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Abbotsford Christian School, located in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia, is a well-established interdenominational school of 1100 students in three campuses: Elementary (kindergarten – grade 4), Middle (5-8), and Secondary (9-12).


Abbotsford Christian School, Secondary Campus, is currently accepting applications for the position of K-12 SCHOOL COUNSELLOR.  The position could be 0.50 FTE. The successful applicant would be responsible for PERSONAL counselling, in collaboration with our current personal counsellor. The position could include supporting students from Kindergarten to grade 12. The successful applicant would also work collaboratively with teaching staff to develop and deliver mental health classroom strategies that support our students. The detailed roles and responsibilities of the personal counsellor would include:

  • Provide counselling support for all three schools (elementary, middle, and secondary campuses)
  • Promote the personal and social development for all students appropriate to developmental stages
  • Provide short-term counseling to address mental health and other interpersonal challenges through a variety of counselling modalities including one-on-one support, group counselling, family support etc.)
  • Work in a multidisciplinary School Based team to effectively address student needs
  • Work with the Learning Support Services as well as administrative team in the development of IEP’s and behaviour plans
  • Liaise with outside services (I.e. Ministry of Children and Family, Child, and Youth Mental Health, The Foundry, Fraser Health, etc.)
  • Support teachers in facilitating social emotional learning within the classroom
  • Participate in Restorative Practices as counsellor
  • Interdepartmental support liaison (Learning Support Services, International, etc.)
  • Works closely with Student Life Centre at the secondary campus
  • Be an active member of the system-wide mental health team.
  • Works closely with the screening committees at elementary and middle Campuses to triage students that are referred for counselling. Provide regular feedback to screening committee regarding student’s progress
  • Develop classroom-based programming and professional development for classroom teachers
  • Maintain confidentiality of student records
  • Administration of Level B screening protocols (i.e. Conners, BASC)


Specific preferred qualifications include:

  • BA Degree in Education (or equivalent)
  • MA Degree in Counselling
  • Registration with provincial Board (BCACC, BCSCA)
  • BC Teaching Certificate
  • Leadership experience
  • Clear understanding of “at-risk youth” protocols
  • Experience in Restorative Practices
  • Clear understanding of Christian education and Christian counselling
  • Extensive knowledge of academic requirements for secondary school and post-secondary education and vocation


The ideal applicant would have the following characteristics:

  • Deep understanding of the Christian worldview
  • Friendly, even-tempered, and a servant-hearted attitude toward staff, parents, and students
  • Willing to work in a team environment in a progressive, and creative school
  • Adaptable, professional, self-starter, confident, reliable, confidential, and optimistic


Please send your resume, a list of references (with email addresses, cell numbers and credentials), and a short essay explaining your personal philosophy of Christian personal counselling.


Abbotsford Christian Secondary School
35011 Old Clayburn Road
Abbotsford, BC V2S 7L7
Phone: 604.755.1891   Fax: 604.859.2240


Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

CLOSING DATE:  March 29, 2020 or until position is filled.