Health & Wellbeing Teacher

Nord Anglia School Guangzhou, PanyuNord Anglia School Guangzhou, Panyu

About NAS Guangzhou

Opening in September 2020, Nord Anglia School Guangzhou, Panyu (NAS Guanghzou, Panyu) will provide a state of the art, world-class learning and teaching environment with a total student capacity of 1,800 and a boarding capacity of 880 for students aged 6-15. Providing a unique blended learning experience, NAS Guanghzou, Panyu will offer students the best of Eastern and Western education resources and philosophies. The bilingual programme will follow a progressive blend of core elements of the Chinese National Curriculum with other renowned international curricula taught through the medium of Mandarin Chinese and English.

As part of the Nord Anglia Education family of schools, it shares resources and knowledge with 61 other schools around the world. The Global Campus will connect NAS Suzhou students with other Nord Anglia Education schools based in 28 different countries worldwide. Students will be able to extend their international experience through opportunities to learn abroad, to connect with more than 61,000 students through the innovative online platform and to take advantage of exciting experiences and expeditions.

Through our collaborations with The Juilliard School, MIT and UNICEF, we embrace innovation to ensure students and teachers have the skills and knowledge they will need to succeed in the future.

Health & Wellbeing Teacher JD

The health and wellbeing programme promotes the knowledge and understanding, skills, capabilities and aptitudes that students need for mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing, now and in the future. The Counsellor (Health and Wellbeing) teacher with has a background in wellbeing and pastoral care. The role includes working partnership with staff who have duties and responsibilities for student pastoral support. In the context of the campus student support model, the role of the Counsellor (Health and Wellbeing) includes, but is not limited to, leading, guiding and supporting the development of the student wellbeing learning programme. The specified aspects of the role may be varied by the School Leadership Team in consultation with the Counsellor and in response to changing priorities within the school community and beyond.

This Counselling and Teacher position requires the ability, expertise and training in Counselling across primary to middle school. Additional experience or training in high school and related areas for health and wellbeing and ESL in the Mainstream or its equivalent will also be considered a plus. Teaching duties will include teaching in the health and wellbeing programme of learning across multiple programme levels and workshops and seminars for the broader community in developing counselling support and understanding. The incumbent is an experienced Counsellor educator.

Duties and Responsibilities

It will be the responsibility of the Counsellor (Health and Wellbeing) to develop and maintain a supportive student learning programme and provision for health and wellbeing learning opportunities across the programme levels of the school. This will be achieved by contributing to each of the following areas:

(a) Define the curriculum and provide guidance and strategic direction for the programme

 Develop a coherent set of learning aims that complements the mission of the school

 Contribute to the production, implementation and evaluation of a development plan for student health and wellbeing and support in the school

 Provide guidance and management to the health and wellbeing staff and support for teachers in the delivery of health and wellbeing learning

 Assist in ensuring that arrangements are in place for student assessment and reporting in accordance with the NAS GZ Student Support Team Curriculum Framework and campus policy and procedures

 Support and give direction to staff in the delivery of the health and wellbeing programme of learning

 Contribute to the targeted professional development of health and wellbeing staff

 Develop collegiality and collaboration among teachers for the delivery of the health and wellbeing learning programme

 Support implementation of whole school policies dealing with health and wellbeing and student welfare together with the Student Support Team and the School Leadership Team.

*NAS Guangzhou recognises the special contribution our teachers make to our community and especially in regard to duties other than teaching. Please note that all teachers at NAS Guangzhou participate in duties other than teaching. These duties include roles and tasks as home room teacher, before and after school bus and campus grounds, boarding house study support, play and general facility areas during break times, team and faculty meetings, professional development, school improvement workshops and projects, and support for school community development events such as Open Days and Presentations. These duties are all fairly accounted for in the day to day teaching load assignments. Teacher preparation time is carefully protected to ensure responsible and appropriate professional duty of care for all teachers and staff.

PERSONAL SPECIFICATIONS – Skills, Knowledge and Experience

 At least Bachelor’s Degree and Teaching qualification.

 Minimum of 3 years teaching experience.

 International teaching experience.

 Experience in a bilingual language learning environment.

 ESL in the Mainstream certification or equivalent.

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