Job Description
Guidance Counsellor
Competition No.: 171 Hours Per Week: Full time
Close Date: 08/03/2023 05:00 PM Remuneration: As per NWTTA collective agreement
Location: SIR JOHN FRANKLIN H.S. Instructions: Online/via email
Duration: 2023.2024 School Year

Yellowknife Education District No. 1 invites applications for the following position for the 2023/2024 School Year:


Guidance Counsellor

Full-time (100% FTE)

One Year Term


École Sir John Franklin High School




Minimum requirements include a Bachelor of Education Degree, NWT Teacher Certification, and at least 5 years of teaching experience.


The successful candidate should further have:

  • An educational background or training in counselling or psychology
  • Experience working with Indigenous youth
  • Experience working in a high school or with high school students
  • An understanding of high school graduation requirements
  • The ability to work in a team environment
  • An understanding of Powerschool and its programs
  • A Master’s Degree in Counselling would be an asset
  • The ability to speak French and English would be an asset


Applications, including cover letter, resume and the names, titles, and email addresses of 3 references will be accepted electronically by Landon Kowalzik, Assistant Superintendent, until 5:00 PM, Wednesday, March 8 at


Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.  All YK1 Employees must undergo a vulnerable sector check.

Required Certificates :
  • Three References: email/name
  • Attach Resume & Cover letter
  • Vulnerable Sector Check
Required Education and Training :
  • Bachelor of Education
Preferred Education and Training :
  • none