MS Counselor

  • 2019-20 Faculty Vacancy
  • Beijing

MS Counselor

Job advert

We are looking for a highly trained and experienced mental health and education specialists to work as a WAB Middle School Counselor. The main function of a counselor at WAB is to promote and support the development of the whole student through the delivery of quality and age appropriate services for students. This service may encompass social, emotional and/or behavioral concerns as well as academic advice. The preferred service delivery model is one that will utilize primary, secondary and tertiary interventions.

 

The successful candidate will have the ability to establish effective communication and working relationships with staff, students and parents, a sound understanding of current counseling approaches appropriate for an international school setting and recent, successful experience as a counselor. We expect our faculty members to have at least Bachelor's degree studies, a teaching/counseling certificate and a minimum of two year's of working experience.

 

For further details, please review the job description below. Interested parties shall submit their online application following the attached link "Apply". The position commences 1 August 2019.

Requirements

 

Position:                             MS Guidance Counselor

School Section:                  Middle School

Period of Appointment:   1 August 2019 – 31 July 2021

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Role Description / Working Relationships

The principal function of a counselor at WAB is to promote and support the development of the whole student through the delivery of quality and age appropriate services for students. This service may encompass social, emotional and/or behavioral concerns as well as academic advice for present and future studies. The preferred service delivery model is one that will utilize primary, secondary and tertiary interventions.

A counselor at WAB is a member of a learning community and is expected to support and promote the elements of the IB Learner Profile (http://www.ibo.org/programmes/profile/).

A counselor at WAB is expected to actively promote, support and strengthen the vision and values of the school.

A counselor at WAB will have duties that may include:

  1. Conducting individual, family and group counseling in response to identified needs and referrals
  2. Planning and conducting information workshops for parent and staff groups in response to identified needs
  3. Providing classroom and small group instruction, in conjunction with Grade Level Leaders on issues within the curriculum that are relevant to student needs
  4. Working with the Admissions Department to ensure the smooth transition of students and families into and out of WAB by providing information, counseling, and workshops
  5. Working as part of a multi-­‐disciplinary team to identify and support students with additional needs
  6. Supporting WAB faculty and staff in developing skills needed for supporting a wide range of learners
  7. Membership and involvement in professional organizations that support international student tertiary education and their transition to university
  8. Ability to write individual student recommendations and supporting documents required for applications to new schools 

 

PERSON SPECIFICATION

The successful applicant is expected to have the following qualifications, skills, abilities, knowledge and experience:

 

1. Personal Skills and Abilities

  • To understand and respect young people to support them in resolving issues or concerns
  • The ability to establish effective working relationships with staff, students, parents and outside resources
  • To be an active, energetic and collaborative member of the counseling team and broader school teams
  • To be efficient in managing time and priorities
  • To develop and maintain comprehensive confidential records

2. Knowledge

  • A sound understanding of current counseling approaches appropriate for an international school setting
  • Understanding of issues impacting on children and families in transition in an international environment
  • Understanding the different college entry systems and process in countries throughout the world

3. Experience

  • Minimum of two years successful experience as a school counselor
  • Experience in the design and delivery of academic and college counseling programs in an international setting
  • Experience in design and delivery of group programs to different audiences, in both large group and classroom settings

4. Qualifications

  • The individual should hold professional qualifications that are equivalent to eligibility for registration as either a School Counselor or School Psychologist in their country of origin AND/OR educational qualifications including significant work experience and additional training in the area of college and personal counseling
  • Completed current guidance counseling course/s
  • Commitment to undertake additional training in guidance counseling

The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills; familiarity with the goals, objectives, and mission of The Western Academy of Beijing; the ability to respond effectively to the needs of a diverse and demanding student and parent population; knowledge of colleges and other school systems, their academic programs, admission policies, and financial policies and procedures.