At DCB, students come first. We seek an experienced Counsellor to join our Senior School team and serve as an integral part of the student journey, providing social and emotional support to students as part of a comprehensive programme and actively promoting the well-being of all students. You will be a licensed practitioner adhering to ethical guidelines and hold a relevant degree (a masters is desirable) with international work experience in the education sector. A key requirement of this role will be to establish and nurture effective working relationships with all stakeholders within the college and with parents and to develop productive links with external agencies and specialists drawing upon resources in Beijing for support. You will provide professional support to individuals, small or large groups, working closely with the pastoral teams and all staff, maintaining confidential records to support your work and following school policy and procedures with regards to Safeguarding. You will actively contribute to school improvement planning and curriculum development. A professional with a willingness to understand our cultural context is essential, someone who is responsive to a vibrant and international community of educators and learners. As we further develop our approach to well-being with the aim of establishing best practice, it is an exciting time to join us in providing excellent individualized student and family support and supporting the development of effective programmes. Professional development opportunities are extensive at the college and through Dulwich College International.
Because students come first
Established in 2005 DCB is a modern, impressive College, home to children aged 3 to 18 and is accredited by ISI, HMC, IB, CIS and WASC and regularly reviewed by Dulwich College London and Dulwich International. The College comprises three schools, each with its own Head Teacher for Early Years, Junior School and Senior School. We offer EYFS in the Foundation Stage, an enhanced English National Curriculum in Key Stage 1, 2 and 3, I/GCSE’s and the prestigious International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP).
Join our dynamic and aspirational learning and teaching environment and a thriving, supportive community, where teachers are encouraged to innovate and students strive to push boundaries and achieve their personal best. Students at DCB are respectful, highly motivated and rightly ambitious. Our academic success speaks for itself, with 78% of our students achieving A-A* I/GCSE grades and our IBDP students achieving a 37.9 grade point average score in 2019. In 2018 we were awarded the Creativity in Learning Award, International School Awards. But this is only part of the DCB story. Whilst we are proud of our excellent academic reputation, it is our pastoral care, broad range of enrichment opportunities (many led by students) service and community links, which set us apart. Visitors to DCB regularly comment on the friendly atmosphere and positive energy of all who learn and work here. All staff contribute to our extensive extra-curricular and enrichment programmes.
Facilities at DCB are world class and include SE21, a Technology hub designed around F1 driving our development of enterprise and innovation with film and recording studio, two theatres and black box teaching spaces, sports domes, Sports Hall, playing fields, tennis courts and pool. DCB is a wireless campus supporting our laptop 1:1 programme from Year 5. All teaching staff are provided with laptops.
We invest in our people and excellent professional learning opportunities are available at DCB and through programmes developed by Dulwich College International. Staff have the opportunity to connect with other likeminded professionals across our colleges and accelerate their leadership. Many opportunities are offered, which support and challenge our teachers and leaders to develop best practice.
Life in Beijing
China is an increasingly modern, prosperous and culturally diverse country, where education is highly respected. Technology continues to be a defining aspect of life here which has transformed the ability of expatriates to enjoy a good lifestyle. Beijing itself is very safe and increasingly pollution free. A vibrant and exciting city with historical sites second to none (the Great Wall is less than two hours from DCB), Beijing also offers endless culinary options through its serious food culture and is a hub for international travel, the new Beijing Daxing international airport opened this year. For adventurous city lovers, there are bars and lively nightlife plus a plethora of Arts to explore but parks, lakes and hikes can all be found beyond the CBD. There are a wide variety of activities to get involved in outside of work too. DCB staff join netball, rugby, football, Aussie rules, and Gaelic football clubs. The expatriate community in Beijing is extensive offering many events throughout the year and there are great opportunities to develop authentic cultural interests.
We offer a highly competitive salary, the Chinese Yuan is a stable currency which offers excellent saving potential due to the relatively low cost of living. Accommodation in the first year is arranged by DCB and close to the college and has comfortable, modern amenities. There are inexpensive and efficient transport options including extensive subway. Our HR and teaching staff provide first class support in welcoming and inducting new staff to DCB and Beijing which helps us to nurture a strong sense of belonging.
We seek experienced, open-minded professionals, who share our values and possess the cultural intelligence to flourish in our community, making a significant contribution to our ongoing development.
Applications are invited from well-qualified graduates for this post in Dulwich College Beijing. Applicants should ensure that they are aligned to our Philosophy and Objectives, and to our College Values, which can be found, along with other information about the College, on our website: http://beijing.dulwich.org. Please apply this position via https://www.dulwich.org/careers/job-description/145.
The deadline for application is 6th December 2019.
Contract type: Full Time
Contract term: Three Year Contract (Two year contract on request)
Start date: August 2020
Dulwich College International is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all the students in its care and expects all applicants to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practices which are aligned to the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection. We hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection. All appointments are subject to an interview, identity checks, criminal record checks and successful references.