Description of School:

Southpointe Academy is a leading edge International Baccalaureate (IB) Continuum School surrounded by the ocean, beaches and natural beauty of South Delta. As a co-educational, secular day school serving nearly 600 students from Kindergarten to Grade 12, Southpointe is known for its strong sense of community, collaborative culture and commitment to professional development. The school fosters caring relationships with students and develops young people of character who make a positive difference in the world.

Southpointe features world leading programming through its highly acclaimed IB Primary Years (Grade K-5) and Middle Years (Grade 6-10) programmes. The school will be adding the IB Diploma Programme to complete its innovative offering of IB from entry to graduation. The educational programme is supported through modern, purpose-built facilities and amenities.

Description of Position:

Senior School Personal Counsellor (0.5 FTE)

Senior School - Grades 10-12

Temporary Position

Southpointe is seeking an experienced, collaborative and qualified Personal Counsellor or Registered Social Worker whose experience reflects a commitment to student wellness and the importance of social-emotional learning. Reporting to the Director of Student Support Services and also working closely with the Senior School Principal, the Senior School Counsellor position will commence August 27, 2021 for the 2021-2022 school year.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

*These may include, but are not limited to...

  • Provide personal, social and academic skills counselling to individual and small groups, both scheduled and drop-in;

  • Foster caring, committed and supportive relationships with students and families;

  • Create an environment that promotes an atmosphere of mutual respect and care;

  • Work collaboratively with colleagues to support student wellness across the school; Model a strong work ethic and high standard of commitment;

  • Maintain the highest level of professionalism in all interactions; uphold the Legal and Ethical Guidelines established by the BC School Counsellor Association;

  • Maintain confidentiality, informed consent, disclosure and confidential record keeping as per BC Schools Counsellors Association guidelines;

  • Assist teachers to work well with students who require social and emotional support;

  • Assist in mediation and conflict resolution;

  • Assist students in closing the gap and removing barriers, when possible between mental health and/or socio-emotional challenges, and academic achievement;

  • Design, prepare and deliver learning experiences that facilitate authentic engagement on the topics of health and social-emotional learning alongside other members of the Student Support team;

  • Maintain and share information on related topics to faculty, students, and parents;

  • Make referrals to and work cooperatively with external agencies (e.g., Community Services, Public Health, Child Protection);

  • Participate in community building events, both in and out of school hours;

  • Work collaboratively with Division Principals and Safe School Coordinators to carry out risk and crisis assessments.

Southpointe educators offer co-curricular activities for students by either devising their own programmes or participating in the school’s Athletics offerings throughout the three different sporting seasons.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Graduate level training in Counselling Psychology, Social Work, School Counselling, or equivalent training with a focus on personal counselling;

  • Registered Clinical Counsellor or Registered Social Worker (or eligibility to register);


  • Bachelor of Education or Equivalent;

  • BC Ministry of Education: Certificate of Qualification or Independent School Teaching Certificate;

  • Member of the BC School Counsellor Association;

  • At least 1-2 years experience working in a high school setting;

  • Valid First Aid Certificate.

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary based on the school’s approved teacher salary scale;

  • Extended health and dental plan;

  • RRSP matching;

  • Staff wellness program;

  • Subsidised school lunch programme;

  • Regular professional development.

Application for Position:

Please submit your application to careers@southpointe.ca. Please add REF: www.ibschooljobs.com - Application for Position as Temporary Personal Counsellor - Senior School in the subject of your email.

  • Cover letter;

  • Resume;

  • Copy of BC Ministry of Education: Certificate of Qualification or Independent School Teaching Certificate;

  • Two letters of reference, one of which must be from your most recent

  • Principal/Supervisor;

  • Most recent teaching evaluation.

Please see our website for additional opportunities.

Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada or be in the process of obtaining the appropriate visa(s).

Southpointe Academy encourages applications from suitably qualified candidates with diverse backgrounds. We value each community member’s identity, perspective and well-being, and embrace our differences as a sign of strength. We believe in diversity, equity and inclusion and are committed to equal employment opportunities.