Position Name: Personal Counselor
Supervisor: Dean of Residential Life
Purpose: To provide school-wide support and best-practice mental health counseling at an international residential school. Counseling includes: diagnosis and treatment and/or external referral medical treatment and medications when necessary.
Preferred Academic Qualifications:
- Clinical psychologist or counseling psychologist, preferably licensed, with a minimum of 5 years of work experience, preferably with adolescents
- Proficient in counseling skills and techniques and adopting and implementing appropriate and specific solutions and goals
- Knowledge of the personal, developmental, and academic needs and challenges facing adolescents, and all aspects of adolescent emotional and psychological health
- Experience in a residential-school setting, or experience working with residential schools (preferred)
- Along with the Dean of Residential Life, responsible for planning and implementing comprehensive and effective Social and Emotional Learning and Living (SELL) programs at KIS
- Responsible for promoting the school’s child protection and welfare policies and serving as the school’s Child Protection Officer
- Counsel students on a one-on-one basis for mental-health concerns and personal issues and provide group counseling when appropriate
- Meet and consult with administrators, Learning Resource staff and other teachers, students, parents, the school doctor, consulting specialists and residential parents to resolve student and staff issues and concerns.
- Diagnose and address presenting or underlying concerns (and disorders)
- Referrals to external mental health care providers for evaluation as required, including recommendations for medical leave
- Document and maintain confidential, concise and accurate case files and records of all counseling sessions, including therapy plans for students
- Understand and maintain confidentiality in a school setting while communicating effectively and proactively with students, parents/guardians, and staff
- Establish and lead programs that address important student issues, including bullying and cyberbullying, substance abuse, socialization, and anger management
- Train and supervise Student Peer Counselors
- Provide training to KIS staff on topics relating to the position
- Support and advise residential parents on handling student concerns and behavior; facilitate residential parent discussions on relationships, discipline, sexuality, and other relevant topics
- Respond to student emergencies as necessary (including weekends and after-school and evening hours).
- Responsible for ensuring that school policies and procedures relating to counseling are followed; help with policy content development
- Consult with the administration regarding student discipline issues; handling staff and student issues and concerns; and decision-making for critical cases
- Download Application Form >> KIS Administrative Position Application Form
- Fill-in the required information
- Use the form below to submit your application along with your resume
Please note that applications that do not include the application form and a resume will not be considered.