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Counsellor In Academic Training – Regular Full Time

Position Description

Counsellor in Academic Training – Regular full time

Maniwaki Adult Education and Vocational Centre

Maniwaki Woodland School

Nature of Work:

The position of counsellor in academic training encompasses, in particular, responsibility for helping, evaluating, advising and guiding students in the youth and adult sectors in developing their career plans and in choosing an educational path suited to their personal characteristics.

Some Characteristic Duties:

The counsellor in academic training participates in developing and implementing an academic and vocational guidance service that meets the academic and administrative requirements of both the educational institutions and the school board.

The Employee evaluates students (individual or group meetings) with respect to their interests, personality, professional experiences and personal needs, using appropriate methods, direct observations and information provided by teachers and other school resources and, where applicable, parents.

Through individual or group counselling sessions, the Employee helps a student to carry out a self-analysis and to build an overall image of themselves, explore and clarify their situation and determine personal and professional goals, grasp the information received, understand, assume and overcome their personal and social problems.

The Employee provides support to students in their search for means aimed at enabling them to overcome the difficulties associated with their education plan and their social and employment integration.

The Employee provides information and advice to parents on the measures required to provide help and guidance to the student in defining and carrying out their educational and career objectives.

The Employee contributes to the screening and identification of students experiencing difficulties, using an approach focusing on prevention and intervention; the Employee works with a multidisciplinary team to draw up and review a student’s individualized education plan by including their action plan in the plan, if necessary; the Employee participates in defining intervention objectives and means;

The Employee works with other team members to ensure concerted and coordinated interventions and assess the achievement of objectives.

The Employee advises management staff, prepares expertise, evaluation, progress and end-of-process reports and formulates appropriate recommendations to support decision making.

The Employee acts as resource person for the guidance-oriented approach, the Employee gives advice to school resources, provides them with documentation, suggests activities that enable them to identify variables contributing to the student’s personal, academic and professional progress.

The Employee plans, organizes and delivers academic and vocational information activities dealing with training program requirements, professions and market trends; the Employee coordinates and assumes the activities of the documentation centre related to their specialty, ensures the purchase and update of specialized reference materials (magazines, CD-ROM, software or others) and provides support to the students and staff using them.

The Employee establishes and maintains relationships and collaboration with representatives of the labour market and of other organizations that could be involved in providing academic and vocational guidance to students.

The Employee prepares and updates files according to the rules defined by the school board the Employee prepares progress notes or reports as well as end-of-process and follow-up reports on their interventions.

Qualifications Required

A bachelor’s degree in an appropriate specialty, notably guidance counselling

Working Conditions:

Salary: $26.66 TO $45.70 per hour (based on experience and schooling)

Start Date: As soon as possible

Application must include:

Resume (including detailed work history and education background)

A cover letter

Professional references


by 4:00 p.m., September 2, 2022

Only those candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted.

The Western Quebec School Board is committed to building an educational community with the common purpose to realize the potential of all our students by cultivating a strong corps of support, professional, teaching, and administrative excellence. We therefore encourage applications from Indigenous people, as well as from other racialized people groups, persons living with a disability, people of religious faith, and gender minorities. As an organization, we strive to hire individuals who reflect the communities we serve, and who embody and practice a love of life-long learning, teamwork, and the highest professional ethics. Our efforts to achieve a diverse workforce that contributes to a culturally safe working environment include establishing proactive employment practices to address systemic barriers and removing obstacles to hiring and retaining qualified people. We acknowledge that the lands upon which we live, learn, and work are the traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabe peoples. We thank them for sharing these lands and commit, as an organization, as educators and as individuals, to an ongoing relationship that recognizes and respects the lands, traditions, and culture of the Anishinaabe people.

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