Career Opportunities

Westminster Elementary School - Teacher Counsellor

Administration & Teaching

Location: Westminster

Competition #: 15975

Open To: Everyone

Date Posted: May 5th, 2023

Closing Date: June 2nd, 2023 - 1:00pm

Compensation Rate:

Westminster Elementary School -Teacher Counsellor 

FTE: 1.0 – Probationary Contract. Please note that Full Time Continuing Lethbridge School Division Teachers can apply for this position and maintain their Full Time Continuing contract if successful.

The expected start date is August 28, 2023

The competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Applications received by May 12, 2023 at 1:00 pm will be assured of careful consideration.

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The Division

Lethbridge School Division offers high quality learning experiences over a broad range of programs to meet the needs of learners. Lethbridge School Division embraces diversity in inclusive schools and is known for its innovative culture. The Division employs more than 1,200 staff and assists in serving the educational needs of over 12,000 students within 24 schools in the city of Lethbridge.


Lethbridge School Division is inclusive, forward-thinking and accountable for engaging students in quality learning experiences that develop strong foundations, innovative minds and responsible citizens.

For a complete overview of our division, you are encouraged to visit our website.

The City of Lethbridge

Lethbridge is located just two hours south of Calgary and close to the Rocky Mountains and U.S. border. It is a family-oriented and culturally vibrant community with many amenities of a larger city. Lethbridge has over 100,000 residents and is one of only a few cities its size with two post-secondary institutions - Lethbridge College and University of Lethbridge. Lethbridge has a robust fine arts community and is renown for the breadth of recreation activities with outstanding facilities. Lethbridge offers more than 70 parks, 140 km of walking and running trails, playgrounds and sports fields throughout the city.

The City of Lethbridge is proud neighbor to the largest First Nation reserve by area in Canada. Kainai Nation (also known as the Blood or Kainaiwa), covers 1,342.9 km², and is located southwest of the city of Lethbridge, north of the town of Cardston, east of Pincher Creek, bordered on all sides of the Oldman, St. Mary and Belly rivers in Alberta. We are fortunate to learn from Indigenous communities and are committed to enhancing our understanding of the truths of our past so we can continue to move towards reconciliation.

Professional Competencies

Lethbridge School Division is looking for individuals who demonstrate:

  • Sound understanding of teaching context and contributing variables;
  • Deep understanding of subject disciplines taught and pedagogical approaches based on best practice;
  • Understanding of planning, assessment and instructional practices;
  • Understanding of classroom management strategies that contribute to a positive learning environment;
  • The ability to use technology in meaningful ways for teaching and learning;
  • Qualities of a reflective practitioner who engages in professional learning aligned with the TQS;
  • Commitment to the school community with respect to professional relationships;
  • A belief in collaborative practice and teamwork;
  • Active contribution to school and student activity, and overall ability to develop effective relationships within the school and community.


Lethbridge School Division is seeking an Elementary School Teacher Counsellor who will be responsible to work with students from Kindergarten to grade 5. The location of this assignment will be determined prior to 2023-24 school year commencing. The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, flexible and an energetic team player who possess the following:

  • Completed or is working towards a Master’s Degree in Counselling, Applied Psychology or Educational Psychology.
  • Previous experience in Counselling experience would be an asset.


  • Applicants must possess or be eligible to obtain an Alberta Teaching Certificate.

Conditions of Employment

In order to ensure and maintain a safe and secure working and learning environment, applicants new to Lethbridge School Division who are offered employment must provide:

  • A police information check; including Vulnerable Sector Check from Police Services or an RCMP detachment that does not have any charges or convictions.
  • A satisfactory Intervention Record Check from South Region Alberta Child and Family Services.
  • Proof of photo identification, may be a valid driver’s license, provincial identification card as issued by a licensed government registry office, valid passport or Nexus card. If one cannot be provided, a new card must be obtained and proof of application provided within three days of hire.
  • Documentation of a valid Social Insurance Number in the employee’s legal name. If valid Social Insurance documentation in the current legal name cannot be provided, the successful candidate will be required to obtain a new one within three days of hire.

Please note that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted regarding an interview.


Lethbridge School Division not only provides an exceptional benefit package but also the opportunity to positively impact students and the Division community!