District Resource Counsellor – Surrey School District (07/2021)

July 30, 2021


Serving a diverse multicultural urban centre, Surrey Schools, recipient of the BC’s Top Employer and BC Greenest Employer awards, is a progressive district offering a broad range of innovative programs and services to support the learning of our students and staff. Spread across one of the largest and fastest growing cities in British Columbia, we are the city’s second largest employer. Surrey Schools is also the largest school District in British Columbia and serves the City of White Rock, Surrey and the rural area of Barnston Island. We provide quality education to over 75,000 students with 130 schools and other facilities with an annual budget of over

$800 million and more than 12,000 employees.


  1. a)  participate in or represent our school district on specific community committees and community agencies including Mental Health, MCFD and the Child & Youth Committee etc., where appropriate;
  2. b)  attend, if necessary, care plan and discharge meetings, e.g. Children’s Hospital;
  3. c)  consult with school-based teachers, counsellors, district personnel and

    administrators regarding “at-risk” students;

  4. d)  work with school staff, community agencies and parents to resolve Level

    Two suspensions and effect the student’s re-entry into school or find an appropriate

    alternative educational program;

  5. e)  assist with the assignment of itinerant child care workers;
  6. f)  support school-based Crisis Response Teams;
  7. g)  support schools dealing with issues regarding student safety and well-being;
  8. h)  support school-based counsellors and child/youth care workers;
  9. i)  support alternate and interagency program teachers;
  10. j)  counsel students/families as appropriate;
  11. k)  participate as a member of the District Threat Assessment Team;

l) assist in the development of safety plans where appropriate; m) be knowledgeable of community resources.


  1. a)  Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology or equivalent;
  2. b)  two years satisfactory teaching experience;
  3. c)  valid B.C. Teaching Certificate.


  1. a)  teaching or other pertinent experiences in other settings such as Mental Health, The Maples or provincial resource institutions;
  2. b)  previous counselling experience at the elementary or secondary level;
  3. c)  training/experience in the field of emotional and behavioural disorders;
  4. d)  knowledge of the issues concerned with student safety, behaviour/safety planning and

    critical incident response.


The personnel in this position are accountable in the execution of their assigned duties to the Director of Instruction, Student Support Services.

Interested and qualified applicants can apply on Make a Future at https://bit.ly/3BRGgFV including resume with supporting documentation, references and cover letter, by 4:00pm Friday August 13, 2021.

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

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