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Practicum Coordinator

Yorkville University is seeking individuals with a counselling background to join its team at our campuses in Fredericton, New Brunswick and Concord, Ontario.

Reporting to the Associate Director of Field Training, the Practicum Coordinator works directly with students in practicums and their practicum supervisors to ensure that the field-training component of the Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology is implemented in accordance with University policy and in such a way as to achieve its educational and professional development goals.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Monitoring practicum student progress and providing support to students and site supervisors
  • Working closely with and providing support to faculty supervisors
  • Corresponding with practicum site supervisors and students
  • Coordinate student review meetings between faculty supervisor, Director of Filed Training and Associate Director of Filed Training as needed
  • Maintain accurate records
  • Assisting in the development of practicum-related processes and forms
  • Other related duties as apparent or assigned by the Director or Associate Director

POSITION PROFILE

Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree in psychology/counselling or related field
  • It is preferred that the successful applicant be a registered psychologist/counsellor with experience in the field.
  • Experience working in a fast paced environment and effectively managing large volumes of confidential paperwork
  • Experience working in a university setting with graduate students would be an asset

Skills and Abilities

  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Must possess the ability to:
  • work effectively with a diverse population of graduate students in a professional training program in counselling psychology
  • professionally engage in high level communications with professionals at practicum sites across Canada and with University staff and faculty
  • possess strong competencies in conflict resolution and crisis management
  • work effectively in a team environment
  • take direction and work independently as needed
  • know professional limitations
  • Must be computer literate and proficient in all aspects of Microsoft Office, Adobe, data management, and have the ability to quickly learn other software programs used in on-line learning
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Culturally sensitive

 

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