School Counsellor

Employer: British School of Bucharest
Domain:
  • Education - Training
  • Human Resources - Psychology
  • Job type: full-time
    Job level: 1 - 5 years of experience
    Location:
  • BUCHAREST
  • Voluntari
  • nationwide
    Updated at: 27.01.2022
    Short company description

    The British School of Bucharest (BSB) is a leading international School, providing a comprehensive international education based on the National Curriculum for England and offers EYFS, Primary and Secondary schooling, with IGCSEs to A Levels.
    BSB has offered, since the year 2000, a British education in Bucharest for children aged 2-18. It is a richly diverse learning community, with more than 650 students represented by over 50 nationalities. They benefit from an impressive pupil to teacher ratio and small class sizes, ensuring a personalised and highly supportive learning environment, offered by 100% English-speaking teachers.
    BSB is the only British school in Romania rated as ‘excellent’ for both ‘the quality of pupils’ learning and achievements’ and the ‘quality of pupils’ personal development’, according to 2018 UK Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) report.

    Requirements

    Bachelor degree in Psychology
    Minimum of 2 years experience as a school counsellor
    Working knowledge of counselling models, methods and resources
    Ability to identify and respond to students’ needs
    Excellent listening and problem-solving skills
    Must be patient and compassionate
    High level of integrity
    Desire and ability to work with students of various age groups with diverse backgrounds and levels of ability towards accomplishing their educational goals
    Ability to organise tasks and manage time to meet many and varied deadlines and communicate effectively with students, parents, school administrators and other staff, including the ability to discuss sensitive topics

    Responsibilities

    The job holder is responsible for providing students with guidance and support in dealing with various issues such as personal, academic, parental or social pressures and delivering counselling services to students and referring serious cases to the school counsellor. The position requires professionalism while promoting the interests of the students and the school and carrying out the responsibilities and tasks below:

    Be a key member of the Pastoral team and work alongside the Heads of Key Stage and Key Stage leaders.
    Helping students develop academic plans that match their skills and strengths
    Be a ‘go-to’ person when a student requires an emergency ‘talk’.
    Offer counselling services upon requests from the Heads of Key Stage and SLT.
    Be a visible staff member at lunch and break times so that students can access you.
    Be available to meet with parents to discuss issues requested by Heads of School.
    Provide written records of observations and meetings (with parents, students and staff) using English of a high standard
    Keep abreast of new developments in student wellbeing and disseminate as appropriate.
    Meet regularly with the Pastoral team.
    Develop and support therapeutic and behaviour management programmes as requested.
    Design and develop courses on bullying for parents, teachers and students, and support the Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education programme as required.
    Help the school establish contacts with external professionals who could support our students.
    Support liaison with other schools to ensure continuity of support and learning in the case of transfers of students with additional needs.
    Provide or recommend access to speech therapy or other professional agencies or professionals where needed
    Act as a consistent role model to all students, providing them with advice, knowledge and mentorship that extends beyond the delivery of the curriculum.
    Building non-judgemental relationships based on trust and respect
    Work in conjunction with the school policies.
    Inform the Safeguarding team if a child or others are at risk of harm.
    Requests:

    Bachelor degree in Psychology
    Minimum of 2 years experience as a school counsellor
    Working knowledge of counselling models, methods and resources
    Ability to identify and respond to students’ needs
    Excellent listening and problem-solving skills
    Must be patient and compassionate
    High level of integrity
    Desire and ability to work with students of various age groups with diverse backgrounds and levels of ability towards accomplishing their educational goals
    Ability to organise tasks and manage time to meet many and varied deadlines and communicate effectively with students, parents, school administrators and other staff, including the ability to discuss sensitive topics