Administrative/Staff Positions - Thunder Bay Campus
Aboriginal Initiatives
Application Deadline: 
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 4:30pm


Aboriginal Initiatives

Full-Time Contract

(Academic Term – August 20, 2018 to May 2019)

Competition # SCHII-18-12

Reporting to the Vice-Provost, Aboriginal Initiatives and the Coordinator of Aboriginal Cultural and Support Services, the Aboriginal Student Counsellor will provide current and incoming Aboriginal students with the professional and confidential personal support needed to be successful in their academic aspirations. Student support initiatives include individual and group counselling, advocacy, financial, academic, individual, cultural, and transitional support, which includes the development, procurement and conducting of workshops and events that connect students to existing internal and external programs and supports. 

The successful candidate will have completed an Honours Bachelor of Social Work and/or equivalent education & work experience. Additionally, the successful candidate will have a minimum of three (3) years of relevant experience dealing with crisis intervention, response and referrals. Additional qualifications include experience with supporting Aboriginal student transitions, cultural supports, possesses an intimate knowledge of Indigenous communities, traditions and histories, as well as, knowledge of mental health issues affecting young Indigenous adults. Experience in providing culturally relevant counselling services and the ability to speak and write an Aboriginal language will be considered an asset.  The counsellor will be an outstanding communicator with excellent interpersonal skills along with the ability to use and exercise good clinical judgement. The demonstrated ability to carry out self-reflective practices, along with the proven ability to deliver presentations and communicate with a diverse audience, is critical in this role.  The successful incumbent must also demonstrate an ability to work as a member of an inter-disciplinary team.

This competition will close on June 29, 2018. Interested applicants are invited to submit a single pdf document quoting competition # SCHII-18-12, which will include a cover letter and resume along with the contact information of three references to:

 Office of Human Resources

University Centre

Room UC-0003


Lakehead University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including women, racialized persons, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and other equity-seeking groups. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  This is in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements.

We appreciate your interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be notified. Lakehead University is committed to supporting an accessible environment. Please ask us how we may help you by contacting the Office of Human Resources, Lakehead University, (807) 343.8334