Guidance Counsellor
in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL

Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL
Full-time - Permanent
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Competition Number: 2122-22812-04

Guidance Counsellor - Queen of Peace Middle School
Newfoundland & Labrador English School District 

Competition #: 2122-22812-04

Full time permanent position for Guidance Counsellor. Duties to commence September 6, 2022.

As Guidance Counsellor, you will be a part of the school-based service delivery team and be responsible for the development of an annual comprehensive school guidance program, which outlines the implementation of interventions that promote the holistic development of students. 

Reporting to the Principal, you will provide leadership to school staff, service to students, implement assessments, and participate in response planning for possible critical incidents/traumatic events. As part of the school's service delivery team, you will further the aims and objectives of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District and support improved educational opportunities through program support. 


  • Knowledge of proactive measures in creating a safe, caring, and inclusive learning environment 
  • Demonstrated experiences in individual and group counselling 
  • Extensive understanding of the assessment process and its implications for student learning and adherence to the comprehensive assessment guidelines established by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development 
  • Understanding of and the ability to implement comprehensive assessments which may include formal assessment of achievement and cognitive ability (Level A, B, and C Assessments) 
  • Knowledge of information contained in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) pertinent to students served 
  • Strong understanding of the diversity of human growth, development, behavior and learning, and the promotion of the holistic development of students 
  • Extensive and demonstrated knowledge of child development and knowledge of the diverse learning needs of students 
  • A thorough understanding of the ethical requirements in providing a comprehensive school guidance program 
  • Demonstrated experiences utilizing data and resources to support student and school 
  • community needs 
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with stakeholder groups that support the comprehensive school guidance program 
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and collaboration with students and parents/ guardians in decision making 
  • Success in fostering partnerships, conflict mediation and resolution, facilitation, collaboration and consultation 
  • Strong team-building, time management, analytical and problem solving skills 
  • Strong understanding of legislation related to child protection, children, and youth 
  • Understanding of the process of career development for students from K-12 
  • Understanding of the education system and supports the learning and development of students 
  • Commitment to ongoing professional learning to inform personal practice 


  • Bachelor of Education 
  • Master's Degree in Counselling Psychology including courses in psychological assessments. 
  • Training in Crisis Intervention and Co-operative Discipline Techniques. 
  • This position may require the use of a personal vehicle and require travel. 

Applicants without the required qualifications may be considered in accordance with Clause 37.01 (d) of the provincial collective agreement.

REMINDER: Electronic eOFFERs have a 24 hour expiration - applicants must monitor their email accounts.

Remuneration will be in accordance with the NLTA collective agreement

Deadline and Delivery

Apply in confidence, preferably via email, indicating competition number, by forwarding résumé and cover letter, and at least three (3) professional references to:

Attention: Sherri Bursey
Labrador Regional Office
Newfoundland & Labrador English School District
P.O. Box 1810, Stn. B
Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL A0P 1E0
Telephone: (709) 896-2431
E-mail: [email protected]

The Newfoundland and Labrador English School District is committed to employing a diverse workforce and encourages all qualified applicants to apply. A Criminal Records Screening Certificate and a Vulnerable Sector Query shall be provided in accordance with District policy. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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