Sprott Shaw College
Since 1903

Professional Counselling Diploma Instructor Open

 Published on Jan 23, 2023
 New Westminster
 Part Time,Permanent
 Bi-Weekly Negotiable based on experience and qualifications.
* This position is for B.C. residents only *

Are you motivated by using your talents to support others? Come work for one of BC’s top private colleges!

Established in 1903, Sprott Shaw College is a private post-secondary institution with 16 government-designated campuses across British Columbia. We take great pride in educating and preparing our students for rewarding and relevant careers in Administration, Business, Trades & Design, Nursing & Healthcare, and Child, Family & Community Support.

Sprott Shaw College is the subsidiary company of CIBT Education Group, one of the fastest-growing companies in BC according to Business in Vancouver. As an organization, we cultivate professional growth and positive working environments for our employees, which fosters our values of Community, Diversity, Integrity, Quality, Respect, and Results-Oriented. 

Reporting to the Campus Director, the Instructor is responsible for delivering components of the courses to students.


  • Prepares, distributes, and explains all teaching materials using only pre-authorized or Sprott Shaw materials
  • Ability to follow processes, policies, and procedures for all forms of assessments
  • Maintain classroom organization while practicing COVID-19 preventative measures
  • Participates in campus-level and organization-level meetings and events
  • Attend monthly faculty and calibration meetings for program alignment
  • Adheres to Sprott Shaw College policies including maintaining student confidentiality of student information
  • Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted, or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing

Qualifications and Education

Instructional Experience: 

  • Master’s Degree – Education, or Counselling Psychology, Provincial Instructors Diploma
  • 3-5 years' experience instructing post-secondary courses in psychology, counselling, mental health, or related fields 
  • Embrace and practice the tenants of adult learning 
  • Instruct students via classroom learning activities, lectures, discussions, audio-visual presentations, role-plays, coordination of guest speakers and /or field trips 
  • Administer and grade papers & quizzes using standardized rubrics to evaluate student progress 
  • Well-versed in formal academic writing and APA formatting
  • SSC provides curriculum for each PCD course - it is the expectation that the instructor will augment curriculum with additional and relevant adult learner activities pertinent to topics instructed

Professional Counselling Experience: 

  • Master’s Degree with a minimum of three years post-Master’s clinical experience OR Master’s level equivalent, i.e. Master Practitioner of Clinical Counselling (MPCC) 
  • Experience working with clients in a mental health setting 
  • Familiar with counselling assessments, DSM-5 diagnosis and concurrent disorders 
  • Experience counselling clients from diverse backgrounds 
  • Effective core counselling skills 
  • Strong communicator and problem solver 
  • Experience working from an integrative perspective and comfortable demonstrating counselling strategies and interventions from various modalities. 


  • Knowledge of MS Office and/or database systems
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills 


  • Service orientation
  • Teamwork
  • Accountability
  • Communication
  • Planning and organizing
  • Problem-solving

What we offer

  • Reimbursement of Practicing license or Professional Association Membership fees
  • Tuition discount for Spouse and Children
  • Long Service Awards Program
  • Employer-paid training such as Indigenous Awareness and LGBTQ2+
  • Reimbursement of tuition costs for attaining Adult Education Credential.
  • Disability and Life insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Extended health care (Dental, Vision, paramedical)
  • Flexible schedule, work-life work life balance
  • Eligible to participate in a Registered Retired Savings Plan and the Deferred Profit Sharing Plan
  • 5 sick and 2 personal leave days a year for full-time employees
  • Education and Training allowance

Commitment to Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Sprott Shaw College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes all applicants to apply and does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, sex, gender identity,


  • Application Process: Please apply with a cover letter and resume on this site.
  • Application Deadline: The position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is identified. 

Please note that due to the volume of applications received, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please do not contact the campus directly.

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