School Counsellor

Job Code: 2699371

Job Details

Bella Bella Community School Society is looking for a compassionate and dynamic School Counsellor . Knowledge and experience with aboriginal students is an asset, as are musical talents. The successful applicant needs to be focused on improving student wellbeing, and be a positive member our team.

Desired Abilities, Qualifications and Experience :

  • Master’s degree, recognized by the BC Teachers Regulatory Branch, in counselling psychology or a related discipline with a focus on behaviour disorders and counselling
  • Knowledge of the Ministry of Education current philosophy, teaching practices, and evaluation/assessment/reporting procedures
  • Experience working with behaviour disorders in children and adolescents
  • Knowledge and experience in administration of suicide risk assessments
  • Knowledge and understanding of the counselling role, willingness to collaborate in developing IEPs
  • Experience teaching social skills programs to student with a wide range of abilities
  • Interest in facilitating peer counselling skills amongst students
  • Demonstrated capabilities in providing effective student, family and group counselling services
  • Be committed to working collaboratively in a team setting with students, staff, administration, parents and community partners
  • Passionate about developing a music program

Bella Bella Community School (BBCS) offers Nursery to Grade 12 to both Heiltsuk and non-Heiltsuk students and is accredited as a BC Ministry of Education Independent School and is certified with the First Nations School Association.

Bella Bella is located in the heart of the Heiltsuk Nation and the Great Bear Rainforest! Positions at this school will appeal to individuals who have a strong interest in teaching First Nations students, would appreciate the opportunity to embrace Heiltsuk Culture, enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking, boating and fishing and are comfortable living on the stunning Central Coast of BC.

Bella Bella is reached by regular Pacific Coastal air service from Vancouver or by BC Ferries from Port Hardy or Prince Rupert.

Our mission is to develop in a just, caring, and respectful environment, students who are independent and life-long learners, incorporating our community traditions and culture with the acquisition of skills needed to succeed in both the traditional and modern worlds.

We offer:

* Competitive salary and benefits package

* Subsidized furnished accommodation

* $500 Relocation allowance

* $500 Signing bonus

* One round trip airfare to Vancouver per school year

* Bonus sick day package

Application Process:

Please email the following:

  • cover letter
  • resume
  • scan of certification
  • scan of official transcripts indicating degree(s) earned
  • recent Criminal Record Check & Vulnerable Sector Check
  • three professional references

to Maryann Gladstone at For further information regarding this opportunity please contact, Maryann at 250 957-8070 and see our BBCS website

Posted On
February 29, 2024
Closing Date & Time

Job Type
Full Time
Job Category
Teachers, Principals & Superintendents
Bella Bella
Bella Bella Community School
Mandatory Document
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Teaching Qualifications/Licenses
  • Certificates & Diplomas
  • Practicum Reports
  • Teaching Evaluations
  • Reference Letter(s)