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Secondary School Counsellor

The Alice Smith School (Secondary)Malaysia

One of the most prestigious and successful British curriculum schools in South East Asia is seeking to recruit a high calibre counsellor for January 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Secondary School Counsellor

The Kuala Lumpur Alice Smith School (KLASS) is fully accredited as a British School Overseas and has recently received an exceptional Council of British International Schools (COBIS) accreditation and compliance report. Our school has an established reputation for excellence, and as a not-for-profit educational foundation, all resources are focused on the development and well-being of students. Located on two sites in Kuala Lumpur with excellent facilities, it has a total student population of approximately 1,400 and caters for the full age range from 3 to 18 years.

The candidate we are looking for
We are seeking to recruit an experienced and outstanding full-time Secondary School Counsellor. The counselling model at Alice Smith is primarily a therapeutic one-to-one service catering to the social and emotional needs of our students, families and staff. Our counselling service is an integral part of our student care system; our counselling team plays a key role in safeguarding, child protection and the advising and training of staff in areas relating to mental health, wellbeing and child protection. Applicants are expected to be responsive and adaptable with excellent interpersonal skills. Current knowledge and up-to-date training in the counselling field is essential. 

The successful candidate will:  

  • Have an undergraduate degree in a relevant counselling-related field   
  • Have or be working towards accreditation with the BACP  
  • Be an experienced and outstanding Secondary School Counsellor  
  • Have excellent written and spoken English  
  • Be committed to their own professional growth and to supporting that of their colleagues  
  • Be willing to go the extra mile for all students  
  • Have the experience and ability to counsel in an online environment if and when circumstances dictate a need to do so.

How to apply
Please ensure that your online application and supporting statement clearly show how you meet the job description and person specification for this role at Alice Smith. You should consider the supporting statement to be a full letter of application. Please also upload a photo in PDF form in the supporting evidence section at the end of the application form. To be considered for this role, please fully complete all sections of the application form. 

The KLASS benefits package includes a highly competitive salary, excellent medical insurance, contract renewal incentives, relocation flights and allowances and free school places for dependent children.

To apply, please click on the “Quick Apply” button below. 

In case of query, please contact our Recruitment Manager, Ms Aileen Oon,  via email (

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 15th December 2021

The recruitment process and safer recruitment statement
Longlisted candidates will be asked to complete an initial automated video interview on Sonru at their convenience. Following this, shortlisted candidates will be invited to take part in a final interview process, which is likely to be virtual via Zoom.

The Alice Smith School is committed to safeguarding children and young people through safer recruitment practices. The school's recruitment protocols adhere to the standards set for accredited British Schools Overseas. Candidate references will be checked and qualifications attested. Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), International Child Protection Certificate (ICPC) or local police checks are required, together with a Statement of Medical Fitness. 

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