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Student Advisor (2 positions)

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Job Order #: 5582563

Employer Name:
Northlands College
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As per Collective Agreement
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Employment Terms:
Full Time
Length of Employment:
Permanent and Term: ASAP - June 30, 2018
Technical/Applied Science Diploma
3-5 Years
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Employer Name:
Northlands College

Contact Name:
Cheryl Brown

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Competition #NLC-17-051-02 (Permanent)
Competition #NLC-17-052-02 (Term: ASAP - June 30, 2018)

Application Closing Date: Until a suitable candidate is found.

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 Advisors duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: assist students through group and individual personal counseling, related to: financial assistance, 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); 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;

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).


Skills and Abilities

Work Setting
 - Post-secondary educational institution
Specific Skills
 - Co-ordinate the provision of counselling and information services to students, parents and teachers
 - Consult with teachers, parents, administrators and community agencies
 - Counsel students regarding personal and social issues
 - Counsel students regarding educational issues
 - Participate in staff meetings, educational conferences and workshops
 - Prepare and deliver presentations at workshops and conferences
 - Refer students to other specialized services when required
 - Administer and interpret standardized intelligence, aptitude and interest tests
Essential Skills
 - Significant use of memory
 - Computer use
 - Finding information
 - Job task planning and organizing
 - Critical thinking
 - Decision making
 - Problem solving
 - Working with others
 - Oral communication
 - Writing
 - Document use
 - Reading text
Additional Skills
 - Use computer applications
Area of Counselling Experience
 - Assessment or testing
 - At risk students
 - Career or post-secondary training orientation
 - Crisis intervention
 - Personal or life skills management
 - Study skills
 - Academic program or credit evaluation


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