Competition # NLC-17-066
Temporary Full-time Position
(November 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018)
Northlands College is a leading employer in northern Saskatchewan for both instructional and non-instructional jobs and careers. We have campuses in various communities across the north and have built strong partnerships with agencies and institutions to provide well-rounded programs and courses.
The Student Advisor is an in-scope position reporting to the Student Services Coordinator and is primarily responsible for providing personal counseling services to current and prospective students. They may be required to provide educational and career counseling services from time to time as directed by the Student Services Coordinator.
The Student Advisor’s duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to
, the following: assist students through group and individual personal counseling, related to: financial assistance (e.g. PTA, scholarship, bursary, and student loan applications), childcare and housing issues, referral to other community service providers when the required personal counseling services are beyond the scope of the position, crisis intervention support; career and education counseling as directed by the Student Services Coordinator (e.g. course and program selection, time tables and scheduling, attendance problems); assist students in dealing with college systems and procedures; facilitate and/or assist with workshops and orientations to meet student needs (e.g. stress, time management, self-esteem and assertiveness, relationship and interpersonal communication skills, budgeting, study skills, learning styles); assist the general public by providing information on programs, application procedures, funding sources and career planning as directed by the Student Services Coordinator; invigilate student entry and exit testing, conduct intake interviews and assist in student selection process; assist coordinators, instructors and students with the student discipline process; assist in maintaining a library/network of current materials necessary to support student services activities; promote College programming and activities in the region (e.g. high school visits, career symposiums); record and submit statistical data on monthly activity in order to make assessments on future counseling needs; provide timely verbal and written reports to the Student Services Coordinator, Director and fellow College employees; represent the College or Campus on committees; participate in the development or modification of College policies and procedures; and liaise with external agencies with regards to funding procedures, referral procedures, housing application process, etc.
The minimal qualifications for this position are: a relevant two year post-secondary diploma; two (2) years of related experience; must be prepared to schedule hours of work according to the demands of the position including evenings and weekends when necessary (ie. field hours); must possess a valid driver’s license and be willing to travel to remote communities, including overnight stays, air travel, and travel on gravel roads in all weather conditions; ability to maintain strict client trust and confidentiality required by counseling ethics and exercise sound judgement while dealing with clients in an empathetic way; strong conflict resolution skills; awareness of resources within the area in order to provide accurate and timely information to clients; proven ability to work both independently and in a team environment; and basic computer skills using word processing, spreadsheets, email, and career counseling software.
We thank all candidates who apply; however only those short-listed for an interview will be contacted. A criminal record check will be required prior to hire. Northlands College has excellent benefits and an approved Employment Equity Plan. Applicants of Aboriginal ancestry, as well as individuals in other equity groups are encouraged to apply.
Salary: As per Collective Agreement
Application Deadline: October 15, 2017
Send resumes along with proof of education, to:
Northlands College, Human Resources Department
Box 1000 Air Ronge, SK S0J 3G0
Cheryl Brown HR Advisor: 306-425-4499
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