Job Posting

Job ID:


Vancouver - Point Grey Campus

Employment Group:

Management&Professional (AAPS)

Job Category:

Counsellors & Psychologists

Classification Title:

Counslrs/Psychologsts, Level B

Business Title:



Fac.of Pharmaceutical Sciences


Fac.of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Salary Range:

$75,507.00 (minimum) - $94,385.00 (midpoint) - $117,980.00 (maximum)

Full/Part Time:



Desired Start Date:


Funding Type:

Budget Funded

Closing Date:


Available Openings:


Guiding principle: "Midpoint" of the hiring salary range means the individual possesses full job knowledge, qualifications and experience.

Job Summary

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences (0.5 FTE):

Provides services and programming to the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences to support student mental wellbeing and academic success. Provides single session/short term counselling, triage and referral to stepped care at Counselling Services, external resources, and emergency services as appropriate. Offers consultation to faculty and staff including response to crises. Promotes mental wellbeing for students in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Builds a network of resources on campus and in the community specific to the needs of pharmaceutical sciences students. Contributes to the ongoing development of development and implementation of programming for students to support their mental wellbeing.

Counselling Services (0.5 FTE):

Provides a comprehensive range of counselling services for registered and admitted UBC students including assessment and referral to the most appropriate level of care, single session and brief counselling, group counselling, and crisis intervention within the context of an integrated and collaborative stepped care model. Provides consultation services to UBC faculty and staff. Participates in training and supervision as well as the development and delivery of programs which enhance student mental wellbeing.

Organizational Status

Reports to the Director, Counselling Services, Student Health and Wellbeing, for oversight of clinical work. Reports to Director, Office of Student Services, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences for operational matters, and for direction of non-clinical work with respect to pharmaceutical sciences student wellbeing. Works collaboratively with the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences student services team as well as the team of professionals within UBC Student Health and Wellbeing, actively participating in and contributing to the development and delivery of effective mental wellbeing programs and services. Also works in collaboration with other UBC student services and community resources.

Work Performed

    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences (0.5 FTE):

  • Promotes mental wellbeing for pharmaceutical sciences students through a range of programming including orientation, workshops, seminars, groups and other resources that help students normalize stress, understand how to manage stress and maintain mental wellbeing, as well as how to seek support when needed. Develops and delivers workshops and outreach programs that promote student wellbeing.
  • Provides single session and short-term counselling to support students experiencing mental health concerns.
  • Conducts triage as needed and referral to stepped care including connection to online tools and resources, workshops, life coaching, group programs, Student Health Service, external resources and crisis support/emergency services.
  • Builds and maintains a network of UBC and external resources specific to needs of students in Pharmaceutical Sciences.
  • Provides consultation and support to staff and faculty on student mental health concerns including crises.
  • Assumes the Wellbeing Liaison role, providing orientation, presentations and training on how to support students' mental wellbeing for faculty and staff.
  • Participates in meetings with Pharmaceutical Sciences faculty and staff as well as Counselling Services case management and administrative meetings.
  • Facilitates, in connection with UBC Counselling Services as appropriate, the operation of counselling programs within the Faculty (e.g. group counselling, etc.).
  • Considers and supports culturally appropriate wellbeing programming for all students.
  • Prepares reports, publications and other documents as required, and may be asked to sit on and participate as a member of Faculty committees and working groups.
  • Develops content for and promotes wellbeing programming for pharmaceutical sciences students. Responsible for ensuring student wellbeing web resources are up to date and accurate.
  • Performs other duties consistent with the mandate of the Faculty as requested.

  • Counselling Services (0.5 FTE):

    1. Provides individual, and group counselling for a broad range of personal concerns as well as crisis intervention.
    2. Conducts assessment to clarify students' mental health needs and to inform the development of wellness plans and treatment.
    3. Works within an integrated, collaborative stepped care system of mental health support, providing referral for students to resources on and off campus as indicated.
    4. Participates in Counselling Services case management and administrative meetings.
    5. Develops and delivers mental health programming that builds students capacity to manage mental health difficulties, including programs to meet the unique mental health needs of specific student populations
    6. Participates in the development of policies, processes and plans that promote student wellbeing as well as policies and procedures to ensure effective counselling service delivery.
    7. Provides consultation services to faculty and staff regarding the impact of policies, processes and programs on student well-being as well as specific student concerns.
    8. Collaborates with student, faculties, departments and other student services to develop and deliver programs and services that enhance student learning and wellbeing such as Early Alert.
    9. Coordinates the design, implementation, and analysis of program evaluation and research projects specific to area of coordination.
    10. Liaises with community stakeholders, professional organizations, post-secondary institutions, and other partners to support effective counselling program development and delivery.
    11. Coordinates programs, initiatives, and other special events related to the work of the unit.
    12. Provides clinical supervision and training for Doctoral Interns in intake assessment, individual counselling, group counselling, and supervision of practicum students
    13. Prepares reports, publications and other documents as required.
    14. Performs other duties consistent with the mandate of Counselling Services as requested.

Supervision Received

Acts independently within established clinical and ethical guidelines. Works within a model of collegial consultation and collaboration, under the direction of the Director of Counselling Services and the Director, Student Services.

Supervision Given

May provide group supervision for practicum students as well as supervision for project staff and/or students involved in peer programs, work-study programs, and/or volunteer assignments. May delegate administrative work to Office of Student Services Student Services Assistant (CUPE 2950).

Consequence of Error/Judgement

Must be able to act with a considerable degree of autonomy and independence in the provision of mental health support to students while adhering to the ethical standards of the profession. Poor professional judgment or unethical practice would be extremely detrimental to student wellbeing and in some cases could be life threatening. It would also have a significant negative impact on public relations and the reputation of Counselling Services, the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and the University and, in some cases, could result in legal liability for the University.


Master's degree in Counselling Psychology or a related field. Eligible for professional certification in British Columbia. Eligible for registration as a Registered Clinical Counsellor, Registered Social Worker in British Columbia or as a Canadian Certified Counsellor. University or college counselling experience an asset. Training and experience in single session, triage, stepped care and brief therapy preferred. Minimum of five years experience in Clinical Counselling. Experience supervising Master's level practicum students. Commitment to serving the needs of a broadly diverse student population; Demonstrated ability to provide services that are responsive and sensitive to the needs of specific student populations including aboriginal students, international students, graduate students, racialized students, students with disabilities and LGBTQ students. Demonstrated knowledge of student development theory and experience in program development, consultation and outreach.
Strong interest in and commitment to effective problem solving and continuous improvement of programs and services. Possession of personal attributes that facilitate teamwork and the development of effective working relationships with a wide range of students, faculty, and staff. Appropriate course-work and training in mental health assessment, individual and group counselling; program evaluation, adolescent and adult development; learning theory; career development, cross-cultural counselling and diversity, personality theory and diagnosis and treatment of psychopathology. Knowledge of the unique issues facing university students and university life. Expertise and experience in treatment of a wide range of concerns that post-secondary and professional program students may experience including stress, depression, anxiety, substance use, relationship difficulties, eating/body image issues, career/life planning, transition issues and sexual violence.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.