Counsellor, Student Support Services

Red River College

Posted Jul 20, 2021 at 09:00 pm Closes Aug 3, 2021 at 09:00 pm

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Winnipeg, Manitoba
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Student Support Services 




Position Location: Notre Dame Campus (Winnipeg, MB)


Full-Time Position Available 




This competition may be used to establish a 12 month eligibility list of qualified candidates for future vacancies.


Red River College is a leader in applied learning and innovation. Our talented team of employees is passionate about education, innovation and student success.  We offer competitive salaries, extensive benefits, and the opportunity for personal and professional growth in a rewarding career. 



Reporting to the Manager, Student Counselling Services, and as a member of the SCS team, the Counsellor provides personal counselling to students, both on-campus and online, in all programs to meet the growing needs of the College, with a focus on assisting Indigenous students and collaborating with the School of Indigenous Education. Counselling includes supporting students with personal issues or emotional concerns that may be barriers to academic success and personal development, conducting intake and follow up appointments, performing case management functions, drop-in counselling and same day crisis intervention. The counselling role also includes collaborating with staff, faculty, administrators and external service providers as needed to optimize student success and retention. The successful candidate develops and delivers workshops and supportive programs for adult learners and first generation learners, and presentations to faculty on how to proactively recognize and respond to students in distress. It is essential that the Counsellor practice cultural safety by understanding the cultural and historic issues faced by Indigenous people.  The hours of work for this position currently range between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. with the possibility of evening hours in the future. The incumbent may be expected to work at either or both the Notre Dame and Exchange District Campus locations.



  • A Master's Degree in Social Work or Counselling/Psychology. A combination of experience and education may be considered   
  • Experience in a counselling environment including case management responsibilities 
  • Experience in personal counselling, provision of mental health services and crisis intervention
  • Self-identifies as an Indigenous/Aboriginal person with lived experiences and expertise in Indigenous knowledge, epistemologies, methodologies, histories, traditions and/or languages 
  • Knowledge and familiarity with the Canadian Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics or other applicable Professional Association 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including conflict resolution skills to deal effectively with students, faculty and the College community 
  • Ability to react appropriately in stressful situations 
  • Exceptional organization and time management skills 
  • Exceptional written skills 
  • Experience developing and delivering relevant workshops for adult learners, first generation learners and faculty
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications and adept at learning new software 
  • Values Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Commitment to lifelong learning



  • Experience working in or closely with a post-secondary educational setting
  • Experience with the pedagogies of land based or applied education 



  • Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • This position may be required to work evenings and/or weekends
  • This position may be required to work overtime
  • Incumbent must provide a current and satisfactory Criminal Records Check, including a Vulnerable Persons Sector Check
  • Incumbent must provide a current and satisfactory Child Abuse Registry Check
  • May be required to work at various RRC campuses 
  • Membership in a relevant professional association, or eligibility to acquire 




Applicants are to clearly demonstrate how they satisfy the selection criteria in their written submissions and must identify the competition number they are applying for in the subject line of the email

Apply to Red River College by email: 

This competition may be used to establish a 12 month eligibility list of qualified candidates for future vacancies.

We seek diversity in our workplace.  Aboriginal persons, women, visible minorities and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Competition #: 2021-127

Closing Date: August 4, 2021

Salary: $63,548 - 86,962 per annum


We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Red River College provides accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process. If an applicant requires accommodation during the application or selection process, Human Resource Services will work with the applicant to meet the accommodation needs.

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2055 Notre Dame Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3H0J9


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