Counselor with Surrey School District – 09/2021

September 13, 2021

COUNSELLOR – SECONDARY SCHOOL

Surrey Schools, recipient of BC’s Top 100 Employer and Canada’s Greenest Employer awards, is spread across one of the largest and fastest-growing cities in British Columbia. Surrey Schools is the city’s second largest employer. Located on Canada’s spectacular West Coast and nestled in the southwest corner of Green Timbers Urban Forest, we are just 30 minutes southeast of the city of Vancouver.

Surrey Schools is the largest and fastest growing public school district in BC, and with 140 sites across 328km2. Surrey Schools District team of approximately 12,000 employees works tirelessly every day to ensure that children are getting the best start they can, providing the preparation to be our leaders of tomorrow.
High Energy, self directed and motivated Speech Language Pathologists required with Surrey Schools. This growing city, with its ever changing demographics and dynamics has vacancies for qualified professionals to work with our students.

Through quality support and learning, we commit to engaging our students in their growth as individuals and in their development of the knowledge, skills and attributes necessary to contribute to a healthy, democratic and diverse society.

DESCRIPTION OF SCHOOL LEVEL DELIVERY MODEL

The Secondary school counsellor will:

 provide personal/social counselling to students;
 provide direct service to students’ families;
 act as advocate on behalf of students and their families;
 provide educational counselling;
 provide career/vocational counselling;
 participate as a member of the school-based team and/or learner support team;
 facilitate instruction to students in peer helping, conflict resolution, leadership, social skills and life skills;
 provide support to other educators teaching Career and Personal Planning and in promoting healthy
 school environments;
 act as liaison with community agencies;
 be familiar with the Special Education Manual of Policies, Procedures and Guidelines;
 be knowledgeable about reporting procedures for Child Abuse and Drug Abuse;
 be knowledgeable about reporting issues related to suicidal ideation;
 liaise with associate elementary schools to facilitate successful student transition to
secondary
 setting;
 is knowledgeable of future changes in graduation requirements to facilitate
appropriate decision
 making for students in course and program selection.
MINIMUM ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE
 valid B. C. Teaching Certificate;
 minimum of two years satisfactory teaching experience;
 Master’s degree in Counselling/Psychology equivalent to M.A. or M.Ed Counselling
Psychology from Simon Fraser University or University of British Columbia, including
a practicum in a school setting equivalent to:
The practicum affords opportunities for the student counsellor to engage in direct counselling
and counselling-related activities for a minimum of 120 hours, including at least 50 hours of
direct client contact and l hour per week of direct supervision.
Supervised Clinic: CNPS 588
Supervised Clinic: CNPS 598
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE
 previous counselling experience at the secondary school level.
 previous counselling experience at the secondary school level.
REPORTING STRUCTURE
 The personnel in this position are accountable in the execution of their assigned
duties to the school principal.
 This position will earn you a contract with Surrey Schools, allowing posting into
other vacancies during the transfer round process.

Interested and qualified applicants can apply at https://bit.ly/3C8oqxU by 4:00pm Thursday
September 16, 2021. Please ensure you upload your resume and cover letter.

Note: Successful applicants will be required to consent to a Criminal Record Search prior to
employment. Only those persons selected for interviews will be contacted. To all others, thank
you for your interest.

Please be sure that you have received a confirmation from Make a Future that you have applied
to a specific posting. Without this confirmation your application will not have been submitted.
Take care to keep yourself, and others, safe! If you require further information, please feel free
to email us at recruitment@surreyschools.ca.

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