NSTU Staffing

Staff Positions

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APPOINTMENT:  January 2017


The Nova Scotia Teachers Union is currently accepting applications for the position of Counsellor to provide short-term counselling to individuals, couples, and families.  Frequent travel throughout all areas of the province is a requirement for this position.


The responsibilities of the Counsellor will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Providing short-term confidential counselling to individuals, couples, and families who are at risk in their personal or professional lives
  • Assessing clients and establishing strategies for success
  • Making referrals to community agencies
  • Developing and delivering appropriate in-service programs to groups of teachers
  • Providing conflict mediation and crisis intervention
  • Working with other Union staff to provide program services


The successful candidate will have:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work or Psychology
  • Directly related post-graduate counselling experience with a knowledge of short-term counselling
  • Membership in the respective professional organizations
  • Strong case management abilities and knowledge of community resources
  • Ability to work independently
  • Availability to work evenings and weekends
  • Understanding of public education as a work environment
  • Familiarity with employee assistance programs
  • Valid driver’s license


As covered by the NSTU Professional Services Staff Agreement

Deadline for receipt of applications is Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 4:00 p.m.

Applications should be forwarded to:

Human Resources
Nova Scotia Teachers Union
3106 Joseph Howe Drive
Halifax, Nova Scotia   B3L 4L7

NSTU Policy on Equity & Affirmative Action reads: “Equity for under-represented groups, i.e., aboriginal persons, racially visible persons, persons with disabilities, and women, must be considered in the hiring of staff, secondments, the formation of committees, and the Mentorship and Internship Programs.”

Click here to download a PDF of the posting