Indigenous Educator / Counsellor

Position overview:

Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School (KGMS) is located in North Vancouver on the ancestral territory of the Coast Salish peoples. We are currently seeking a part-time educator / counselor to work with our educational team to assist KGMS in providing the best possible Indigenous education programming and services in order to ensure high levels of academic achievement for our Indigenous students. The candidate will work with our counseling team to support students in their personal, social, and educational growth. Provide individual and when needed small group counselling and facilitation. The role may require small group and classroom instruction through collaboration and facilitation of Social Emotional Learning (SEL).

Duties may include but are not limited to;

  • Assist and collaborate in the planning and delivery of cultural and curricular school workshops
  • Provide co-teaching and program planning in classrooms
  • Support literacy and numeracy instruction in schools
  • Develop and collect resources, materials and supports
  • Assist with the development of planning and reporting for provincial grants pertaining to Indigenous education
  • Assist with budget allocation of resources as required
  • Network with Indigenous education leaders and advocates
  • Network and collaborate with all key stakeholders
  • Support Indigenous students within the classroom setting
  • Assist in monitoring the academic achievement of Indigenous students including the collection and analysis of data
  • Assist parents, teachers, tutors and colleagues in understanding and responding to developmental levels of students and their needs/concerns
  • Make appropriate referrals for students and/or families/caregivers to school and community programs/resources as needed
  • Ability to exercise ethical decision-making
  • Maintain up-to date and accurate confidential records
  • Demonstrate continual professional development through workshops/conference
  • Adheres to professional and ethical standards of school counselling


  • Master’s Degree in Counselling or Master’s Degree in School Counselling including a counselling/ therapy practicum at an educational setting
  • Advanced coursework in group counselling, testing and assessment, theories of various psychological and counselling methods/techniques and mental health
  • Experience working with students of Indigenous/Inuit/Metis ancestry
  • Knowledge of Indigenous/Inuit/Metis culture and language
  • BC Teacher Certification
  • Successful classroom teaching experience with students K to 12
  • Criminal Record Check
  • Experience providing individual and group counselling

Salary and benefits paid as per the collective agreement.

KGMS especially invites those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring a barrier-free work environment. We welcome applications from all qualified job seekers, from Indigenous people, and people of color, persons with disabilities, 2SLGBTQ (persons of all sexual orientations and genders). If you are an applicant with a disability, we will work with you to make reasonable workplace accommodations you may need for your best work performance.

How to apply

Please email your expression of interest to Human Resources [email protected]

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