Okanagan College transforms lives and communities. We are one of Canada's leading colleges. We create outstanding educational experiences for our learners, both students and employees. We work and learn in a welcoming and caring culture. We are a catalyst for change through collaboration with our learners and partners. We serve, lead and anticipate the social, economic and environmental needs of communities.
Okanagan College is excited to announce three open Counsellor positions and invites qualified candidates to submit their applications to join our esteemed team:
C002368, C002369 & C002370
A counsellor should be qualified to provide personal, academic success, and career counselling. The professional roles and responsibilities of a non-instructional faculty member include an awareness of current scholarship and continuing mastery in one's field, professional duties, professional development, and service. In addition, duties and responsibilities may include scholarly activity.
Education and Experience:
The minimum qualification is a Master’s degree, or equivalent in a counselling or related discipline with supervised clinical experience at the graduate level.
Registration or eligibility for registration with degree-appropriate governing or legal body is required (e.g. BCACC, CCPA, BC College of Social Workers, BC College of Psychologists).
Clinical counselling experience in a post-secondary environment is preferred. Experience may also include independent, post-secondary or secondary school work directly related to the duty assignment. An active profile in scholarship, research and creative activity is preferred.
Functions and Duties:
1. Workload assignments may include clinical practice, teaching, scholarship and community service.
2. The professional duties of a counsellor may include all or any of the following: personal, career and academic success counselling services; response to student crises and emergencies; case consultation; testing and psycho-educational assessment; development, delivery and evaluation of student success courses and workshops; practicum and internship supervision; community and professional education; consultation for and liaison with Okanagan College departments, faculty and staff, as well as community representatives and groups; administrative duties; regional campus duties that are congruent with the counselling discipline; and other ancillary counselling and advisory functions.
3. Professional development is activity intended to promote teaching excellence, subject area competence and technical competence in an area of professional or instructional expertise.
4. Service may include all or any of the following: school visitations; active membership on appropriate college or union committees, councils or boards; participation in professional or academic organizations; application of the employee’s academic or professional competence or expertise in the community at large; attendance at articulation meetings; representing Okanagan College at other functions, administrative duties and other duties.
5. Scholarly activity includes scholarship, research and creative activities. Scholarship involves oral or written activities that reflect a thorough and critical collection of knowledge of one’s profession or discipline. Research involves contributing to the expansion of knowledge and the sharing of that knowledge through appropriate professional means. Research includes application of research findings for purposes of practical application. Creative activities involve creative practice, exhibition, performance, composition, multimedia presentations and other similar activities that reflect applied practice of one’s profession or discipline.
Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated competency in the following areas:
- individual and group counselling
- career, academic success, and personal counselling
- crisis intervention work
- student success programming and workshop delivery
- outreach and referral
- student advocacy
- working in a computerized environment
C002368 - Faculty - Full-time Continuing
C002369 – Faculty – Part-time Term
C002370 – Faculty – Full-time Term
Refer to Each Posting
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Annual Salary/Hourly Rate:
Salary range $62,828 to $100,958 with normal starting salary between $69,017 and $75,206 annually*, dependent on relevant education and experience. *Note: Part-time Term and summer appointments subject to adjustment factors as per the collective agreement
Posting Opening Date:
Posting Closing Date:
How to Apply
Applicants are advised to review all posted Counsellor positions in which they may be interested in. A separate application is required for each posting for which a candidate wishes to be considered.
To apply for these positions, and for detailed information about each of the Counsellor positions available, please go to our employment site: https://www.employmentopportunities.okanagan.bc.ca and complete an on-line application:
Counsellor – Full-time Continuing
Competition Number - C002368
Counsellor – Part-time Term
Competition Number - C002369
Counsellor – Full-time Term
Competition Number - C002370
All applications must be submitted through our employment site to be considered.
Okanagan College is committed to increasing the equitable and inclusive participation of marginalized people in all aspects of college life. We welcome and encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, Black People, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, people with disabilities and people with diverse gender identities or expressions. People with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, AccessibilityHR@okanagan.bc.ca