Child/Adolescent Counselor/ 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 (Secondary/secondaire)
Application closing date21/01/2022
Starting Date01/03/2022
ContractFull-time

To complete our team, we are looking for a:

Child/Adolescent Counselor/ Psychologist
Full-time – 40  Hour(s)

Responsibilities

  • To work in collaboration with the teaching staff, parents, and families, in providing support and advice to students.
  • To work closely with all Campus staff to provide support and advice for inclusion
  • To interpret and summarize diagnostic assessments and recommend learning strategies to other members of the students’ pastoral team and when necessary refer to appropriate specialists
  • To ensure students have the appropriate accommodations to address their social, emotional, and academic needs
  • To liaise and work with outside specialists in the follow-up of specific situations
  • To provide caring and professional consultation  in individual sessions helping students to make reflective decisions that affect their personal and academic development
  • To perform risk assessments and crisis management
  • To apply an ongoing specialized (ie., scientist- practitioner)  approach to student needs and prevention
  • To lead mental health prevention programs

 

Candidate requirements

  • Master in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology with a license to practice in Vaud or Geneva
  • Experience conducting and interpreting comprehensive psycho-educational assessments
  • At least three years’ experience working with children in a multicultural and preferably educational environment
  • Knowledge of local agencies /resources surrounding children’s issues in general and mental health in particular would be an asset
  • English or French Mother tongue with an excellent working knowledge of the other language
  • Empathetic and rigorous
  • Sensitive to diversity and multiculturalism
  • Adaptability
  • Able to work well in teams

Candidates are requested to apply online attaching their CV , three references (one of which must be from their current or most recent employer, who can be contacted should the candidate be selected for an interview), and a covering letter. The application must be addressed to Soraya Sayed Hassen, International School of Geneva, La Châtaigneraie Campus by 21st January 2022 mentioning the reference number 230 226.

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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.