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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:
PEIGAN BOARD OF EDUCATION – ATTN: Human Resources
Email: lpard@piikani.ca
Phone: 403-965-3910
Fax: 403-965-3713

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Employment Opportunity Full Time Position: Educational Assistant

 

Peigan Board of Education

Announcing the Availability of the Following Full Time Position: : Educational Assistant
Position: Full Time

Position Summary

The Educational Assistant constitutes part of the PBOE support staff who help teachers carry out the educational mission of the Piikani Nation Secondary School and the Napi’s Playground Elementary School. Under the direction of a teacher, the Educational Assistant will be required to work directly with students. These students may have any of the following: social-emotional, behavioral, or academic needs.

Position Responsibilities

  • Supporting the achievement of student educational goals and objectives outlined by the classroom Teacher and Learning Support Teacher in accordance with the IPP (Individual Program Plan)
  • Working 1:1 with an assigned student
  • Maintaining an EA journal, which includes a log of student behavior, updating student agenda for guardians
  • Work within established structures, including classroom management structures, behavioral rules and IPP expectations, under the supervision of the classroom teacher
  • Developing a consistent routine with the student which includes:
    • Transitions between subjects
    • Transition to other classrooms (I.E. Blackfoot classroom and gymnasium)
    • Preparation for school activities (assemblies and other school initiatives
    • Preparing the student for academic interventions with Teacher and Learning Support Teacher
    • Creating a visual schedule available for the student, and giving multiple cues in preparation for an upcoming change in the daily schedule
  • Preparing additional materials as directed by the teacher creating classroom displays and undertaking other supportive activities with the assigned teacher
  • Assisting with school supervision (recess, lunch)
  • Attending RTI meetings and providing reports upon request to the RTI Team
  • Weekly reports to be submitted to the Learning Support Teacher: these include a daily account of student progress or areas of need, briefly noted and student oriented
  • Available to participate in the online Brain Story Certification (Alberta Family Wellness)

Skills / Attributes

  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Effective organization, flexibility, and multi-tasking
  • Ability to work in a team environment, as well as with limited supervision
  • Ability to deal with adversity in a fast-paced school environment
  • Compassionate and patient are essential characteristics when working with students with identified needs

Education and Requirements

  • High School Diploma and related post-secondary education
  • Knowledge of Blackfoot/Piikani Language & Culture
  • First Aide certificate
  • Criminal Record Check and Child & Youth Information Module Check
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Vaccinations for COVID 19 is mandatory

Deadline: November 19, 2021 on or before 4:00 PM

Submit cover letter, resume AND copies of education requirements to:
PEIGAN BOARD OF EDUCATION – ATTN: Human Resources
Email: lpard@piikani.ca
Phone: 403-965-3910
Fax: 403-965-3713

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