This position will commence August 26, 2019
Since 1886, Lethbridge School District No. 51 has offered high quality learning experiences over a broad range of programs to meet the needs of a wide variety of learners. The District educates over 11,000 students within the City of Lethbridge and employs nearly 1,200 staff members.
Lethbridge is a growing, vibrant city with over 98,000 residents. It is home to the University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge College, and the Lethbridge Research Centre, one of the largest agricultural research facilities in Canada. The city also houses two large manufacturing plants involved in raw product development. Well situated in the south-western part of Alberta, Lethbridge residents enjoy access to state-of-the-art cultural and recreational facilities. Comprehensive retail services attract consumers from southern Alberta, south-eastern British Columbia and northern Montana.
Lethbridge School District, embraces diversity and functions in a dynamic, innovative and fast paced environment. Our District takes pride in the breadth of its programs, the expertise of its staff, and the quality of its facilities in 23 schools, and a number of outreach facilities throughout the city. Our schools have a grade structure comprised of Kindergarten to Grade 5 students in elementary schools, Grade 6 to Grade 8 students in middle schools and Grade 9 to Grade 12 students in high schools.
For more information about District 51, please visit the school's website at http://www.lethsd.ab.ca/District.php
- Consult with and provide direct support to district staff regarding counseling supports and services for students
- Support school-based Critical Incident and Crisis Response
- Serve as a jurisdiction lead and member of the district Violence Threat Risk Assessment Team as well as a district trainer to support implementation and training
- Serve as a resource for school-based counseling teams
- Collaborate with community agencies and facilitate communication between school-based counselling teams and community counselling services
- Facilitate and coordinate services with outside agencies
- Plan and facilitate staff development for counseling teams (Teacher Counsellors, Student Support, FNMI and Making Connections)
- Oversee the provision of school-based counseling services and ethical practice
- Support implementation of Health Curriculum and Career Development
- Serve as a member of the District C-Team and Placement Committee as well document notes and recommendations for District C-Team and Placement Committee Meetings
- Consult and assist counsellors, administrators, and teachers in developing school-based strategies for students on such issues as behavior, attendance and matters of interagency collaboration
- Participate on District committees related to student health and wellness
- Liaise with FNMI Education Team on staff development and support FNMI Home/School Liaison Staff in providing of counseling supports services
- Serve on District, Community and Provincial committees that relate to guidance and counseling
- Oversee Making Connections Program including the selection, supervision and evaluation of staff, data collection, budget and reports as required
- Manage Counselling budget and determine allocation/distribution of resources
- Perform evaluations of team members as required
- Manage Wellness Team needs
- Develop yearly strategic plan and present to Board as needed
- Eligible for an Alberta Teaching Certificate
- Have or working towards a Master's Degree in Education (Master's Degree in Counselling Preferred)
- Administrative Experience
- Level II Threat Assessment Training
Counselling OR Guidance Counselling/Inclusive Education Experience
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
In order to ensure and maintain a safe and secure working and learning environment, applicants new to Lethbridge School District No. 51 who are offered employment must provide:
- A satisfactory police information check; including Vulnerable Sector Check from Police Services or an RCMP detachment.
- A satisfactory Intervention Record Check from South Region Alberta Child and Family Services.
- Proof of photo identification, may be a valid driver’s licence, provincial identification card as issued by a licensed government registry office, valid passport or Nexus card. If one cannot be provided, a new card must be obtained and proof of application provided within three days of hire.
- Documentation of a valid Social Insurance Number in the employee’s legal name. If valid Social Insurance documentation in the current legal name can not be provided, the successful candidate will be required to obtain a new one within three days of hire.
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