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International School of Beijing

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ES Bilingual (Chinese & English) Counselor


The Elementary School Counselor works in collaboration with teachers, students, parents, leadership, and the community to deliver services in four main domains: 1) individual student planning, 2) responsive services, 3) system support, and 4) SEL curriculum.


Individual Student Planning (5-10% of the time)
• Facilitate peer relationships through friendship groups
• Teach and reinforce strategies that promote prosocial behaviors
• Review and support behavior intervention plans
• Support the transition of new students, departing students, and transitions between school sections and grades
• Promote inclusion, equity, and access for all students

Responsive Services (30-40% of the time)
• Consult with parents, teachers, leadership, and community agencies about strategies to support students and families
• Provide individual and small group short-term counseling for students experiencing challenges with relationships and personal concerns
• Provide counseling and support (short-term and temporary in nature) to students, families, faculty, and staff facing emergency situations
• Manage referrals: (a) maintain a current list of community resources for referral purposes; (b) refer faculty, staff, students, and families whose needs cannot be addressed in the school setting to outside providers
• Train students as peer mediators or conflict managers
• Provide transition support to families and students moving in and out of the school
• Serve as a DCPO (Designated Child Protection Officer) and participate in the development and implementation of Child Protection procedures

System Support (10-15% of the time)
• Remain current with education reform and challenges facing today’s students
• Uphold ASCA/ISCA ethical and professional standards
• Membership in professional association conferences and meetings (i.e. ISCA, ASCA, etc.)
• Advocate for every student
• Contribute to the school’s FOCUS (Focus on Collaborating and Understanding Students) meetings within the scope and practice of the school counseling program
• Work in partnership with the Admissions Office to review files of new applicants and make recommendations regarding each student‘s capacity to demonstrate success at ISB
• Consult with teachers, leadership, and parents to provide information and resources that support students and the school community
• Provide workshops for the ISB Community (i.e. transition, relevant school and student issues, etc.)
• Actively participate in other school programs (i.e. leadership teams, parent teacher associations, committees, etc.)
• Fulfill program management and operations (i.e. plan and manage tasks needed to support the school counseling program and those duties that need to be fulfilled as a member of the school staff)
• Collaborate to support the management of the counseling program (i.e. budget responsibilities, order and develop resources, maintain counseling facilities, write policies and procedures, research development)
• Analyze student achievement and counseling program data to evaluate the counseling program, conduct research on activity outcomes, discover gaps that exist between different groups of students

SEL Curriculum (35-45% of the time)
• Provide instruction via a co-teaching model when implementing the school SEL curriculum
• Collaborate with grade level teams to develop and refine guidance curriculum in content areas
• Conduct whole class learning activities (i.e. Morning Meetings, Closing Circles, SEL curriculum) to respond to students’ identified needs and interests
• Conduct small group counseling sessions (i.e. friendship, conflict resolution, peer mediation, life experience)
• Promote global awareness of the unique nature of life within the international community
• Define the specific knowledge, attitudes, and skills students learn and demonstrate as a result of participating in a school counseling program


• Bilingual in both Chinese & English
• Master’s Degree and a valid certification (or the substantial equivalent) in School Counseling
• Minimum two years of experience serving as a School Counselor; prefer international school experience
• Demonstrated commitment to the safeguarding and welfare of children and young people
• Demonstrated ability to serve as a leader engaged in system-wide change
• Demonstrated advocacy for students’ personal, social and emotional, and educational needs
• Demonstrated support and promotion of every student’s success in school
• Ability to effectively collaborate with all members of the school community to develop and implement responsive educational programs for every student
• Demonstrated ability to build effective teams to work toward the common goals of equity, access, academic, and social success for every student
• Possess the skills to assess the school for systemic barriers to academic and social success
• Dedication to the Vision, Mission, and Core Values of ISB


1 Jul 2021

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31 Jan 2021

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5 years
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Job Structure

School Counsellor
Common Core
Elementary/Primary School

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