Thompson Rivers University

Thompson Rivers University



Closing soon

Application Restrictions

Open to both Internal and external

Job Type

Faculty (Sessional)

Posting In effect from


Closing Application Date


Applications will be reviewed commencing the closing application date and may continue until the position is filled.

Instructional Type

Instructional Support

Anticipated Start Date


Position End Date (If Applicable)



Counsellors promote and support the personal growth, academic success and career development of TRU students.

The specific duties for this position are:

To provide individual, short-term personal counselling for current students

To provide individual crisis counselling for current students

To provide academic success counselling for current students

To provide educational and career planning counselling for current and prospective students

To facilitate counselling workshops, groups and seminars

To participate in case conferences and work collaboratively as a member of an inter-professional team

To provide consultation services to TRU employees regarding student-related issues

To prepare resources for students, and maintain accurate and confidential records


Master's degree in counselling psychology or equivalent from an accredited post-secondary institution, with supervised clinical experience at a graduate level

Two years of experience in providing counselling in a post-secondary (or equivalent) setting

Experience with group and/or workshop facilitation

Demonstrated ability to exercise initiative, mature judgement, empathy and tact in all interactions

Demonstrated commitment to fostering equity, diversity and inclusion

Pay Band

$71,520.00 - $181,896.00 ( According to TRUFA Salary Schedule (Range TS01 - TS35) )


Kamloops, BC CA (Primary)

# of Hires Needed


Organizational Unit

Thompson Rivers University -> Faculty of Student Development -> CASA (Counselling, Academic Supports & Assessment)

Diversity and Inclusion Commitment:

Thompson Rivers University is strongly committed to hiring based on merit with a focus on fostering diversity of thought within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, Indigenous, Black and People of Colour, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

NOTE: To learn more about Thompson Rivers University or living in Kamloops or Williams Lake please visit our Careers website. External Candidates invited to interview will be required to bring a copy of their transcripts to the interview.

Job details




Thompson Rivers University




November 20, 2023

Application deadline

December 01, 2023

Job type



Education,Psychology,Social Science

About the employer

Thompson Rivers University (TRU) was established in 1970 as a public academic and Research University. Located in Kamloops, BC, Canada is the main campus of the university. Many global leaders and people in business have graduated from TRU. It has distance and online education programs with TRU Open Learning division.

The inaugural convocation of TRU was held on March 31, 2005. The first official visit at the university was made by Prime Minister Paul Martin. On-campus, 15,500 students are studying a variety of programs.

Programs are from these schools and faculties; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Adventure, School of Business and Economics, School of Nursing, Faculty of Education and Social Work, Culinary Arts and Tourism, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Student Development, and School of Trades and Technology.

The university is in the vicinity of the commercial districts and residential areas. And next door to Tournament Capital Center that is Kamloops' biggest recreational centre. Also, the University offers various outdoor adventures and cultural activities around its campus.

With TRU's World division, they have many international partners. With 26,000 studying students on the campus or through distance and online learning, the university provide 140 on-campus programs and 60 open learning programs. It has 2000+ employees including academic faculty, staff and administration.

TRU provides its students with academic research, extracurricular activities for community services. Most students from are from China, India and Saudi Arabia with other 70 countries.

33,000+ Canadian Alumni and 15,000+ International Alumni have graduated from TRU's undergraduate, graduate and vocational training programs. The TRU Alum stay connected with AlumNights that happen in Vancouver and Victoria. The notable alumni of TRU are Canadian actor Lorne Cardinal, Canadian novelist and former professor at the University of British Columbia, Steven Galloway; and Kamar Burke, Canadian retired professional basketball player.

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