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Nuxalk Acwsalcmlslayc Academy of Learning Society office is located at 4-Mile Subdivision in Nuxalk territory adjacent to Acwsalcta School, which is one of the most architecturally beautiful schools in B.C., and features exquisite designs by local Nuxalk artists. Our school is a K-12 school, and boasts a Head Start and Language Immersion Preschool program, and we have a licensed Daycare on site. Acwsalcta School is an independent school, and offers many locally developed courses along with the Ministry of Education's graduation program.

Acwsalcta School offers a large range of programs including Outdoor Education, Traditional Foods and Nuxalk Language and Culture classes.

Acwsalcta means “A Place of Learning”. At Acwsalcta, students are provided with opportunities and support to develop strong personal identities as Nuxalkmc. Our dynamic cultural program is a foundation upon which they can build the skills, knowledge, values and attitudes that will inspire them to become lifelong learners and to find success for each of them in meeting the challenges of a complex and rapidly changing future.

School Counselor Opportunity:

Acwsalcta School has a School Counsellor opportunity for the 2022-2023 school year.

Job Overview

Acwsalcta School Counsellors promote the general social and emotional wellbeing of Acwsalcta students and staff as well as the specific mental health needs of those on their caseload. School Counsellors also assist in helping students to make decisions regarding their future education, vocations, or careers. Counsellors work closely with students, families, teachers, aides, and administration to provide support for students. Acwsalcta Counsellors help foster a sense of belonging and identity in their students, and respectfully uphold Nuxalk values.

Responsibilities and Duties

School Counsellors will

Provide regular counselling sessions to each student assigned to their caseload.

Maintain required paperwork regarding each student on their caseload.

Create a safe clinical environment appropriate to the physical, social, and emotional development of clients.

Provide interventions to teachers and aides to support student wellbeing and growth.

Teach Social Emotional Learning (SEL) classes

Provide consultation with families, teachers, other school personnel, and community agencies to promote the wellbeing and meeting of educational goals of students.

Seek consultation from outside resource people regarding the social, medical, and personal needs of students.

Attend Individual Education Plan meetings for students on caseload, as requested.

Work in collaboration with the School Based team with behaviour support and consulting

Lead professional development opportunities for staff on strength-based approaches.

Keep up to date on Ministry of Education graduation requirements as well as post-secondary and trades programs open to students.

Establish and maintain open communication with families, students, aides, and administrators.

Maintain confidentiality.

Attend and participate in staff meetings.

Uphold Acwsalcta’s Code of Ethics.


Cultural Sensitivity to Indigenous Communities, Resilience/Strength-Based Approach, Collaborative with Coworkers.

a Valid BC Teacher’s Certificate

a Master’s Degree recognized by the Teacher Regulation Branch in counselling psychology ( or a focus on counselling in a related area)

Preference will be given to those applicants who:

have both training and experience as a School Counsellor;

have experience with grades K-12

have experience with trauma-informed practices

Please email Brittany Hughes, Acwsalcta Principal at principal@acwsalcta.ca to apply. We look forward to hearing from you!

Job Category:
Teachers, Principals & Superintendents
Posting Date:
8/25/2022 3:29:28 PM
Bella Coola, British Columbia