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Posting number 2017.163
Position Counsellor
Department Student Services (Abbotsford Campus)
Contract type Faculty; 50% full-time, Temporary
Start date As soon as possible after closing date
End date 8 month contract or end of sick leave
Closing date October 18, 2017

About UFV

The University of the Fraser Valley is nationally recognized for its commitment to teaching excellence, community relevance, and Indigenization. With over 100 programs, from graduate and undergraduate arts, science, and professional degrees, to trades and technical education, university preparation, and continuing education UFV is the school of choice for over 15,000 students.

Posting details

The Counselling department invites applications for a 50% part-time Counsellor for a temporary contract (with the possibility of extension). The position will be based on the Abbotsford campus.  All Counsellors are required to serve all campuses as necessary.      


As a member of the Counselling Department within Student Services, the Counsellor will provide clinical counselling in the areas of career, personal, crisis, student success and study skills. The Counsellor will also provide workshop facilitation and other support services to traditional and non-traditional UFV students on an individual and group basis. The Counsellor will share in other departmental duties as required.


A minimum of a completed Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology, including one year of supervised clinical counselling training is required. In addition, a minimum of one year experience as a Counsellor in a post-secondary institution is required. Preference will be given to applicants with 1+ years of career, personal, crisis and student success counselling at a post-secondary institution within the past five years.

Candidates must have formal training or coursework and experience in career counselling. Personal counselling and crisis counselling experience is required. Candidates must also have experience in organizing and facilitating workshops.

How to apply

Direct resume, including evidence of appropriate qualifications by October 18, 2017, referring to Posting #2017.163 to:


Email application to:

Human Resources
University of the Fraser Valley
33844 King Road, Abbotsford, BC, Canada V2S 7M8
Phone: (604) 854-4554
Fax: (604) 854-1538

Find out how to prepare your application

Please note:

  • We thank all applicants for considering UFV for employment.
  • Incomplete applications will not be processed.
  • In order to be environmentally and fiscally responsible, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.
  • Short-listed candidates may undergo a criminal record check and/or a verification of their education credentials, as required.
  • Shortlisted applicants for staff positions will be required to provide copies of their most recent evaluation summary.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

UFV is committed to the principle of equity in employment.

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