Special Counsellor

Job Code: 3504979

Job Description

We acknowledge with respect the unceded and traditional lands and waters of the Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw and the shíshálh Nation where we gather, learn, and collaborate with one another .

We are looking for a Special Counsellor to join our team at the Sunshine Coast Alternative School. This 2 day, 14 hour/week assignment is available starting September 1, 2023.

The main duty of this position is to provide therapeutic counselling to students on a variety of topics, including abuse, suicide, drugs and alcohol use, and in crisis situations as they may arise. The successful applicant must be able to work in a school team as well as with outside agencies, have experience in dealing with intensive behaviour intervention, mental health support, and substance use support. For safety reasons, the successful applicant must have CPI training and if the certification is not current, they must attend the next CPI training course being held in the district.

SCAS provides learner-centered programs that assist children and youth to develop the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to build a healthy community. They welcome individual differences within an atmosphere of mutual respect and co-operation in a number of self-contained programs located at different sites on the coast.


  • Master's degree and experience in Counselling Psychology
  • Minimum 4 years' experience working with adolescents

The Sunshine Coast School District is dedicated to creating safe, healthy and welcoming working environments through our value of and commitment to diversity and inclusion in our schools, district and communities. We invite applications from all qualified applicants.

About Us:

Come work with us! The Sunshine Coast is a spectacular region of British Columbia. Located a short 40-minute ferry ride from the Vancouver area, our district is made up of unique communities encompassing 13 schools, providing educational excellence to a population of 3,400 students. Our region has a warm climate, gorgeous shoreline and astounding views of the Salish Sea and the coastal mountains. As a resident of this vibrant community, you will have access to endless outdoor recreational opportunities, a vibrant arts scene, cultural activities and occasional glimpses of whales and bears as you travel to work.

School District 46's mission is to support and inspire each student to experience joy and fulfillment in realizing their potential as knowledgeable, confident and contributing citizens of the global community. We are an inclusive learning community engaged in lifelong learning and educational excellence. Come and join our incredible, inspiring team of passionate and dedicated staff.

Posted On
May 24, 2023
Closing Date & Time

Job Type
Part Time
Job Category
ECE, EA and Support Staff
Sunshine Coast Alternative School
Employment Start Date
September 01, 2023
Mandatory Document
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter