Manager in Graduate Student Wellness Services
York University
Canada

Purpose:
Reporting to the Executive Officer, the Manager, Graduate Student Wellness Services is responsible for creating and managing services and programs that support graduate student wellness and accommodation requirements. The Manager’s primary objective is to lead the development and management of wellness services for graduate students and to identify opportunities to collaborate and/or create wellness related programs and services to support the needs of graduate students. The Manager also liaises with members of the York community as well as units external to the University to facilitate the development of positive working relationships and partnerships that contribute to enhancing the quality of service provided to graduate students.
 
Education:
A Master’s degree in a counselling field (e.g. Social Work, Counselling Psychology) is required. Membership in at least one of the following professional colleges or associations as a regulated mental health professional also preferred: The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) or the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO), or holds the designation of “Canadian Certified Counsellor” from the Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association or the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).
 
Experience:
A minimum of two years of relevant experience such as overseeing the development and delivery of services, financial and budget planning, project management and managing a team. Management experience in a counselling or confidential client setting is preferred. Supervisory experience in a unionized environment is also preferred. As well as a minimum of three years in professional counselling with young adults and adults. Demonstrated direct service experience in assessing mental wellness and providing effective responses to student in crisis and/or experiencing mental/ emotional distress.
 
Skills:
Demonstrated working knowledge of human resources management practices; excellent organizational and management skills. Well-developed knowledge of the principles of counselling and demonstrated the ability to direct the processes that lead to change and personal development. Well demonstrated knowledge of professional development theories and models. Knowledge of methods to safely and effectively work with students in crisis. Ability to foster a barrier-free environment of trust and collaboration in support of students. Understanding of graduate students’ needs and specific challenges. Ability to provide culturally appropriate wellness accommodation and coordination of services. Skilled in workshop development and facilitation. Excellent communication and presentation skills. Excellent tact and diplomacy are required in working with a diverse student population. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Intermediate to Advanced skills in MS Office Suite (i.e. Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and web-based mail (i.e. Lotus Notes). Familiarity with the post-secondary sector.
 
Recruitment Checks:
This position requires the candidate to produce a verification of degree(s), credentials(s), or equivalencies from accredited institutions and/or international equivalents at the time of interview.
This position requires the candidate to produce a Vulnerable Sector Check satisfactory to the University prior to commencement of employment.
 
Cover Letter Required: Yes


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