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Careers and Higher Education Counsellor

  • Period: Full-time
  • Contract: 2-Year
  • Closing date for applications: 15 January 2015

Responsibilities of this role include:

  • Being responsible for the university applications process, including assuring the quality of all applications;
  • Planning and delivering a progressive programme of careers education and individual guidance for all students in Year 7 to Year 13 through the PSHE programme and a planned programme of careers and university guidance activities, including assemblies and one off events;
  • Working closely with Key Stage Coordinators and tutor teams to ensure that all students have a progressive programme of careers and higher education guidance;
  • Planning a strategy for information on higher education guidance with good information and communication strategies of advice to teachers, students and parents;
  • Maintaining and developing expertise through professional development, communication with colleges, universities and employers to enhance the service in school;
  • Facilitating and Leading group sessions, workshops and presentations to parents and key staff;
  • Planning and delivering careers and higher education evenings, parents’ evenings and other meetings;
  • Maintaining consistent communication and email correspondence with representatives of colleges and universities worldwide;
  • Overseeing maintenance and development of appropriate resources for students, including publications, a website and appropriate guidance materials;
  • Ensuring communication and meetings with higher education representatives, students and parents and taking responsibility for developing expertise in specific destinations according to his / her experience;
  • Providing accurate data collection on higher education applications and final destinations of all school leavers;
  • Providing specialist counselling courses for Oxbridge and Ivy League applicants.

We pride ourselves on being an inclusive school, and have an excellent reputation for supporting children with special educational needs. Experience of teaching children with dyslexia, mild autism, ADHD etc. would be very good prior experience for a teacher wishing to join our team. Our Mission Statement commits us to meeting ‘all the needs of the individual learner’, and this applies equally to those students targeting the very highest grades at IGCSE and IB. Our work on Assessment for Learning, Growth Mindsets and, more recently, High Performance Learning is a very important part of this.

Person Specification

Candidates should demonstrate that they have experience of working in international schools advising students on higher education choices as a careers adviser or college counsellor. Particular experience of the US college system would be an advantage, as would the ability to offer a specialist high school subject, as there may be a small teaching responsibility attached to this position.

The closing date for application is 15th January 2015.  First stage interviews will be conducted by Skype or telephone and final interviews will take place at the Nord Anglia Education Recruitment Event in central London between Tuesday 20th and Thursday 22nd January 2015 (alternative arrangements will be made for candidates who cannot attend in person).

 

If you have any specific questions email recruitment@standrews.ac.th.

Human Resources

St. Andrews International School Bangkok

9 Pridi Banomyong 20/1, Sukhumvit Soi 71

Watthana, Bangkok, 10110 Thailand

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