School counsellor

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The Taipei European School is seeking social-emotional counsellors for students aged between 4-18 years. The counsellors will work with students, teachers, parents and staff to promote students’ wellbeing.


Application Procedure/Timeline
If you are interested in joining our team of committed and enthusiastic educators please complete our application form online and where you will also be asked to upload your CV and Covering Letter in which you share your experience and enthusiasm for the role.
As an employer committed to safeguarding the welfare of children, it is necessary that when completing your application form there are no gaps shown in your career history. Any breaks of service must be accounted for.


Application deadline:
(CST) 4.00 p.m. on Thursday, 30 April 2020.
Interviews will be held via Skype.


Safer Recruitment
Taipei European School is an equal opportunities employer and is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. Aligned with the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection, we hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection. Any job offer is subject to the receipt of two supervisory references (including current employer) and current and previous Police Checks.


Specific responsibilities are as follows:
• Work in collaboration with pastoral care teams and key stakeholders in response to counselling needs of students through advocacy, consultation, teaming and professional development to provide every student with comprehensive counselling supports.
• Lead school-wide intervention programmes relating to personal, social and emotional development in order to promote students’ wellbeing.
• Establish and maintain lines of communication across schools to provide comprehensive guidance for students across different age groups.
• Provide short-term individual and group counselling to students and their families to facilitate personal and social educational development, including times of crisis or interventions for child protection cases.
• Collaborate with students, teaching staff, learning support team and parents in implementing strategies to maximize student potential, balancing and supporting academic, social and emotional growth. Share information on a need to know basis.
• Work with parents (as appropriate) and referral agencies in facilitating the personal and social and educational development of students.
• Support students in transition (new students, exiting students, school to school (EY to JS/ JS to SS/ SS to university)
• Organize workshops for parents, students and staff on child development, mental health issues, parenting and communication.
• Complete observation and initial evaluations to determine the referred students’ counseling needs.
• Develop effective teaching, learning and assessment strategies for social-emotional workshops/groups.
• Performs any other duties, deemed reasonable and as required by Line Manager.


Development and Training
• Serve on the counselling team and pastoral care team as an active member of annual development planning. Attend related meetings as required.
• Collaborate with Director of Counselling in planning and/or delivering annual staff professional learning on social emotional learning and wellbeing.
• Attend International Conferences (IACAC, ISCA etc.), professional workshops or peer supervision sessions


Requirements, Skills and Capabilities
• Professional graduate degree in school counseling/ counselling/ clinical psychology. Master’s degree is a plus.
• Three years of recent work experience in school setting with children, adolescents and their families.
• Experiences in working with students and their families in a multi-cultural setting.
• Relationship development, ability to build long-term and meaningful relationships with stakeholders, executives and staff.
• Organizational and management skills in educational and classroom settings
• Evidence of recent professional development activities
• Proficient in English. Multilingual speaker is preferred, especially who can also speak fluent French or German.


Personal Characteristics
• Ability to work independently under minimum supervision.
• Emotional stability to work effectively under stress.
• Ability to keep records, reports and conversations in confidence.
• Great sense of humor and good communication skills


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