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Company Name Nova Scotia Community College
Location Dartmouth, NS, Canada
Date Posted April 11, 2014
Category Job Posting
Job Type Full-Time
Keywords counselling, adult learning, social work


This is designated only to individuals from diverse communities

Nova Scotia Community College is committed to working individually and collectively with its employees to achieve our mission – Building Nova Scotia’s Economy and Quality of Life through Education and Innovation. By building on employee strengths and promoting employee growth we will achieve our vision of transforming Nova Scotia one learner at a time.

NSCC is committed to its values of diversity and inclusion. We provide an environment that welcomes and embraces individuals from diverse communities. We take every opportunity to become more inclusive. We encourage applications from qualified candidates from all diverse communities including but not limited to aboriginal persons, racially visible persons, people with disabilities, women in non-traditional roles. Applicants from these communities wishing to self-identify may do so by completing an online questionnaire with your application.

The Opportunity: As an integral part of Student Services, you will provide the first line of contact and service-delivery for all students at Akerley Campus who are experiencing personal, social or academic difficulties that may affect their ability to succeed. You will also refer students to other services and resources within the college or to agencies/programs in the community. You will create resources and deliver and/or coordinate the delivery of group sessions and workshops on a wide range of wellness and personal management topics that help students adjust to College life and become successful learners. You will provide leadership and support regarding critical incidents involving the campus community. You will also participate in campus events and activities that contribute to the distinctive student experience. You will foster the formation of campus-based groups to help students develop support networks. This position reports to the Manager, Student Services under functional guidance of the Director, Career and Counselling Services.

Your Credentials:
• You have a Master’s degree in Counselling, Social Work, or other credentials recognized by the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association for certification, combined with a minimum of five years’ experience counselling adults from diverse populations in areas such as mental health, educational/academic advising, life-skills coaching or personal counselling, or the recognized equivalencies.
• You have proven skills providing services consistent with a brief, “solutions-focused” counselling model and facilitating group learning processes.
• The ability to understand and apply adult learning principles to student success interventions is necessary.
• You are an excellent communicator, who possesses proven superb interpersonal, problem solving, and negotiating skills
• You also possess a proven ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment, working in a team environment.

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Starting Salary: $60,989.35 – 77,818.05 annually
Application deadline is April 24, 2014 at 4 pm

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