University of Toronto Wellness Counsellor and Coordinator (TERM, Part-Time 40%FTE, Pay Band 14) Part Time in Toronto, ON

University of Toronto

Branch Toronto ON CA

Wellness Counsellor and Coordinator (TERM, Part-Time 40%FTE, Pay Band 14)
Toronto, ON

Extensive experience with mental health and illness, behavioural issues, anger management, and conflict resolution;…

Wellness Counsellor and Coordinator (TERM, Part-Time 40%FTE, Pay Band 14)

Job Number : 1501118
Faculty / Division : Office of Vice-Provost, Students
Department : Health & Wellness, Student Life Programs&Services
Campus : St. George (downtown Toronto)
Description :
Health and Wellness (HW) provides counselling to students with a wide range of concerns ranging from relationship problems to debilitating depression and anxiety, suicidal and/or homicidal ideation, post-traumatic stress, and eating disorders.

The Wellness Counselor and Coordinator is a Registered Nurse (RN) or Registered Social Worker and is an integral member of the embedded mental health care team in HW. As a member of the embedded mental health care team, and under the direction of the Executive Director, provides life coaching, personal counselling and solution/ goal focused psychotherapy to students at the University in accordance with the University of Toronto Health and Wellness, vision, mission, and strategic plan, and is expected to demonstrate quality and effectiveness in work habits. In addition to personal counselling the incumbent will act as a consultant to faculty, staff, and students on counseling and related matters, conducts workshops and relevant training. Inherent in this role are the knowledge, skills and attitudes specific to critical thinking and decision making, ability to analyze and assess presenting mental health concerns and collaborate with the medical team in the management of these mental health concerns, and flexibility and decision making in fluid situations with unpredictable outcomes.

Duties include: conducting screening/intake assessments; screening urgent/crisis phone calls and walk-in visits; facilitating discharge planning; monitoring client flow and clinician adherence to intakes; case management of urgent and/or complex cases that may include situations of high risk or critical incidents; developing and facilitating community referrals and referring to the university or outside community; providing brief counselling to individuals; and running psycho-educational workshops.


Education :

BScN and is a member in good standing with the respective Professional College in Ontario; MScN or MSW an asset.

Experience :

Minimum five (5) years related experience; Related experience should be in a Community Mental Health Setting, and/or Outpatient Mental Health Unit where the incumbent has performed client intakes/assessments, crisis counselling, brief or short-term counselling to individuals, and psycho-educational workshops; Life coaching, mindful based therapies and alternative evidenced based therapies considered an asset; Extensive experience with mental health and illness, behavioural issues, anger management, and conflict resolution; Skill in working with university-aged young adults, and individuals in crisis an asset.

Skills :

Keyboarding skills and working knowledge of relevant software is required (e.g. Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint); Excellent written and verbal communications skills.

Other :

Good judgment and sensitivity, flexibility and resourcefulness; Experience working with post-secondary students and knowledge of university and community mental health resources is an asset; Ability to communicate effectively with staff and senior academic administrators about issues facing students in crisis and make recommendations; Able to exercise patience, tact, judgment and discretion; Demonstrated ability to relate to students, staff, and faculty in ways that build confidence and trust; Able to work in a highly diverse community with students from varied backgrounds and a variety of age groups, presenting with a range of difficulties and personal issues.

Notes : This is a nine (9) month Term position from September 2015 to May 2016.

This is a Part-Time position at 40%FTE working 2 days per week from 8:45am to 5:00pm.

Employee Group : United Steelworkers (USW)
Appointment Type : Budget – Term
Schedule : Part-time
Pay Scale Group and Hiring Rate : See “Pro-rated Pay Scale Group and Hiring Rate” below
Percentage of FTE : 40
Pro-rated Pay Scale Group and Hiring Rate : $28,560 – $36,524
Job Field : Health & Wellbeing
Job Posting : Aug 27, 2015
Job Closing : Sep 3, 2015, 10:59:00 PM

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Employment Type: Part Time
Location: Toronto, ON, CA
Posted on: 2015-08-28
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