REPOST = Inclusive Education – 1.0 FTE – District Mental Health Clinician – Continuing Contract

School District #57 (Prince George)

The Position: Our District is seeking a BC-certified District Mental Health Specialist for a 1.0 Continuing Contract position. The Mental Health Specialist functions as a part of a multidisciplinary team whose major role is to enhance the educational and social functioning of all students : Position Duties: Liaise with school staff regarding mental health supports for students.

Coordinate activities and mental health support (including issues with regards to substance misuse) for all district schools. Performs direct observation of students in school settings.

Provides consultative support for staff around student IEPs. Conducts in-service to staff and district.

Supports students referred by the School Conduct Review Committee and/or through the Assessment for Risk to Others process. Complete 1701 designation for elementary/secondary school Category H/R students.

Work collaboratively with other Inclusive Education staff and school personnel as members providing Critical and Emergency Response Team (CERT) support for schools and respond to Assessment for Risk to Others as required. Attends school ESBTs as assigned.

Attends all Inclusive Education Meetings. Other duties as assigned by the Director of Inclusive Education.

Position Responsibilities: Training and/or experience in working with students with a range of moderate to severe mental health challenges. Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team setting Ability to develop positive behaviour support plans for students with mental health challenges.

Ability to develop and communicate early intervention strategies to teachers, paraprofessionals, administration, parents, and students Experience with elementary, middle, and secondary school-aged students Ability to work independently on a referral basis Ability to collaborate with extended school-based teams, school staff, and parents Necessary Qualifications Minimum requirement of a Masters Degree in Counselling/Social Work, including a successful practicum and work experience. Evidence of relevant and successful field experience in counselling.

Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC)/registered Social Work designation or equivalent is preferred. How to Apply: Please apply to the specific posting at https://www.makeafuture.ca/regions-districts/bc-public-school-districts/central-bc/prince-george/1).

Click Apply Online to sign in/register; 2) Apply to this job posting; and 3) Check your Job Application Log to confirm that you have successfully applied. Your application must include: a letter of application and resume; University diploma(s) in relevant fields; counselling practicum reports;and 3 current professional references and their email addresses.

By application, candidates give permission to the Prince George School District to contact any references or any past or present employers named in the application. This posting will remain open until filled.

We regret that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. For more information, please contact the Director of Inclusive Education: Angela Zummack, azummack@sd57.bc.ca or Sarah Petrisor , District Principal, Human Resources, spetrisor@sd57.bc.ca Follow us on Facebook at School District No. 57 or on Twitter @HRsd57 ABOUT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 57 School District No.57 resides on the unceded ancestral lands of the Lheidli Tenneh First Nations, McLeod Lake Indian Band and the Simpcw First Nations.

Geographically we expand from Mackenzie, through Prince George, to McBride and Valemount. We serve 41 schools: 32 Elementary schools, 8 Secondary schools and 1 District Learning Support center for alternative and alternate learning opportunities.

We provide educational programs for approximately 15,000 students inclusive of early learning, after school art and sports programing, trades programs, and dual credit programs with our local post-secondary schools. We support Lheidli Tenneh students, McLeod Lake students and Takla students living on reserve through our Local Education Agreements.

With each Nation we co-construct the educational services provided to the students while attending a school within our school district. LIFE IN THE CENTRAL INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA Known as BC’s northern capital, Prince George is a bustling city of over 77,000 residents, situated at the crossroads of Hwy. 97 (north-south) and Hwy. 16 (east-west), and at the confluence of the Fraser and Nechako Rivers.

As a major City of the Pacific Rim, Prince George is firmly tied to the global market. The area offers a lifestyle that is definitely worth boasting about.

Residents enjoy affordable housing, incomes above provincial averages, an extensive range of quality services, and cultural and sports events. Recreational opportunities are second to none and range from golfing, skiing, fishing and hunting to an endless list of team sports.

Local post-secondary educational facilities include the University of Northern British Columbia and the College of New Caledonia . Move Up Prince George / School District No. 57