Mental Health Counsellors - Secondary Schools

ARC Programs is now accepting applications for two temporary full-time Counsellor positions, to support students attending secondary schools within the School District #23 catchment area.

Hours / Schedule >

Full-Time, Temporary (parental leave coverage).
Commencing October or November 2022.
30-hours / week.
Year- round (position continues during school breaks)

Responsibilities >

School-based Mental Health Counsellors will work with youth who may have a mental health diagnosis, or who are experiencing mental health challenges that significantly affect their ability to function in the school and home setting.

Counsellors will work closely with school staff, community services and medical professionals to help youth and their families increase their understanding of the youth’s mental health issues.

Counsellors will support youth to develop the skills necessary to achieve and maintain mental wellness by applying a range of developmentally appropriate, and evidence-based specialized treatment modalities.

Preferred Experience and Qualifications >

Candidates for this position will possess sufficient training and experience to perform all responsibilities of the job description.

Knowledge and experience in suicide risk assessment, safety planning and treatment is a strong asset, as is clinical experience related to supporting youth experiencing complex mental health issues.

The minimum qualifications for this position are:

A Master’s degree in a relevant discipline (ie: MSW, MA in Counselling or Psychology, etc).

Preferred Types of Related Experience:

3-years of clinical experience in mental health and/or family support services.
Supervisory experience with similar services
(Protective) Family Support services
Youth and family counselling
Child/youth mental health services
Other relevant community-based services
Candidates must possess a valid Driver's License and may be required to provide a sound personal vehicle for business use

Successful applicants will be subject to a screening process, including a criminal record search, to confirm suitability for the position.

Wage / Benefits >

$30.95 – $33.55 per hour based on relevant experience and education.

Upon successful completion of a probationary period, full-time employees
(minimum 20-hrs per week) are eligible for a full benefit package (including dental plan, vision coverage, life insurance, extended medical coverage, long-term disability plan, and RRSP contributions).

New full-time employees are eligible for 3-weeks paid vacation to start, and paid sick days as needed.

Why choose ARC Programs as your employer?

ARC Programs is an equal-opportunity employer, promotes the diversity of our program teams, and requires all employees to demonstrate cultural safety to the diversity of all populations we serve.

For more information about agency services, and about working for ARC Programs please check out the ‘Why Work for ARC Programs’ posting under the 'Careers' page of this website.


Apply by email to:
Emma Crosthwaite, HR Director

Kindly include the job title in the subject line.
Please be aware that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.