We are currently inviting applications from experienced, school counsellors for a temporary position as 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 go onto post-secondary education. For more information about the school, please go to our website: www.fraseracademy.ca. 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 position will be full time from August 27th to October 1st, Monday through Friday from 7:45am – 3:45pm. Then, continue part time Monday-Friday 12:40-3:40 until December 21st.
The counsellor will work on a team with the school’s Director of 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 counselling 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 Assistant Head, School of Life 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
Support counselling department to 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
Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology or related discipline
RCC or CCC designation or equivalent
Interested candidates may apply via email by submitting their resume, cover letter and references to Brooke Ellison at email@example.com.