Full-Time Student Support Counsellor
Kenjgewin Teg is an Anishnaabe controlled and directed education organization that strives to provide a comprehensive, qualitative, cultural and holistic approach to First Nations based education, training and services. Our vision is to give students the ability to see the gift they were given, in order to be able to succeed in this world!
We are currently recruiting for a committed, creative, and respectful program delivery service provider who is interested in joining our team with 110% dedication to student success outcomes for the following position:
Student Support Counsellor (MSS Secondary School):
Salary: SP Program/Service Development Specialist – Qualified level (46,269 – 51,410 – 56,551)
Position Objective: The Student Support Counsellor will report directly to the Dean of Pathways. The Student Support Counsellor will advise students on educational issues, career planning and personal development by providing direct counselling. The Student Support Counsellor will also act as a liaison and advocate with parents, teachers, community services and educational departments/authorities. This position will support students attending Manitoulin Secondary School.
- Minimum Degree in Bachelor of Social Work
- Must be registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers in good standing
- A minimum of 2 years work experience in a First Nations service provider/counselling setting
- Must possess valid Mental Health First Aid Training, SafeTALK and Applied Suicide Intervention Strategy Training (ASIST) Certifications
- Experience and ability to facilitate small group presentations
- Must possess strong interpersonal skills to interact with students, community service providers and staff
- Strong problem solving, decision making and time management skills with ability to multi-task and meet multiple and/or unexpected deadlines and prioritize tasks with minimal supervision in a demanding work environment
- Excellent computer skills working with a Microsoft Office 365 environment (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point)
- Excellent organizational and administrative skills, and report writing skills to write and format correspondence including memos and letters.
- Must have Valid Driver’s license with access to reliable vehicle
- Must be willing to travel as required
- Appreciation and knowledge of the Anishinabek culture, principles, values, language, history and customs and supportive of Anishinabek practices, language revitalization and protocols
Deadline: Friday March 1, 2019 at 12 noon
To learn more about this employment opportunity, please contact the Director of Operations at 705-377-4342 or by email at BrendaFrancis@kenjgewinteg.ca.
Interested individuals can send a complete application package that consists of:
Cover letter, a detailed resume, three (3) current (within one year) letters of reference, two of which must be professional on organizational letterhead and authored by direct supervisor, and written permission to contact references. Please note that the successful candidate will be required to provide a current Vulnerable Sector Check.
Applications can be received marked confidential either through mail, fax or delivered in-person to:
“Student Support Counsellor”
c/o Director of Operations
374 Hwy. 551, P.O. Box 328, M’Chigeeng First Nation, ON P0P 1G0
Tel: 705-377-4342 Fax: 705-377-4379
Please note: Kenjgewin Teg has taken steps to ensure that the organization is inclusive and partnership with the school community. This includes the shared practice of First Nation tradition of smudging.
Please note: Kenjgewin Teg’s Fitness for Duty Program is implemented which is designed to promote the development and maintenance of the highest possible levels of worker health and safety in an efficient and productive workplace.
Please Note: Late applications will not be considered. While we thank all applicants, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Personal information contained in applications will be used for recruitment purposes and collected as per Freedom Of Information (F.O.I.) And Protection Of Privacy Act, 1987.
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