Fall Mental Health Promotion Event Coordinator - Counselling

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This student position researches, develops, and coordinates an event to promote the mental health and well-being of VIU students.

Position Requirements

  • Develop and deliver an event(s) that increases awareness and promotes mental health and well-being on campus.
  • Create and implement short survey or other means to assess the needs and interest of VIU students.
  • Research existing events and resources at other post-secondary institutions and liaise with them as needed.
  • Create and/or adapt resources for VIU purposes.
  • Participate in meetings to consult and collaborate with Counselling faculty.
  • Present ideas and discuss needs for the event (eg. printing, booking space).
  • Complete a basic evaluation of the success of the event in collaboration with the counselling team.
  • Prepare a guide and resources for continuation of the event in future years.

Required Qualifications:

  • Enrollment in academic program related to health/mental health (eg. Psychology, Social Work, Child and Youth Care, Nursing, etc.); Tourism, Recreation and Hospitality; or equivalent
  • Capacity to work well independently as well as to collaborate with others
  • Skilled in respectful and effective written and oral communication
  • Creativity
  • Proficiency with social media
  • Skilled in researching information and resources
  • Understanding, awareness, and respect for diversity

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience planning an event or program
  • Experience with/ knowledge of health promotion

Sign-up Directions

To learn more of current Counselling offerings, visit the Counselling Health and Wellness Groups and Workshops webpage.

For more information on the application process, please email Gemma Armstrong, Counsellor.