Senior School Counsellor, Riyadh

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British International School RiyadhRiyadh

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Start date: 1st 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 now seek to add to our team.

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

The ideal candidate will be expected to:

  • hold a professional counselling qualification and have proven experience in working within a school setting;
  • support senior students (age 11-18) 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 senior school students;
  • provide or obtain checks from the Criminal Records Bureau and the Child Protection Register or equivalent bodies.

The successful candidate will:

  • provide a supporting statement of application following our Guidelines;
  • 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 students in and outside a classroom;
  • be aware of the ethical and professional guidelines pertaining to counselling and underpinning your regular practice.

The school is committed to safeguarding children and young people and all post holders are subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure (with a Barred List check).

The school reserves the right to make an earlier appointment if a suitable candidate is identified

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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