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ELEMENTARY COUNSELLOR

1. DESCRIPTION OF SCHOOL LEVEL DELIVERY MODEL

The Elementary Counsellor will:

a) provide direct counselling to children and families;

b) consult with school staff and parents;

c) act as advocate for the children and their parents;

d) participate as a member of the school-based team;

e) provide direct instruction to students in areas such as peer helping, conflict resolution, social skills and life skills;

f) provide support to other educators teaching Personal Planning and in promoting healthy school environments;

g) act as liaison with community agencies and allied professionals;

h) be knowledgeable about current procedures for reporting suicidal ideation concerns;

i) be knowledgeable about current procedures for reporting Child Abuse and Neglect;

j) be familiar with the Special Education Manual of Policies, Procedures and Guidelines.

2. MINIMUM ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE

a) valid B. C. Teaching Certificate;

b) two years' satisfactory teaching experience;

c) a Master's degree in Counselling Psychology, equivalent to an M.A. or M.Ed Counselling Psychology from Simon Fraser University or University of British Columbia, including a practicum in a school setting equivalent to:           

SFU
The practicum affords opportunities for the student counsellor to engage in direct counselling and counselling-related activities for a minimum of 120 hours, including at least 50 hours of direct client contact and l hour per week of direct supervision

UBC
Supervised Clinic CNPS 588
Supervised Practicum CNPS 598

3. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE

a) previous counselling experience at the elementary school level.

4. REPORTING STRUCTURE

The personnel in this position are accountable in the execution of their assigned duties to the principal of the school to which they are assigned.

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