Brighton College International School
Brighton College International School
At least ฿70,000 / month (full time)

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School Counsellor


School Counsellor
For August 2022 employment

Personal Skills
● Enthusiastic and passionate about education with a sound understanding of UK best practice
● Flexible and adaptable to the varied demands of working in a world-class school environment
● Proactive in all aspects of College life
● Able to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team
● Creative and innovative across and beyond the curriculum
● Able to work successfully under pressure, with excellent organisational skills
● Reliable and respectful
● Able to demonstrate a positive and proactive attitude towards participation in professional development and the College’s induction and appraisal processes
● Able to present a professional image in line with the high expectations of Brighton College
● A talented communicator, orally and in writing
● A confident and competent user of IT in the classroom and for administrative purposes

Duties and Responsibilities
● To be an ambassador of the College at all times, in school and in Thailand
● This is a significant role in the college that requires initiative, discretion, expertise and levels of confidentiality in line with the situation when dealing with the psychological and emotional wellbeing of pupils.
● Ensure active membership of a professional body relating to counselling or psychotherapy and adhere to an ethical framework or code which gives guidance and standards for good practice
● Promote a caring and supportive environment for students in which their concerns may be explored
● Work with students with a diverse range of issues including bereavement and loss, transition, eating disorders, self-harm, depression, anger issues, concerning behaviours , abuse of any kind, anxiety and fears
● Practise preventative and/or interventionist methods to meet students immediate and future needs including:
- Individual or group counselling to students with identified concerns and needs
- Effective consultation and collaboration with parents/guardians and school colleagues, particularly
- the pastoral, learning support and safeguarding teams regarding students with identified concerns and needs
- Appropriate use of assessment tools for determining and structuring counselling sessions
- Referrals to other school support services
- Referrals/signposting to external sources of psychological/psychiatric support
● Identify trends and patterns of concerns, potential causes and possible supports
● Meet weekly with Line Manager to discuss active caseload
● Maintain anonymised data such as numbers of students who use the service, age range and types of problems
● that present to the counselling service for presentation to Senior Leaders and Governors
● Compliance with Child Protection and Safeguarding Policies - Uphold and promote all aspects of the Child Protection and Safeguarding policies
● Assist Safeguarding team with regular review of safeguarding policies

Professional Responsibilities
● To promote pride in the College among the pupil body through high standards of dress, behaviour and commitment
● To ensure that all communication is acted upon appropriately and in a timely manner
● To be responsible for all College resources, particularly those in your care, reporting damage or loss to the appropriate authority within the College
● To contribute to the virtual learning environment, the website, social media and publications in support of your work
● Develop a thorough knowledge of mental health services available locally and develop strong working relationships with specialists such as clinical or educational psychologists and psychiatrists within these services
● Network with personnel from other agencies and counsellors from other local schools

Formal Qualifications/Experience
● A good UK Honours Degree (or equivalent)
● Postgraduate Diploma or Masters level in counselling or a related field
● Further therapeutic training or qualification in working with children and young people
● An understanding of the developmental, emotional, social and educational issues of children and young people
● Knowledge of relevant legislation pertaining to the safeguarding of children, (Keeping Children Safe in Education UK 2021, Children Act 2004 and Thai Child Protection Act 2546 (2003))
● Good written and verbal communication skills
● Ability to work independently
● Positive communication and listening skills
● Ability to build appropriate relationships
● Patience, tolerance, sensitivity and kindness
● Experience as a School Counsellor or Child Psychologist

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered and the College reserves the right to make an appointment at any stage of the recruitment process.

Brighton College Bangkok is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Should your application be successful, a disclosure will be requested from the UK’s Disclosure and Barring Service for British nationals; local police checks will be undertaken for successful applicants of other nationalities.


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