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Posting #:AP 44/2013
Posted:Jul 25, 2013
Employment Status:Term Full-Time (36 months with possibility of renewal)
Faculty:Not Applicable
Department:Student Development Centre, Student Services
Grade:Job Group N
Salary Scale:$59,271- $91,230 per annum* (effective July 1, 2013)
Hours of Work:

Job Summary

Why Brock?

Our unique philosophy takes students beyond the pursuit of academic excellence. To achieve this philosophy we endeavour to take our employees beyond the pursuit of just a career. Brock is a place where left-brain and right-brain thinking come together. We encourage our employees to utilize their rational/analytical thinking in concert with their emotional/creative sides in order to have an engaging and rewarding career. We’re one of the fastest-growing universities in Ontario, with hundreds of millions of dollars committed to new construction and programs. We’re small enough to be intimate and big enough to attract world-class minds. Located at the centre of Canada's beautiful Niagara Peninsula, Brock offers an exciting work environment with strong undergraduate, graduate and interdisciplinary programs and a vigorous research culture. We are looking for qualified people who will bring their expertise and dedication in support of the University’s goals and objectives.

The Opportunity

Reporting to the Manager, Personal Counselling and Leadership, the Psychologist provides assessment, diagnosis, treatment and, when necessary, appropriate referral of students with mental health issues/disabilities.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Providing consultation for various individuals and groups with regard to students with mental health issues
• Collaborating within the University and the local community with regard to the provision of mental health services
• Participating as appropriate in training programs related to mental health and wellness
• Servicing provision for students with mental health issues (e.g. assessment, individual and group counselling, crisis intervention, emergency response and critical incident debriefing etc.) as needed
• Consulting with faculty, staff, Case Managers, Circle of Care team, Students-at-Risk team, Residence Dons, and others as needed in relation to students with mental health issues
• Contributing to the Student Development Centre, the University and the community at large as an active member of task forces, committees and other mental health/wellness related activities at the request of the Manager
• Collaborating with other mental health professionals, both on- and off-campus with regard to mental health services, supports and programming as requested
• Participating in continuing professional development


The ideal candidate will have:

• PhD. or Ed.D In Psychology, with a specialization in either clinical or counselling psychology
• Professional designation as a Registered Psychologist in Ontario
• Minimum of 5 years of demonstrated work experience in the field of mental health (preferably with adults in a post-secondary setting)
• Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse group of adults, both one on one and in groups, including people with diverse and sometimes co-morbid mental health issues
• Proficiency with assessment tools, diagnosis and best practice treatment modalities with regard to a number of the above mental health issues
• Demonstrated familiarity with CBT and DBT treatment protocols.
• Demonstrated experience with crisis intervention, emergency response and critical incident debriefing
• Excellent oral, written, presentation and group facilitation skills
• Active membership in relevant professional associations
• Evidence of ability to function as a responsible professional in accordance with professional codes of ethics and to collaborate and provide consultation to other professionals within an inter-professional model
• Ability to demonstrate range, depth and flexibility in responding to student needs for preventative, developmental and therapeutic counselling
• Some management experience (an asset)


This position includes full comprehensive benefits coverage, including tuition waiver. Applicants are invited to submit a resume and cover letter, including salary expectations, by applying online below. Resumes will be reviewed starting Thursday, August 1, 2013 and will be accepted until the position is filled.

It is Brock University’s policy to give consideration to qualified internal applicants.

We appreciate all applications received; however, due to volume we will contact only those candidates selected for an interview.

Brock University is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environment. We will accommodate the needs of the applicants and the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please advise the Human Resources Department to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated through this process. Information received relating to accommodation measure will be addressed confidentially.

*The salary range indicated is representative of all positions evaluated at this level. Actual salary is determined by examining related skills, experience, budgetary restrictions and both internal and external equity comparators.