School Counselor/School Mental Health Lead - Hamilton District Christian High

Aug 04, 2024
Hamilton, Ontario

Hamilton District Christian High School (HDCH) is seeking a dedicated and compassionate permanent, part-time School Counselor/School Mental Health Lead. Reporting to the Dean of Students and Principal, the counsellor will provide emotional and social support to students, helping them navigate personal and educational challenges while fostering a positive and inclusive environment. 


HDCH’s vision is to see all students be a faithful presence in the communities that they serve, and its mission is to cultivate students’ character through learning for lives of service to God.


Serving as the mental health lead within the school community, the counsellor’s responsibilities include individual and group counselling, crisis intervention, collaboration with teachers and parents, developing student programs, and maintaining accurate records. Additionally, the counsellor will collaborate with the student services department on the development and execution of social-emotional learning programs and restorative practices. 


The ideal candidate for this important role will have a strong, active Christian faith compatible with the school’s Reformed Christian foundations. They will also hold a Master’s degree in Social Work or equivalent field, be a registered member of a provincial regulatory body (e.g. RSW - Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers or CRPO - College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario), and have at least 2 years of relevant experience. Strong interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving skills are essential. Familiarity with Restorative Practices would be an asset.


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