Department:
Educational Administration
Location:
Vancouver, Canada
Status:
Part Time
# of Positions:
1

Work at VFS

There is no such thing as an ordinary day when you work at Vancouver Film School. It’s a creative and fast-paced environment where you’re part of recruiting and educating the next generation of actors, filmmakers, video game developers and creative thinkers. Our unique culture is all about celebrating the pure passion and unwavering perseverance of our students as they go through their own amazing personal journeys towards a career in the entertainment arts. Constantly evolving and updating to meet industry demands, VFS believes results matter, and that extends from our classrooms and experienced faculty to our hard-working marketing, admissions, and support departments — and well beyond. If you’d like to join our team, simply browse the open positions below. If none of them seem to fit your particular skillsets, but you think you belong at VFS, apply here. We can’t wait to hear from you.

Job Scope

Reporting to the Head of Student & Regulatory Affairs, the Clinical Supervisor will be licensed and certified to practice counselling in the province of BC, and have a minimum Masters of Counselling or Master of Social Work in addition to 5 years of counselling experience. The Clinical Supervisor will be responsible for supervision and mentoring of counselling practicum students in accordance with VFS’ practicum site requirements, and will uphold the duties and responsibilities as described in the clinical practicum handbook.

The Clinical Supervisor will also be responsible for providing individual and group counselling sessions to students. In addition, the Clinical Supervisor will lead the development, implementation, and oversee the delivery of group workshops and training sessions for students and staff on topics relating to mental health, wellness and well-being that are consistent with the overall counselling mission at VFS.

Please Note: Hours are 24-32 hours per month and minimum of 6-8 hours per week. Specific office hours to be determined by VFS and the successful candidate.

Core Responsibilities

  • Together with the Head of Student & Regulatory Affairs, the Clinical Supervisor will be responsible for selecting competent and appropriate counselling practicum students who will provide direct individual and group counselling sessions to VFS students.
  • In addition, he/she will provide workshops and training sessions for VFS students and staff.
  • Research and delivery of high quality and diverse training experiences for counselling practicum students.
  • Supervision of all practicum students' activities during the training program, report writing, program notes, research and guidance on client issues, case conferencing, workshops, training sessions and other learning experiences.
  • Direct legal and ethical responsibility for clients (VFS students) and counselling practicum students.
  • Verifying practicum student training hours and signing off on these hours as required.
  • Providing timely feedback to practicum students regarding their training program.
  • Completing regular practicum student evaluations and at the end of the training program as required.
  • Responsible for maintaining policies to address safety issues in the counselling office.
  • The development and delivery of individual and group counselling sessions to VFS students that are consistent with, and meet the objectives of, VFS' counselling mission and referral plans.
  • Counselling appointments per VFS Student Services' and Educational Administration's counselling schedule.
  • The provision of note-taking, note storage, and the sharing of appropriate types of information with VFS Student Services and Educational Administration pursuant to student success within the framework of professional practice.
  • In addition, ensure student confidentiality, as well as the Code of Ethics as prescribed by mental health professionals.
  • The provision of recommendations to VFS Student Services and Educational Administration with respect to students' capacity for full-time study in VFS' programs including, but not limited to: withdrawal from school, learning accommodations, leave of absence and potential risk to other students.
  • The provision of recommendations to the student with respect to the aforementioned capacity for full-time study.
  • Participation in a minimum of two formal departmental meetings each contract year, and as many individual meetings as agreed upon.
  • The parties above agree, when possible, to schedule meetings such that participation does not interfere with any other professional duties.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Head of Student & Regulatory Affairs.

Job Qualifications

  • A minimum Masters of Counselling or Social Work.
  • Licensed and certified to practice counselling in the province of BC.
  • A minimum of five years of direct counselling experience.
  • Training and/or experience in supervision as a training site supervisor.
  • Abides by the Code of Ethics as prescribed by mental health professionals.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication, supervisory and mentorship skills.
  • Respect for diversity regarding race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation and identity, disability and religion.
  • Excellent analytical and critical thinking abilities.
  • Creative problem solver.
  • Up-to-date with developments in counselling.