May 8, 2013

Employee Assistance Program Counsellor (Part Time)


We are seeking an Employee Assistance Program Counsellor (Part Time) in the Human Resources Support Services reporting to the Disability Management Coordinator.  The Employee Assistance Program Counsellor will work in partnership with the full time EAP Counsellor and provide individual counselling, support groups and workshops and will assist with the implementation of the Board's health and wellness initiative. 

Responsibilities include: maintaining a confidential referral service for employees; liaising with community and private resources to refer employees to the appropriate resource for treatment; providing initial assessment and counselling to employees until treatment commences with resource agency; acting as a resource to the system on conflict resolution, critical incidents and trauma debriefings; consulting supervisors regarding appropriate strategies to encourage employees to utilize the EAP service; planning, developing and conducting various workshops and support groups related to wellness; responding to general inquiries related to resources and maintaining own records, making own appointments and answering all telephone calls to ensure confidentiality. 

Work schedule of 17.5 hours per week will be assigned by Supervisor. 


• Masters of Social Work, Registered Social Worker and demonstrated knowledge of counselling/therapy modalities.
• Minimum 5 years of social work experience providing counselling to adults on various mental health issues, stress management, family conflict and emotional difficulties.
• Experience working independently to effectively manage a caseload and provide coaching, counselling, conflict resolution and crisis intervention.
• Experience working in a school board and knowledge of existing community and private resources are an asset.
• Excellent presentation, interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills.
• Excellent organizational, time management and computer skills.
• Psychiatric social work background is an asset.
• Most possess a car and have a valid driver's license

Salary:  C4-3 ($69,868 to $83,083) per annum (Under Review)

Duties to commence as soon as possible

Quote file number:  ASG #17 in the subject line

Applications in writing must be received by the undersigned no later than 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 15th, 2013.  You should allow two days for courier delivery to ensure that your application meets this deadline.  Please include an up-to-date resume including your work location, residence and business telephone numbers.

We appreciate the interest of all applicants, but will only be interviewing selected candidates.

Criminal Record Check

For the safety of students, successful candidates will be required to submit a satisfactory criminal record check prior to the commencement of any employment duties.  Recent changes made by the RCMP have resulted in significant processing delays for some candidates.  You may wish to start the process to obtain your criminal record check as soon as possible.

Commitment to Equity

The Peel District School Board is committed to equity in employment. We are committed to equitable hiring practices that allow us to hire qualified staff who reflect the full diversity of the Region of Peel.  We will make any reasonable accommodation, based on any of the human rights protected grounds, to support candidates to participate in the hiring process.

When contacted, candidates will be provided with an overview of the various elements of the selection process, such as tests and skill demonstrations. We will provide employment accommodation (i.e. an accessible location, rescheduling of interviews that fall on religious holy days) if we are advised of an applicant's needs in advance of any part of the selection process.

Forward resumes to:

Rachel Hague
Acting Employee Relations Officer
Peel District School Board
Human Resources Department
5650 Hurontario Street
Mississauga, ON  L5R 1C6
fax: 905-890-4955
email: as text or as an attachment in word with a .doc extension

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