Personal Wellness Counsellor

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Personal Wellness Counsellor

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What Are We About:
Fleming is located in the heart of the Kawartha Lakes Region in Central Ontario... a beautiful place to live and work, surrounded by natural beauty and a mere 90 minutes north-east of Toronto. The College’s 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, including hundreds of international students from countries around the world, attend at campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Haliburton and Cobourg. Fleming offers more than 100 full-time programs in Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Fine Arts, General Arts and Science, Technology, Skilled Trades, Community Development, Health, Business, and Justice as well as other Continuing Education courses.
We are also extremely proud of our more than 80,000 Fleming alumni who are contributing to their communities in the region, across the province and around the world.

What This Position is About:
Counselling Services are dedicated to fostering an inclusive environment that mirrors the diversity of our student body and our community. We recognize the unique needs and concerns of Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, and Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual (2SLGBTQIA) students and communities. To effectively address these, we are actively seeking a compassionate and experienced candidate who possesses clinical expertise in mental health and wellness tailored to the lived experiences of both BIPOC and 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals and communities.
As a member of the Health, Wellness and Accessible Education Services team the Personal Wellness Counsellor will work collaboratively with students to help them develop insights, identify strengths, and enhance their personal resilience. Reporting to the Director, Health, Wellness and Accessibility Services the Counsellor will have multi-campus responsibilities in providing clinical and therapeutic support to students with a focus on supporting students using a brief, goal-directed, stepped care model. Clinical duties include collaborating with students to determine their individual goals, challenges and areas requiring support to maximize their personal and academic success at Fleming.
Counsellors should embrace working as part of a multi-disciplinary team and appreciate the values of collaboration, communication, and the opportunity to work closely with students. The Counsellor will work in a consultative role with faculty and college staff to identify and address student issues; conduct workshops and participate in department and counselling team meetings.
Please note: This position is designated 100% on campus. This position will be required to travel and work at our Haliburton campus for 1 day every 2 weeks

For More Information:
For a complete job description, please see the Counsellor Definition
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What We Are Looking For:
As our ideal candidate, you possess a relevant combination of formal education, professional and lived experience including:
• Masters Degree in Psychology, Counselling Psychology, Social Work or other closely related discipline
• 3-5 years directly related work experience in a post-secondary, counselling service or community based mental health agency
• Be a member in good standing with respective regulatory body (Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO), College of Psychologists of Ontario)
• Solid understanding of the barriers and challenges faced by BIPOC and 2SLGBTQIA students in a post-secondary institution and the ability to apply a structural/anti-oppression analysis to service delivery.
• Possess the lived experience, knowledge, and cultural experiences required to address the specific issues BIPOC and/or 2SLGBTQIA students face safely and effectively.
• Knowledge and awareness of, the life experiences and needs of BIPOC and/or 2SLGBTQIA students.
• Awareness of the impacts of historical and ongoing colonialism and intergenerational trauma for Indigenous, Metis and Inuit communities, and demonstrated commitment to decolonialization.
• Clinical experience providing culturally responsive brief counselling and crisis intervention for a diverse student population with a specific focus on supporting students who identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Colour (BIPOC) and/or part of the 2SLGBTQ+ community.
• Strong generalist experience working with a variety of issues common in college populations including stress and anxiety management, eating and body image issues, sexual and other forms of trauma, substance abuse, non-suicidal self-injury, suicidality, depression and mood disorders, ADHD, ASD, etc
• Experience with diverse modes of counselling practice such as virtual service delivery, walk-in counselling, and single session
• Complete timely documentation according to Counselling Services and regulatory policies
• Demonstrated skills in the facilitation of therapeutic and psycho-educational groups, as well as experience in creating and delivering mental health workshops and training sessions
• Experience in case management in a multi-disciplinary team is an asset.
• A Police Vulnerable Sector Screen of the successful candidate will be required.

Please Note – Academic
Please note that internal candidates will receive first consideration in accordance with our Academic Collective Agreement. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in Sir Sandford Fleming College.

How To Apply
Internal Candidates can apply by going here: My Self Service > Recruiting > Careers or My Campus > Career Opportunities
External candidate can apply by visiting our website:

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
Fleming College is committed to building diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible learning and working environments. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our Staff, our Faculty and our Administration including, but not limited to, women, racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity to apply.
We believe in and promote the rights of all persons with disabilities and commit to ensuring accommodations available throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform our Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require to ensure your equal participation. To obtain a copy of this document in another format please e-mail
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