Guidance Counselor
Blyth Academy - Toronto, ON

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Primary Role: Responsible for supporting student’s academic and career needs through the delivery of timely and excellent secondary and post-secondary counselling on course selection and university/college placement. Responsible for enlisting community resources as required in support of student needs. Responsible for counseling students on social and personal issues as appropriate.

Job Details:

  • Support and counsel students (and parents) on the post secondary application process
  • Counsel all students grade 9-12 on secondary course selection
  • Manage the Ontario University Applications (OUAC), Ontario College Applications (OCAS) and support students interested in other Canadian post secondary options
  • Assist students interested in International post-secondary applications
  • Work with teachers, parents and students on overcoming student problems
  • Work with teachers, parents and students on grade 9 transition
  • Oversee the application of student IEP’s, support teachers and students as necessary, update IEP’s
  • Undertake guidance administrative work such as transcript, data entry, etc
  • Oversee the maintenance of the OSR’s
  • Assist the Head of School in course scheduling and timetabling
  • Assist with admissions, interviews and follow-up as needed
  • Assist with Academy presentations and parent teacher interviews
  • Compile a list of Community Resources for students and recommend as needed
  • Primary follow-up on attendance/late issues with students & parents
  • Oversee community service and extra-curricular programs for students
  • Handling inquires as needed concerning full, part-time and private studies
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Guidance and Head of School

Qualifications Required :
Undergraduate/Graduate degree & Ontario College of Teachers Certification
Background in guidance education
Excellent communication and empathetic interpersonal skills
Strong leadership skills and proven track record of working effectively at the high school level
Excellent computer skills( internet search engines, Word, Excel, publishing software)
Energetic team member who flourishes in a fast-paced environment