Counselling Internship Program Coordinator (Part-Time)

 Posted: Wednesday, December 1, 2021 | Administrative and Staff Positions

Tyndale is a Christian university that prepares leaders for work in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, ministry and the global mission of the church. Tyndale offers fully accredited programs in a wide range of disciplines at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Currently, there are over 1,600 students representing over 40 denominations and 60 ethnic backgrounds and over 13,000 alumni. Founded in 1894, Tyndale is located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Position Description

Tyndale Seminary invites applications for a staff position in Counselling. This is a part-time staff position, where the incumbent would be expected to fulfill their role at 50% of a regular work week.

The selected candidate will be part of a department offering a full range of clinical counselling courses that integrate rigorous theoretical understanding with applied psychotherapy methods and skills. The counselling program, one of the largest programs in the seminary, prepares students for professional clinical practice in counselling and psychotherapy. The integration of spirituality and practice is a program distinctive.

Primary Responsibilities

The incumbent will be responsible for overseeing a part-time administrative person and all aspects of the Master of Divinity (MDiv) Counselling – Clinical Track Internship Program. The part-time administrative person will assist the incumbent with executing administrative tasks. This program is integral for students and is a key pre-requisite for their graduation. This role includes the following responsibilities, each with varying number and magnitude of tasks:

  • Develop and maintain an internship program structure and function that meet the growing needs of the psychotherapy field in Ontario
  • Develop and maintain relevant internship information and communication methods for the current and prospective internship sites and for students. These communication methods include webpages, handbook, syllabus, e-mail messages, etc.
  • Liaise with the College of Registered Psychotherapist of Ontario (CRPO) on relevant clinical experience matters as they relate to the internship program structure and operations
  • Interact with the CRPO on any matters of inquiry or audit relating to applicants from Tyndale’s internship program
  • Develop and maintain close contact and communication with prospective and existing internship organizations, with regards to new intern positions, checking in on existing interns’ progress (once per semester for each intern) and resolving interns’ performance, or compliance issues
  • Conduct Internship Orientation Session for prospective interns in the fall semester
  • Manage and facilitate the internship application process for students
  • Match each student with available sites that match their preference and forward students’ application to the respective sites
  • Develop and maintain accurate records of students’ internship applications and matched sites
  • Organize and direct the Internship Reflection seminar each semester for all interns
  • Organize, manage, and facilitate additional clinical supervision sessions in cooperation with the Wellness Centre (primarily) for interns who do not have an RP qualified clinical supervisor
  • Update and maintain all internship assignments and documentation forms, templates, and tools
  • Conduct comprehensive evaluation of each intern and maintain accurate records of assignments/requirements completion, and submit final internship course grades
  • With other Counselling Department faculty, share the grading of students’ Capstone Papers as part of their internship completion requirements
  • Advise students in relation to their internship requirements, which includes application, progress and challenges, completion, and professional registrations

Position Qualifications

Education

  • Masters degree in relevant discipline
  • Must be a Registered Psychotherapist in good standing with CRPO
  • Membership (or eligibility for membership) in a professional body (e.g. AAMFT or CAMFT)

Experience

  • Supervisory experience mandatory, with proven ability to mentor students / beginning therapists
  • Demonstrated experience interacting well with agencies and other organizations which offer student internships

Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated capacity for thoughtful and intentional integration of faith and practice
  • Ability to effectively relate to a multicultural, multidenominational, multigenerational student body

Personal Characteristics

Demonstrated collegial style committed to collaboration with colleagues within the institution and the broader professional community

Duties and responsibilities that do not constitute a major change may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of the supervisor either orally or in writing.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send a cover letter outlining their interest and qualifications for the position, provide a statement of Christian faith, and a complete curriculum vitae. The names and contact data for referees will be required once initial screening is complete. 

Review of applications will begin January 10, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All qualified candidates will be considered, however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  The successful candidate will agree to Tyndale University's Statement of Faith.

This position is scheduled to begin June 1, 2022.

Questions and applications can be submitted in confidence to Tyndale University Human Resources at employment [at] tyndale [dot] ca.


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