Career Counsellor

Faculty of Medicine – University of Toronto |
Toronto | Full Time, Seasonal / Contract



The Office of Health Professions Student Affairs (OHPSA) supports students enrolled in the Faculty of Medicine: MD Program, MD/PhD, Medical Radiation Sciences, Physician Assistant, Occupational Therapy.

Under general direction, from the Associate Dean, OHPSA, and day-to-day supervision from the Manager, Counselling Services, the Career Counsellor works as a team member in the Office of Student Affairs, Faculty of Medicine. This position will provide individual and group career counselling to Doctor of Medicine students; diverse in age, culture, race, gender, sexual identity, and educational background. The Career Counsellor will develop resources and establish networks with University of Toronto and external career development/counselling agencies. Responsibilities include: advising and coaching students on career management process; conducting small and large group seminars/workshops, specifically tailored outreach sessions and other events. This position contributes to the ongoing development of the Doctor of Medicine career counselling program and processes to improve the ability to perform the duties of a Career Counsellor.

Qualifications (Minimum):


  • Master’s degree in counselling or equivalent education and experience, related to career development and advising.


  • Minimum five years’ experience working with students in professional health-care-related post-secondary educational/training programs.
  • Demonstrated experience in career counselling, development, or advising on an individual or group basis.
  • Experience applying counselling techniques and self-assessment tools, supporting program development and developing and conducting outreach and workshops/seminars.
  • Experience interpreting and applying policies and procedures and writing and editing communications.
  • Experience building and sustaining relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including external career development/counselling agencies.
  • Research experience or demonstrated proficiency in evaluation/quality assurance an asset.


  • Excellent computer skills, including MS Office: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access.
  • Proficiency using University databases an asset.


  • Excellent (oral and written) communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated skill/aptitude in cross-cultural communication and inter-professional group facilitation; ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a supportive environment; tolerance for ambiguity and an ability to adapt to change quickly; ability to work independently, to set priorities and work schedules to meet deadlines; demonstrated decision-making skills in a fast-paced, dynamic environment; ability to interact effectively with individuals at all levels of the University and Associated Organizations; tact, discretion, sensitivity to confidential matters; ability and willingness to travel between the St. George and Mississauga campuses.
  • Knowledge and application of AFMC Career Counselling standards.

How to Apply

If interested, please apply via the Careers at U of T job board.