Counsellor: Personal Counselling and Accessibility Counselling (Contract)

by Kings University College

Reference #: 202301-03C
Position Type: Contract
Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Jan 16, 2023
Kings University College

Job Description

Reporting to the Manager of Student Wellness, the successful applicant:                                                                                     
  • Conduct intake assessments; reviews and assesses confidential disability-related documentation, makes recommendations for appropriate and reasonable accommodations in keeping with the UWO Senate Policy on Academic Accommodation for Students with Disabilities and OHR Commission Guidelines.
  • Provide personal/psychological counselling for students, dealing therapeutically with areas of a highly sensitive nature with serious impact on a student's life.
  • Respond to individual students in crisis, dealing with the immediate crisis situation and making appropriate referrals and/or integrating service to the student into the ongoing individual counseling/therapy function.
  • Assist students with academic, psychological, and social difficulties related to their disabilities and helps them adapt to the university environment.
  • Maintain ongoing contact with students to monitor the effectiveness of the individualized accommodations and supports. 
  • Assess and refers students to appropriate support services at King's and in the greater community. This may include technology supports, counselling services, academic support services, health services etc.
  • Provide workshops, groups and presentations on service-related and special topics. Develops, implements and coordinates programs and presentations to educate students in areas of personal/student development.
  • Support and act as a resource for student-initiated programs and groups focused on meeting student support needs.
  • Take appropriate action to support students experiencing disability-related difficulties, including liaising with faculty and other offices of the College and University.
  • Responsible for identifying and communicating physical and technological barriers at the College to various individuals and department.
  • Will attempt to resolve any disagreements with Accessibility Services for Students’ recommendation for accommodation through consultation with the instructor, Department Chair, or Dean.
  • Respond to complex inquiries and serves as a resource for students, parents of current and prospective students, and members of the community. 
  • Link students with campus and community resources, including supporting applications for BSWD (Bursaries for Students With Disabilities)
  • Maintain detailed and confidential and accurate records of work.
  • Assist Manager in other related tasks that contribute to the successful operation of the service area.

QUALIFICATIONS:

The successful candidate must have:
  • Masters’ degree in a related discipline
  • Full membership in a professional college which entitles the member to practice psychotherapy in Ontario such as OCSWSSW or CRPO
  • 3 to 5 years of related experience with the provision of psychotherapy and experience developing accessible accommodation plans is required.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.
  • Post-secondary educational setting experience is preferred.
  • Experience providing service to diverse populations 
  • Experience providing video and/or telephone counselling preferred
  • A high sense of confidentiality
  • Accuracy and a strong attention to detail
  • The ability to function in an environment where expectations for performance and the number of clients requesting services are very high.
TYPE OF JOB:

Full Time Contract (8 months) This position must be available to work from campus.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

As soon as possible.

SALARY RANGE:

PSG 15 - $79,163 - $99,121 per annum, dependent on experience

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Submit a letter of application and resume. References required upon request.  Please quote the Job Reference # in your application. Interested persons may apply to:  Human Resources, King’s University College, 266 Epworth Avenue, London, Ontario, N6A 2M3.  hr@kings.uwo.ca.

Job candidates will be asked to provide a satisfactory vulnerable persons police clearance within 3 months of hire date.
Job description available upon request.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS:

January 23, 2023 @ 4:30pm

The College is committed to advancing the Catholic intellectual tradition and welcomes faculty, staff and students from all faiths and backgrounds.

King’s University College is committed to Employment Equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, aboriginal persons and persons with disabilities. 

King’s University College is committed to recognizing the dignity and independence of all and seeks to ensure that persons with disabilities have genuine, open and unhindered access to the College’s employment opportunities.  If you require an accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at hr@kings.uwo.ca or 519-433-3491 for assistance.
 
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