1.0 FTE Continuing Teacher Counsellor

Job Code: 3472526

Job Description

sd74logoPOSTING NO. KSS 23/24 – 04 (repost 7)

Kumsheen ShchEma-meet School

1.0 FTE Continuing Teacher Counsellor

Commencing September 5, 2023

Kumsheen ShchEma-meet School enrols approximately 98 students in kindergarten through grade 12, of which 99% are of Indigenous ancestry. Kumsheen ShchEma-meet School is located in the Village of Lytton which lies on the unceded and traditional territory of the Nlaka’pamux First Peoples. The school’s Action Plan for Learning guides the work of the school.


The successful applicant must have or be eligible for certification with the Ministry of Education, Teacher Regulation Branch, and possess:

  • Master of Counselling Degree, Psychological Counselling Degree, courses in Counselling at the Master’s level or equivalent
  • Knowledge of Ministry of Education’s redesigned curriculum and core competencies.
  • Successful experience supporting students with social emotional challenges.
  • Successful experience integrating trauma informed practice into their work.
  • Successful experience supporting learners demonstrating vulnerabilities.
  • Successful experience supporting students one on one, in a small group and in the classroom.
  • Demonstrated experience using restorative practices.
  • Successful experience integrating local Indigenous culture and traditions into learning opportunities, or
  • Familiarity with and understanding of local Indigenous culture and commitment to integrate it into learning.
  • The ability to use a variety of teaching and learning strategies that can accommodate the learning needs of all learners.
  • A commitment to and successful experience working collaboratively in a team setting.
  • The ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with students, staff, parents, and the greater community.
  • Successful experience establishing professional boundaries.
  • Current, valid driver’s license and willingness and ability to drive as required.

FOR information regarding further s pecifics of the position:

Please contact the Principal, Shawn Merke at smerke@sd74.bc.ca


Please complete the Application for Employment – Teaching Staff form available on the school district website, www.sd74.bc.ca. Evidence must be given of your ability to fulfill the requirements and qualifications of the position by providing a cover letter, an up-to-date resume giving references, employment and education history, transcripts and current TRB membership. Clearly indicate the posting number and title of the position to which you are applying. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  • Community Futures Sun Country will provide each new teacher with a $15,000 welcome to the area award (not applicable to current teachers)
  • Up to $7.5K Relocation Allowance
  • District vehicle and gas cards will be made available to teachers commuting to/from Lytton from Ashcroft, Cook's Ferry and Lillooet

Applications will be accepted by the undersigned until 4 p.m., 5 June 2023 :


Director of Human Resources

School District No. 74 (Gold Trail), PO Box 250, Ashcroft, BC V0K 1A0

Email: hr@sd74.bc.ca

The Gold Trail School district gives preference in hiring to persons of Indigenous ancestry who possess the necessary qualifications over other applicants until such time as the percentage of staff of Indigenous ancestry in the School District is equal to the percentage of students of Indigenous ancestry in the School District.

Posted On
May 23, 2023
Closing Date & Time
June 05, 2023 04:00 PM PST/PDT

Job Type
Full Time
Job Category
Teachers, Principals & Superintendents
Kumsheen ShchEma-meet School
Employment Start Date
September 05, 2023
Mandatory Document
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter