Employment Posting:
Dibaadan Counsellor

Employment Type:
Full-time Support Staff
Job Description:
Closing Date:

Dibaadan Counsellor

Full Time Support Staff

This position responds to the specialized mental health needs of Indigenous students at Nipissing University. As a member of the Student Counselling Services team, the Dibaadan Counsellor is responsible for providing specialized wellness services for Indigenous and non-Indigenous students at Nipissing University through individual and/or group counselling, coordinating student development and retention programs, and participating in community development and capacity building with the Nipissing University community.  The Counsellor participates in both individual supervision with the Manager of Student Counselling Services and peer-supervision with other counselling staff in the case planning process.

A minimum undergraduate degree in social work, B.S.W. (or equivalent) is required. M.S.W (Masters of Social Work), M.A. (Counselling Psychology), or M.Ed. (Counselling) will be considered an asset. Formal training in counselling theories and their practical application along with one to three years of experience is required.  Registration with the appropriate regulatory body associated with the individual’s professional discipline is mandatory (ie: CRPO, OCSWSSW, or CPO).

A comprehensive group benefits and pension plan is offered, as well as a tuition subsidy for eligible dependents. Please submit your letter of application and resume in one document, via email to careers@nipissingu.ca by 4:00 p.m., Friday, September 24, 2021. Hiring is subject to final budgetary approval. 

Nipissing University is committed to employment equity and strongly encourages applications, which may include self-identification in a covering letter, from Indigenous persons, women, persons with disabilities, persons who identify as LGBTQ2+, and visible minorities.

First consideration of candidates is given in accordance with Article 12.05 (b) of the OPSEU Full-Time Support Staff Collective Agreement and OPSEU Part-Time Staff Collective Agreement.  The search committee would like to thank all applications for their interest in Nipissing University. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Please note that only those candidates invited for an interview will be contacted. Nipissing University is an inclusive employer and will provide accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please email access@nipissingu.ca.