Therapist (MT0375, SAF2B, GR05)

Job Category: 
Term positions for Management and Professionals


Position Summary:

To support the psychological wellbeing of McGill students to promote their healthy development and academic success. Counselling uses a multifaceted approach to support students in distress, supporting the resiliency of our student body, and collaborate with our partners on campus to create a healthier learning and working environment. We provide programming and service delivery with a holistic view of the individual that recognizes the diverse contributors to psychological wellbeing and the different ways of conceptualizing healing.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Using the Collaborative Care (Stepped Care) model, performs any/all of the following functions with clients as needed with each individual case:

  • Conducts (psychological/emotional) assessments and collaboratively creates wellness plans with students. Utilizes existing low-intensity programs such as on-line therapeutic interventions and self-help materials, workshops, and group therapy. Completes consultation paperwork. Provides follow-up appointments and makes referrals within McGill and the larger community, as appropriate.
  • Provides individual therapy or counselling within the collaborative care framework for students experiencing severe to mild psychological distress. Works from a short-term, directive, collaborative, evidence informed model and utilizes strength/resiliency based modalities.
  • Plans & conducts art therapy groups, group counselling, workshops, and outreach in areas appropriate to the Student Wellness Hub’s mandate and function of treatment and prevention. Assesses the needs of the McGill community and makes recommendations regarding new programs that can fill these gaps. Researches, develops, and implements groups and/or workshops to meet these needs. Collaborates with internal and external partners to ensure coordinated programming and referral pathways.
  • Meets with students in crisis. Conducts crisis counselling or makes referrals, as appropriate and required.

Maintains professional licensure. Responsible for ensuring that practice is up to date and informed by current research. Participates in training opportunities and incorporates current Counselling Services practices into daily routine. Works on special projects, as assigned.

Education and Experience:

Undergraduate Degree (Clinical Psychology, Social Work, Creative Arts Therapies, Counselling Psychology or related field)

Three (3) years' related experience

Other Qualifying Skills and Abilities:

Master’s Degree in Creative Arts Therapies, preferred. Must be a member of the OPQ or have appropriate Quebec licensure to treat a psychological disorder. Demonstrated ability to make clinical decisions independently. Excellent artistic abilities, creativity, imagination and enthusiasm a definite asset. Strong knowledge and understanding of the role art can play in therapy is strongly preferred. Professionalism, good organizational and interpersonal skills are essential. Must be able to contribute actively to a team. Demonstrated competence working with young adults. Excellent presentation and communication skills. Able to support students from diverse communities drawing upon personal lived experience, formal training and previous work experience. Lived experience with diverse communities is a strong asset. Demonstrated ability to work in a Microsoft environment using Word, PowerPoint, Titanium, PurelyHR, internet search engines and email. English and French, spoken and written.

Additional Information:

Candidates who are interested in work 4 days [27 hours] per week are welcome to apply.

How to Apply:

Please submit your cover letter and curriculum vitae, clearly indicating the reference number, to Student Services at staffing.s2 [at]

The deadline to apply for this position is October 18, 2019 at 5:00 PM.

*Current employees: please indicate your McGill ID number in your application.*

We thank all applicants for their interest in McGill University. However, Student Services will only contact applicants selected for an interview.

In order to maintain internal priority, McGill employees must apply within the delays specified in the MUNACA collective agreement for positions covered by the collective agreement or according to the personnel policies for positions covered by the personnel policies.

McGill University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We welcome applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated groups to self-identify. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, [at] or 514-398-3711.

Student Services
Student Wellness Hub
Salary Range: 
(Grade 05) $56,800 - $71,100 (midpoint) - $92,500
Until April 30, 2020 (with the possibility of extension)
Reporting to: 
Associate Director – Counselling
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