Website Niagara College Canada

INDIGENOUS COUNSELLOR
HEALTH, WELLNESS & ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES
STUDENT SERVICES DIVISION
Located in the heart of the Niagara Region – just minutes from one of the world’s most well-known tourism destinations – Niagara College offers more than 130 innovative programs between our campuses in Welland and Niagara-on-the-Lake. Since opening its doors in 1967, Niagara College has grown to become a leader in education and training and one of the most enterprising colleges in Canada.
Applications are invited for full-time Indigenous Counsellor in the Health, Wellness & Accessibility Services department. This position will commence August 1, 2022.
Reporting to the Associate Directors, Health, Wellness & Accessibility Services, duties and responsibilities involve mental health strategies to facilitate students in completing their academic studies. They include but are not limited to the delivery of clinical mental health assessments, counselling intervention and case management to a diverse student population (including full time, part time, international students, students with disabilities and non-traditional student populations) with particular emphasis on Indigenous students. Adhering to ethical standards and practices as well as relevant legislation; the Indigenous Counsellor provides individualized personal counselling, resources and mental health programming related to Indigenous culture that encourages student development and retention. Employing strong case management skills in order to identify, assess, assist and monitor students at risk; the Indigenous Counsellor will work closely with the Indigenous Education department, consult regularly with colleagues and work co-operatively with students, teaching faculty, staff and administration towards achieving College objectives and contribute positively to the Health, Wellness & Accessibility Services team.
Qualifications:
• Masters level degree in Applied Psychology (Counselling, Rehabilitation) or Social Work.
• Registration as a Regulated Healthcare Professional.
• A minimum of 5 years’ employment experience delivering solution focused counselling, crisis intervention and case management services
• Demonstrated experience providing counselling/mental health/crisis services
• The incumbent must be of Indigenous heritage (i.e., Turtle Island – First Nations Status and non-Status, Métis or Inuit) and have strong ties to Indigenous community
• Candidate must have experience working with Indigenous students or clients
• Experience in delivering culturally appropriate services to Indigenous clients or students
• Excellent written/oral communication, organizational, problem solving, analytical and teamwork skills
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite applications (Power point, Excel, Word) experience with Blackboard and People Soft are assets
Closing date: This posting will remain open until filled.
Applicants must apply through the Niagara College careers website. Link to job posting: https://www.niagaracollege.ca/humanresources/careers/
If selected for an interview, candidates must present proof of education (original transcripts/credentials).
Note: Credentials obtained outside of Canada require an evaluation to determine the Canadian educational equivalence. This evaluation must support the educational requirements for the position as a condition of employment. For further information, visit: World Education Services http://www.wes.org/ca/.
While we thank all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Niagara College is strongly committed to diversity and inclusion within its community. We offer an inclusive work environment and welcome applications from all qualified individuals who feel they can further enhance campus diversity and equity efforts.
If requested, accommodations will be made to support applicants with disabilities during the recruitment and selection process.