Private Home Placement Counsellor

Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre

Posted Jul 30, 2020 at 09:00 pm Closes Aug 13, 2020 at 09:00 pm

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Manitoba First Nations School System

Developed June 2018

Revised June 2020



The Private Home Placement (PHP) Counsellor reports directly to the Assistant Director of

Instructional Services.


The Private Home Placement (PHP) Program Counsellor is responsible to provide support to

students and parents in the PHP program in Manitoba First Nation School System (MFNSS)

schools. The PHP Counsellor also provides assistance to the PHP Coordinator in terms of

initiatives relating to student enrollment, student retention, and providing on-going support to


Specific Responsibilities

1. Provide an orientation to students and parents;

2. Provide transition programming to all new students;

3. Recruit caring and responsible house parents;

4. Register all new students at receiving school;

5. Provide liaison services to community agencies and to the community on student and family

specific issues as required;

6. Arrange travel for students;

7. Monitor the transition of students from middle years to high school;

8. Maintain proper student records and reports as per school and MFNSS requirements;

9. Attend meetings pertaining to students, parents, and house parents to address challenges

facing students while they are in the program;

10. Coordinate counselling and liaison activities to meet the needs of the individual students;

11. Provide recreational and cultural activities throughout the school year;

12. Other duties as assigned.


Education, Skills and Experience

1. Minimum Grade 12 Diploma;

2. Applied counselling certificate or working towards a certification will be considered an


3. Knowledge of high school programming;

4. Basic knowledge of record keeping and report writing;



5. Minimum of two years administrative experience with First Nations directly related

experience and/or training in a high school setting;

6. Ability to develop and maintain effective contact and communication with students,

agencies, parents/guardians, and school administrators;

7. Excellent interpersonal and cross cultural skills to work in a First Nations environment;

8. Proven effective oral and written communication skills in technical and plain language

writing, and presentation skills;

9. Fluency in a First Nations language is considered an asset;

10. Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications;

11. Ability to work independently and as a member of a multi-disciplinary team of


12. Excellent written communication skills and ability to communicate;

13. Possess a valid Class 5 driver’s license;

14. Flexible to travel to MFNSS schools throughout Manitoba;

15. Satisfactory Criminal Record/Vulnerable Sector and Child Abuse Registry checks.

Interested applicants are invited to submit their resume and cover letter (please state position

title applying for), along with (3) professional reference listings by August 13, 2020 at 4:00 pm


Human Resources

Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre Inc.

2-1100 Waverley Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 3X9

Email: | Fax: 204.942.2490

We thank all who apply, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Preference will be given

to qualified First Nations applicants; applicants are asked to self-declare in their resume or cover letter. Incomplete

applications will not be considered. No phone calls will be accepted. Successful candidates must provide

satisfactory criminal and child abuse registry checks.

Please visit our website at

Date Posted: July 30, 2020

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