Counsellor (1.0 FTE) (RHJ) – Continuous

Elk Island Public Schools

Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) is one of the largest school divisions in Alberta, serving the education needs of approximately 17,750 students in 42 schools. Every day, the staff and students of EIPS are encouraged to pursue opportunities to grow and discover their passions in life. We pride ourselves on providing staff and students with the tools to achieve success by offering dynamic programming, current resources, and practical professional learning opportunities.

EIPS is recruiting a full-time Counsellor at Rudolph Hennig Junior High. Rudolph Hennig Junior High serves approximately 415 students in grades 7 to 9, with 22 teaching staff and nine support staff. The school is located in Fort Saskatchewan, AB, approximately 20 kilometres north of Sherwood Park, AB.

Rudolph Hennig Junior High staff are committed to fostering success in all students. The school believes respect for yourself and others, a desire to always do your best and a positive attitude will guide you to success. Commencing August 27, 2024 Position may include a teaching component or staffing of the Reset Room Open to internal and external applicants, priority will be given to EIPS teachers who hold a continuous contract and meet the minimum requirements of the position A master’s degree in counselling and registered or provisional psychologist status is preferred.

Consideration will be given to applicants presently working on a master’s in this area. A m inimum of five years of teaching experience, education in psychology or a related discipline with a focus on counselling, and Violent Threat Risk Assessment Training (VTRA) would be considered an asset. Responsibilities: Guide the development and implement a comprehensive school counselling program that focuses on and promotes students’ success.

Value and respond to the diversity and individual differences of students. Ensure equitable access to opportunities and a rigorous curriculum for all students. Provide direct support services to help students develop and improve their skill set.

Collaborate and consult with parents, teachers, community organizations and other stakeholders. Work with families to provide information about other support services and mental health services as needed. Work with staff on the development of Instructional Program Plans and Positive Behaviour Support Plans.

Work with teachers to support the overall development of the students, academically, socially and emotionally. Work with students, teachers, and families with career planning after high school. Requirements: Proven working experience in school counselling.

Integrity and professionalism. Advocacy skills. Ability to respond effectively to the needs of a diverse student population.

Working knowledge of various counselling models, practices, and resources. Engaging interpersonal skills and excellent communication skills. Sound judgement and emotional intelligence.

Excellent listening and problem-solving skills. Be experienced working within school systems as a teacher. Possess a valid and current Alberta Teaching Certificate.

A master’s degree with a major in school counseling and or educational psychology is considered an asset. For more information, please contact Gregory Cruickshank, Principal, at 780-998-2216 or email [email protected]. Only online applications will be accepted.

Elk Island Public Schools appreciates and considers all applications; however, we only contact candidates who are selected for interviews. “If you require assistance with the application system, please call Apply to Education at 1-877-900-5627 or [email protected].”