Career Opportunities
Temp PT (.8) Counsellor
Job Code: 1737359
School District #60 (Peace River North)
Closing Date: Ongoing
  Posted on: May 08, 2017 
Job Type:
Part Time
Job Category:
Teachers, Principals & Superintendents
Openings: 1
Mandatory Document:
Learning Services
Start Date:  Immediately
End Date:  June 30, 2017
Salary:  as per collective agreement
Job Description & Requirements

Fort St John is located in beautiful Northern British Columbia, 478 km north east of Prince George and 1,237 km north of Vancouver.  Fort St John is situated near the border with neighbouring Alberta, 214 km west of Grande Prairie, Alberta.

Learning Services is a team of competent, and compassionate staff with a variety of diverse skills sets, passionate about our work. We seek highly motivated individuals whose strengths compliment our philosophy and actions towards improving life chances for all our learners.

A temporary part-time (.8) counsellor is required by School District No. 60 (Peace River North). This position will be based out of Learning Services effective immediately to June 30, 2017.  

Qualifications and Attributes:

  • Qualifications at the Master’s level in counselling/psychology are required
  • Counselling support and behaviour interventions that follow the RTI (Response to Intervention) framework is an essential understanding
  • Excellent interpersonal, leadership and organizational skills are required to work at all three tiers of a responsive system, supporting teachers, school teams and parents in developing and strengthening the social and emotional skills of our children & youth
  • Planning and facilitating in-service sessions for classroom teachers, educational assistants, and parents is also a component of this position
  • The candidate must have a reliable vehicle and be willing to travel to rural and in-town schools

Preference will be given to the candidate who has the above skill set, plus: 

  • Advanced training in educational psychology
  • Qualifications and experience in counselling at all grade levels
  • Experience and ability to utilize, interpret and implement the Functional Analysis of Behaviour, Auchenbach  and other approved behaviour assessments to support the development of Behaviour Intervention Plans
  • Knowledge and skills to develop and support district protocols such as: Safety Plans, Crisis, Prevention &  Intervention plans, Emergency plans, Risk Assessments, Threat Assessment
  • Experience and knowledge of processes such as Wraparound, TRIBES, Restorative Justice, Circle Talks, Social Responsibility Performance Standards
  • Experience with co-teaching and supporting in the classroom in addition to individual/group counselling
  • Knowledge & understanding of PBS implementation,  both in the classroom and on a school wide basis
  • A commitment to working with colleagues on the development of School Improvement Plans and the District's Framework for Enhancing Student Learning
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with classroom teachers and school based teams to support classrooms with Tier 1 and 2 supports and specific scenarios involving more individual plans
  • Skills to develop and implement individual/group programs in areas such as social skills, self-esteem, anger management, bullying, anxiety, peer-pressure
  • Knowledge/experience in working with critical incidence response
  • Knowledge of materials and strategies appropriate for supporting students with complex needs
  • Ability/experience to contact and liaison with outside agencies
  • Experience with Apple technology and related software to support learning  

We welcome talented and energetic individuals to consider this specific role.  

For more information please contact:

Kim Boettcher, Director of Learning Services, at (250) 262-6098  or email

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