‘Work2Learn’ – Student Employment Opportunities
All available Work2Learn positions can be found on the Job Board on My Experience.
The Work2Learn Program is a fully funded opportunity with the goal of supporting students in financial need who are interested in developing employability skills and competencies, engaging with the campus community and students, and participating in promoting Counselling Services. The Student would work 5-10 hours per week on campus promoting services provided by Counselling while gaining valuable work experience in a post-secondary environment via a quality Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) opportunity.
- Canadian Citizenship
- Must be in good academic standing
- Full-time undergraduate registration status (enrolled in at least 3 courses)
- Must demonstrate financial need
- Must complete a scholarship application: https://uleth.academicworks.ca/users/sign_in
General commitment is one semester; however, we employ students all year including in summer.
The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring students who enter the Counselling Services office waiting room are greeted and assisted with finding the best to campus resources. Various duties include:
- Informing and assisting students to book a counselling appointment
- Consulting with counselling staff when a student is seeking emergency appointments
- Checking-in students for counselling appointments and informing counsellor upon their arrival
- Promoting and connecting students to available supports at Counselling Services including upcoming groups and workshops
- Providing informative resources and directions to students (i.e., Career Bridge, Student Success, ALC, Health Centre, Academic Advising)
- General office maintenance (tidying waiting room, sanitizing surfacing, stocking supplies, etc.)
- Excellent communication and sociability skills to engage with students and the campus community
- Demonstrate a positive working attitude, be proactive in keeping busy, ability to work independently and as a member of the team
- Exercise good judgment when working with confidential information
- Demonstrate enthusiasm to contribute to student success at the U of L by sharing information and promoting the department of Counselling Services on campus
- Commit to at least one full semester of employment
- Availability to accept shifts as follows: 8:30am-12pm, 1pm-4:30pm, 4:30pm-7:30pm. Please note, there is flexibility in rearranging shift times for the ideal candidate
Documents Required: Resume/Cover Letter
Sexual Violence Prevention Outreach
Sexual violence is an issue that impacts everyone on campus, and we believe that students are in the best position to advocate for a safer and supportive community, free of sexual violence. The successful candidates will work under the Sexual Violence Prevention Educator and will be involved in various projects related to program and service delivery and support.
Duties include (but are not limited to):
- Creating peer education content on the topic of sexual violence prevention (print, social media, presentations)
- Delivering/Facilitating presentations/workshops to educate the campus community
- Running outreach initiatives/campaigns (distributing information, promoting events, creating conversations, running pop-up booths, etc.)
- Providing a student lens to address gaps and needs for sexual violence supports and resources on campus
- Advocating and supporting the campus community. Student ambassadors may receive disclosures and will be required to refer to supports and resources on campus
For more information on this position, email: email@example.com
Counselling Services Student Outreach Worker
The successful candidate will be involved in various projects related to promoting programs and service delivery and support offered by Counselling Services on campus. The ideal candidate with possess similar qualifications to Wayfinder position, noted above.
Duties include (but are not limited to):
- Representing the department around campus and at campus events
- Sharing department promotional information pertaining to services offered and upcoming events
- Engaging with the U of L student population and campus community by sharing information about services offered
- Assisting with posting web and social media content information links at mobile kiosk on campus
Efforts will be made to align duties with applicant interests and academic training.
For more information on this position, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Ambassador Opportunity
ULethbridge Student Wellness Ambassador Program (SWAP)
6 Committee Positions Available
The goal of SWAP is to offer student led, and developed, wellness initiatives that foster peer-to-peer connections and support on campus. SWAP committee members will be responsible for planning regular outreach events that provide students with opportunities to engage in wellness activities as well as learn about health resources on campus. The overall aim of SWAP is to foster student connection and engagement so that all students on our campus flourish!
The committee operates through the Counselling Services department and is overseen by Jennifer Ellis-Toddington (R. Psych, Manager). Committee chairs will be asked to serve a two-semester term (August-April).
What We Offer: Upon fulfilling your commitment to the committee, you will receive credit on the My Experience Transcript (MET). Wellness Ambassadors will receive an honorarium of $300 each term (contingent on duties being fulfilled). In addition to the MET transcript credit & honorarium, Wellness Ambassadors will receive training focused on interpersonal skills, active listening & crisis-response. Formal trainings include safeTALK suicide alertness, Mental Health First Aid certification, and Sexual Violence Prevention training. Ambassadors will have the opportunity to gain meaningful experience & transferrable skills.
This is an open application to be a member of SWAP; individual roles will be assigned once the team has been selected and include:
- Program Chair – With the help of the committee, spearheads planning & implementation of programs, gathers & prioritizes ideas, and communicates needs of the committee to Jennifer Ellis-Toddington.
- Secretarial Chair – Sends out e-mails, keeps calendar & team up to date, meeting minutes and notes, and handles logistics such as reserving locations.
- Marketing Chair – creates content for Facebook, Instagram & Twitter, manages the website, develops promotional material, takes photos at events when appropriate. Giving presentations on the SWAP program to student groups, faculty and staff will be an integral part of this position.
- Treasurer – keeps track of expenses & budget ($5000 budget for operating costs), maintains record of cost associated to each event, petti cash.
- Team Spirit Chair – plans and provides committee members opportunities for support & self-care through “team bonding” events and retreats.
- Connection Coordinator – will liaise with, and reach out to, various departments at the U of L to bring awareness to the program. This member will act as a “dispatcher” to bridge services to students identified in-need of additional support, including “at risk” students. Giving presentations on the peer listener program to student groups, faculty and staff will be an integral part of this position.
- All members will be Peer Listeners; duties will include knowledge of campus resources, referrals to resources, running peer support sessions, and potentially receiving disclosures by “at risk” students.
Responsibilities of Wellness Ambassadors: Wellness Ambassadors will be required to meet bi-weekly for 1-hour to plan events. There will be a minimum requirement of 25 hours a semester; this includes meetings, planning/organization & direct outreach.
Please note: there are a number of on-line and in-person training sessions that need to completed during the summer to prepare to be a Student Ambassador for the fall.