School counsellor (K–8, 1.0 FTE) Back to Jobs

The school counsellor will provide one-on-one and small group counselling for students and will provide programming to educate students K–8 on overall well-being.

 

Specific duties:

  • Perform short term counselling and crisis intervention for students (K–8) as needed
  • Provide programming to educate students regarding well-being issues
  • Consult with teachers and explore possible strategies and solutions for the concerns that arise to support students
  • Maintain confidential records of interactions with students
  • Guidance for teachers in identifying students who may require additional support and intervention
  • Identify areas of concern with students and develop strategies to improve the interactions between students
  • To implement restorative justice procedures following discipline incidents
  • To meet regularly with the counselling team and school base team
  • To act as a coordinated and integrated support team to meet individual needs
  • To act as a coordinated and integrated support team to meet group or grade level needs
  • To facilitate communication with parents from the integrated support team to offer consistent and coordinated advice in supporting their children

Qualifications:

  • Masters in Counselling or equivalent
  • Registered Counsellor, RCC or CCC
  • Teaching experience, certified teacher will be an asset
  • Christian counselling or perspective courses will be an asset

 

Application:

To express your interest in joining our team please provide us with the following documents:

  • Cover letter and full resume
  • Statement of faith
  • Transcripts from all relevant post-secondary education
  • Reports/evaluations:
    • Recent graduates (up to two years of counselling experience in a school setting) require final Practicum Reports
  • 3 professional references-email and phone numbers
    • Recent graduates (up to two years of counselling experience in a school setting) to include your Faculty Advisor, School Advisor(s) and one or more of the following: Principal, Vice Principal or most recent previous employer
    • Experienced counsellors (two or more years of counselling experience in a school setting) to include current Principal, Vice Principal and previous Administrator(s)

 

Please email your application package to employment@vancs.org with “School counsellor (K–8)” in the subject line. While we appreciate your interest in Vancouver Christian School, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.