Elementary Counsellor 1.0 FTE with SD83/North OkanaganlShuswap – 05/2021

May 27, 2021

School District No. 83 HUMAN RESOURCES CIRCULAR 2021-05-25
(North Okanagan-Shuswap)
____________________________________________________________________ _______ _
Please draw to the attention of staff immediately on receipt and post on notice board.
1.0 FTE Itinerant Elementary Counsellor (Teacher)
Inclusive Education
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 cleidlof@sd83.bc.ca 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.

Copyright © 2020 British Columbia Association of School Psychologists. All Rights Reserved.
Website By Common Foundry