- Master's degree
- High school diploma or GED
- Casual dress
- Extended health care
- Dental care
Working within Lalme’ Iwesawtexw (Seabird Island Community School) you will provide counselling and support for K-12 students. Essentially, your responsibility is to equip students with a variety of strategies for coping with life’s challenges: Included but not limited to; Helping students establish and achieve their personal goals, Motivating and inspiring children through creative play and intervention, Helping students identify and manage various challenges such as anxiety, grief, and anger using a trauma-informed approach, Establishing individual intervention plans for students on a one-on-one basis, Assisting students and staff in crisis situations.
You will be a key support to help students establish their personal goals, guiding and helping children make action plans, motivate and inspire children, identifying and providing resources, referrals and follow-ups and providing assistance in crisis situations. You will be a member of an interdisciplinary, collaborative teaching team, liaising with other professionals, students, family members, and community to provide students with holistic, culturally focused education. Be part of a team where you can positively influence a student’s educational journey and see the difference you can make in a community as you support the diverse student body of Lalme’ Iwesawtexw.
What does it take to be successful working in Lalme’ Iwesawtexw at Seabird Island? Check out the top traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.
Active Listening: Giving full attention to what others are saying, taking time to understand points being made, asking appropriate questions and not interrupting.
Organized: Ability to process and organize electronic and paper documentation, information and reports.
Personable: A collaborative attitude, participating in the planning, developing, extending services, and promoting effective strategies to encourage a positive workplace atmosphere.
Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify strengths and weaknesses, alternative solutions, conclusions or approached to problems.
Social Perceptiveness: Being aware of other reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Multitasker: The ability to balance competing priorities, meet deadlines, and to work under pressure with minimal supervision.
WORK THAT MATTERS
Lalme’ Iwesawtexw is a place to learn many skills. We are many nations, but we proclaim one goal to strengthen our pride, our language, our culture and our freedom. Our school’s mission is to provide a supportive and culturally relevant learning environment which places a high value on life-long learning, respect for self and others, honesty, integrity, generosity and hard work.
We are a Group One K-12 Independent school located 1 kilometer from Agassiz, BC on the beautiful Fraser River, 120 km east of Vancouver. We have an expected student enrollment of 226 students housed in the main school (K-8) and in the adjacent high school.
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BENEFITS & PERKS
Benefits vary by job type and are confirmed in the interview and hiring process. Benefits are eligible after a successful probationary period has been served.
Extended health and dental benefits,
Accrued vacation and sick time,
Pension plan with matching employer contributions,
Access to internal training programs, professional development and skill enhancement,
Collaboration with an interdisciplinary team,
Equitable hourly rates, and
Casual dress code
WHAT YOU BRING
Master's degree or bachelor's degree in social work (with a completed counselling practicum), Psychology or Child and Youth Care, or equivalent is required.
Knowledge and experience in a variety of theoretical orientations, such as CBT, mindfulness, and client-centered approaches.
Experience counseling children and youth from diverse backgrounds, including cross-cultural sensitivity.
BC Association of Clinical Counselors membership considered an asset.
Prior experience working with young male students in a school setting.
Ability to balance competing priorities and to work under pressure.
Flexibility and creativity.
Effective Interpersonal Skills focused on: conflict resolution, maintaining confidentiality, active listening skills, maintaining commitments, setting emotional boundaries, and remains un-biased.
Solid knowledge of and demonstrated ability in addressing a wide range of academic, social, emotional and behavioral needs of children of intermediate ages.
Ability to adhere to Oath of Confidentiality and Seabird Island Band Policies and Procedure.
Knowledge and respect of Stó: lo culture, traditions and language is considered an asset.
Experience working with First Nations children and the community is considered an asset.
Valid BC Driver’s License, Class 5.
REPORTS TO: Principal
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Employment is conditional upon completing pre-employment screening to ensure a safe and secure work environment in which students, staff, members, families, community, as well as resources, and assets are protected. All background checks, reference checks and criminal record checks are performed in accordance with SIB HR Policy, protecting the integrity and confidentiality of information gathered during the evaluation.
Seabird Island is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. Pursuant to S. 41 of the BC Human Rights code, preference may be given to Applicants of Indigenous, Métis, or Inuit heritage. We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in Canada; however, we are not able to sponsor visas.
We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.