SCHOOL BASED SUPPORT PERSONNEL
Student Services Counsellor
The student services counsellor is a team member who, is responsible for assisting students in removing barriers to learning using an integrated blend of prevention and intervention strategies that contribute to the overall health and wellness of the student. To this end the student services counsellor fosters collaborative relationships between students, families, schools, and the community to mobilize resources to remove barriers to educational success.
Student Career Counsellor
The student career counsellor is responsible for counselling services and providing strategies and career guidance services to students in assigned schools. They 1) provide career guidance services for students and parents; 2) advocate for adaptations that will assist the student in achieving success; 3) participate as a member of the administrative leadership team as appropriate; 4) support career and work explorations and special credit courses; 5) contribute to plans for students to enroll in distance education options; 6) communicate information to students regarding bursaries, transitions to post-secondary, and career options; 7) advocate and support student success by engaging in student learning plans; 8) provide counselling services for students that relate specifically to course options, course adaptations, graduation or credit requirements; 9) lead and participate in the development and delivery of school plans and facilitate to ensure that Career Education is provided to students 10) select, administer, and interpret interest and aptitude inventories.
Student Services Teacher
The student services teacher is responsible for creating and implementing Intervention and Inclusion
Plans (IIP), helping teachers write and implement Learner Profiles for students, and work with students in the learning assistance room. The student services teacher is responsible for academic testing and determining suitable class placement based on
testing scores (regular or modified).
The Learning Assistance Centre (LAC)
The Learning Assistance Centre is a non-credit support class which provides students with the opportunity to get extra help with their academic classes. Students who are enrolled in LAC, work with both the student service teacher, and or an educational assistant to work on identified gaps in their learning, have concepts taught in class re-taught or pre-taught, get help with organization and study skills for homework completion and receive help with career and transitioning planning after high school.