DOT25005 – Mental Health Therapist/Counselor

Fort McMurray Public School Division



Posting DOT25005

Teacher: Mental Health Therapist/Counselor


Probationary – August 26, 2024 – June 27, 2025

Location To Be Determined, multiple locations



FTE 0.50

Start Date August 26, 2024


Closing Date Open Until Filled

Requirements: The ideal candidate would possess the following background, philosophy, and experience:


Bachelor of Education.

Master of Psychology, Social Work or Counselling with advanced practice in the assessment and treatment of mental, emotional, and behavioural disorders (or a significant completion of this program).


The successful candidate will have specific knowledge and training in school counselling and be able to support regular classroom teachers with specialized teaching strategies in regards to supporting mental health.

Providing training and support to teachers for students for student social and emotional development, anxiety and instructional approaches to build student resilience and independence is needed.


Deliver preventative “best-practice” interventions and related psycho-social development programs as approved by the Division.

Comply with provincial regulations and Division policies with respect to the provision counselling services and learning supports.


Experience with making referrals for therapeutic support and outside agencies who support students and families is an asset.

Track caseload data and evaluate the effectiveness of counselling services, learning supports and student responses to interventions.


Comply with provincial regulations and Division policies with respect to records management.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:


Resumes and other relevant documents will be accepted by clicking on the “APPLY” tab for the specific posting on the Job Connect and follow the application instructions. THIS IS THE PREFERRED METHOD TO RECEIVE APPLICATIONS.



If you have any questions regarding this posting you may email hr@fmpsd.ab.ca.


The successful candidate will be required to provide a criminal record/vulnerable sector check which will be reviewed to ensure suitability of the candidate for the position.

FMPSD may contact past and present employers for references.

All FMPSD employees are expected to be computer literate; this includes fluency with e-mail, internet, MS Office, Google mail, docs and sheets.



Only those applications submitted and received by 4 pm on the closing date will be considered for this position.