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Guidance and University Counsellor

Branksome Hall

Reference: JUN20171402
Expiry date: 23:59, 21 June 2017
Location: Toronto
Salary: Competitive
Benefits: Competitive

Beginning in the 2017-18 academic year, we are seeking a Guidance and University Counsellor to work in our Senior and Middle School as a Grade 9/10 Counsellor. With strong communication skills and a proven ability to build a caring rapport with students, the successful candidate will join the Student Support team and report into the Director, Guidance and University Relations.


Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide counselling to meet the social, emotional and educational needs of assigned students;
  • Liaise and communicate with teachers, students, parents and administrators;
  • Assist students in selecting appropriate courses;
  • Counsel students on behaviour, school progress, personal/social issues regarding home, family and peer concerns;
  • Actively participate on problem solving and intervention teams to facilitate early involvement and resolution to learning or social problems;
  • Assist in planning and participate in various Guidance information sessions for parents and students;
  • Write counsellor reports and/or letters where required.
  • Teach one section of Career Studies and Learning Strategies Course


Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • University degree in education;
  • A Guidance Specialist Certification and/or a Master’s degree in counselling is preferred;
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in high school counselling;
  • Knowledge of IB Middle Years Program an asset
  • Experience working with a team;
  • Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills;
  • An awareness of or experience overseeing educational opportunities offered by external organizations;
  • An awareness of or experience overseeing scholarship opportunities;
  • Skill with using technology and databases.


How to Apply:

If you are interested in this position, please visit the careers page on our website and apply by 5:00 p.m.on Wednesday, June 21, 2017.

Branksome Hall is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all candidates who meet the minimum requirements for the position. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates engaging in all parts of the recruitment and selection process at Branksome Hall.

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

To learn more about Branksome Hall, please visit


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