District Counsellor
School District #91 (Nechako Lakes)
Burns Lake, BC
TEACHING VACANCY: POSTING NO. 10 – May 7, 2019

School: Vanderhoof and Area Schools

Start Date: September 1, 2019

Assignment: 1.0 (FULL TIME) LCONTINUING POSITION

DISTRICT COUNSELLOR

MUST HAVE ACCESS TO RELIABLE TRANSPORTATION – TRAVEL TO DIFFERENT SCHOOLS IN OUTLYING COMMUNITES IS REQUIRED

SPECIFIC ASSIGNMENT TO BE DETERMINED BY THE DIRECTOR OF INSTRUCTION

Qualifications

possesses or is eligible for a BC Teaching Certificate
training and recent successful experience teaching both literacy and numeracy knowledge and skills in a variety of curriculum areas and a variety of grade levels
have completed a graduate degree recognized by the Teacher Regulation Branch in Counseling Psychology
strong evidence of experience working with behaviour disorders in children and adolescents
must be willing to work in a supportive and cooperative manner with existing district special education personnel, counselors, regular teaching staff, and administration in the delivery of a comprehensive counseling program at the elementary level, as well as work in support of district directions and undertakings
must be willing to become familiar with changing child abuse reporting regulations and guidelines
demonstrated knowledge and experience in administration of suicide risk assessments
demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the counseling role, willingness to build experience in developing I.E.P.s in the provision of individualized programs for students exhibiting emotional and behavioural disorders
experience teaching Social Skills programs to students with a wide range of abilities
proven interpersonal skills and a keen interest in exploring alternate, innovative and collaborative methods of working with students and their families
demonstrated ability to develop and maintain a positive classroom learning environment that engages students in active learning experiences
experience in differentiating instruction to create success in learning for each student
experience in integrating appropriate technologies into instructional practices in order to improve learning outcomes for students
Professional dispositions are defined here as the values, commitments and professional ethics that influence an educator’s approach to their work. The SD 91 Board of Education expects our educators to demonstrate the following dispositions;

a belief that every child can learn
commitment to the BC Education Plan
commitment to ongoing professional learning for the purpose of strengthening student learning
commitment to making evidence-based, collaborative decisions about student learning in a professional learning community environment
commitment to integrating First Nations culture and experience into learning activities
Our Board of Education believes that teacher interest in providing extracurricular activities

contributes significantly to our students’ positive school experience.

Teachers currently employed with the district or on the district’s recall list who are interested in this vacancy should email Donna Benson at dbenson@sd91.bc.ca and include the posting number.

New applicants should apply online to Make a Future.

For more information applicants should contact Director of Instruction, Claire McKay (desk 250-567-2284 extension 242 or by email at cmckay@sd91.bc.ca