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School Counselor/Well Being Teacher

British International School of Washington
Washington, DC
Closing date
Nov 30, 2022
*Job Title: * *School Counsellor/ Well Being Teacher**About us*The British International School of Washington is the best choice for private education for Preschool, Elementary, Middle, and High School students in the Washington DC area. "International" is more than a label here. It is at the very core of everything we do and how we do it. Parents choose a Nord Anglia education because we offer academic, social and personal success for every student. Through opportunities to learn from the best, experiences beyond the ordinary, and the encouragement to achieve more than what they thought possible, we help our students succeed anywhere through our unique global educational offer. We do all this by investing in our people, our schools, and above all, our students.*LOCATION* British International School of Washington (on-site)*JOB PURPOSE*British International School of Washington is seeking an experienced full-time counselor/ well-being teacher to work with students in Pre-K-12th grade starting January 2023 or earlier if possible. The school counselor provides counseling services to individuals and groups of students in a safe and welcoming environment. The person in this position acts as a consultant to parents, teachers, and administrators. This position follows the school calendar including 10 weeks of paid school break vacation per year.Start date: January 3, 2023 or earlier*REPORTING TO *School Counsellor/Safeguarding Lead*DIRECT REPORTS *None*OTHER KEY RELATIONSHIPS** School SLT and staff* Parents and students* School Nurse* Learning Support team*Responsibilities: *Some of the duties and support services that the counselor is responsible for include:* Building relationships with students, families, and colleagues throughout the school community;* Providing short-term individual and group counseling for students with social-emotional challenges, whether or not those challenges are clinically diagnosed;* Providing behavior management assistance and crisis intervention when necessary;* Communicating with families about their children, both sharing accounts from school and listening to accounts from home;* Developing and maintaining a referral list of therapists and local resources for students who may need an assessment and/or long-term therapeutic support;* Communicating with therapists and other outside professionals about students;* Assisting in collection and sending of evidence for social-emotional testing for outside professionals;* Actively participating in the Student Support Team meetings;* Problem solving with teachers, parents, and outside professionals to develop appropriate supports for students with social-emotional challenges;* Developing and coordinating social and emotional learning plans with teachers;* Participating in parent-teacher conferences, as needed.* Teaching well-being classes*Requirements: *The ideal candidate will have experience working in a school setting with children varying in age from Pre-K to late adolescence. It is preferred that this candidate have experience working with an international community, as our school serves students from nearly 70 different countries. The minimum education requirement is a bachelor's degree in a counseling/well-being related field and it is preferred that the candidate have five years or more experience working in schools teaching or counselling. Appropriate certification in a counselling related field is also preferred.Receptive to feedback and ready to embrace change, you will be keen to share best practice with colleagues and peers.A strong ambassador for the school, you will be able to develop new ways to engage students and parents with the wider school and Nord Anglia Education community. Your strong motivation and communication skills will also enable you to create a feeling of energy, excitement and personal investment within the school, classrooms and throughout your specialist area.Job Types: Temporary, Full-timePay: $70,000.00 - $75,000.00 per yearBenefits:* 401(k)* 401(k) matching* Dental insurance* Employee assistance program* Health insurance* Life insurance* Paid time off* Vision insuranceSchedule:* Day shift* Monday to FridayAbility to commute/relocate:* Washington, DC 20007: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)Work Location: One location

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