Career Opportunities
School Counsellor/Mentor
Job Code: 2668130
Nuu-chah-nulth/Coast Salish
Closing Date: Ongoing
  Posted on: Jan 30, 2020 
Job Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
Teachers, Principals & Superintendents
Openings: 1
Mandatory Document:
Cover Letter
Certificates & Diplomas
Lalme' Iwesawtexw (Seabird Island Community Elementary and Secondary School)
Start Date:  Immediately
End Date:  2019/06/28
Job Description & Requirements
Position:  Student Counselor Mentor
Location:  Agassiz, British Columbia
Job Id:  JP-2019-023
# of Openings:  1

Our Organization                                                                          
The Seabird Island Band is a multi-faceted First Nations Band that includes government, business, service and nonprofit services. We work as an integrated team to improve the health, education, and economic opportunities for First Nations people to create thriving First Nations families and communities.
Position Summary                                                                      
Seabird Island Community School is seeking to fill a position of Student Mentor and Counselor for K-12 students.  Essentially, your responsibility is to equip students with a variety of strategies for coping with life’s challenges:  help students establish their personal goals, guiding and helping children make action plans, motivate and inspire children, identifying and providing resources, referrals and follow-ups and providing assistance in crisis situations.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provides counselling support and education to children and youth.
  • Assists students in methods of coping in relation to their mental health, including stress management, problem solving, conflict resolution, effective communication, social skill enhancement, and other systems of care.
  • Maintains and promotes working relationships with community professionals.
  • Promotes positive self-identity by reinforcing the value of First Nation languages and culture practices
  • Participates in the ongoing planning, development and evaluation of services such as prevention programs.
  • Provides direct clinical services such as intake, assessment, treatment, and crisis intervention; consultation/liaison with community agencies and other ministry programs.
  • Collaborates with teachers to develop more effective strategies to work with special needs students 
  • Conducts suicide assessments and crisis interventions.
  • Ethics: treats people with respect; keep commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically, upholds organizational values.
  • Work to build a strong student Counsel and promote leadership within this group representing the student body.
Education / Knowledge / Skills / Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology or Child and Youth Care, or equivalent.
  • Experience counseling children and youth from diverse backgrounds, including cross-cultural sensitivity.
  • Prior experience working with young male students in a school setting
  • Knowledge of Stó:lō culture, tradition and language an asset.
  • Ability to balance competing priorities and to work under pressure.
  • Flexibility and creativity.
  • Communicating from a bias-free perspective.
  • High professional ethical standards.
  • Respect for Seabird Island Band rights and entitlements.
  • Satisfactory Criminal Records Check
Application Process
  • Please apply online at
  • Upload your resume, illustrating your ability to fulfill this position.
  • Upload a cover letter, indicating why you think you would be right for this position.
  • Note all fields with a * are required to be filled, in order to complete the submission of application.

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Nuu-chah-nulth/Coast Salish does not accept online applications through for Teacher applicants.

Please visit their website for more information on how to apply.