Temp PT (0.8) Counsellor (2021-22)
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Job Code: 3012691 Closing Date: Ongoing
Employer: School District #60 (Peace River North) Posted on: May 03, 2021
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Job Type:
Part Time
Job Category:
Teachers, Principals & Superintendents
Openings: 1
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School:
Start Date:  Sep 01, 2021
End Date:  June 30, 2022
Salary:  as per collective agreement
Job Description & Requirements
 

Achieve Believe Connect 

Position Description

A temporary part time (0.8) Counsellor is required by School District No. 60 (Peace River North) effective September 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022.  The assignment will be at Dr. Kearney Middle School.

Dr. Kearney Middle School is a vibrant junior middle school offering classes in grades 7-9. We enroll a diverse student population of 550, 20% of whom are of First Nations descent. We have an active Parent Advisory Committee and a supportive parent community. Some themes that characterize our school are a commitment to student centered learning and a focus on collaborative planning. Some exciting dimensions of the school are our Leadership, Peer Helping, At-Risk Students and Reading Intervention programs. Our school also offers an extensive extra-curricular program including volleyball, basketball, x-country running, track and field and golf. Please see www.kearney.prn.bc.ca for more information.


Qualifications and Experience

  • Valid BC Ministry of Education Teaching Certificate (or eligible for)
  • Experience with adapting and modifying curriculum to meet the needs of students
  • 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
  •  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

 

Interested applicants are required to supply

  • Three (3) references
  • Verification of qualifications (BC Teacher Certificate) 

 

Compensation

  • $2000 relocation allowance for teachers from BC, AB and Yukon and up to $4000 for teachers from other areas
  • $2,622 recruitment allowance (paid over 10 months of the school year, based on the FTE)
  • Salary as per collective agreement. Current salary grid is $50,623 - $95,897
  • Benefits as per collective agreement with option to enroll in medical, dental, extended health, and group life insurance. Benefits are employer paid based on FTE

 

For more information please contact:

S. Steele, Principal, Dr. Kearney Middle School 250.785.8378 or ssteele@prn.bc.ca

C. Nock, Vice-Principal, Dr. Kearney Middle School 250.785.8378 or cnock@prn.bc.ca

 

Please note: 
All applications with relevant documentation must be made through
Make A Future for consideration for the position

 

About School District 60

School District 60 is noted for innovative educational practices and excellent cooperative relationships between all educational partners. Our district is made up of dedicated, energetic professionals for whom the achievement and well-being of their students is a first priority. Together we challenge, encourage and support all learners to be responsible for developing their abilities with respect for self, others and the environment.

School District 60 is progressive and growing.  There are 23 schools with School District No. 60 (Peace River North). The district’s schools provide education services to approximately 6000 ethnically and demographically diverse students.

School District 60 is located on the eastern side of the Rocky Mountains in the northern tip of the Canadian Prairies in beautiful Fort St. John, BC. Fort St John is 478 km northeast of Prince George and 1,237 km north of Vancouver, situated near the border with neighbouring Alberta, 214 km west of Grande Prairie, Alberta. The region’s economy is prosperous and expanding. Fort St John is a city for all seasons and year-round playground for those who like pristine wilderness, an active lifestyle, cosmopolitan city life and the enthusiasm of an energetic community.

 

Why School District 60

  • Professional development opportunities
  • Supportive culture of teacher collaboration
  • Curriculum and teacher supports
  • French Immersion, music, & outdoor education programs
  • Advanced technology facilities and resources
  • Progressive and growing district
  • Innovative educational practices

 

     

 

School District No. 60 (Fort St John)

10112 105 Avenue, Fort St John, BC V1J 4S4

www.prn.bc.ca/district/employment/

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