Bilingual Counsellor (Early Years through Year 13), Beijing, China

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Harrow BeijingBeijing, China

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Start date: Mid August 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive and full package
Contract term: Fixed Term

The Upper School includes a Prep phase (Y6 - Y8) and Y9 - Y13. Throughout the Upper School there is a strong emphasis on academic excellence, preparation for top university entrance, leadership and personal development. Language and Learning is a focus at the school with many students speaking English as a second language. An ability to support language learning would be a significant advantage, although specialist support and training is provided to ensure that all staff becomes experts in EAL teaching techniques. The Upper School team aims to deliver a stimulating and challenging curriculum and the most important part of the role is the classroom teaching and associated pastoral care of the students. In addition to this, the School’s emphasis on activities outside the classroom means that an effective and varied contribution to the extra-curricular programme is also required. There is a comprehensive program of enrichment activities and all students and staff are expected to be active members of the community.  

We seek to employ the Bilingual Counsellor in the Upper School to support and promote the well-being throughout the HBJ community through providing confidential face-to-face counselling to students and adults within the school. Through the process of counseling, to give HBJ students and other invested people the opportunity to explore, discover and clarify ways of living more resourcefully and towards greater well-being. This role is aimed to provide a safe, warm, secure and confidential environment that ensures that young people feel comfortable in working with a counsellor and expressing any emotions and conflicts that have arisen.  

The Bilingual Counsellor will be offered two-year renewable contracts and a highly competitive compensation package, including on-site accommodation / equivalent housing allowance and full medical insurance for employees and their dependents.

Essential Requirements

  • Worked in a school environment  
  • Possess relevant experience in a helping profession, either paid or voluntary 
  • Experience of working and liaising with other agencies and with a diversity of client groups
  • Bachelor Degree in Counselling, Social Work, Human Services. Play Therapy or relevant degree or certification in a counselling field


  • Worked in private practice  
  • Or worked in public practice  
  • Worked with children  
  • An enhanced Police disclosure  
  • Experience of organising workshops and providing training to others
  • Master’s Degree in Counselling, Social Work, Human Services. Play Therapy or relevant degree or certification in a counselling field.

Please download the attached job description for a full breakdown of the responsibilities and tasks associated with this role.

Please visit the Harrow Beijing careers portal to complete an online application.

Job location

More about Harrow Beijing
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Main Campus, No.287 Hegezhuang Village, Cuigezhuang County, Beijing, 100102, China
Telephone: +86 10 6444 8900
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