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Secondary Teacher Counsellor - 1.0 FTE Temporary
Job Code: 2714974
School District #44 (North Vancouver)
Closing Date: Ongoing
  Posted on: Jul 25, 2019 
Job Type:
Full Time
Contract / term
Job Category:
Teachers, Principals & Superintendents
Openings: 1
Mandatory Document:
Cover Letter
Carson Graham Secondary
Start Date:  Jul 01, 2019
End Date:  2020/06/30
Salary:  Salary and Benefits as per the Teachers’ Collective Agreement
Job Description & Requirements


Secondary Teacher Counsellor


FTE:                                               1.0 Temporary

Location:                                       Carson Graham Secondary

Start/End Dates:                           Start July 1, 2019 / End June 30, 2020 or return of incumbent

Salary:                                           Salary and Benefits as per the Teachers’ Collective Agreement 


A temporary 1.0 Secondary Counselling position is available at Carson Graham Secondary. The successful applicant will support intellectual, human, social, and career development; case manage students with a variety of complex needs and identifications; support the transition process as it exists at the grade 7/8 level and at the grade 12 level; provide academic advising and guidance in course selection as it relates to graduation, post-secondary options, scholarships and bursary opportunities; and provide a continuum of preventative, developmental, remedial, and intervention services and programs.



  • Bachelor of Education in Secondary Education

  • Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology, including a supervised counselling practicum

  • Coursework or training in Social Emotional Assessment in Schools

  • Training and demonstrated ability to provide individual and group counselling to students and to parents

  • Demonstrated ability and successful experience in communicating effectively with teachers, parents, school administrators, and community agencies

  • Training and demonstrated ability to perform Functional Assessments of Behaviour, and thorough knowledge of classroom management strategies

  • Demonstrated skill and successful experience in developing instructional and behavioural strategies to assist classroom teachers

  • Demonstrated ability and successful experience in creating Individual Education Plans (IEP’s) for students with social, emotional, behavioural, and/or mental health issues

  • Demonstrated skill and successful experience in helping students with social, emotional, and learning difficulties function effectively in an integrated school setting

  • Thorough knowledge of the BC Graduation Program, Ministry of Education Special Education Model, District Programs, the District’s Inclusive Education 44 Service Delivery Model, and community services



  • Strong commitment to excellence in teaching and demonstrated teaching ability.

  • Comprehensive understanding of curriculum coupled with demonstrated ability to interpret curriculum appropriately to accommodate individual differences.

  • Demonstrated ability to design and implement a variety of assessment practices to measure and monitor student progress effectively.

  • Demonstrated ability to organize for instruction to maximize student potential.

  • Confidence and proficiency in using instructional organizers, concepts, and strategies that actively engage all students in learning.

  • Knowledge and demonstrated ability to structure and organize instructional strategies to enhance academic learning time.

  • Practical knowledge of district initiatives in reading so that reading skills and strategies can be taught explicitly across the curriculum to insure reading success.

  • Strategies to identify learning difficulties early, understand obstacles to learning, and implement effective intervention to maximize academic success.

  • Knowledge and understanding of the application of relevant computer technologies to teaching and learning.

  • Excellent written and oral communication.

  • Evidence of personal initiative and strong work ethic.

  • Demonstrated successful and creative classroom experience.

  • Demonstrated ability to demonstrate flexibility and responsiveness to the needs and demands of the profession.

  • Willingness to be involved in professional development, with an ongoing commitment to learn and implement new methodologies and strategies.

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with students, parents, and staff to enhance the school as a learning community.


  • Possession of a BC Teaching Certificate

  • Membership in the BC Teacher Regulation Branch.

  • A member of the North Vancouver Teachers’ Association and the BC Teachers’ Federation.


Teachers are entitled to a comprehensive benefits package including:

 medical, dental, and extended health plans;

  • group life insurance benefits;
  • teachers’ pension;
  • extended health benefits for dependents of deceased employees;
  • accidental disability insurance;
  • salary indemnity plan benefit;
  • supplemental employment benefits on maternity leave;
  • employee and family assistance programs.

NOTE: We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those who possess the required qualifications as mentioned above will be contacted.

Due to a high volume of applications, we are unable to notify unsuccessful applicants or respond to inquiries regarding the status of applications


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