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 others 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.
As part of our commitment to finding the best candidates, we utilize online assessments to gain insights into your aptitude, motivations, interests, and personality to assess your compatibility with our team. These assessments consist of short online exercises tailored to evaluate how your traits align with the job you are applying for.
To apply for this job, please follow the instructions below:
- Submit your resume and complete our Prevue Assessment simultaneously. The assessment is an integral part of our evaluation process.
- Allow yourself a minimum of 35-40 minutes to complete the assessment.
- Should you have any questions or encounter technical difficulties, please reach out to our Recruiting team at [email protected] or call 604-796-2177 for assistance.
Follow this link to complete the assessment: https://seabirdisland.prevuehub.com/selfregistration?url=n5%7CdMe
Once you have completed the assessment, we will carefully review your application and results. Qualified candidates will be contacted for further steps in the hiring process. Please be assured that all assessment results will be treated confidentially and used solely for the purpose of evaluating your candidacy.
Please note that failure to complete the assessment may result in disqualification of your application from further consideration.
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 teaching team,
- Equitable hourly rates and
WHAT YOU'LL DO
- Provides counselling support and education to children and youth.
- Assists students in methods of coping in relation to their mental health, including stress management, problem solving, conflict resolution, effective communication, social skill enhancement, and other systems of care.
- Maintains and promotes working relationships with community professionals.
- Promotes positive self-identity by reinforcing the value of First Nation languages and cultural practices.
- Participates in the ongoing planning, development and evaluation of services such as prevention programs.
- Provides direct clinical services such as intake, assessment, treatment, and crisis intervention; consultation/liaison with community agencies and other ministry programs.
- Collaborates with teachers to develop more effective strategies to work with special needs students.
- Conducts suicide assessments and crisis interventions.
- Ethics: treats people with respect; keep commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically, upholds organizational values.
- Help guide students through the numerous difficulties of adolescence by helping them make good choices.
- Be a support for students: give feedback and guidance to students and work consistently to enhance mentees self-esteem through supportive, nonjudgmental discussions. Promotes students’ self-esteem and emotional well-being.
- Providing teen and peer mentoring programs to all students.
- Consistently meet scheduled deadlines.
- Participate in initiatives to ensure individual students have participated in mandatory schoolwork catch-up sessions.
- Mandatory attendance at staff meetings and school events.
- Abiding by all policies of Seabird Island Community School, the BC Ministry of Education, Independent Schools Branch and Seabird Island Band.
- Other duties or responsibilities as assigned by the Vice Principal, Principal, Director or the Executive Director.
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:lō 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.
- Satisfactory vulnerable Criminal Record Check
Reports to: Principal
- 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.