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Counsellor I
Wellness & Psychological Services

MacEwan University inspires students through a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences. Located in culturally enriched, downtown Edmonton, our comprehensive undergraduate university offers over 65 programs to 19,000 full- and part-time students. With a dedication to teaching excellence informed by scholarly research and creative activity, MacEwan provides an exceptional collaborative and supportive learning environment with a commitment to environmental sustainability and opportunities for community engagement. In support of faculty professional development, unique and enhanced services are provided through the MacEwan Office of Teaching and Learning.


Wellness & Psychological Services invites applications to a full-time Tenure Track, Counsellor I appointment commencing November 1, 2021. The Counsellor, within Wellness & Psychological Services, Student Affairs, is a professional resource faculty member reporting to the Chair of Wellness & Psychological Services.

In this position, the Counsellor is responsible for providing professional individual counselling services to students enrolled at MacEwan University. The incumbent provides professional support to formulate individually driven solutions to issues often revolving around personal, mental health, relationship, career, and academic concerns.

This position provides professional services including general assessing, treating, guiding, and supporting students to enhance development, effective living, and quality of life or to prevent, remedy or ameliorate mental, emotional, cognitive, behavioral, and interpersonal difficulties. The Counsellor performs restricted activities as defined within and authorized by provincial legislation and as governed through the Alberta regulatory body, as specified in law.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to serve on department and University committees, participate in projects and initiatives that advance the department’s strategic goals and engage in professional development activities.

Preferred candidates will have the following qualities:

  • Master’s degree in Counselling/Clinical Psychology or Clinical Social Work;

  • Professional registration with the College of Alberta Psychologists or the Alberta College of Social Workers;

  • Professional general assessment and individual counselling experience;

  • Group facilitation and workshop development experience;

  • Preference given to those with prior experience in the post-secondary education system;

  • Ability to work within and contribute to building an effective multidisciplinary professional team;

  • Demonstrate and incorporate the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion in their professional practice and critically apply an anti-oppressive framework;

  • Creative and effective problem solving skills;

  • Flexibility in working situations;

  • Initiative in-service development;

  • Effective written and oral communication skills; and

  • Ability to use current computer and cloud-based technologies including but not limited to: MS Office programs (ie. Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access), email client and navigation of the Internet


  • Required to use scheduling and record management software; training is provided.

  • Work within policies of the university; training is provided in policies related to core work functions such as evaluation, finance, professional development, charge card use, vacation, Code of Conduct etc.

  • Ability to operate in changing technological environment

  • Good project skills management

Candidates selected for interview are required to obtain a Police Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Check at their own cost.

How to Apply

Applicants should submit an application letter and curriculum vitae to http://www.macewan.ca/careers and select the job posting. Only applications received electronically will be considered.

Thank you for your interest in employment with MacEwan University. We will be reviewing all applications to select the candidates whose qualifications and experience most closely meet our needs. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

Questions should be directed to Tory Pino, Chair of Wellness & Psychological Services, Pinot2@macewan.ca

For general inquiries, please contact us at careers@macewan.ca.

This position is included under the Faculty Association collective agreement.

MacEwan University is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  We encourage Indigenous people, persons living with a disability, sexual and gender minorities, women, and members of all minority groups to apply and to self-identify. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

We strive to provide an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, beginning with the hiring process. If you have special assessment needs, we want to ensure you have the support you need to showcase your abilities. Please disclose any requirements when contacted for an interview. This information will be kept confidential.

Category Full-time Tenure-Track
Salary $71,391 – $81,923
Closing Date October 1, 2021
Competition No. 21.09.144
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