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Student Counselling Services Program Student Assistant (Spring Summer)

 Student Employment


DEPARTMENT:                                   STUDENT COUNSELLING SERVICES          

LOCATION:                                         NORTH BAY                                                                                      

DATE POSTED:                                   NOVEMBER 20, 2017                                                                     

CLOSING DATE:                                 JANUARY 15, 2018           

EMPLOYMENT DATES:                    MAY 14, 2018 – AUGUST 25, 2018

RATE OF PAY:                                     $12.06 – $12.36/HR AS DETERMINED BY HR POLICY

HOURS OF WORK:                            35hrs/week



The Student Counselling Services (SCS) Program Student Assistant assists with the department’s various programs, initiatives, and services which seek to support students in achieving success and wellness at Nipissing University (e.g., NUlistens, Stress Management Presentations, Outreach events). Experience with program development and program delivery is an asset.  Applicants with a professional interest in mental health or social work professions will be given priority.


The SCS Program Assistant will aide the team by assisting with:

  • Assist with the developing, coordination, and assistance of outreach programing for diverse student groups;
  • Provide youth engagement perspective on program development and design;
  • Assisting with advertising and promotion of events / department services;
  • Researching and data gathering relating to best practices and industry standards;
  • Assist with administrative tasks for the department;
  • Prior to assuming the role, the successful candidate must complete the following:
    • Online Peer Educator Training modules
    • In person, pre-service training session(s) as outlined
    • Completion and submission of all required paperwork
  • Participate in at least 2 Peer Educator In-Service training sessions per academic term; and
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Must be able to attend the Peer Educator Selection Carousel on Saturday, February 3, 2018
  • Interest in student wellness & mental health
  • Excellent level of responsibility, reliability, and punctuality
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and teamwork
  • NU Student (2nd year and above) with strong academic standing (cumulative average of 65% or higher)
  • Ability to work with students across diverse educational, cultural, and social backgrounds
  • Knowledge of Nipissing University programs, initiatives, and services that promote student academic and personal success
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and social media platforms
  • An understanding of trauma informed practice is an asset
  • Must be able to attend a follow up second interview during the week of February 12th-16th, 2018


* By submitting an application to this position you are providing your consent for Student Development and Services staff to verify your student status and academic standing.

** Due to the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers Professional Practice Standards requiring professional and appropriate boundaries (OCSWSSW Principle 2.2.1) students who are currently receiving services from our program are not eligible for this position. We encourage these candidates to apply for other employment opportunities with Nipissing University.

*Please note that the availability of this position is pending final budget approval 

To apply for this position please submit a resume and cover letter referencing the job title and three (3) references to 

We thank all applicants; however, only those to be considered for an interview will be contacted. Nipissing University is an inclusive employer and will provide accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code.


Please submit your letter of application and resume by: January 15, 2018, 04:00 PM

To apply for this position please submit a resume and cover letter referencing the job title to​​


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