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:

University Counsellor & Career Education Teacher (1.0 FTE)

Southpointe is seeking an enthusiastic, dedicated and collaborative teacher who shares a commitment to inquiry- and concept-based teaching and learning. Reporting to theDirector of University Counselling & Student Support Services, the University Counsellor & Career Education Teacher position will commence August 27, 2021 for the 2021-2022 school year.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

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

  • Planning and delivering a progressive programme of career exploration, academic planning, and university counselling for grades 9-12;

  • Support the application process to any university/college as well as to scholarships; Provide personalised university counselling to all students and their families from grades 9-12;

  • Plan and deliver sessions for students on topics in Career Life Education (Grade 10) and Career Life Connection (Grades 11 & 12);

  • Work collaboratively with classroom teachers to provide ‘push-in’ support for students (Response to Intervention model).

All Southpointe educators provide 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:

  • Bachelor of Education or Equivalent;

  • BC Ministry of Education: Certificate of Qualification or Independent School Teaching Certificate (or the ability to obtain a certificate);

  • Appropriate professional qualifications, training and/or experience for university counselling and career education;

  • Experience with Canadian, US and UK university admissions procedures.


  • At least 1-2 years teaching experience;

  • 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;

  • Curriculum leadership opportunities.

Application for Position:

Please review the Job Description before submitting your application to Please add REF: - Application for Position as University Counsellor and Career Education Teacher 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.

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