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Wellness Advisor (MR1311)

Université McGill

This is a Contract position in Gatineau, QC posted June 11, 2020.

The Faculty of Medicine is looking for a Wellness Advisor who aims to support the well-being of the Outaouais Campus students (Med -P & MCDM students – UGME and PGME) as well as collaborate with the Montreal Campus staff to provide similar services. The incumbent will play an active role in supporting students in their academic pathway by providing advice and resources to support a healthy life balance and a supportive campus community.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work with the members of the SOURCES office of the Outaouais Campus, in particular with the Career Advisor, the Administrative Coordinator, the Assistant Vice-Dean of Student and Resident Affairs and the Director of Student life.
  • Communicate and partner up with colleagues from the Montreal SOURCES Office in order to apply the same processes and procedures, discuss practices, develop joint activities and programming aimed at preventing and promoting healthy lifestyles, and establish service corridors to support medical students at the Montreal and Outaouais Campuses;
  • Meet with students of the preparatory program, undergraduate medical studies and post-doctoral medical training for individual advice, support and references;
  • Develop professional relationships with local partners and community organizations, as well as resources services at the Montreal campus, that can support students;
  • Provide personal, detailed and thoughtful advice, while taking into account all the circumstances of the student’s life and interests, carefully document the meeting and provide notes to the student as well as follow-up measures if necessary;
  • Develop, innovate and propose new workshops and presentations, wellness events and special information sessions that meet student needs and accreditation standards;
  • Identify needs for health promotion and other trainings for units/faculties and students; o Offer wellness workshops and support groups to students;
  • Perform an initial selection and assessment of students with mental health issues and wellness concerns;
  • Gather and review relevant information and backgrounds based on mental health and counseling knowledge and skills when making an initial assessment through a structured judgment process; o Determine the need for intervention in the event of an emerging crisis and facilitate urgent and non-urgent recommendations. If necessary, launch the crisis management protocol;
  • Play the role of intermediary for further care; collaborate with the referral sources necessary to simplify student access to support services, including other mental health providers, university counselors, professionals in various student service departments at the University. Support and follow up on recommendations;

Minimum Education & Experience:

Undergraduate degree

Three (3) years’ related experience

Reference Number: 20-0605/MR1311

Position Type: Full-Time

Hours Per Week: 33.75

Additional Information: Testing may be administered. ***This position is located in Gatineau.***

Other Qualifying Skills And/Or Abilities:

Must be a member of a relevant professional order. Relevant experience in educational counseling, preferably in professional health programs. Deep understanding of issues related to well-being and resilience among health professionals. Understanding of the challenges of the student’s curriculum pathways. Experience in leading group workshops. Ability to work with a university-aged population and with people in crisis. Ability to work effectively in collaboration with teaching and professional staff within the university. Patience, tact, judgment, discretion and respect for confidentiality. Proven competence in a multicultural context. Proven ability to recognize the limits of one’s own area of practice. Superior skills in oral and written communication, leadership, organization and interpersonal skills, in French and English.

How To Apply:

Please submit your application online at

Click on “APPLY NOW” and clearly indicate the reference number – 20-0605/MR1311