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Regular Probationary Faculty – Counsellor (Student Affairs & Services)

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Interested applicants must ensure that a resume and cover letter are submitted online by the closing date. Please ensure your resume clearly explains how you meet the required knowledge, skills and abilities of the position for which you are applying. This position will remain open until filled. The first review date will be June 5, 2024 and interviews may be scheduled as early as June 13, 2024. All candidates selected for interview will need to provide original sealed transcripts for educational credentials noted on their resume.

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Regular Probationary Faculty – Counsellor (Student Affairs & Services)
Posting Number 00615F
Location New Westminster/Coquitlam Campus
Grade or Pay Level In accordance with the current Collective Agreement
Salary Range Salary Range: $71,846 - $115,129 Placement on the faculty salary scale is based on education, professional certification and experience and will be in accordance with the Collective Agreement."
Position Type Faculty - Probationary Regular
Posting Type Internal/External
Regular/Temporary Regular
Employment Type Full-Time
Posting Category Faculty
Start Date 08/06/2024
End Date
Equity Statement
Douglas College is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive and equitable learning and working environment. In support of this journey, we welcome all people to apply, including people from groups that are experiencing inequity, including, but not limited, to Indigenous Peoples, racialized or persons of colour, persons with mental or physical disabilities, persons who identify as women, and/or persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and persons of all faith identities, age, marital status, and parental status.
Work Arrangements
This regular full-time probationary position is available August 6, 2024. The successful candidate will work Mon-Fri, at either campus location (New Westminster or Coquitlam), or online. Regular work may include daytime and evening hours. Workload is assigned each year based on available work.
What Douglas Offers
DO what you love. Be good at it. That’s how Douglas College defines a great career. It’s a philosophy that resonates through our classrooms, our offices and our boardrooms. It inspires our students and drives us to make Douglas College one of BC’s Top Employers. We love what we do. And we’re looking for passionate, motivated people to join us in making one of Canada’s best colleges even better.
The Role
Student Affairs and Services invites applications for a regular probationary Counsellor position (full-time) to start August 6, 2024.

Applicants will also be considered for addition to our contract faculty list.

Douglas College Counsellors provide culturally sensitive individual counselling, group support, psycho-educational programming, assessment, and crisis intervention services to enrolled students presenting with personal, emotional and mental health concerns.

The Counselling team’s work culture embraces consensus-based decision making, supporting each other’s wellness and personal/professional development, open and respectful dialogue, and a commitment to lifelong learning. As a team we have identified the following areas of importance: equity and inclusion including IBPOC and LGBTQ2S+ issues and supports, and
mental health and wellness literacy. We welcome candidates who can support and join us in more skillfully supporting our diverse students and community at Douglas College.

The Counselling team supports the Douglas College’s strategic plan goals outlined under the themes of successful students, social and environmental responsibility, responsive learning, and healthy and effective work and learning environments.

This role is a faculty position, that reports to the Director of Student Affairs and Services.
Responsibilities
  • Provide personal and career counselling to students on an individual and group basis
  • Provide services in-person and via remote means (e.g., zoom)
  • Design, plan and deliver workshops and/or group sessions on wellness and personal management topics
  • Assess and appropriately respond to emergent situations
  • Liaise and refer students to other resources within the college and community as needed
  • Support students on academic probation in moving towards their academic goals
  • Assist students in understanding and navigating Douglas College educational policies
  • Teach college courses which focus on mental health and lifespan development
  • Participate in departmental, divisional and college committees representing Student Affairs and Services
  • Consult and support College faculty/staff who are working with students on counselling and mental health issues
  • Maintain confidential counselling records and manage information in accordance with college policies and ethical standards
  • Option to supervise masters-level practicum students
To Be Successful in this Role You Will Need
  • A minimum of a Master’s Degree in Counselling, Social Work, or equivalent from an appropriately accredited institution
  • Up-to-date knowledge and experience in the following areas:
    • Common mental health concerns, including depression and anxiety
    • Issues related to academic success, including procrastination and time management
    • Suicide assessment and threat assessment
    • Counselling people in transition across the lifespan
    • Career counselling approaches, including administering and interpreting career assessments
    • Ethical issues as they relate to counselling in a college setting
  • Experience using technology to provide virtual counselling, and a commitment to ongoing development of competency in appropriate and ethical uses of technology within a counselling setting
  • Competency counselling across cultures, including IBPOC and international students
  • Ability to identify and support students dealing with isolation factors
  • Experience supporting survivors of sexualized violence and abuse
  • An understanding and appreciation for Indigenous ways of being and knowing
  • Ability to support clients who experience racism, violence in relationships, and lateral violence
  • Understanding and experience supporting clients with career development and career counselling
  • Demonstrated ability in crisis management, intervention and problem-solving skills
  • Experience communicating with diverse populations
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing
  • Understanding and ability to support students with issues related to academic success
  • Interest and/or experience in public speaking, group presentations and group facilitation
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Experience in counselling at a post-secondary educational institution is an asset
  • Eligibility for certification with a Professional Association (RCC, CCC, RCSW, RSW, or equivalent)
Link to Full Position Profile
Needs a Criminal Records Check Yes
Posting Detail Information

Open Date 05/24/2024
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
Interested applicants must ensure that a resume and cover letter are submitted online by the closing date. Please ensure your resume clearly explains how you meet the required knowledge, skills and abilities of the position for which you are applying. This position will remain open until filled. The first review date will be June 5, 2024 and interviews may be scheduled as early as June 13, 2024. All candidates selected for interview will need to provide original sealed transcripts for educational credentials noted on their resume.
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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you first find out about this employment opportunity?
    • Douglas College Careers Site
    • LinkedIn
    • Indeed
    • Social Media (Facebook, Instagram)
    • Personal Referral
    • Agency Referral
    • Professional Association Website
    • Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICAN)
    • Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT)
    • Douglas College CareerHUB
    • Career Fair or Other Hiring Event
    • Other
    • Glassdoor
  2. * If you are not a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident, do you currently have a valid Canadian work permit?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not Applicable
  3. * If you have a valid Canadian work permit, please indicate expiry date and the type of work permit you hold. (Type N/A if not applicable).

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Are you a current or former Douglas College employee/student?
    • Current employee
    • Former employee
    • Current student
    • Former student
    • None of the above
  5. * If you are a current/former employee/student, enter your ID number. (Type in N/A if not applicable.)

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Please confirm that you will maintain residency in the Lower Mainland for the duration of your employment.
    • Yes, I confirm
    • No, I am not able to meet this requirement

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts and/or Credentials
Optional Documents
  1. References with Contact Information