Child/Adolescent Psychologist/Counsellor, Geneva, Switzerland

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International School of GenevaGeneva, Switzerland

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Start date: 01.01.2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Founded in 1924, and enjoying close ties with the UN, the Foundation of the International School of Geneva, commonly known as Ecolint, is the world's number one international school. With eight schools on three campuses across the Geneva area, we educate around 4500 students aged from 3-18. We have around 1500 employees representing more than 110 nationalities. Ecolint is built on strong humanitarian values and prides itself on its long history of pedagogical innovation, including the creation of the International Baccalaureate, currently a reference in more than 3500 international schools in the world. Our mission is to shape students' lives and prepare them to be world citizens engaged with the political, ethical and environmental challenge of their times. 

To complete our team at Campus de la Grande Boissière, we are looking for a:

Child/Adolescent Psychologist/Counsellor


The Middle School provides a unique learning environment adapted to the academic and personal development needs of children aged from 9 to 13, in the important years of early adolescence.

The candidate will work with individual students and groups of students, parents, specialised staff and teachers to support students with personal and social developmental issues, academic difficulties, and other concerns. He/she will provide a wide array of services to children and adolescents, ranging from assessment and diagnosis to crisis intervention and support.


· To work in collaboration with the teaching team, parents and families, in providing support and advice to students.

· To work closely with all Middle School staff to provide support and advice for inclusion.

· To work closely with students and teaching team of Support Services (Learning Support and Extended Support Programme).

· To perform diagnostic assessments and recommend when necessary referrals to appropriate outside specialists. 

· To liaise and work with outside specialists in the follow-up of specific situations.

· To provide caring and professional counselling in individual and group sessions helping students to make reflective decisions that affect their personal and academic development.

· To run workshops on themes surrounding adolescence and child development.

Candidate requirements:

· Master in Clinical Child and Adolescence Psychology 

· A license to practice is mandatory

· At least three 3 years’ experience working with children in a multicultural environment

· Knowledge of local agencies /resources surrounding children’s issues in general and mental health in particular would be essential

· English or French mother tongue with an excellent working knowledge of the other language (level C1)

· Empathetic and rigorous 

· Sensitive to diversity and multi-culturalism

· Adaptability

· Able to work well in teams

Candidates are required to apply online by sending their CV, three references, one of whom must be your current or most recent employer, that may be followed at the point of interview and a covering letter addressed to Mrs Shona Wright, Middle School Principal, International School of Geneva, La Grande Boissière, by 14th November 2018, mentioning the reference number 330 001.

Only online applications will be considered

The International School of Geneva welcomes applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences. The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers.

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More about International School of Geneva
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: La Grande Boissière, 62 Route de Chêne, Genève, CH-1208, Switzerland
Telephone: +41 22 787 2400