School Counsellor, Grades 11 & 12

  • Branksome Hall
  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Mar 20, 2024
Full-Time Academic Advisor Student Services Teaching

Job Description

School Counsellor, Grades 11 & 12

Employment Terms: Full-Time, Permanent

Start Date: August 19, 2024 


Branksome Hall, a leading independent International Baccalaureate (IB) World School for girls challenges and inspires students to love learning and shape a better world. Through the unique combination of well-being, outstanding academics and international mindedness, Branksome Hall students and employees become impactful leaders. With our values of Sense of Community, Inclusiveness, Creativity and Making a Difference as a foundation, Branksome Hall offers a strong liberal arts curriculum that develops critical thinking and inquiry skills.


The Opportunity:

We are seeking a School Counsellor to work in our Senior School on a full-time, permanent basis. As a member of the School Counselling and Social Work Team, the School Counsellor supports students in grades 11 and 12 in academic planning, social-emotional learning (SEL) and well-being. With strong relational, communication and organizational skills, the Counsellor will partner with colleagues across the school and reports to the Director, Well-being & School Counselling. 


Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide individual and small group counselling to meet the social, emotional and well-being needs of students;

  • Liaise and collaborate with teachers, social workers, nurses, students, parents and administrators in supporting student well-being and growth;

  • Develop and cultivate academic pathways that assist students with academic course planning and selection, in collaboration with University Counsellors;

  • Participate in Parent-Teacher and/or Counsellor-Parent interviews;

  • Support students with self-management and self-awareness along with social and relationship skills;

  • Actively participate on interdisciplinary teams to facilitate care and support plans for learning or social-emotional needs;

  • Develop, collaborate and deliver SEL curricular lessons and workshops for students;

  • Teach students distress tolerance, self-motivation and stress management skills;

  • Assist in planning and participate in parent and employee well-being education sessions;

  • Keep abreast of current resources, research, and best practices in support of student well-being.


Candidate Profile:

The ideal candidate is a passionate educator with a minimum of 5 years’ of teaching experience, and has Additional Qualifications in Guidance and/or in Counselling. Knowledge of the IB Diploma Program would be considered an asset. With a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and SEL, you have lived experiences of diversity, in its broadest sense and are impassioned and excited to embrace and work within a diverse student body. Adept at developing strong and caring relationships with students, you collaborate effectively with team members and are at ease partnering with families. Tech savvy, you thrive in a dynamic and innovative environment, where making a difference in the lives of students is a core value. 

Why Join Branksome Hall:

  • Competitive salary and benefits including being a contributing member of the Ontario Teachers Pension Plan (OTPP) for eligible employees; 

  • Access to state of the art facilities and resources to support wellness, innovation and entrepreneurship such as the fitness centre, swimming pools, and makerspaces; 

  • A collaborative community with a commitment to the growth and development of employees with ongoing professional development and mentorship; 

  • Opportunity to join a global network of IB educators with strong connections to the IB and active partnerships with international organizations.


How to Apply:

To join a leading educational institution and dynamic team, please submit your resume and cover letter by April 5, 2024. This posting will remain active until the position is filled.


Applications (resume and cover letter) can also be sent to: 


Branksome Hall – Human Resources 

10 Elm Avenue 

Toronto, Ontario 

M4W 1N4


Branksome Hall is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all candidates who meet the minimum requirements for the position. Branksome Hall is strongly committed to diversity, equity and inclusion within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with (dis)abilities, LGBQT2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas, and champion diversity in its broadest sense. 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 working at Branksome Hall, please visit our website at

Position Start Date

August 2024