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Independent Contractor Counsellor - Part-time, Fixed Term

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Ambrose University, Calgary, Alberta

Ambrose University invites applications for a part-time, fixed term Independent Contractor Counsellor position.

Important Information:

  • The Independent Contractor Counsellor must have a GST number and WCB coverage.
  • The Independent Contractor Counsellor is required to submit invoices monthly.
  • This is a fixed term contract with no expectation of extension.

At Ambrose, the Counsellor plays a pivotal role in supporting the mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being of students by incorporating Christian values and principles with psychologically therapeutic modalities into their support service.

Start Date: August 15, 2024
End Date: April 30, 2024
Hours per week: up to 20 hours (16 hours of direct counselling, 4 hours of group facilitation)

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provide individual counselling sessions to students dealing with a range of issues. The issues include academic stress, interpersonal conflicts, anxiety, depression, grief, and spiritual concerns.
  • Conduct group counselling sessions addressing relevant topics such as identity, relationships, anxiety reduction, emotional regulation, grief, faith exploration, and coping strategies.
  • In collaboration with faculty and staff, provide holistic support to students. This includes referrals to appropriate resources both on and off campus.
  • In collaboration with the Senior Wellness Coordinator, provide support to on-campus workshops, seminars, and training sessions aimed at promoting mental health awareness and well-being within the Ambrose community.
  • Maintain accurate and confidential records of counselling sessions in compliance with ethical standards and Ambrose policies.
  • Integrate a Christian worldview into all aspects of counselling practice and interaction with students.

Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree in counselling, psychology, social work, or a related field.
  • License as a counsellor/clinical therapist or psychologist in the province of Alberta required.
  • 5 years of experience in providing counselling services to individuals from diverse backgrounds, preferably within a higher education setting.  


  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Able to build rapport, establish trust, and maintain confidentiality with students and colleagues.
  • Able to lead and facilitate groups.
  • Able to work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment.

Personal Characteristics

  • Must have a quality of spirit that will be reflected in a growing relationship with God and interpersonal relationships.
  • Sensitive to the unique needs and experiences of post-secondary students. This includes issues related to faith, identity, culture, and mental health.
  • Committed to promoting holistic development and academic excellence within a Christ-centered community.


  • An understanding of the Christian experience, theology, values, and ethics. Able to integrate these principles into counselling practice.
Additional Information
  • A compensation package commensurate with education and experience is available.
  • Employment is contingent upon satisfactory background criminal check and academic transcripts.
  • In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.
  • Ambrose Employees agree to uphold and sign the University’s Statement of Faith upon initial appointment and govern the conduct of his or her work, in accordance therewith.


To apply, please send a letter of application and curriculum vitae to, indicating “Independent Contractor Counsellor” in the subject line. Review of applications begins on August 1, 2024.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Ambrose University is committed to employment diversity and encourages applications from all qualified men and women, members of visible minorities, aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities.

Ambrose University is a private, accredited Christian post-secondary institute located in South West Calgary. Our Faculty of Arts and Science offers provincially accredited Bachelor of Arts degree programs majoring in Behavioural Science, Christian Studies, English Literature, General Studies, History, and Psychology as well as Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Music, and a Bachelor of Science majoring in Biology. We also offer a Bachelor of Education (After Degree). Our Faculty of Theology offers undergraduate degree programs in Children’s Ministries, Church Ministries, Intercultural Studies, Worship Arts and Youth Ministries. At the Seminary level there are a variety of graduate options including Master of Divinity, Master of Arts, Master of Christian Studies as well as Diploma and Certificate programs. Ambrose is committed to the integration of Christian faith with academic discipline, with a vision for academic excellence in the service of the church and the world. For more information visit us online at