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Wellness Advisor
University of British Columbia - Vancouver Campus
Team B | Counselling Services 
Student Health and Wellbeing | VP Students
Job Description Summary: Within the context of an integrated and collaborative stepped care model and in accordance with established standards of practice and the vision and values of the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Wellness Advisors triage students seeking mental health support. Conduct initial assessments, determine the level(s) of support most on the stepped care continuum that will best meet students’ needs and develop care plans with them. Perform a variety of counselling and outreach functions as time permits. Understand the role for Wellness Advisors and practices within the integrated and collaborative stepped care model.
Work Performed
1. Triages students presenting with mental health and wellbeing concerns. - Collects and reviews pertinent information/history, drawing on knowledge of mental health and counselling knowledge and skills when making an initial assessment through a structured judgment process. - Determines the need for emergent crisis intervention, facilitates urgent and non-urgent referrals. - Develops initial care plan with the student.
2. Works in collaborates with campus and community stakeholders to provide optimal mental health support for students: - Collaborates with referral sources including other mental health care providers, academic advisors, Enrolment Services Professionals, Residence Life Managers and Student Support Services Managers. - Consults with UBC and other mental health care professionals as appropriate. - Maintains up-to-date and comprehensive information (e.g. services provided, referral procedures etc.) on faculty-based and central student services as well as community based mental health services to facilitate seamless referral to resources and services. - Establishes, maintains and enhances relationships/communication with UBC Vancouver Center for Accessibility, Student Health Service, Health Promotion and Education and Conduct & Safety.
3. Performs indirect service responsibilities effectively and efficiently: - Creates and maintains student records including assessments and referrals as well as appointment information in accordance with established professional standards and unit policies and procedures - Participates in team meetings, by providing input, and presenting relevant material to promote optimal support for students. - Engages in ongoing team planning, development, evaluation and quality improvement activities that facilitate team goal setting, problem solving, conflict resolution and collaboration - Maintains and updates professional competency in mental health issues and treatments; reviews relevant literature and participates in professional development.
4. Supports student mental health wellbeing by participating in health promotion and wellbeing programming including facilitating workshops and staffing orientation events as time permits.
5. Provides drop-in, single session counselling and facilitates group counselling programs as time permits.6. Other duties as assigned.
Master's degree in Counselling Psychology or a related field. Certification as a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the B.C. Association of Clinical Counsellors. Eligible for professional certification in British Columbia. Minimum of three years’ experience in Clinical Counselling or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience conducting triage in a fast paced mental health service setting. Post-secondary experience preferred with knowledge of student development theory and expertise working with one or more specific student populations including international students, Aboriginal students, or graduate students, an asset. Demonstrated outstanding oral and written communication skills and the ability to build rapport with staff, students, faculty, and community partners. Must have a deep commitment to the principles and values of creating inclusive campus communities and demonstrated cross-cultural competence. Appropriate course-work and training in assessment and treatment of a wide range of post-secondary student concerns including substance use, stress, depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, career/life planning, transition issues and trauma preferred. Bilingual or multi-lingual an asset. Demonstrated attention to detail and ability to manage multiple tasks and projects. Proven, interpersonal and problem-solving skills. Ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends. Ability to navigate complex student situations, including crisis intervention. Ability to envision and implement innovative programs and initiatives. Computer literacy (MS Office, email and internet required; experience with databases, Wiki and Shared Docs preferred) 
Compensation Range:  $6,378.58 - $9189.17 CAD Monthly 
Closing Date: on or before 11:59pm August 1st, 2021

Mission Statement

Working together to promote and support
competency in clinical counselling & psychotherapy.