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Wellness Counsellor

by Huron University College

Position Type: Full-time
Location: London, ON
Date Posted: May 09, 2024
Huron University College

Job Description

Huron invites applications for the position of:




Huron is unique to post-secondary institutions in Canada. With the aim to redefine Liberal Arts education, Huron is creating a university experience unlike any other that prioritizes ethical leadership and community engagement, as much as the pursuit of academic achievement.  

As the founding college of Western University, since 1863, Huron has remained strategically small to best serve the needs of its students.  We provide an elite, yet accessible, education because every student with the passion and work ethic to positively change our world deserves to access the knowledge to understand it and the skills to shape it. Huron’s mission is to develop Leaders with Heart from all backgrounds and foster a vibrant and inclusive community and prepare students to be engaged citizens who transform the sectors they work within. Our commitment to providing the best possible Liberal Arts education means students have many unique opportunities to enrich their learning experiences.


Reporting to the Director, Wellness, the incumbent will prioritize working with racialized students within our community. The incumbent will support immediate triage of student needs, provide direct therapeutic support to students, outreach programming, and professional training to the Huron community to increase mental health literacy. The incumbent will also provide clinical training to practice students as needed, and consultations with faculty and staff regarding student mental health services. 

Specifically, the Wellness Counsellor will:

  • Provide triage assessments and expertise in delivering solution-focused brief therapy alongside other evidenced-based therapies and interventions. 
  • Assess and refer students to appropriate support services at Huron and in the greater community, as required. 
  • Advocate for students’ needs and effectively collaborate within the Huron Campus and with community partners. 
  • Demonstrate a detailed understanding of mental health resources in the greater community. 
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the social determinants of health and the social consequences and risk factors associated with mental health challenges (e.g., substance abuse, addiction, suicide, self-harm, stigma). 
  • Demonstrate familiarity with the unique social, developmental, and psychological concerns experienced by post-secondary students. 
  • Assess suicide risk and develop appropriate dispositions and safety plans. 
  • Demonstrate commitment to student-centred practices anchored in social justice with a focus on equity for students belonging to historically marginalized and underrepresented groups. 
  • Strong commitment to self-reflection and cultural awareness
  • Proficient in program development, group facilitation and learning principles.
  • Provide training and clinical supervision for graduate students in social work, including case-focused supervision, presentation of training materials, and general mentorship concerning the challenges and opportunities associated with university-based mental health care. 
  • Assist with the management and oversight of records within the electronic database and ensure that records and data are maintained in accordance with Huron’s policies and practices. 
  • Manage effective, efficient, and detailed case records to support file management systems, including appropriate documentation of all student activities, communications, and reports, and manage those files in accordance with professional and legislative regulations.  


  • The salary band for this position ranges from $67,615 - $82,333 annually. Salary band placement is based on experience. 


  • A police record check completed from a Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC), inclusive of vulnerable sector screening, will be required of the successful candidate prior to commencing employment.


  • Master’s degree in social work, counselling, or psychology from an accredited institution;
  • Member in good standing with Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) or College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO);
  • Minimum of two (2) years of previous relevant experience; 
  • Demonstrated experience in understanding the impacts of racial trauma;
  • Lived experience of racialization;
  • Knowledge of systemic barriers faced by marginalized communities;
  • A strong understanding and appreciation of the mission of a liberal arts university such as Huron;
  • Excellent time management skills and a demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks and meet competing deadlines in a fast-paced environment;
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills;
  • Well-honed and developed interpersonal skills to represent Huron professionally;
  • Superior listening skills and the ability to interpret the concerns and interests of students;
  • Demonstrated ability to problem-solve effectively and use good judgement in all decisions.   


Joining the Huron team comes with a multitude of benefits beyond just a job. Here's why working with us is a game-changer:

Meaningful Work: Make a real difference in the lives of students and the broader community.  At Huron, your voice is not just heard; it's valued, cherished, and integral to our shared mission.

Work-Life Balance: Enjoy generous time off packages. 

Competitive Compensation: We offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits packages including a pension plan.

Collaborative Culture: Join a tight-knit community of passionate individuals.

Innovation and Creativity: Be encouraged to think outside the box and innovate.

Professional Development: We're committed to investing in your growth and development.



Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit their application no later than May 28, 2024, at 11:59 pm EST. Your cover letter and a current resume may be submitted via Huron’s career portal - ADP.  

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Huron values its place in an interconnected world and desires to reflect this value, acknowledging our responsibility to strive towards a diverse and equitable employment and educational environment that recognizes the inherent worth and dignity of every person. We encourage applications from qualified individuals, especially those from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the diversification of ideas.

As an inclusive employer, we are committed to providing a fully accessible recruitment process. Please contact Huron HR via phone - 519-438-7224 or email - at any time during the recruitment process to request any accommodation support you may need.

We thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected to proceed in the competition will be contacted.  

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London, ON