Grade 8-12 School Counsellor – St Patrick’s Regional Secondary School

Catholic Independent Schools of Vancouver Archdiocese

WHY TEACH WITH THE CISVA – Teach in a faith-based and culturally diverse school environment
– Classroom available upon hire. Not necessary to sit on TOC list.
– Mentorship and monthly opportunities for professional development
– Competitive salary and excellent Benefits Package, including CPP, Extended Medical, Dental
– Schools located throughout the Greater Vancouver Area and Powell River, close to the beauty and adventure that British Columbia has to offer
– If you live outside of the Greater Vancouver Area, learn more about claiming moving expenses on your next tax return on the Government of Canada website.
St. Patrick Regional Secondary is a Catholic, co-educational secondary school with 500 students from Grades 8 to 12 located in Vancouver’s picturesque Mount Pleasant neighbourhood, the traditional, unceded, and ancestral territory of the x?m?θk??y? ?m, S?wx_ wú7mesh, and s?lilw?ta? First Nations. The school is highly regarded for its rich spiritual life, excellent academics, world-renowned choirs and abundant co-curricular and extracurricular opportunities, outstanding athletics programs, and innovative educational practices of faculty who are committed to ensuring success for all learners.
St. Patrick is committed to employing, when possible, qualified Catholics who, in addition to carrying out their professional responsibilities, will model the mission and values of the Catholic Independent Schools of Vancouver Archdiocese.


? Full-Time
? 1 year

Core Competencies & Specific Qualities:
? Compassion and care for the mental well-being of young people
? Understanding of and affinity for working in a Catholic school environment
? Dynamic, energetic, willing to work collaboratively with other counsellors and teachers
? Master’s Degree in Counselling
? Teaching Certification preferred

Responsibilities will include:
? Meet with and counsel young people in a school setting
? Refer students to appropriate health care agencies and providers when necessary
? Liaise with administrators, teachers, parents, and other healthcare professionals
? Work with teachers and student leaders to promote positive mental health, and social and emotional well-being
? Contribute to co-curricular/extra-curricular life of the school
Priority consideration will be given to applicants with a current pastoral reference.
Salary: Please see the guidelines posted on the CISVA website.

Application Deadline: Please also submit CV to Mr. Ralph Gabriele, Principal at St. Patrick Regional Secondary School via [email protected].

Employment Start Date: September 1, 2024

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2. Complete all profile sections, including: Provincial Certificates, Qualifications, Education, Experience, and Questions
3. Complete and add all required application documents to your profile. (see below)
4. Apply to this job posting
Did you know? If you are currently an education student graduating in 2024, you can upload your documents as you receive them and still apply for this job posting.


– BC Teaching Certificate
– Criminal Record Check (if you are outside of BC)
– Resume
– Cover Letter
– Proof of Eligibility to Work in Canada (Canadian Birth Certificate, Canadian Citizenship Card, Permanent Residence, etc.)
– Baptismal Certificate
– Catholic Marriage Certificate (if applicable)
– University Transcripts
– Teacher Practicum Evaluation
– Philosophy of Education
– Two Recent Reference Letters (Professional & Character)
– Applicant Declaration for Catholics or Applicant Declaration for Non-Catholics
– Verification of Teaching Experience (TOC and EA not applicable)
– Catholic Pastoral Reference (for Catholic applicants) or Non-Catholic Pastoral Reference (for Non-Catholic applicants)
*** For the Catholic Pastoral Reference (for Catholic Applicants) and Non-Catholic Pastoral Reference you must download the appropriate form, provide to your Pastor for signing, and have them submit directly to [email protected]
On an on-going basis, we accept teacher applications for grade levels K to 12 for our Catholic schools throughout the Greater Vancouver Area and Powell River in beautiful British Columbia. All Catholics, non-Catholics, new education grads, and experienced teachers from across Canada are strongly encouraged to apply. Our major hiring season is in April for the following school year, but we recommend that you apply now as we receive an influx of applications.
The Catholic Independent Schools of the Vancouver Archdiocese (the CISVA) operates 46 schools – 40 elementary and 6 high schools. Our schools are located throughout the Greater Vancouver Area, near the best sites and attractions that Vancouver and British Columbia has to offer. Our footprint extends over 250 kilometers from Powell River in the west to Chilliwack in the east.

We are a culturally diverse faith-based family . We offer more than a place of work – we provide a call to your teaching vocation where you can work and live your faith in a supportive community.

We are a vibrant school system with many school and program expansion projects in the future. We offer spiritual and professional growth and mentorship opportunities for new teachers to help them with their transition into the CISVA.