Temporary School Counsellor
The Good Spirit School Division invites applications for a School Counsellor. The School Counsellor is a specialist who provides support for students with intensive needs. These personnel consult and collaborate with teachers, administrators, parents and other personnel or agencies to support student success at school. Furthermore, the School Counsellor acts as a liaison between the school, home, community and other agencies to help students function effectively and achieve their fullest potential.
Temporary Part-Time (0.50 FTE)
To commence March 5, 2018 and to expire on April 27, 2018
-Post-secondary degree in a field of research related to Human Services, such as Social Work or Psychology, and;
-Three (3) to five (5) years related work experience.
-Demonstrated ability to take initiative and follow direction.
-Must work well with others and independently.
-Excellent time management skills.
-Strong organizational skills.
The successful candidate will collaborate as part of an interdisciplinary student services team to:
Develop consistent, research based practices that strive to support student learning and system improvement within a collaborative culture.
Provide direct counselling services to students and participate in the identification and planning process with regard to unmet needs of children and youth in the school.
Provide ongoing assessment and consultation regarding goals and activities to optimize the ability of students to function in their educational, home, and community environments.
Provide written reports regarding student assessment and recommendations, and share them with parents and school division personnel through team meetings.
In addition, the successful candidate will:
Keep an electronic record of services provided to students using a school division data system.
Provide workshops and conduct class presentations and prevention programs on topics such as anti-bullying, abuse, social skills, etc.
Apply ethical standards of professional practice in the delivery of school counseling services, observing relevant laws and policies that govern practice.
Conduct home visitations when deemed necessary and appropriate.
Salary and Benefits:
The School Division offers a competitive compensation package. The School Counsellor shall receive a salary of Class lll, lV or V on the STF grid from Step 1 to Step 8 depending on qualifications, education, and experience. Further benefits include a comprehensive health and dental benefit plan, opportunity to attend professional development seminars and travel compensation.
Our Community and Environment:
The division office for Good Spirit School Division is located in Yorkton, a growing community of 20,000. The division serves the growing region of East Central Saskatchewan which is known for the many individual and family-friendly recreational opportunities. Individuals who wish to be part of a dynamic, growing school division focused on student well-being are asked to submit an online application by visiting our website at www.gssd.ca. Application will be received in confidence and reviewed by the selection committee with interviews to be scheduled once a suitable pool of applicants is identified.
External applicants must submit a recent (within the last six months) original criminal record and vulnerable sector check in order to be considered for this vacancy. Successful candidates will be subject to a clear criminal record check and vulnerable sector check as outlined on our website in Administrative Procedure 400 - Criminal Record Check.
For Further Information Contact:
Quintin Robertson, Director of Education
We thank all applicants for their interest in working for the Good Spirit School Division; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We encourage all applicants to check our website regularly for ongoing vacancies that may be of interest to you.