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CIS Ontario Member School: Trinity College School
Trinity College School

Trinity College School (TCS) is a leading co-educational boarding and day school for approximately 600 young people from Grades 5-12. The School is situated on a beautiful 100 acre campus located in the town of Port Hope, Ontario, one hour’s drive east of Toronto. Founded in 1865, the School places a balanced emphasis on academics, service learning, athletics and the arts – as both a long-held TCS tradition and a thoughtful approach to 21st century education.

Guidance Counsellor (Academic & Social-Emotional)

(full-time, commencing August 2022) 

Reporting to the Director of Guidance & Well-being, the Guidance Counsellor will play a primary and proactive role in attending to both the academic and social-emotional needs of students in the Senior School. This counsellor will assist students, parents and staff in understanding and addressing behavioural, developmental and social-emotional challenges, as well as preparing for the realm of post-graduation opportunities by helping students identify areas of interest and nurturing passions. Working closely with the other Guidance Counsellors (Social-Emotional and Academic & Post-Secondary), they will provide a safe and nurturing environment within the guidance department for all students to explore who they are and how they fit in the world, and ensure a highly integrated approach to student support. 

Responsibilities include: 

Counselling: 

  • Assisting and supporting the growth of Senior School students by: 
    • providing support for their emotional and social development
    • supporting their research and applications to post-graduation opportunities
    • nurturing their resilience and ability to self-advocate 
    • providing referrals to internal supports and/or community partners, as necessary 
    • encouraging and re-visiting their academic and personal goal setting 
  • Managing the course selection process to ensure students and families are well-informed of options and pathways

Collaboration: 

  • Communicating and collaborating with faculty, advisors, health centre personnel, academic support, residential staff and families as part of an integrated approach to student support 
  • Educating faculty and residential staff on recognizing the social-emotional aspects of learning, adolescent development and current trends and issues facing this population
  • Educating faculty on current trends in the post-secondary realm as it relates to student admissions, common practices and supporting student applications (letter writing, etc.) 
  • Supporting progress meetings to monitor student growth 
  • Working with the Peer Support team 
  • Collaborating with community partners (other schools, external health professionals, the College Board, etc.) to ensure that students’ needs are consistently met throughout their educational experience and in their applications to post-secondary institutions/programs

Education:

  • Teaching the Grade 10 Career Studies course
  • Maintaining and updating resources for students and families about scholarships, standardized testing, enrichment and summer opportunities
  • Providing workshops on support of career planning and post-secondary admissions or to nurture requisite skills (e.g., writing personal statements, developing a portfolio, how to interview, etc.) 
  • Developing programming that supports students and staff in understanding balance and nurturing well-being
  • Working with the graduating class to explore transition to post-secondary life (academic, social, relationships, health and well-being) 
  • Supporting and educating parents in their role as advocates for and supporters of their children
    • Providing workshops on relevant topics to parenting, student well-being and current issues facing adolescents
    • Providing current and relevant reading material to families
  • Partnering with faculty in the classroom

Other:

  • Being an active member of the guidance department in goal setting, reflection, collaboration, program development and a commitment to professional learning

The successful candidate will also be engaged in the co-curricular life of the School, including service learning, coaching recreational or competitive athletics, and/or working with the arts.

Applicants will be certified by the Ontario College of Teachers (Intermediate/Senior); additional qualifications in Guidance or equivalent will be considered an asset.

 To apply: Email a covering letter and résumé to:

Krista Koekkoek, Director of Guidance & Well-being

Trinity College School

55 Deblaquire Street North, Port Hope, ON, L1A 4K7

Email: jobs@tcs.on.ca 

Please address all correspondence by January 31, 2022 | For more information, visit www.tcs.on.ca

Trinity College School thanks all applicants for their interest, but can acknowledge only those selected for an interview. 

Trinity College School is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate the diversity of our school community including differences in race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity. We welcome candidates representing such diversity. 

Trinity College School is committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities. The School will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs.

Position Start Date: August 18, 2022

  • CISAA
  • Day & Boarding School
  • Full-Time
  • Port Hope
  • Teacher