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Brief Overview of Role：
The School Counsellor (JS/DUCKs) understands and supports the College
Mission, Vision and Guiding Statements. The school counsellor works as a
student advocate in collaboration with the Head of Junior School and Head
of DUCKS, and under the direction of the School Counsellor (WS) and
Headmaster. While most responsibilities are delineated below, the
individual must be flexible and willing to lend a hand when and where
needed. This is a newly established position. We are looking for a counselor
who is willing to work through a growth period and help refine the vision
and responsibilities for this job description.
All teachers are subject to the conditions of employment set out in their
Teaching Contract. This details the professional and particular duties
required of teachers, together with benefits provided by the College.
The duties of School Counsellor at Dulwich College Suzhou are as follows:
Assist in the delivery of a whole school comprehensive counselling program by working with students in Ducks and the Junior School.
Provide individual counselling, group counselling, and classroom guidance lessons to meet the academic, career, and social/emotional needs of the student population.
Consult with teachers, staff, and parents to enhance their effectiveness in helping students, and provide support to other educational programs (i.e. Personal Social Health Education – PSHE).
Assist the WS Guidance Counselor in leading student and College-wide wellness initiatives
Sit on the Junior School Leadership Team as a student and college-wide wellness advocate
School Climate – Students and Staff
Provide classroom management support for teachers by working with them on individual positive behavior plans for students.
Work to standards as delineated by the International School Counseling Association (ISCA) via the ISCA Program Audit
Promote cross-cultural understanding among the students and staff.
Assist teachers with classroom community building activities.
Provide individual and group counseling sessions for students, primarily
in DUCKS and Junior School, but also able to take appropriate cases in
Provide workshops for groups of students or teachers on specific
Liase with learning support teachers to ensure students with Additional Educational Needs (AEN) receive the proper support and services.
Refer students as needed to appropriate community agencies in consultation with their parents.
Parent and Community
Maintain a strong, positive and informative relationship with parents.
Provide workshops, seminars, or guest speakers for parents on pertinent
Respond to parent emails and phone calls in a timely manner.
Participate in parent/teacher conferences.
Actively participate in school wide special events that may occur in the evenings and/or on weekends.
Participate actively in Faculty, Parent, Leadership, Academic, and Accreditation Meetings.
Liaise with School Counselors on other Dulwich College International Campuses
Attend Dulwich College Suzhou counseling team meetings
• Ensure that safeguarding, health and safety, and all other College policies
are known, understood and embedded into practice;
Passionate about working with children and an ability to engage them in the process of learning
Ability to listen to others (children, parents and colleagues) always showing respect for their ideas
An understanding and excitement about working with people from all around the world
Patience and flexibility in the work place, always showing willing to try new things
Ability to proactively solve issues that arise
Ability to communicate effectively and positively with everyone in the
Master’s degree in School Counseling.
Extensive background in child development
Prefer B.S. or B.A. degree in education
Skills and Experience：
Prefer experience at the Primary/Elementary level
Prefer experience in international and/or multi-cultural settings
Prefer experience in delivering Educational and/or PsychEd assessments
Comfortable working with students of all ages (3-18+)
Strong work ethic
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Comfortable working independently and with a team
Competitive salary scales， depending on the experience and academic background
Housing is on a scale from single to family :76k to 108k
Airfare is about 12k per adult, children percentage of that by age.
Up to 2 children's education