Southpointe Academy, an independent, K-12, university-preparatory school in Tsawwassen, B.C. invites applications from individuals who wish to join our dynamic community. Located in a contemporary urban learning environment, the School building meets rigorous architectural standards and possesses views from all common areas of the Fraser Delta, Gulf of Georgia and the North Shore Mountains. Southpointe Academy is home to 560 students and over 80 teachers and support staff.
The School is an authorized International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP) world school and IB Middle Years Programme (IB MYP) world school. Southpointe also offers The College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) Program to students in Grades 10 to 12. Our graduates attend the top post-secondary schools in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K.
The University and Careers Counsellor will ensure our students have the necessary tools to evaluate and realize their educational and career options. The role requires collaboration with the School’s existing University and Careers Counsellor parents, students and other stakeholders. Reporting to the Senior School Principal, the University and Careers Counsellor position will commence as soon as possible.
Role and Responsibilities:
Ensuring that the university and guidance provided to students is progressive to meet the needs of students;
Collaborating with students Grade 9-12 to guide them in planning for the university admission process;
Meeting with students and their parents to provide personalized support as part of the university planning process;
Collaborating with teachers and administrators to facilitate appropriate programme delivery.
BC Teaching Certificate or Independent School Teaching Certificate number;
Two letters of reference from past supervisors;
Most recent teaching evaluation.
Valid BC Teaching Certificate or Independent School Teaching Certificate, (or the ability to obtain a Certificate);
Appropriate professional qualifications for university and careers counselling;
Current knowledge of approaches to career counselling;
Training and experience in counselling Senior School students on university and college applications and criteria;
Experience with Canadian, US and UK university admissions procedures;
Member of AAC and NACAC;
Desire to help students achieve personal success.
Additional Salary Information: Extended health and dental benefits;
RRSP matching program;
Subsidised staff lunch program.
About Southpointe Academy
Established in 2000, Southpointe Academy is an independent university preparatory school for Grades K-12 that is characterized by passionate teaching, open-mindedness and a warm community atmosphere. In the classroom, our teachers provide the inspiration and support that enable students to learn, lead and succeed.
Located in sunny Tsawwassen, a community where the Fraser meets the sea, the School offers extended views of the Fraser Delta, Gulf of Georgia and the North Shore Mountain.