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CÉGEP/University Post-secondary Guidance Counselor

Position Type Guidance Counsellor / Conseiller(e) en Orientation
Start 08/01/2023
School Name Selwyn House School
City, State Westmount, Qc 
Posted 01/20/2023

CÉGEP/University Post-secondary Guidance Counselor

Permanent - Full-time

Selwyn House School is an independent school for 550 boys (K-12) in Westmount, Quebec. We support our students and staff, and reward their efforts as well as their achievements. Our community is one in which students can build confidence and self-discipline, appreciate their responsibilities to others and themselves, and find joy in learning.

We are looking for professionals to join our dedicated, energetic staff who teach our courses, coach our teams, supervise our activities, and communicate openly and regularly with parents. Our programs challenge boys mentally and physically, while emphasizing a respect for honesty and fair play, and an openness to the ideas of others. If this sounds like the kind of team you would like to join, we have the following position starting in August 2023:

Job Description:

  • Support students with the post-secondary application process and track progress
  • Liaise with admission offices of universities, CEGEPs, Canadian and U.S. prep schools throughout the year and remain current on admission requirements
  • Write reference letters and assist faculty with reference letters
  • Provide career interest workshops
  • Organize and coordinate events including parent and student presentations, special events relating to post-secondary offerings and information sessions which may occur during the school day or in the evening
  • Attend Quebec and Canadian post-secondary counselor meetings
  • Implement Quebec ACGC curriculum
  • Other responsibilities may include supervision, facilitating a Teacher Advisor Group, and participating in school life and activities
Qualifications/Skills:
  • Strong, diplomatic interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills including documenting student progress and post-secondary application progress
  • Bilingual
  • Excellent oral and written communication in English
  • Ability to coach a sport offered at Selwyn House
  • Experience as a University/CEGEP/Post-secondary Guidance Counselor is an asset
  • Initiative to develop new programmes
  • Experience working with students to develop leadership skills is an asset
  • Strong and collaborative work ethic
  • Comfortable working with spreadsheets and Google docs
Benefits:
  • Pay above the public sector
  • Pension plan participation Group insurance benefits (health, dental, LTD, life)
  • Meals included: lunch, breakfast items, coffee
  • Access to gym and workout facilities
  • Opportunities for professional development (conferences, workshops, university tuition reimbursement)
Please submit your resumé by February 3, 2023 to:
Neil Banerjee, Head of Senior School
banerjeen@selwyn.ca
Selwyn House School, 95, chemin Côte St-Antoine, Westmount, QC H3Y 2H8

Selwyn House School is an equal opportunity employer and subscribes to the Programme d’accès à l’égalité en emploi. We sincerely thank all applicants for your interest. Only those shortlisted will be contacted.

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