Job Posting

Counsellor (Instructor), Student Wellness Services, Student and Enrolment Services


Institution: University of Calgary


Calgary, AB

Deadline: July 10, 2022

Posted: June 13, 2022

The University of Calgary Student Wellness Services, Student and Enrolment Services, is seeking a 13-month Contingent Term Counsellors to provide individual and group counselling to University of Calgary students.

Student Wellness Services is the collaboration of Student Health, Mental Health Services and Health Promotion to provide wellness in body, mind, and spirit to support academic and personal success. We support the University of Calgary by providing integrated and expanded health and wellness services promoting the physical, mental, and spiritual well-being of students within a supportive community. Mental Health Services' mission is to support positive mental health by providing students direct care and connection to accessible services through collaboration and consultation with other campus and community partners.

This Academic position will report to the Associate Director (Counselling). The Counsellor provides individual and group counselling to undergraduate and graduate students of the University of Calgary to meet their personal, career and academic counselling needs. The Counsellor must work effectively with a diverse inter-professional Wellness Services team and must build relationships with a diverse community of students, faculty, other Student and Enrolment Services units and external stakeholders. These Academic positions are also required to contribute scholarly professional knowledge through publication and presentations and maintain competency through research and professional development.


Graduate Degree in Counselling Psychology, Clinical Psychology, or Clinical Social Work 
Professional designation as a Registered Psychologist or Registered Social Worker in Alberta is a requirement
Preference for 3-5 years related counselling experience
Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups of people using an intersectional lens
Highly developed oral, written and presentation skills
Experience in single session and brief counselling format is preferred
Experience in one or more of the following would be an asset: counselling in a post-secondary setting working with trauma in a brief context, and/or addictions counseling

Duties and Responsibilities:
The Counsellor provides services primarily in the areas of personal counselling and academic success.

Provide individual and group counselling for undergraduate and graduate students. Demonstrate range, depth and flexibility in responding to client needs for preventative, developmental or therapeutic counselling within a brief counselling model, including single session format. Issues might include educational, vocational, personal, interpersonal and social concerns.
Function as an independent, responsible professional in accordance with professional codes of ethics, and consult and collaborate with Student Wellness Services staff and faculty/staff on campus within an inter-professional model.
Respond to urgent mental health situations, as appropriate.
Provide information to students to facilitate the appropriate use of on-campus and off-campus resources.
Show diplomacy and good judgment in interpreting various aspects of university policy and procedures to clients, members of the campus community and the general public. 
Respond to requests by members of the campus community for participation in specialized educational activities (e.g. workshops, seminars).
Provide clinical supervision for graduate trainees in practicum and internship experiences within Student Wellness Services (Counselling).
Participate in continuing professional education, as required by the scientist/practitioner model and professional code of ethics.
Engage in program development to support student wellbeing.
Contribute to the profession through publication and conference presentations.
Contribute to Student Wellness Services, University and community at large as an active member of committees/task forces or other service related activities.
The emphasis/weightings of duties and responsibilities of individual Counsellors (Instructor) are set at 80% Teaching/Counselling, 10% Scholarship, 10% Service.

Salary and Benefits:
Commensurate with qualifications and experience, at the Counsellor (Instructor) level. For salary and benefits information, please refer to Schedule A of the Collective Agreement at:

Application Procedure:
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate is selected. Interested individuals should submit: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) a 1-page statement of counselling and scholarly interests, along with 4) the names of three referees through the online HR portal.

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

As an equitable and inclusive employer, the University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. In particular, we encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible/racialized minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding [diversity] EDI at UCalgary can be sent to the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion ( and requests for accommodations can be sent to Human Resources (

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about Student and Enrolment Services visit Careers in Student and Enrolment Services.

The University strongly recommends all faculty and staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

About the University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit
About Calgary, Alberta

Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America. 


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