District requires .7 TERM Elementary Counsellor/Teacher for Chetwynd and Area

Effective September 1, 2022 until June 30, 2023.

The focus of the counselling work will be in assessing and developing interventions for students in the areas of behaviour, social-emotional well-being and self-determination. These interventions may be delivered individually, in small groups or in the classroom setting. The candidate will participate in the planning and implementation of behaviour plans in collaboration with the school-based team liaising with outside agencies, as needed. Working together with staff, a major goal of intervention is to assist students in transferring skills across environments including classroom, playground and other areas. The candidate will also provide direction and support to District intervention workers.

The successful applicant will possess, or be willing to complete, a Master's Degree in Counselling. The successful candidate will be a member of the District Learning Services team and will be required to attend District meetings and participate in in-services, and may be required to travel to other communities.

This position may increase. The successful applicant must be willing to accept the increase.

For further information, please contact Jan Proulx at japroulx@sd59.bc.ca

District Overview

School District No. 59 (Peace River South) is located in north-eastern British Columbia in BC’s Peace River Country. We serve the communities and surrounding areas of Dawson Creek, Tumbler Ridge and Chetwynd. The District’s student population is approximately 3,500 with thirty-three percent of this population self-identifying as having Aboriginal ancestry.

Our students are accommodated in 19 schools, with student populations ranging from 25 to 650 students. The District is involved in a number of innovative partnerships with other local agencies. Programs or initiatives we undertake are rooted in our core business of a quality education for each student and the core belief of continuous learning for all.

Learning is best when it is interactive, self-directed and allows for our passions and creativity to emerge. Solid foundational skills and high expectations in an environment of critical thinking, communicating, creating and collaborating provides our students with the skills necessary to navigate the world of the future. All of our programs hold these attributes at the core.

Desired qualifications and experience include:

Hold, or be qualified for, a valid BC Ministry of Education Teaching Certificate.

Experience with adapting, and modifying, curriculum to meet the needs of students.

Experience teaching primary and intermediate/middle school/secondary students.

Strong literacy and numeracy skills. Willingness to work and implement school initiatives and goals.

Capacity to work independently and in collaboration with a team.

Ability to use performance standards in the area of social responsibility.

Acquainted with the outcomes and evaluation processes outlined in the new curriculum.

Committed to individualized and group instruction utilizing a variety of effective strategies and techniques.

Experience teaching in a multiage group setting.

Strong classroom management skills.

Training in teaching ELL students.

Ability to work as part of a team to develop and implement individualized learning plans for students with academic, social and emotional learning difficulties.

Willingness to work in a collaborative model with staff on the school improvement plan.

Working knowledge of Criterion Based Referencing Assessment and Performance Based Assessment, and Balanced Literacy.

Experience working with students who display a variety of behaviours.

Why School District No. 59?

Collaboration, support, contemporary learning spaces and resources are part of the fabric of School District No. 59. Professional Learning Communities, Foundations for Learning and regular professional development are available and readily accessible for all teachers.

The School District Resource Centre houses thousands of physical and electronic resources for teachers. Additional human resources available to all teachers include support for literacy, numeracy, Aboriginal Education, resource acquisition (Resource Center staff), and student support services.

Benefits in working for School District No. 59:

Relocation Allowance: Up to $2,000 for out of district applicants (with submission of approved receipts).

Northern Travel Allowance: A Great Benefit at Tax Time! An amount of up to $4,000 of the salary paid to the employee shall be designated as a Northern Allowance Travel benefit. This allowance shall be in effect within the guidelines of Revenue Canada as they exist and are changed by Revenue Canada from year to year and shall end when the Revenue Canada program ends. Regular part time employees’ allowance will be prorated proportionate to the hours worked.

Remote and Rural Allowance: Teachers working in School District No. 59 are eligible to receive a remote and rural allowance, which is both an adjustment to the salary grid and an annual allowance of approximately $2,519* per FTE. Teachers on call (TOCs) are not eligible to receive this allowance.

*The annual allowance may increase as defined within the Collective Agreement with the British Columbia Teachers Federation.

Did you know?

Employees of School District No. 59 qualify for the Canadian Revenue Agency Residency Deduction. Learn more about the Canadian Revenue Agency Residency Deduction. If you lived in a prescribed intermediate zone (Zone B), you can claim:

A basic residency amount of $5.50 for each day that you lived in this zone; plus

An additional residency amount of $5.50 for each day you lived in this zone if you maintained a dwelling and you are the only person claiming the basic residency amount for that period and dwelling.

Job Category:
Teachers, Principals & Superintendents
School District #59 (Peace River South)
Posting Date:
8/25/2022 8:00:00 PM
Multiple cities, British Columbia