Peigan Board of Education

PBOE School Counsellor

Peigan Board of Education

Announcing the Availability of the Following Full Time Position: : PBOE School Counsellor

Peigan Board of Education is eager to provide members of Piikani Nation with quality education in an authentic learning environment that aims to meet the aspirations of the Piikani people, including the institution of programs and other activities that promote and enhance the Piikani Nation’s unique language, culture and traditions.

Position Summary

The School Counsellor will plan, organize and implement appropriate social-emotional and behavioral support programs within a learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their personal potential. The School Counsellor will provide student support, counsel students with academic needs and provide student encouragement.

Position Responsibilities

  • Provide counselling to youth experiencing family, personal or social problems;
  • Develops progress reports for the schools on student behavior and performance;
  • Respond to referrals made by family members, school staff, students, peers, or community agencies;
  • Ability to resolve crisis and conflict situations and develop positive relationships with students;
  • Support students in building coping skills, learn positive strategies to deal with emotions, improve family and school communication and coordinate services with other community agencies;
  • Available to enhance the development of a student’s educational, social and emotional experiences;
  • Infuse, liaison and counselling strategies with Piikani way of knowing – Piikanissini;
  • Adhere to Peigan Board of Education Policy and Procedures;
  • Establish and communicate clear outcomes for all counselling activities;
  • Prepare lessons for classroom presentations and counselling activities;
  • Work with an individual student or group of students as required;
  • Provide a variety of learning materials and resources for use in counselling activities;
  • Identify and select counselling methods to meet students’ varying needs;
  • Use relevant technology to support instruction;
  • Provide appropriate feedback on counselling to students, parents, administration and teachers;
  • Maintain accurate and complete records of students’ progress reports and development;
  • Participate in school meetings (staff, parent, committee, specialist, collaborative).

Qualifications & Education Requirements

  • Child Youth Care Work designation from an accredited institution. Preference will be given to individuals with Bachelor of Arts in counselling or human services;
  • Minimum three years of work experience in youth counselling or related field;
  • Trauma informed certification would be an asset
  • Clear Criminal Record Check and Intervention Check
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Blackfoot Language & Culture
  • COVID-19 vaccinated

Deadline: November 23, 2021 on or before 4:00 PM

Submit cover letter, resume AND copies of education requirements to:
Phone: 403-965-3910
Fax: 403-965-3713

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