School District 71 is an inclusive learning community that embraces diversity, fosters relationships and empowers all learners to have a positive impact on the world. Our mission is to work with our educational partners to inspire engaged, compassionate, resilient lifelong learners and cultivate a collaborative community together.

We invite applications for the position of:

Integrated Child & Youth Counselor

Effective July 1, 2022

Reporting and accountable to the Office of the Superintendent of Schools, the primary responsibilities of this new exempt position are to work as part of the multi-disciplinary, multi-jurisdictional integrated child and youth (ICY) team to provide therapeutic counselling services and school liaison support for children, youth and families experiencing mild/moderate mental health needs, and to manage and oversee the Youth Peer Support Worker position.

This role includes outreach work with the community to support a cluster of Public, Independent and First Nations operated schools within the geographic region. This role is required to be available to perform time-sensitive work outside of regular (9-5) working hours as required, e.g., emergency counselling to children and youth and their families.


The successful applicant will possess:

To Apply:

School District 71 welcomes diverse candidates and encourages applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity.  As an inclusive learning community we are committed to actively creating and fostering a culture of inclusivity where voices are heard, people are seen, and values are respected. We care about the uniqueness of our applicants, employees, students and community, and we do so in a safe space fueled by curiosity and acceptance. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process may contact: and we will work with you to meet your needs.

Qualified candidates are invited to apply in confidence by submitting a cover letter, resume with supporting documentation and three (3) professional references through Only applicants with a complete application package may be considered.

This full time 12 month position is exempt from union membership. It includes a competitive annual salary and a comprehensive benefits package.

The job posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

The successful applicant will be subject to the terms of the Criminal Review Act.  We thank all applicants for considering School District 71 an employer of choice.  Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.  No agencies please.

Thank you for your interest in School District 71 (Comox Valley)

An Equal Opportunity Employer