Itinerant Counsellor – Elementary

Full Time

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The Abbotsford School District is located on the traditional and unceded territory of the Stó:lo people, the Semá:th First Nation and Mathxwí First Nation. With this, we respect the longstanding relationships that Indigenous Nations have to this land, as they are the original caretakers.

Why Abbotsford?

Located under an hour from Vancouver, the Abbotsford School District is settled in the heart of the beautiful Fraser Valley and surrounded by spectacular mountain views.

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Why the Abbotsford School District?

Every day, in every classroom and office throughout the Abbotsford School District, our employees provide a world-class, innovative educational experience for over 19,000 students. We believe that teachers continue to be drawn to the collaborative and supportive work environment that we provide. We have extensive professional development supports for new teachers, ranging from mentorship programs to leadership programs, and numerous career-pathing opportunities.

Working in public education is both challenging and rewarding, but at the Abbotsford School District we truly believe that every one of our employees has the opportunity to help children learn, grow and succeed.

Job Summary & Responsibilities

Elementary Counsellors are a part of the larger District Learning Support Services team.

Working in itinerant positions, they support multiple elementary schools across the district. Generally speaking, our Elementary Counsellors provide ongoing emotional, social and behavioral support for identified students, participate with School Based Teams and integrated care teams, liaise with district and community agencies, and support parents and families of identified students either directly support or through referral to community agencies.

The schedule for this temporary part-time position (2 days/week) will be determined.

Education & Experience

Master’s Degree in Counselling with a counselling practicum relevant to the school environment

Experience as a school counsellor at the Elementary Level

Training in violence, threat, risk assessment (VTRA) Successfully complete and maintain non-violent crisis intervention certification

Eligible for B.C. Certification

Satisfactory teacher evaluation and/or final practicum reports

Teaching Competencies

All teachers are expected to demonstrate proficiency in the following areas:

Communication & Interpersonal Skills: Ability to consider and respond appropriately to the needs, feelings and capabilities of others in a tactful, compassionate and respectful manner.

Organization & Planning: Ability to plan and organize for effective instruction, differentiation and assessment

Classroom Management: Create and maintain an optimal learning environment for each student while managing student behavior and classroom dynamics.

Facilitation & Engagement: Ability to capture and maintain students’ interest, effort, participation and enthusiasm for both the content and the process of learning

Assessment & Coaching: Utilize balanced assessment and feedback to improve student learning including the use of formative and summative assessment strategies.

Collaboration & Teamwork: Collaborate with others to achieve group goals and objectives

Caring & Inclusiveness: Create and maintain an environment that is caring, inclusive and supportive of all students

Flexibility & Adaptability: Demonstrate flexibility in the ability to adjust and adapt to changing circumstances

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