Support Staff Employment Opportunity

Mental Health Cousellor

Student Services UNB Saint John

Competition #:#154-18.19Closing Date:January 24, 2019 4:30pm
Employment Group:PTSUSalary or Rate:$48,684 - $63,294 per annum
Employment Date:(tentative)As soon as possibleHours per Week:Full-time (36.25hpw)
Position Length:(tentative)ContinuingFunding:University Budget


Counselling is a component of Student Services and currently consists of two full-time counselling therapists, supported by external and internal partners, who offer a range of counselling services to the students of UNB Saint John, Saint John College and DMNB. They are members of the Student Services team and are committed to a student-centered service. The Mental Health Counsellor will offer primarily personal counselling and career counselling based on a short-term care model.
Representative Responsibilities
·    Develop therapeutic interventions for students, especially for those issues that affect learning and academic performance.
·    Provide emergency, crisis intervention services after working hours as necessary.
·    Develop outreach programming to campus community to raise awareness of mental health and mental health literacy.
·    Liaise with other campus professionals and community agencies.
·    Maintain confidential records of activities.
·    Provide career counselling to individual students and groups.
·    Administer a variety of career development related assessments; develop and distribute career resources as needed.
·    Provide training for faculty and staff groups as appropriate, including Residence Life, Orientation leaders, bystander training, mental health, etc.
·    Provide timely response to emails, booking appointments, returning phone calls and submitting web page content.
·    Provide consultation and support to faculty and staff about student concerns as appropriate.
·    Participate on university committees and groups as appropriate in support of students and the university.
·    Consult, support, and work with other faculty and staff on campus priority projects.
·    Participate as a member of the Student Services team on special projects and events.
·    Patriciate as a member of UNB working groups and committees as assigned.
·    Participate in case management with other Student Services professionals. Ensure a holistic approach to student support beyond mental health needs (ex. Financial Aid support, Health Centre support, Accessibility, etc.) in connecting students with other services.
·    Provide unscheduled, ‘drop-in’ support to students in crisis in addition to regular counselling.
·    Undergraduate or graduate degree in a related field. Certification in various therapies is an asset.
·    Minimum 5 years’ experience in a counselling environment; experience with students or young adults, experience in and proven knowledge of, career development and career counselling.
·    Experience in a post-secondary setting is an asset.
·    Must be regulated or licensed with a professional body (ex. ASWNB, CCTNB, CPNB, NANB, etc.)
·    Must have extensive training and experience in mental health delivery and intervention.

The University of New Brunswick is committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.                                                                                           


For more information, please contact:

UNB Fredericton
Human Resources Room 102
Physics & Admin. Building
Fax: 506-453-4611

UNB Saint John
Financial & Admin. Services
Room 114/115, Oland Hall
Fax: 506-648-5714

We thank all applicants for their interest but wish to advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Applications will be accepted ONLY until the end of regular business hours on the closing date.