School District #8 (Kootenay Lake) is located in the southern Interior of British Columbia, Canada and serves the communities of Kaslo, Meadow Creek, Crawford Bay, Creston, Wynndel, Yahk, Nelson, Salmo, South Slocan, Winlaw, Slocan, and the surrounding rural areas. Our area is beautiful, vibrant, a fantastic place to raise children, has a world-renowned Arts and Entertainment community, and easily accesses a variety of amazing outdoor pursuits.
Our visionary, creative team of 900 staff focuses on providing the best opportunities we can for about 5,000 students and their families. Our mission is to inspire and support each learner to thrive in a caring learning environment.
The annual pay range for teachers is $61,522 to $108,126, with placement on the range based on experience and qualifications in accordance with the collective agreement.
School District #8 (Kootenay Lake) has a vacancy for a 0.2 FTE Continuing Teacher Counsellor at Winlaw Elementary and W.E. Graham Community School to join our team of professionals in delivering a quality educational program to our students. This position will be for a 1/2 day at Winlaw and a 1/2 day at W.E. Graham. Schedule for these locations is flexible. This position can be combined with other available positions.
Teacher Counsellor Position
The teaching assignment will include co-teaching and providing emotional and instructional support for at-risk students. This is not a clinical counselling role, but rather a teacher counsellor in a school setting.
The awarded applicant will have recent demonstrated successful experience working in a multi-graded environment; collaborating with school staff; and supporting at-risk students with learning, emotional or behaviour challenges. The applicant will be innovative, creative, and have a strong understanding of best practices, resources and instruction for elementary counselling support. They will demonstrate understanding of the BC Ed Plan, the First Peoples Principles of Learning, the district’s Strategic Plan, the Ministry of Education and Childcare’s Mental Health in Schools Strategy, the BC Manual of Policies, Procedures and Guidelines for Special Education Services, district directions and inclusion support strategies.
The successful applicant will be a person who is continually striving to improve pedagogy in a changing educational environment with a view towards contributing to school culture, and student success and achievement.
Required Abilities, Qualifications and Experience:
Teachers applying for this position must also possess the following attributes:
Willingness to work closely with parents, school based teams and community partners
Knowledge of current instructional practices and curriculum
Strong interpersonal, communication and collaboration skills
Strength in developing trusting relationships with students
Knowledge of Trauma informed theory and practices
A demonstrated ability to work with colleagues to build support for and with staff and students
Excellent organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to be flexible, encouraging and engaging
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Strong ability to use technology to support student learning
For more information please contact Principal Monica Doyle at email@example.com or Principal Mike Hurley at firstname.lastname@example.org
School District 8 supports equity hiring for Indigenous applicants.
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We acknowledge, respect and honour the First Nations in whose traditional territories the Kootenay Lake School District operates and all Aboriginal people residing within the boundaries of School District #8.