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Wellness Counsellor & Coordinator

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  • Job
    Full-time
    Junior Level
  • Healthcare
  • $93.8K - $119.9K
  • Toronto

Requirements

  • Master's of Social Work and is a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers.
  • Minimum five 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.
  • Extensive experience with mental health and illness, behavioral issues, anger management, and conflict resolution.
  • Keyboarding skills and working knowledge of relevant software is required (e.g. Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good judgment and sensitivity, flexibility and resourcefulness.
  • 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
  • Assets(Nonessential):
  • Life coaching, mindful based therapies and alternative evidenced based therapies an asset.
  • Skill in working with university-aged young adults and individuals in crisis.
  • Experience working with post-secondary students and knowledge of university and community mental health resources.

Responsibilities

  • Assessing the mental health of clients
  • Providing clinical counselling for students and making referrals to appropriate resources
  • Determining if there is a life-threatening situation, risk of self-harm or harm to others and independently applying appropriate interventions
  • Updating and maintaining patient records
  • Leading seminars and/or workshops
  • Following rules and procedural processes related to Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA)

FAQs

What are the essential qualifications for the Wellness Counsellor & Coordinator position?

The essential qualifications for this position include having a Master's of Social Work, being a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers, having a minimum of five years related experience, and having extensive experience with mental health and illness, behavioral issues, anger management, and conflict resolution.

What are some of the responsibilities of the Wellness Counsellor & Coordinator?

Some of the responsibilities of the Wellness Counsellor & Coordinator include assessing the mental health of clients, providing clinical counselling for students and making referrals to appropriate resources, determining if there is a life-threatening situation, risk of self-harm or harm to others and independently applying appropriate interventions, updating and maintaining patient records, leading seminars and/or workshops, and following rules and procedural processes related to Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA).

What is the work schedule for the Wellness Counsellor & Coordinator position?

The work schedule for this position is part-time, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with some evening required.

What are some of the assets (nonessential) for the Wellness Counsellor & Coordinator position?

Some of the assets (nonessential) for this position include having experience with life coaching, mindful based therapies, and alternative evidenced based therapies, having skill in working with university-aged young adults and individuals in crisis, and having experience working with post-secondary students and knowledge of university and community mental health resources.

Mission & Purpose

Founded in 1827, the University of Toronto is Canada’s top university with a long history of challenging the impossible and transforming society through the ingenuity and resolve of our faculty, students, alumni, and supporters. We are proud to be one of the world’s top research-intensive universities, bringing together top minds from every conceivable background and discipline to collaborate on the world’s most pressing challenges. As a catalyst for discovery, innovation, and progress, we prepare our students for success through an outstanding global education and commitment to inclusive excellence. The ideas, innovations, and actions of more than 660,000 graduates advance U of T’s impact on communities across the globe.