We are seeking an experienced full-time counselor to work with students in our Primary School.
The school counselor provides counseling services to individuals and groups of students in a safe and welcoming environment. The person in this position acts as a consultant to parents, teachers, and administrators. Some of the duties and support services that the counselor is responsible for include:
- Building positive, warm and caring relationships with students, families, and colleagues throughout the school community;
- Providing short-term individual and group counseling for students with social-emotional challenges, whether or not those challenges are clinically diagnosed;
- Providing behavior management assistance and crisis intervention when necessary;
- Communicating with families about their children, both sharing accounts from school and listening to accounts from home;
- Developing and maintaining a referral list of therapists and local resources for students who may need an assessment and/or long-term therapeutic support;
- Communicating with therapists and other outside professionals about students;
- Assisting in the collection and sending of evidence for social-emotional testing for outside professionals;
- Actively participating in the Student Support Team meetings;
- Problem solving with teachers, parents, and outside professionals to develop appropriate supports for students with social-emotional challenges;
- Developing and coordinating social and emotional learning plans with teachers;
- Participating in parent-teacher conferences, as needed.
- To engage the school community in workshops and training
- To help raise awareness and be an ambassador of mental well being across the school and community
Education and Experience
- A recognised qualification in Clinical or Counselling Psychology or related field
- Master degree preferred.
- Experience of specialist psychotherapeutic assessment and treatment of clients with a range of psychological needs of a complex nature.
- Have experience or understanding of the spectrum of special educational needs and understand the core principles of inclusion.
- Experience in working with young children, ages 3-18.
- Experience, knowledge and confidence to work with families from a range of cultures
- Knowledge of current Child Protection practice, be able to support the child safeguarding practices and reviews in school.
- Experience of working in a school context with knowledge of education systems
- Awareness of global diversity and third culture issues.
Skills and Abilities
- Possess highly developed verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate in complex and sensitive situations
- Excellent crisis response skills; able to remain calm and empathic in crisis or emotionally challenging situations
- Able to manage a varied and flexible caseload across Primary phase
- To be able to supervise student internships
- Inspiring trust and confidence
- Ability to work as an autonomous practitioner with an appropriate level of clinical and managerial supervision.
- To have a positive and solution-focused mindset
- To be able to work collaboratively with the counselling teams at High School
- To establish effective liaison with school staff with regards to student referral in respect of mental health and counselling issues and to support teaching staff in their pastoral role.
- To develop and implement policies and procedures which govern the counselling service.
- To maintain appropriate records and to ensure confidentiality is maintained in all aspects of work.
- To establish, maintain and monitor appropriate administrative systems with regards to student referral.
Our school has a good reputation of supporting children with special educational needs and experience of teaching children with ADHD, mild autism, dyslexia etc. would be very good prior experience for a teacher wishing to join our team.
St Andrews is committed to ensuring the safety of all our students, and expects all staff to share the same commitment (see our Child Protection Code of Conduct). No teacher will be appointed without at least two references, including one from the most recent employer, a ten-year criminal record check and relevant regional Prohibition Order/DBS checks.
The closing date for applications is 31st January 2020.
If you would like to apply for a position at our school please complete the application process through Jobtrain, accessible via the Careers page on the Nord Anglia Education website: https://www.nordangliaeducation.com/careers/.
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St. Andrews International School Bangkok, Primary School
9 Pridi Banomyong 20/1, Sukhumvit Soi 71
Watthana, Bangkok 10110 Thailand