Closing date of applications
27 November 2021
1 August 2022
Date Contract Ends
Ages 11-18 / Secondary
M1 - M6 + Overseas Allowance
1 or more years experience
We are seeking a lively, dynamic School Counsellor for our school students to join a team of hard working and well-motivated professionals who work cooperatively and imaginatively. We are looking for a counsellor who will contribute to the further development of our school.
The British International School Riyadh (BISR) is an extremely well-regarded not-for-profit, co-educational school in the Middle East, catering for students aged 3-18 across its existing five campuses, providing high quality education to the expatriate community since 1979. The school is accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and as a British School Overseas (BSO). BISR is also a member of the British Schools of the Middle East (BSME) and the Council of British International Schools (COBIS). Learning is holistic, supported by a broad co-curricular programme, encompassing extra-curricular activities, student leadership, service learning and residential trips. Strong pastoral care supports student well-being.
We are seeking a lively, dynamic School Counsellor for our school students to join a team of hard working and well-motivated professionals who work cooperatively and imaginatively. We are looking for a counsellor who will contribute to the further development of our school and can add to the existing vision and already very high pastoral standards. We are specifically looking for an individual who is willing to contribute to our three strategic pillars of learning, enrichment and well-being.
Full Job Description is available here: School Counsellor
The successful candidates will:
Through a range of therapeutic interventions, provide high quality support for students of all ages who are experiencing problems, with the aim of managing and enhancing their emotional well-being,
Provide support, guidance and advice to families, teachers and the school with the aim of promoting well-being for individuals and the wider BISR community.
Show a good understanding of working within a Middle-Eastern setting and the current issues facing school-aged students.
Work with young people to improve their emotional well-being and resilience and be aware of common issues faced by this age group.
Be aware of the ethical and professional guidelines pertaining to counselling and underpinning regular practice and be a member of a professional body.
Have proven experience in working with children and young people in a school setting.
Have excellent interpersonal skills, high levels of emotional intelligence and a good sense of humour, effectively collaborating within a range of teams.
Fully support the school Mission, Vision and Motto.
Go the extra mile for students, contributing to the wider life of the school, including the broad co-curricular programme and community events.
Hold an appropriate UK or UK recognised qualification.
We can offer:
Highly motivated and engaged students
A school with a strong sense of community
A learning focused school committed to staff development
Motivated, hard-working and dedicated colleagues, who are committed to high quality learning, student well-being and the school's enrichment programmes
To apply, please follow the link and provide a supporting statement of application following our Guidelines.
Closing date for all applications: Saturday 27 November, 2021
BISR believes very strongly in the role of the school in safeguarding children and young people. All staff, whatever their role in the school, will be required to undergo rigorous background checks before commencing employment.
The school reserves the right to make an earlier appointment if a suitable candidate is identified
For more information about the school please visit our website: www.bisr.com.sa
How to apply for a position at BISR
To apply and for additional information, please follow the ‘inteachers’ link on the vacancy.
When applying via this link, please provide the following in support of your application:
All applications must include:
Teacher applications must include:
BISR is fully committed to safeguarding children and young people. We complete rigorous background checks for all staff, whatever their role in the school, prior to them commencing employment.
The school reserves the right to make an earlier appointment if a suitable candidate is identified.
For more information about the school please visit the 'ABOUT US' section our website www.bisr.com.sa
We very much look forward to receiving your application.
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