Personal Counsellor

Fraser Academy
Kitsilano, Vancouver
May 21, 2019
May 21 2019
As Soon As Possible
Part Time

Personal Counsellor– Job Posting

2019 - 2020 School Year

We are currently inviting applications from experienced, qualified and dynamic clinical counsellors for the role of a Personal Counsellor. 

Located in Kitsilano, Fraser Academy is a fully accredited and highly effective academic day school, specifically for students Grades 2 to 12 who have dyslexia or other related language-based, learning and processing difficulties. With a maximum of ten students per class, the school follows the B.C. Ministry of Education Curriculum. An impressive 90% of Fraser Academy grads are accepted into post-secondary education. For more information about the school, please go to our website:
Fraser Academy is an accredited member of the Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS), the Independent Schools Association of British Columbia (ISABC), the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), and the Federation of Independent Schools Association (FISA).

This part time, permanent position commences August 22nd, 2019, with a preference for a prior training period in June 2019.  Days of work will be Monday through Thursday 7:45am – 3:45pm, and Friday 7:45am - 3:00pm.

Personal Counselling

The ideal candidate will have experience working with school counselling topics and concerns. Specifically they will:

Provide direct counseling to students supporting socio-emotional, behavioural, academic, and learning differences
Guide students in problem-solving and to create personal action plans
Facilitate conversations around positive peer relationships, including conflict resolution, social skills and life skills
Adapt counseling techniques to meet the needs of a diverse school population.
Communicate and collaborate with teachers and learning specialists to advocate for student support and well-being
Liaise and implement strategies recommended by external agencies and professional in the best interest of students
Connect with parents to provide strategies with learning, behavioural, familial and social problems as requested by students
Support IEP and SPED teams
Work collaboratively with Director of Counselling and Deputy Head to best support student needs
Design and implement social skills, attention and behaviour support plans
Maintain best practices around counselling files and confidentiality
Handle crisis management as needed

Required Qualifications

Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology or related discipline
RCC or CCC designation or equivalent
BC Certification from the Teacher Regulation Board and classroom experience  is an asset
Additional Requirements:
Book and organize speakers for personal and post-secondary counselling topics
Participate in school’s co-curricular life and staff supervision duties


Working with students with learning differences
Understand the operation of independent schools
Skills and Abilities
Excellent interpersonal skills, problem-solving and mediation skills
Written communication skills and attention to detail
Demonstrated skill for working in a collaborative team environment
Understand confidentiality of student records and information
Application Details:

Interested candidates may apply via email by submitting their resume, cover letter and references to, Director of Counselling.