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Cognita Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and other third parties to share this commitment.

Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment background checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed.

Description of Position:

An exciting opportunity for Elementary Classroom Teachers with the possibility to be considered for a Head of Year role has opened in AIS for January 2022 start. If you are someone who is driven in making a positive difference and with passion for growth and development, this role is meant for you!


Provide professional expertise, and support to the school community and networks in the development and implementation of plans, programs, and procedures to assist students in achieving positive educational, developmental and lifelong learning outcomes

Collaboratively negotiate, develop and implement programs for students that have a focus on preventative and early intervention strategies; are responsive to identified personal, social, emotional and educational needs; and aim to foster resilience and personal skills development.

School Counsellors contribute towards, and assist in the provision of a comprehensive student support program that is responsive to the identified and changing needs of students. School Counsellors are required to provide this service in collaboration with other school-based personnel and external support providers.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with school staff / counsellors in the identification and development of universal and targeted activities/programming/individual plans, for all students addressing the possible areas of academic development, life and career development and knowledge of self and others

  • Contribute to the professional development of staff and provide support to staff relating to student concerns

  • Provide opportunities for parent education

  • Administration and maintenance of case notes/records/confidential files

  • Provide support to individual students and families; including advice on external resources

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge and competency in areas that effect the development of the child and assessment tools utilised to evaluate and diagnose disorders

It is the job holder’s responsibility to promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young person’s for whom they are responsible, or with whom they come into contact with and compliance with the relevant Cognita Safeguarding Child Protection Policy and Procedures should be adhered to at all times.

If in the course of carrying out the duties of the role, the job holder identifies any instance that a child is suffering or likely to suffer significant harm either at school or at home, they must report any concerns to the School’s Designated Safeguarding Lead or to the Head or indeed to the Cognita Regional Safeguarding Manager so that a referral can be made accordingly to the relevant third party services.


  • A minimum of two (2) years full-time, supervised experience working with children and/or young people in an educational, child protection or counselling environment

  • Minimum One year full-time (or part-time equivalent) coursework Masters, majoring in counselling from a recognised university or

  • Registration as a psychologist through a recognised regulation agency, or a fourth year qualification in psychology

Further information about this position is available in the job description found in the AIS website at

Application for Position:

Applicants are required to prior to applying and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and a duly completed copy of the School's Job Application Form (downloadable from the school's website) to Kindly ensure that the position title is clearly specified in the job application form. Please submit your application by 07 August 2021 (11:59 PM Singapore time)

Only applications submitted using the school's job application form will be considered.

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