Job Posting



Institution: Thompson Rivers University



Deadline: August 6, 2021

Posted: July 6, 2021


The Counselling, Academic Support and Assessment (CASA) department in the Faculty of Student Development (FSD) is seeking an Indigenous counsellor who will promote and support the personal growth, academic success and career development of primarily, but not exclusively, Indigenous TRU students.


• To provide individual, short-term personal counselling for current students

• To provide individual crisis counselling for current students

• To provide educational and career planning counselling for current and prospective students

• To facilitate counselling workshops and seminars to groups of students

• To participate in case conferences and work collaboratively as a member of an inter-professional team

• To provide consultation services to TRU employees regarding student-related issues

• To prepare resources for students, and maintain accurate and confidential records

• To engage in service, internally and externally, that benefits the department, TRU and the profession


Required Qualifications:
*Master's degree in counselling psychology or equivalent from an accredited post-secondary institution, with supervised clinical experience at a graduate level
*Two years of experience in providing counselling in a post-secondary (or equivalent) setting
*Knowledge of Indigenous cultures in Canada
*Knowledge of current and historical issues affecting Indigenous peoples in Canada
*Knowledge of traditional Indigenous health and healing practices

Preferred Qualifications:
*Demonstrated ability to exercise initiative, mature judgement, empathy and tact in all interactions
*Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment
*Evidence of potential for ongoing engagement in professional development activities that maintain currency within the discipline of counselling, and an ability to disseminate these concepts and practices to others
*Willingness to actively engage in service to the institution, profession and community at large
*Ability to provide professional counselling services in a virtual environment.

This position is open to Indigenous (First Nation, Metis or Inuit) persons only.

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