Temporary Student and Family Counsellor

Website HSCDSB Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board

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LOCATION:                        Various Schools in Sault Ste. Marie, ON

EFFECTIVE DATE:             September 2021 to August 2022 (1 year contract)

Under the direction of the Special Education Coordinator and in consultation with the Mental Health Leader, the Student and Family Counsellor will function as a member of a multidisciplinary team providing support services to students and families through consultation/assessment, crisis intervention, counselling, attendance investigation, community liaison/networking, prevention programming, professional development and child/family advocacy. In addition, s/he will provide the necessary professional skills to assist students in problem solving and conflict resolution in a safe and healthy manner to ensure student success. The successful candidate must be comfortable counselling virtually over a secure platform.  They must be prepared to carry out duties in a face-to-face format, virtually, or using a combination of the two.


  • Relevant graduate or undergraduate degree (e.g., BSW, MSW, Master in Counselling etc.)
  • Registered member in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers or College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.
  • Experience working and counselling virtually.
  • Experience working with children/youth experiencing social/emotional difficulties.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a multidisciplinary team.
  • Good computer skills, including word processing, communications software, Internet and e-mail.
  • Excellent discretion and ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Familiarity with the Ministry’s mental health and addictions strategies.
  • Familiarity with various evidence-based approaches is considered an asset.


  • Minimum of 3 years working experience in the field.
  • Native Specialization within Social Work or Counselling Degree Program
  • Experience in providing counselling services from an evidence informed practice perspective
  • Experience working with schools and/or learners at the elementary or secondary school level
  • Knowledge of the history of the Indigenous Peoples of Canada and experience supporting Indigenous learners

Interviews will be held on June 24, 2021.  Please submit your cover letter and résumé, by 4:00 PM. on June 20, 2021 to job.applications@hscdsb.on.ca

THIS BOARD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: In compliance with the Ontario with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board is committed to providing accommodations to persons with disabilities.  The Board will take into account the person’s ability to access information and will provide the information contained in Board-produced public documents in a format that meets those needs as agreed upon with the person.  Please contact the Human Resources Department at 705-945-5610 prior to the posting closing date so that appropriate arrangement can be made.

Rose Burton Spohn, Director

Sandra Turco, Chairperson

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