Junior School Counsellor

York House School

Junior School Counsellor Junior School Part-Time, 0.8 FTE August, 2024 Working at York House School York House School is a vibrant and close-knit school community where people feel valued, engaged, and connected to the school. All staff contribute towards empowering our students to develop the knowledge, skills, and competencies to succeed in the world beyond our doors. On our path to creating a more inclusive, equitable, and sustainable future, we share the belief that individuals have inherent rights and deserve to be respected for who they are; that every member of our community belongs here and feels included; that we must treat others with dignity and expect the same in return.

About this Role York House School invites applications from compassionate, enthusiastic and energetic Junior School Counsellors committed to providing our students with an exceptional 21st-century learning environment. The successful candidate is an articulate and caring individual who communicates with ease and demonstrates care and concern to counsel children aged 9 – 12. This role is responsible for supporting the social and emotional development of students.

This individual will have opportunities to be involved in the co-curricular and extra-curricular activities that enhance students’ experiences at school. Qualifications: British Columbia Teachers’ certification or equivalent is preferred Teaching experience is an asset Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology or M.Ed in Counselling Psychology Previous counselling experience at the junior school level is preferred. Independent School experience is an asset Extra-curricular experience is an asset Knowledge, Skills and Experience: Work closely with the school leadership team, teachers and parents with respect to student’s social and emotional well-being Provide direct counselling to children and families Consult with school staff and parents Lead teacher and parent workshops with respect to social and emotional learning, student mental health and navigating relationships Participate as a member of school-based team meetings Provide direct instruction to students in areas such as peer helping, conflict resolution, social skills and life skills Provide support to colleagues who teach Health and Career Education and promote healthy school environments Act as liaison with community agencies and allied professionals Adhere to the ethical standards of the counselling profession and practice in accordance with federal, provincial, and local laws, statutes, and/or policies that relate to students and families, including child protection/child abuse, special education, attendance, education rights and privacy Familiar with Ministry Coding with respect to behavioural designations and funding Knowledgeable in counselling children, parents and teachers with respect to ASD, ADD, ADHD, and other exceptionalities Knowledge of the current research on girls and learning Demonstrated experience as an enthusiastic, innovative, and caring educator with a commitment to diversity and inclusion in all its many dimensions Collaborative and flexible, supportive, and effective team-player Ability to develop strong professional relationships with all stakeholders Exemplary communication and interpersonal skills Strong organizational and time-management skills Committed to continuous professional growth and improvement Faculty at York House are provided with the following: A diverse and inclusive work environment Small class sizes and time for planning and working collaboratively Access to exceptional resources A robust peer Mentorship Program Review our Career Page for more information about benefits and programs for staff.

Please apply online here. This posting will remain open until it is filled. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as applications will be reviewed as they arrive.

All employees of YHS must be able to provide a passed vulnerable sector screening criminal record report. Compensation for this position is an hourly rate stipulated within the collective agreement between York House School and BCGEU. We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

About York House School York House School, located in the heart of Vancouver, is one of Canada’s leading independent schools for girls. Founded in 1932 by seven progressive and insightful women, York House provides an outstanding education for approximately 650 girls from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12. For more information about York House School, please visit our website at yorkhouse.ca.