Teacher-Counselor Position
Stz'uminus First Nation - Ladysmith, BC

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Stz’uminus Education Department is seeking
Teacher-Counselor Position

Under the direction of the school principal, The school counselors plan collaboratively with students, teacher, school based teams, parents, and community agency personnel to develop effective strategies to promote the educational, social, emotional and career development of students. The Counselor will provide a continuum of services of preventative, developmental, remedial, and intervention services and programs within the school environment.

Skills and Experience Requirements:

  • Working knowledge of the British Columbia Curriculum.
  • Able to plan, organize and maintain student records effectively.
  • Providing individual, group and family counseling including crisis intervention
  • Reporting and/or assisting with reports to the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD).
  • Advancing students’ educations achievement through goal setting, assisting with the development of students’ learning plans, as well activities that promote effective work and study habits.
  • Providing appropriate interventions to assist students with school related problems and issues.
  • Responding to critical incidents at the school.
  • Coordinating services for students requiring intensive behaviors interventions and students with serious mental illness by developing IEPs with school and community care teams.
  • Good communication skills to motivate encourage and empower students.
  • Develop plans for effective communication, monitoring, and follow-up of students in inclusive classroom settings.
  • Providing classroom presentations on personal safety issues, and violence prevention programs.
  • Maintain professional competence by participating in staff development activities, curriculum development meetings, assist in preparation of data for reports and other professional opportunities.
  • Follow up on concerns with teacher and/or parent monthly.
  • Perform related work as required form school principal.
  • Experience in working with First Nation children.


  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Minimum of two years successful secondary classroom teaching experience or equivalent.
  • Master’s degree in school counseling and/or counseling psychology.
  • Bachelor degree in education or undergraduate degree in an approved program for special education – general curriculum or have completed a major in special education – general curriculum.
  • Member in good standing with the British Columbia College of Teachers & Ministry of Education.
  • Physical fit to interact with students, other faculty, staff, and parents as normally defined by the ability to see, read, talk, hear, handle, or feel objects and controls.

Application: Submit a resume, cover letter and the names of three (3) references to:
Michel Woolner, Human Resources Advisor
Stz’uminus First Nation
12611 A Trans Canada Highway
Ladysmith, BC V9G 1M5
Applicants are asked to submit based on the options obove, phone calls will not be accepted.

Appointment commences: August 26th, 2013
Closing date for Applications: August 9th, 2013 by 4 pm.

 This position is open to all qualified applicants & only those shortlisted will be notified.
 MUST be available for an interview on the following dates: August 14th & 21st, 2013.