Supports Available at School

The Greater Victoria School District has a wide-range of school based teachers and professionals who work collaboratively to support students with diverse learning needs.

Learning Support Teachers

The Learning Support Teacher provides a coordinated and integrated set of support services through the School Based Team that includes collaborative consultation with staff regarding educational programs and support for... Read more

School Based Teams

School Based Teams The School-Based Team (SBT) is a problem-solving group that works with classroom teachers to develop educational programs for students who require additional support. SBTs make decisions regarding case managers,... Read more

School Counsellor

The primary mandate of a school counsellor is to act as an advocate for all students by creating a caring environment that supports their personal, social, career and educational needs. Description... Read more

Youth and Family Counsellor

School Based Youth and Family Counsellors provide counselling and support services to children, addressing critical issues that impact healthy development to youth and their families who are experiencing emotional, behavioural,... Read more

Educational Assistants (EA)

An educational assistant role as part of the school team is multifaceted, requiring adaptability, empathy, and a collaborative approach to support the diverse needs of students within our schools.  Working... Read more

School Psychologists

Working in a collaborative, multi-disciplinary manner, School Psychologists play a critical role in supporting school teams in enhancing students’ academic, adaptive, social-emotional and behavioural skills, during their Elementary, Middle and... Read more

Speech and Language Pathologist

Description of Service: Provide consultation, assessment, recommendations and training to parents, classroom teachers, SBTs and IEP Teams Develop goals and strategies for select students’ Individual Education Plans Provide appropriate programming... Read more

Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists

Services provided to students who have motor difficulties in the following areas: Activities of daily living (self-care and life skills) Mobility (wheelchair and adaptive equipment at home and school), including... Read more

Nursing Support Services

NSS is delivered by Island Health and is available to children and youth in B.C. from birth to 19 years old who require specialized nursing services. Description of Service: Assist parents... Read more

Settlement Workers

The Intercultural Association of Greater Victoria Settlement Workers in Schools is an outreach program aimed at helping eligible newcomer students (immigrants and refugees) and their families settle and integrate into... Read more