Job Posting

Child & Youth Counsellor

Employer Name: 
School District #51 (Boundary)
Job Location: 
Grand Forks, BC
Job Description
School District No. 51 (Boundary) is inviting applications for a temporary Child and Youth Counsellor position at J.A. Hutton Elementary School, effective February 5, 2018 to June 28, 2018.  The position will be 6.0 hours per day, 4 days per week and while students are in school.  The successful applicant will work with/under the direction of the school Principal in dealing with behavioural, social and emotional concerns and provide support to children in crisis.  This would entail individual and group work in various settings such as the classroom and alternate class environments. The successful applicant, under direction, will also make referrals to outside agencies as needed, and will be expected to work closely with the school Principal and the School Based and Integrated Case Management teams.
Required Qualifications and Education:
• Child Care degree or diploma or equivalent background in behavioural sciences such as social work, clinical or counselling psychology
• Well-developed interpersonal communications and group process skills
• Demonstrated successful experience with challenging children
• Demonstrated successful experience dealing with professional staff and parents
• Must be a strong advocate for children
• Experience, knowledge and appreciation of aboriginal culture and education issues

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Assisting in the implementation of program objectives
• Working with students with exceptional social, emotional and behaviour challenges
• Implementing interventions with students and families and providing feedback regarding the same
• Providing reports to the Principal regarding program activities, children’s progress and challenges
• Establishing and maintaining records of student individual counselling programs
• Other duties as coordinated with program teachers; may include shared responsibility for supporting outdoor pursuits, cultural trips, etc.
• Must possess good interpersonal skills and ability to work as a team member.

Please note that in accordance with the Criminal Records Review Act, selected candidates not currently employed by School District No. 51 (Boundary) must pay a $28 fee and sign a release to permit a criminal record review.  Employment with SD51 (Boundary) is subject to passing this criminal record review.  While School District No. 51 (Boundary) appreciates your interest, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Mandatory Document:
Cover Letter

Terms of Employment: 
Contract /Term


Posting Will Expire: 
Monday, December 18, 2017
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