Child Psychologist

Founded in 1924, the Foundation of the International School of Geneva, commonly known as Ecolint educates 4500 students aged from 3-18 representing over 130 nationalities. Each of our eight schools is dedicated to the development of seven life-worthy, future-ready global competences: we develop lifelong learning, self-agency, the ability to interact with the world, with others and with resources so as to develop transdisciplinary, multiliterate thinking. Through this, we drive our mission, which is to educate students to be global citizens with the courage and capacity to create a just and joyful tomorrow together. Ecolint is built on strong humanitarian values and prides itself on its long history of pedagogical innovation, including the creation of the Model United Nations system and the International Baccalaureate. We have around 1250 employees representing more than 60 nationalities, united as one core of dynamic professionals, committed to our mission. The La Châtaigneraie Campus is set amidst the picturesque rolling farms and villages of Founex overlooking Lake Geneva not far from the city. With a mix of historic and new buildings, the campus is split into a Primary and Secondary school with a combined total of around 1600 students. We are proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School while also offering our students the option to complete the Swiss Maturité. Our programmes are based on the IB’s ‘Learner Profile’, a set of ideals that inspire, motivate and focus the work of the school and help students to become more thoughtful, grounded, responsible and caring global citizens. Fostering these qualities is at the heart of all we do. The international team of educators is devoted to supporting and celebrating a diverse population of students.
Information
LocationLa Châtaigneraie (Primary/primaire)
Application closing date30/11/2022
Starting Date01/01/2023
ContractPart-time

To complete our team, we are looking for a:

Child Psychologist

Part-time 15h/40h, Monday and Tuesday

Temporary contract for 5 months 

The candidate will work with individual students and groups of students, parents, specialised staff and teachers to support students with personal and social developmental issues, academic difficulties, and other concerns. He/she will provide a wide array of services to children, ranging from assessment and diagnosis to crisis intervention and support.

 

Responsibilities:

  • To work in collaboration with the teaching team, parents and families, in providing support and advice to students.
  • To work closely with all Primary School staff to provide support and advice for inclusion.
  • To work closely with students and the teaching team of Support Services (Learning Support and Extended Support Programme).
  • To perform diagnostic assessments and recommend when necessary referrals to appropriate outside specialists.
  • To liaise and work with outside specialists in the follow-up of specific situations.
  • To provide programmes in class and small groups to support the social and emotional growth and development of students

 

Candidate requirements

  • Master in Clinical Child and Adolescence Psychology
  • A licence to practise psychology in Canton de Vaud is mandatory
  • At least three 3 years’ experience working with children in a multicultural environment
  • Knowledge of local agencies /resources surrounding children’s issues in general and mental health in particular would be essential
  • English or French mother tongue with an excellent working knowledge of the other language (level C1)
  • Empathetic and rigorous
  • Sensitive to diversity and multiculturalism
  • Adaptability
  • Able to work well in teams

 

Candidates are required to apply online by sending their:

- CV,

- licence to practise psychology in Canton de Vaud,

- three professional references from your Managers, one of whom must be your current or most recent employer, that may be followed at the point of interview

- a covering letter addressed to Jennifer Armstrong, International School of Geneva, Campus La Châtaigneraie before November 30th, 2022 mentioning the reference number 220 753.

 

Apply Online

The International School of Geneva values and encourages diversity among its staff. As such, we welcome applications from candidates with a wide range of backgrounds and experience. The School is seriously committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

All successful candidates will be subject to rigorous conduct and child protection checks appropriate to their position, including prior checks with their previous employers and the authorities.