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Health and Wellness Counsellor

Position Overview

Under the direction of the Administration, the Alexander College Health and Wellness Counsellor is responsible for delivering counselling services to benefit the mental health and well-being of the students of Alexander College.

The Health and Wellness counsellor works within the larger Division of Campus Operations to foster a culture of positivity and collaboration at Alexander College. The Counsellor also provides approximately 1 day a week of counselling services to the students of Alexander Academy.

In accordance with the BCACC and its Ethical Code of Conduct, the Health and Wellness Counsellor provides confidential guidance and mental health counselling services on an appointment basis to students actively attending the college.

The Counsellor will provide services in a confidential setting that allows students to express themselves and explore their personal, social and psychological issues without fear of judgment. Through the counselling process, the role supports students so they may gain a better awareness of their concerns and ways to cope with them. Working with the other members of the Health and Wellness Unit, the Counsellor will provide services at both the Burnaby and Vancouver campuses and must be able to travel between them.

Reporting Relationship

Reports to the Director of Campus Operations and Associate Director of Campus Operations

Employment Type

Full Time, Permanent

Salary Range

$50,000.00-$62,000.00 per year

Work Week

The Employee will work during regular business hours, Monday to Friday.

  • College operating hours are 8:00 am to 9:00 pm and shifts will either be opening or closing
  • Saturday day shift may be required on occasion
  • Occasional overtime may be required


Alexander College Burnaby and Vancouver Campuses, and Alexander Academy Vancouver campus.

Flexibility to travel between campuses will be required. Some remote work is permitted with prior approval from the Director.

Why Join Us

  • Group extended health, dental, and life benefits
  • GRSP matching contributions
  • Paid vacation time
  • Professional Development encouragement and reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee engagement events and activities
  • Facilities: Brand new campus and office space that emphasizes a culture of environmentally friendly practices. Secure bike lockers and shower.
  • Supportive, friendly, and encouraging team of people

Education & Experience Requirements

  • A minimum of a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology (or a related field).
  • Registration with BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (RCC) or Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCC).
  • Minimum one-year experience working in the post-secondary or similar environment.
  • Experience working with students preferred.


  • Experience in clinical assessment and identifying needs for crisis intervention.
  • Excellent interpersonal & relationship building skills.
  • Superior teamwork capabilities.
  • Superior oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate and listen effectively with users from a wide variety of cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
  • Ability to maintain professionalism and cordiality when working with others.
  • Ability to maintain collegial relationships with staff members and faculty
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality for all clients.
  • Strong ability to take initiative and complete tasks as assigned.
  • Strong familiarity with Microsoft Office, including Microsoft Excel.
  • Effective public speaking skills required for the delivery of Health and Wellness workshops.
  • Upon hire, must satisfactorily complete a criminal record check via the Criminal Records Review Program.

Specific Responsibilities

Counselling Duties
  • Conduct clinical counselling sessions on an as-needed appointment basis for students of Alexander College and Alexander Academy.
  • Formulate and implement treatment plans and maintain confidential student records.
  • Identify students at risk, assess and appropriately respond to crisis situations.
  • Plan, prepare and conduct group workshops on prevalent issues affecting domestic and international students.
  • Develop familiarity with community resources and effective strategies for healthy living.
  • Develop information resources on topics relevant to post-secondary students.
  • Participate in Student Outreach activities including classroom visits to advertise services, and special events such as Orientation.
  • Represent the Alexander College Health and Wellness unit at internal and external events and meetings.

Administrative Functions

  • Communicate with college administration, committees, and external stakeholders.
  • Maintian appointment data and scheduling.
  • Contribute to the development of procedures within the Health and Wellness unit.
  • Work with staff from other divisions on creating and implementing new initiatives at the College.
  • Assist with Institutional Effectiveness and other divsion reports and Accreditation needs, as required.
  • Refer students to other external counselling services and resources in the community.
  • Maintain professional development, associations, and memeberships.
  • Participate on committees, and needed.
  • Conduct Unit Assessment and Term Reporting as required by the insiution.
  • Person other duties as requested by the Director.

How to Apply

If you are interested in the above position and you would like to apply, please e-mail your cover letter and resume with the e-mail title being “[Your full-name]_Health and Wellness Counsellor 2024” to

Please note that applications without a cover letter will not be accepted. In your cover letter, be sure to tell us what you would bring to the team and why you’d be perfect for this role. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

No phone calls please.

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

Alexander College acknowledges that the land on which we usually gather is the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. We are grateful to have the opportunity to work in this territory.

Alexander College acknowledges that the land on which we usually gather is the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. We are grateful to have the opportunity to work in this territory.