Associate Director (MT0357, SAF3B, GR7)

Job Category: 
Term positions for management and excludeds

Position Context:

Takes on a leadership role by using clinical knowledge (evidence based treatments, common factors, best practice guidelines) to create a healthier campus by advancing and supporting the mandate of Counselling Service within the context of McGill University.  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.

Primary Responsibilities:

Manages lower intensity treatments of the Stepped Care / collaborative care model:

  • Oversees existing low-intensity programs such as TAO, Workshops, Group Therapy, Outreach, self-help materials on the website,
  • Identifies needs in the model and makes recommendations regarding new programs that can fill these gaps,
  • Oversees training on low-intensity interventions and coordinates trainings provided by guest speakers,
  • Records relevant statistics regarding low-intensity programming and disseminates this information to Director,
  • Collaborates with external partners to ensure coordinated programming and referral pathways (for example workshops offered by other Student Service units, relationship with peer support services),
  • Manages professional development events hosted internally to Counselling staff.

Staff Management:

  • Assists Director with the management of staff,
  • Supervises staff adherence to stepped care low intensity interventions (monitors referrals made to these services, identifies areas where staff training/support is needed to improve use of these interventions).
  • Meets with students in crisis. Conducts crisis counselling or makes referrals, as appropriate and required. Participates and/or organizes in-service training and staff seminars, i.e., case conferences. 


Master’s Degree OR  Ph.D. (related field) 

Two (2) years' related experience

Other Qualifying Skills and/or Abilities:

Ph.D., preferred.  Must be a member of the OPQ or have appropriate Quebec licensure to assess a psychological disorder. Strong knowledge / background in Stepped Care model and specifically in lower intensity treatments.  Demonstrated ability to make clinical decisions independently.  Experience supervising Ph.D. interns.  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, PRESENT, internet search engines and email. English and French, spoken and written.

How to Apply:

*Internal candidates: Please provide your McGill ID number when applying.*

Please submit your curriculum vitae and cover letter, clearly indicating the reference number, via email to: hr.stuserv [at]

Applications must be received no later than September 21, 2017 at 5:00 PM.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

McGill University is committed to equity in employment and diversity. It welcomes applications from indigenous peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to further diversification.

Student Services
Counselling Services
Salary Range: 
(Grade 07) $65,700 - $87,600 (midpoint) - $113,900
until April 30, 2018
Reporting to: 
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