Counsellor Secondary School, Netherlands

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The European School of The Hague Rijnlands LyceumNetherlands

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Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

Due to the expansion of our Secondary School we are looking for new staff to join us.
Starting January 2018, we have a vacancy for a

Counsellor Secondary School
(0,5 FTE / 20 hours a week)


  • Fully qualified degree/license in counselling, social work or equivalent
  • Fluent speaker Dutch or English (with a working knowledge of either)
  • Experience in Needs Based Approach (“handelingsgericht werken”)
  • Good ICT skills and an understanding of ICT use in an educational context
  • Excellent social and communicative skills
  • Experience in:
    o working with teachers on behalf of students experiencing difficulty in class
    o counselling students who need help with personal problems
    o acting as a liaison between outside resources and the school and family


  • At least 3 years of relevant work experience
  • Being innovative and creative with good organizational skills
  • Working knowledge of French
  • Degree in child psychology (focus on teenagers)
  • Flexibility and proven ability to function well in an international team
  • Willingness to settle in or in the vicinity of The Hague

We offer

  • An appointment based on the Dutch teachers collective work agreement for secondary education (CAO-VO) on the relevant pay scale
  • A permanent contract subject to the recognition of teaching qualifications by the Dutch authorities and successful completion of a year probationary period
  • Ongoing Professional Development


Candidates who meet the requirements and are interested are invited to send their application letter, CV and a job application form (to be downloaded from to the attention of Mr F. van de Kerkhof, director of the European School The Hague before the 31st of October 2017. Please send the application by email to: and indicate: Vacancy Counsellor Secondary School and your name.

The interviews will take place on Wednesday the 14th of November.

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More about The European School of The Hague Rijnlands Lyceum
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 14 years
Address: Houtrustweg 2, 2566 HA Den Haag, Netherlands
Telephone: +31 70 7001600
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