports inspired students, faculty and staff on their journey of discovery, and challenges them to realize their greatest potential. New ideas, changing infrastructure, innovative technology, and fresh approaches are opening up possibilities for the future of research, teaching, and work. Are you ready to embrace the future together?

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.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

 
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.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Eligible for registration as a Registered Clinical Counsellor, Registered Social Worker in British Columbia or as a Canadian Certified Counsellor. University or college counselling experience an asset. Training and experience in single session, triage, stepped care and brief therapy preferred.

Commitment to serving the needs of a broadly diverse student population; Demonstrated ability to provide services that are responsive and sensitive to the needs of specific student populations including aboriginal students, international students, graduate students, racialized students, students with disabilities and LGBTQ+ students. Demonstrated knowledge of student development theory and experience in program development, consultation and outreach.

Strong interest in and commitment to effective problem solving and continuous improvement of programs and services. 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 mental health assessment, individual and group counselling; program evaluation, adolescent and adult development; learning theory; career development, cross-cultural counselling and diversity, personality theory and diagnosis and treatment of psychopathology. Knowledge of the unique issues facing university students and university life. Expertise and experience in treatment of a wide range of concerns that post-secondary and professional program students may experience including stress, depression, anxiety, substance use, relationship difficulties, eating/body image issues, career/life planning, transition issues and sexual violence.

 
COMPENSATION

Compensation Range: $6,546 - $10,229 CAD Monthly

APPLICATION MATERIALS

See online application.  Any offer made is conditional upon successful completion of a Criminal Record Check.