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Education Counsellor - 2 Positions

by Grand Erie District School Board

Reference #: SEC #01-23-24 and PSP #02-23-24
Date Posted: May 31, 2023
Grand Erie District School Board

Job Description

The Grand Erie District School Board is guided by our vision to Learn, Lead and Inspire and our shared mission to build a culture of learning, well-being and belonging to inspire each learner. Grand Erie’s 2800 employees provide quality education to approximately 26,000 full-time equivalent students who attend our 72 schools.  The Board spans a geographic area encompassing the City of Brantford and the Counties of Brant, Haldimand and Norfolk.  The head office is located in Brantford.
  • establishing positive relations with school personnel and parents of Six Nations students attending schools for the purpose of enhancing student success rates
  • providing academic and social counselling for students from the Six Nations community
  • providing counselling for students from the Six Nations community who have been referred for issues regarding attendance and lack of student success
  • participating in all Individual Placement and Review Committee meetings conducted for students affected by the education services agreement
  • acting as a resource person and assisting with initiatives of the Six Nations Advisory Committee
  • establishing and maintaining up to date information regarding student entrance, transition from Six Nations schools, retention and success rate in secondary education
  • being responsible for increasing the awareness and sensitivity of school personnel with respect to students attending school
  • travel within the Board’s geographical region is required
  • other duties as assigned
  • Haudenosaunee ancestry required.
  • Knowledgeable with a demonstrated positive working relationship with the Six Nations Community.
  • Bachelors’ degree in Social Work or Social Studies or an Ontario College of Teachers’ Certificate of Qualification and qualified to teach in guidance and counselling, in accordance with Ministry of Education OR;
  • Five (5) years successful experience in counselling or guidance plus a minimum of a community college diploma in a related discipline with demonstrated evidence of annual progression toward Category One qualification.
Job Specifications
Hours of Work 1.0 FTE Annually
Rate of Pay To be determine based on qualifications
A competitive benefits plan is available through a provincial benefits trust plan
Effective Date September 1, 2023
Posting Date May 31, 2023
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By Monday, June 5, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.
Qualified teachers, please quote posting # Secondary 01-23-24.  All others, please quote posting # PSP 2-23-24 in your cover letter.
If your qualifications, positive attitude and commitment to excellence make you an ideal candidate for this position, please submit your application, marked “personal and confidential”, which includes a complete resume, cover letter, and copy of your diploma/degree (one document if submitted electronically) with the names and telephone numbers of at least three professional references; your current supervisor must be provided as a reference
Applicants with a disability that requires an accommodation to enable their participation in the interview process should advise the Board when contacted for an interview. Any assessment and selection materials and processes used in the interview process can be made available in an accessible format, upon request in advance.
All new employees are required to submit an original Police Record Check (which included a vulnerable sector search) acceptable to the Board prior to the commencement of employment.
We thank all applicants for their interest but only those considered for an interview will be contacted.
Grand Erie District School Board recognizes Six Nations of the Grand River and Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, as the longstanding peoples of this territory. We honour, recognize, and respect these communities as well as all First Nations, Métis and Inuit Peoples who reside within Grand Erie District School Board. We are all stewards of these lands and waters where we now gather, learn and play, and commit to working together in the spirit of Reconciliation.

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