CLOSING DATE: UNTIL FILLED
STARTING DATE: AUGUST 2022
Description of School:
Victoria Shanghai Academy (VSA) is a private independent, non-denominational, co-educational day school established in 2004 under the auspices of the Victoria Shanghai Education Foundation Limited, a registered charitable body.
VSA is an IB World School and the first in Hong Kong authorised to deliver three of the International Baccalaureate Programmes, providing a “through-train” IB education for students aged 6 to 18. The Primary School was authorised as an IB Primary Years Programme school in December 2005. In the Secondary School, the Middle Years Programme (“MYP”) and Diploma Programme (“DP”) were authorised in December 2006 and June 2007 respectively.
VSA emphasizes a holistic approach to education, at the heart of which is inquiry-based learning and teaching. The Primary School offers a bilingual education (English and Putonghua); the Secondary School curriculum is delivered in English and supplemented by a strong Chinese programme.
VSA has approximately 2,046 students and a total faculty size of 195. In Primary, there are 102 faculty members, more than half of whom are expatriate staff.
VSA is accredited by CIS and NEASC. More information about Victoria Shanghai Academy can be found here: www.vsa.edu.hk
Description of Position:
Victoria Shanghai Academy (VSA), Hong Kong is now recruiting enthusiastic and committed Guidance Counsellor for the above position for the school year beginning August 2022:
The counsellor will work primarily with primary students but also with staff, parents, community professionals and other agencies to provide school-based counselling support for students’ mental health and social-emotional development.
The ideal candidate will have
A professional counselling qualification such as a Diploma or a Master degree in counselling
A minimum of one year's work experience in socio-emotional counselling with children.
Previous school counseling experience an advantage
Proficient in English and Chinese (Putonghua and Cantonese Speaking)
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to write clearly and persuasively
Application for Position:
Applicants please download and complete the application form on the schools website and email it along with a statement of your educational philosophy and full resume to the Primary Principal with the address: firstname.lastname@example.org and include REF: www.ibschooljobs.com - Application for position as Guidance Counsellor - PYP in the subject line of your mail.
At VSA, we adhere to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) which sets out to ensure children have the right to protection, education, health care, shelter, and good nutrition.
Aligned with 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.
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