Upper York School (grades 9-12) offers small classes with a low student to teacher ratio (10:1) and individual attention to students. Experienced teachers deliver curriculum in a modern, fully-equipped facility and focus on the refinement of academic skills, and on the preparation of students for post-secondary success. Academic excellence is essential in our creative and engaging learning environment. ESL and tutoring programs are available to support students who are new to Canada and aim to attend larger private schools.
POSITION: Guidance and University Counsellor (part-time)
Start Date: May 1, 2018 or to be discussed.
Role Overview: The Upper York School Guidance Counsellor supports each student’s current academic and future career needs through secondary and post-secondary counselling on course selection and university/college placement. The Guidance Counsellor is responsible for counselling students on social and personal issues as appropriate and possesses a variety of resources to support student needs.
The Role and Responsibilities
Support and counsel students and parents on the post secondary application process
Assist grades 9-12 students with course selection and with post secondary-planning
Understand post secondary entrance requirements and be knowledgeable about scholarship opportunities
Complete post-secondary applications with students, including supplemental essays, portfolios, personal profiles and questions
Assist staff with student reference letters and recommendations
Manage Ontario University Applications (OUAC) and Ontario College Applications (OCAS)
Attend Counsellor Information Sessions and relevant meetings
Organize post-secondary representative events, organized field trips, and alumni panel
Book and organize speakers for personal and post-secondary counselling topics
Work with teachers, parents and students on overcoming student problems
Complete administrative work such as course equivalencies, transcripts, data entry, etc.
Oversee the maintenance of the OSR’s
Assist the Principal in course scheduling and timetabling
Compile a list of Community Resources for students and recommend as needed
Other duties as assigned by the Principal
Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications
Ontario Teaching Certificate
Experience working in Ontario Independent or Private Schools
Minimum of 2 years counselling experience required
Vulnerable Sector Screening
Excellent interpersonal skills, problem-solving and mediation skills
Proven ability to develop collaborative working relationships with parents and colleagues
Evidence of strong written and oral communication skills
Understand Confidentiality of student records and information
Compensation: Commensurate with qualification, experience and hours per week.
To Apply: Interested candidates are asked to send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 14th, 2018. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.