In School Counsellor Job in Kenora for Firefly |

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In School Counsellor

October 23 2020
Industries Healthcare, social assistance
Categories Education, Library
Kenora, ON

FIREFLY requires a regular full time In School Counsellor providing counselling services to the elementary students of the Kenora Catholic District School Board at Pope John Paul II School, École Ste-Marguerite Bourgeoys School, St. Isodore Virtual School, and St. Louis School.

This position is located in our Kenora office and will be providing service, as required, through both in-person and virtual service delivery. Reporting to the Clinical Manager, the Counsellor will be responsible for providing assessment, case planning, intervention and program development services. You will be a member of a multi-disciplinary team who possesses excellent organizational, computer, written and oral communication skills. This position requires the ability to set priorities and to work co-operatively under pressure, while establishing strong partnerships with school staff and administration.

You will be required to work from a “strengths-based, solution-focused” perspective to facilitate positive problem solving while accessing a family’s inherent strengths to address mental health challenges. Also required is the ability to develop, coordinate and implement intervention plans on a case by case basis. The ideal candidate will have strong skills in working systemically along with proven skills working collaboratively with service collaterals in a culturally sensitive manner. Some evening work and travel is required. FIREFLY will provide formal clinical counselling supervision to the successful candidate.


  • Masters and/or Graduate Degree in Human Services preferred
  • Undergraduate Degree in Human Services with related experience would be considered
  • Must be a member in good standing with a College recognized by the Psychotherapy Act, 2007.
  • Knowledge of child and adolescent development, systems theory, family dynamics and the clinical assessment process
  • Knowledge of relevant governing legislation and regulations
  • Fluency in French would be an asset
  • Demonstrated competency of the culture(s) of clients being served is an asset
  • Must have a current and valid Driver's License

FIREFLY offers a comprehensive benefits package including: Defined Benefit Pension Plan (HOOPP), generous paid time off entitlements, excellent benefits coverage including Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Critical Illness benefits, with premiums paid by FIREFLY.

Salary is based on education and experience and the salary range is $48,986 to $69,946 per year.

Interested in this position? Please apply by Thursday, November 5, 2020.