Primary School Counsellor, Saudi Arabia

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British International School RiyadhSaudi Arabia

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Start date: 01 August 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: M1-M6 (+30%)
Contract term: Permanent

The British International School, Riyadh caters for students aged 3-18. 50% of students are British but over 50 nationalities are represented within the student body. The school is accredited by the Council of British International Schools (COBIS) and the Council of International Schools (CIS). The recent British School overseas inspection described the BIS curriculum as “outstanding” and states that “students demonstrate outstanding attitudes, behaviour and personal development. They take a pleasure in their own success and that of others”. In a recent confidential survey staff overwhelmingly stated that they enjoy working at the school. 

We are seeking to appoint a Primary School Counsellor to join our Student Services Department.

If this post is filled as an overseas hire, the applicant must be a UK qualified teacher or have qualifications recognised in the UK through the NARIC process in order to fulfill Ministry of Labour requirements.

The successful candidate will:

  • very competently fulfil all Teachers’ Standards as published by the Department of Education in 2012;
  • put students at the heart of the education process;
  • fully support the Mission and ethos of the school;
  • commit enthusiastically to the school’s enrichment program including leading extra-curricular and inter-house activities;
  • be able to use ICT as an effective teaching tool;
  • believe in the values of international and interculturalism in an educational context;
  • hold a professional counselling qualification and have proven experience in working with younger children in a school setting; support primary students (age 3-11) who are experiencing problems, with the aim of managing and enhancing their learning, development and emotional well-being;
  • work with young people to improve their emotional well-being and resilience; 
  • contribute to the Personal Health and Social Education (PHSE) Curriculum and work with individual students, groups, parents and teachers;
  • have a good understanding of working within a Middle-Eastern setting and the current issues facing primary school students; 
  • provide or obtain checks from the Criminal Records Bureau and the Child Protection Register or equivalent bodies.
  • be a confident and skilled professional with excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • be reliable, self-motivated, well organised and display initiative;
  • have excellent literacy skills;
  • be able to effectively use ICT to support learning;
  • have the ability to work as part of a team and operate in multi-tasked situations;
  • have excellent interpersonal skills with both adults and students and be confident working with primary students in and outside a classroom;
  • be aware of the ethical and professional guidelines pertaining to counselling and underpinning your regular practice.

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More about British International School Riyadh
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: P.O Box 85769, Riyadh, 11612, Saudi Arabia
Telephone: +966 11 248 2387