South Shore Regional Centre for Education
The South Shore Regional Centre for Education (SSRCE) practices the culturally responsive pedagogy approach in providing an inclusive, diverse, equitable, safe and healthy education that supports learning and success both personally and academically to the 59,000 residents of Lunenburg and Queens Counties, an area of 5,250 square kilometres and a total of 23 schools.
Regional Centres for Education have Employment Equity Policies and/or processes and we actively encourage applications from under-represented groups, particularly people of African Nova Scotian, African Canadian and African ancestry and Mi’kmaw/Indigenous ancestry. Please ensure that you complete the self-identification portion on the position application.
Guidance Counselor - Permanent - Req# 51122-53981-55344-57861 - 59421 - 64061 - 64237 - 64502 - 64709
Date: July 26, 2021
Title: Circuit Guidance Counselor (20% Pentz Elementary, 20% New Ross, 60% Chester District Elementary (HOME SCHOOL))
Reports to: School Administrator
Location: (20% Pentz Elementary, 20% New Ross, 60% Chester District Elementary (HOME SCHOOL))
Application Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 07/28/2021 at 11:59pm.
Effective Date(s) (mm/dd/yyyy): 08/01/2021
Position Type: 100% Permanent
The Guidance Counselor is responsible for providing support to students within the South Shore Regional Centre for Education. The Teacher will work within the Inclusive Education Policy framework by participating in individualized program planning with school staff and families to maximize learning experiences for students.
Required Qualifications and Experience
Valid Nova Scotia Teacher Certification
Bachelor of Education - Secondary
Masters of Education - Counseling
Desired Qualifications and Experience
Professional development in Guidance
Experience as a Guidance Counselor
Experience teaching grades P-8
Excellent communication (written and oral and electronic), problem solving and interpersonal skills;
Ability to collaborate with school and inter-agency teams to support early intervention strategies, coordination of services, problem solving and program planning;
Proven ability to work as a contributing member of school program planning and multidisciplinary teams;
Ability to apply knowledge, experience and commitment in the areas of culturally responsive pedagogy;
Current knowledge of developmental trauma, the impact on learning, communication and social engagement throughout the lifespan;
An interest and willingness to engage in continuing education and professional development;
Ability to apply training and experience to develop, implement, and monitor individualized programs and teaching strategies based on the individual needs of students;
Ability to employ non-violent crisis intervention techniques;
Ability to demonstrate teaching strategies and coach school staff as needed;
Ability to maintain and promote confidentiality as the norm;
Experience in planning and developing training and professional learning opportunities related to students with behaviours of concern;
Proven ability to communicate and work alongside diverse cultural and racial backgrounds.
Demonstrated ability to value the voice and contribution of others while remaining open to corrective criticism.
Completion of WHMIS and First Aid, or willingness to obtain upon hire.
Only Shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
The South Shore Regional Centre for Education requires that all newly hired employees provide a satisfactory Child Abuse Register Check and Criminal Record / Vulnerable Sector Checks. If you have current ones less than 3 months old you can attach these checks to your profile / resume.
To apply please complete the online profile/resume. You can attach a resume to your profile, security checks, and reference letters if applicable (Please note: Failure to include your references will cause delay in processing your application.)
We thank you for your interest in the posted vacancy. The appointment to this vacancy will be according to Article 47 of the Teachers Provincial Agreement.