Provide guidance and support to the members of the student community by providing them with tools, resources and counselling in order to help them develop skills, abilities and habits that will promote their wellness and their mental health. Work in collaboration and in synergy with the university community in regard to the wellness and mental health of students.
Graduate degree in counselling, psychology or another related discipline.
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIS) or equivalent.
Full membership in or eligibility for the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) or another College that regulates psychotherapy in Ontario.
At least three (3) years of experience in a similar role.
Knowledge of and experience in the use and interpretation of the latest psychometric instruments.
Experience with training in evidence-based cognitive-behavioural treatment
Eligibility for professional liability insurance for a private counselling practitioner.
Strong interpersonal, communication and client service skills.
Awareness of issues of confidentiality, informed consent and accessibility, as well as of diversity.
Experience with the development and facilitation of psychoeducational workshops.
Ability to effectively interact with two supervisors, i.e. the Assistant Dean, Student Affairs and the Supervisor of Academic Services and Project Manager.
Knowledge of and experience with IT systems and software programs such as Windows, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, the Internet and email.
Bilingualism – English and French (spoken and written).
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.
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.
Temporary assignment or contract of 6 months, with possibility of renewal. Eligibility to benefits and union affiliation will be determined upon hiring. Applications from employees belonging to the bargaining unit SSUO will be considered first. Priority will be given to employees who have an entitlement as defined by their collective agreement or university policies. The University also accepts external applications; they will be selected in second place. To obtain a temporary assignment, internal candidates must receive approval from their immediate supervisor. 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).
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