Student Counsellor
Yorkville University
New Westminster, BC

Yorkville University has an opening for the role of Student Counsellor.

This role will be primarily located at our new campus in New Westminster but will have some office hours at our campus in downtown Vancouver.

The Student Counsellor contributes to students’ continued study and academic success by helping online and on-campus students overcome barriers to success caused by such factors as adjusting to college/university life, stress, anxiety, housing and food insecurity.

The fundamental goal of the Student Counsellor is to increase the number of students who continue in and complete their program of study. To accomplish this goal, the Student Counsellor:

  • Provides individual support to students struggling with personal challenges
  • Provides crisis intervention
  • Conducts counselling and psychotherapy (face-to-face or online) as part of the therapeutic process
  • Consults with faculty and staff regarding student problems
  • Works collaboratively with other departments to provide quality services to students
  • Builds capacity by developing and maintaining professional relationships with external organizations and/or health and wellness related community services
  • Maintains current up-to-date files on clients
  • Maintains data and reports on activities on an on-going basis
  • Participates in University/College committees and in Student Services programs and initiatives as assigned, as required
  • May be asked to
  • Implements psychoeducational workshops for both staff and students
  • Supervise practicum students


  • Masters degree in social work, counselling, counselling psychology
  • Member in good standing or eligible to become a member of the British Columbia College of Social Workers or the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors
  • Minimum two years full time post graduate clinical mental health experience (assessment and treatment)
  • Experience in a college/university counselling centre preferred
  • Experience with online/e-counselling preferred
  • Proven organizational and administrative skills with meticulous record keeping and attention to detail
  • Flexibility with regard to work schedule and location
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • Customer service oriented
  • Capable of working both independently and as part of a team
  • Able to gain and maintain credibility with faculty/staff
  • Interest and skills in working with diverse student populations in a university environment (in- person and online)
  • Interest and skills in working with marginalized/disadvantaged populations

About Yorkville University

Founded in 2004, Yorkville University is a Canadian university with a national presence. With campuses in New Brunswick, Ontario and British Columbia, Yorkville University offers professional, practitioner-oriented masters and bachelor degree programs, delivered entirely online, in class or a blend of both.

Please visit www.yorkvilleu.cafor further information.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Clinical Mental Health: 3 years (Required)