Shauna Yohemas
by Human Resources
Published: May 4, 2023 (4 weeks ago)
NorQuest College Edmonton

NorQuesters are difference makers and we’re searching for someone who is passionate about making a difference in our student’s success to join our Wellness team as a Counsellor. The successful candidate will support student’s mental health by fostering personal and academic coping skills and will be forward thinking, provide clear direction, demonstrate curiosity, be innovative, build strong relationships, and contribute to the development of people, teams, and our culture of excellence.




  • Provide evidence-based mental health support in accordance with provincial regulating body standards of practice (CAP, ACSW).
  • Provide in-person and virtual crisis and drop-in counselling to at-risk students
  • Actively participate, as a multidisciplinary Wellness Team member, to ensure best practices and student safety.
  • Participate and/or lead Wellness Team mental health initiatives and projects that support NorQuest students.
  • Provide classroom presentations on mental health topics.
  • Engage in scholarly activity/research/continuing education to support best practices and excellence in student mental health service delivery
  • Participate in transition to employment (TEP) admission processes by reviewing psychoeducational assessment and conducting suitability interviews.
  • Collaborate with other areas of the College in support of student mental health and a mentally healthy learning community.




  • Master’s in Counselling Psychology, Master’s in Educational Psychology or Graduate Degree in Counseling Psychology, Educational Psychology or Clinical Social Work.
  • Registration with the College of Alberta Psychologists or Alberta College of Social Workers, or eligiblity for registration..
  • Telehealth Training Certificate.
  • 5+ years of experience providing mental health counselling.
  • Experience in a post-secondary environment is an asset.
  • Experience with
    • providing trauma informed psychosocial interventions, crisis counselling and risk assessment
    • working with diverse client groups, using an intercultural lens
    • interpreting psychoeducational assessments and functional impacts
    • working with online processes and file management systems
    • developing/delivering resources to support positive mental health for groups
    • working in a multidisciplinary setting
    • providing professional consultation
    • leading/managing projects
    • training on supporting individuals impacted by sexual violence
    • fostering collaborative, positive working relationships




As a difference maker you bring:

  • Excellent critical thinking and analytical skills.
  • Flexibility and the ability to respond quickly to changing demands.
  • Experience working with diverse people using an intercultural lens.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, with verbal, electronic, and written formats.
  • Strong independence, organization skills, and attention to detail.

If you’re interested please apply online at norquest.ca/careers