MISC 24/25 – 01: Mental Health Counsellor

Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools

Mental Health Counsellor
Part-Time – Hours to be determined

Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools is located on the original lands of the Cree, those of Treaty 6, and on the homeland of the Métis nation. The Division is honoured and proud to serve the students and families of Legal, Morinville, St. Albert, Alexander First Nation and parts of Sturgeon County by providing a welcoming, Christ-centered learning community, where we awaken the hearts and minds of students while educating and nurturing each to learn, live fully and serve others. Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools is strongly committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community that is welcoming to all. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates.
Duties to Commence: August 23, 2024
Position Description: This position has been designed to provide direct services to students in the area of mental health. This would involve direct counselling for students who have been identified as requiring supports by school leadership or referrals from other staff or parent/guardians. The Mental Health Counsellor will engage with students in one on one or small groups to support them in the social/emotional domain. As well, the Mental Health Counsellors will work with parents/guardians and families in an effort to support students as required.
This position will be based out of a school in St. Albert. The Mental Health Counsellor will have to be flexible in the hours of work, dependent upon the needs of the school community; the work may be before/after school hours or in the evening and possibly weekends.

Formal training in providing counselling services
Preference will be given to candidates with a degree in a related field, such as counselling, psychology, mental health training, or other related field of study.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Committed to being a model and witness to Christ-centered education values and beliefs.
Apply foundational knowledge about First Nations, Métis and Inuit for the benefit of all students, and support the Division’s goals towards advancing Truth and Reconciliation
Knowledge of addiction and mental health is required
Familiar with the developmental, educational, emotional, social and recreational needs of children, youth and families
Strong relationship-building skills
Effective time management skills
Takes initiative and is able to work independently as well as collaborate in teams
Skill and knowledge of facilitation, positive communication and creative thinking
Solid comprehension and practice of personal and professional boundaries
Ability to develop supportive relationships with young people
Creative problem-solving and decision-making skills
Comfortable liaising with community members, school staff, community agencies and healthcare providers
Community collaboration/networking skills
Resilience and a commitment to personal development
The successful candidate must provide a criminal record check
The successful candidate must provide proof of licensure or registration with the approved Alberta regulatory college, prior to commencing duties where applicable:

Regulated health professions under the Alberta Health Professions Act and Health Disciplines Act will be required to show an original copy of a valid practice permit before commencing their duties
Other professions governed by government acts, college or regulatory body requirements may be required to provide additional documentation.

For more information on this position please contact:
Joseph Dumont, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resource Services
Email: [email protected]

Only online applications will be accepted. No late applications will be accepted.
Note: Although all applications are appreciated, only candidates who are selected for interviews will be contacted.