Community Outreach Counsellor
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Job Code: 2905449 Closing Date: Ongoing
Employer: School District #87 (Stikine) Posted on: Apr 29, 2021
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Job Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
Management & Professionals
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Cover Letter
Start Date:  Immediately
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Job Description & Requirements


Competition # 20-24

Community Outreach Counsellor

Dease Lake/Telegraph Creek/Lower Post Schools


The Stikine is a progressive northern district in British Columbia, home to great outdoor pursuits. The District has a full-time position.  Duties will be split between Dease Lake, Tahltan and Denetia Schools, travel is a requirement of the position. Dease Lake School is a K-12 school, Telegraph Creek School is a K-9 school and Lower Post School is a K-7 school. 

Start date negotiable.  The successful candidate should have excellent interpersonal skills in a cross cultural setting and an ability to work closely with students, parents and educational personnel, as well as strong counseling skills in an educational setting. 

The Counsellor will work as a member of the student services team which includes learning assistant teachers, speech and language pathologists, student assistants and student services consultants.  

The successful candidate will be expected to: 

  • Develop and promote positive behavioural change and personal growth in clients, while assisting families in understanding the importance of education and developing family support skills.
  • Identify clients for service, assessment of needs, and provision of social and behavioural interventions.
  • Collaborate with and participate in school-based teams.
  • Provide career counselling.
  • Work collaboratively with community based programs and agencies.
  • Provide assessment and treatment of diagnosed problems through standardized proven counselling modalities;
  • Provide referrals and consult with other community social agencies;
  • Provide leadership in case conferencing;
  • Travel on a regular basis (with own vehicle);
  • Provide crisis intervention and follow up.

The successful candidate will have:


  • Experience in educational programs and/or social services programs.
  • Training and qualification in:
  • Masters in elementary/secondary counselling
  • Bachelor or Masters in Psychology with major in counselling
  • Bachelor or Masters of Social Work
  • Bachelor or Masters in child and youth mental health
  • Successful experience in First Nations Community


For additional information, contact Ms. Tracey MacMillan, Superintendent of Schools, at 250-771-4440.  This posting will remain open until filled.  Applications with supporting documentation including references should be submitted to:


Ms. Tracey MacMillan, Superintendent of Schools

School District No. 87 (Stikine)

P.O. Box 190

Dease Lake, B.C.  V0C 1L0

Phone: (250) 771-4440

Fax:      (250) 771-4441


Posted - September 1, 2020 


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