Provides guidance and support to students by offering tools, resources, counselling and psychotherapy to help them develop the skills, abilities and lifestyle habits that promote well-being and mental health. Works closely with the University community on matters relating to student well-being and mental health.
Master’s in counselling, psychology or a related discipline
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) or equivalent
Knowledge of mental health issues in a postsecondary environment
Ability to use different evidence-based psychotherapeutic approaches
Full membership in the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario or another body regulating the practice of psychotherapy in Ontario
Five years’ experience in a similar role
Clean criminal record
Knowledge and experience concerning use and interpretation of latest psychometric instruments
Eligibility for professional liability insurance for practising independent counsellors
Excellent communication, interpersonal and customer service skills
Sensitivity to issues of confidentiality, informed consent, accessibility and diversity
Experience in developing and leading psychoeducational workshops
Experience using computer systems and software such as Windows, word processors, spreadsheets, databases, the internet and email
Availability to work evenings and weekends as required
Bilingualism — French/English (spoken and written) with ability to offer therapy in both languages
Key competencies required at the University of Ottawa:
Planning: Organize in time a series of actions or events in order to achieve an objective or a project. Plan and organize own work and priorities in regular daily activities.
Initiative: Demonstrate creativity and initiative to suggest improvements and encourage positive results. Be proactive and self-starting. Show availability and willingness to go above and beyond expectations whenever possible.
Service Excellence: Reflect a positive attitude, demonstrate competence and professionalism, treat members of the community with respect, exercise care, devote full attention and find solutions. (Visit the section "Useful links" on the home page to read the detailed definition).
Teamwork and Cooperation: Cooperate and work well with other members of the team to reach common goal. Accept and give constructive feedback. Adjust own behaviour to reach team goals.
Awareness and experience in providing support to members of marginalized groups.
Knowledge of the challenges faced by members of the legal community in the academic and professional context.
All qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require.
Contract of approximately 24 months, with possibility of renewal. Eligibility to benefits and union affiliation will be determined upon hiring. All applications will be considered equally. Schedule with an average of 35hrs/week. Workshops offered by Leadership, Learning and Organizational Development that you have taken may be considered an asset if you apply for a position at the University. Don’t forget to list them on your CV. We thank all candidates for applying. We will only contact candidates selected for further consideration. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence. Remember to upload a copy of your diploma(s) or a certificate of merit as well as a current version of your CV into the My documents section of your career profile (please include the job ID number, i.e. J0000-0000, in the title of your document).