Elementary Counsellor 1.0 FTE with SD83/North OkanaganlShuswap – 05/2021May 27, 2021
School District No. 83 HUMAN RESOURCES CIRCULAR 2021-05-25
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SUBJECT: TEACHER JOB POSTING POSTING: T2021-055
DISTRIBUTION: PRINCIPALS, STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES, DISTRICT
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1.0 FTE Itinerant Elementary Counsellor (Teacher)
This is a continuing assignment effective September 1, 2021.
The successful candidate will be part of the Inclusive Education department with responsibility for collaborating with elementary schools to support students with a range of social-emotional and behavioral needs. Counselling services may be provided to individuals and our groups and may involve referral to school-based or district-based personnel, to specialized services or programs, or to community resources.
Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology recognized by the Teacher Regulation Branch (or a related discipline with a counselling focus)
Minimum of two years of successful classroom teaching experience
A senior level course and experience in Level B assessment;
Valid BC teaching certificate and current membership in the Teacher Regulation Branch.
Successful applicants must also possess the following skills and attributes:
Previous successful experience as an Elementary School Counsellor;
Strong communication and time management skills;
Effective interpersonal skills and the ability to establish relationships with others based on mutual respect;
Successful experience working with at-risk children and families and facilitating access to preventive and/or intervention services
Significant training and experience working with families and children struggling with the impact of trauma;
Ability to build staff knowledge and skill in creating trauma-informed classrooms/schools;
Working knowledge of identification procedures and facilitating documentation for Special Education categories – particularly Category H
Ability to work with school-based teams to develop behavior support plans and enhance the school’s capacity for supporting students with challenging behavior;
Support students in the development of positive social skills in small group settings.
Work with school-based teams to develop appropriate educational and social programs to meet student needs
Consulting with parents, teachers and administrators to clarify student expectations and goals;
Consulting with district and community resource personnel and making student referrals as appropriate;
Small group and one-to-one counseling (complex cases to be referred to community-based clinicians)
Knowledge and experience in working with school-based teams to create competency-based IEPs;
Valid Class 5 driver’s license and functional vehicle;
Questions regarding this position may be directed to Carol-Ann Leidloff at firstname.lastname@example.org Director of Instruction – Inclusive Education.
Please apply on our Make a Future at https://bit.ly/2SwMskE. Feel free to submit an updated resume while applying on line. If you are having problems using this program, please call Leah-Ann Cochrane, Human Resources @ (250) 804-7843.
Deadline date for receipt of application is: 12:00 NOON, MONDAY, MAY 31, 2021.
We thank all those who apply, however, only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted.