Nurse and student counsellor

Founded in 1924, and enjoying close ties with the UN, the Foundation of the International School of Geneva, commonly known as Ecolint, is the world's number one international school. With eight schools on three campuses across the Geneva area, we educate around 4500 students aged from 3-18 representing 140 nationalities. We have around 1250 employees from all over the world. Ecolint is built on strong humanitarian values and prides itself on its long history of pedagogical innovation, including the creation of the International Baccalaureate, currently a reference in more than 3500 international schools in the world. Our mission is to shape students' lives and prepare them to be world citizens engaged with the political, ethical and environmental challenge of their times.
LocationCampus des Nations
Application closing date09/03/2020
Starting Date23/08/2020
ContractPart-time 30 hours

To complete our team at Campus des Nations, we are looking for a:

Nurse and student counsellor

Part-time (30 hours/week) – 2 year-initial contract


Medical and emotional Care

  • To administer First Aid for pupils and staff
  • Provide a space for reception, care, listening, support, advice, information and guidance for students and their families 
  • To care for pupils who are unwell and liaise with their parents
  • Treat all accidents and illnesses during the school day and to follow up and refer, where necessary 
  • To make provision for children’s health needs in schools
  • To be responsible for maintaining First Aid resources
  • To prepare medical packs for school trips
  • To keep records of pupils needing medication and of medication given
  • To keep records in our database of students visits and reasons and share that data at regular meetings
  • Follow the vaccination programme of each student and offer routine vaccines to staff 
  • Administer yearly check-up (weight, height, eyes, hearing controls, etc.) to all pupils and to monitor those pupils with difficulties


  • Provide information on preventative medicine for staff groups, where appropriate 
  • Advise staff of students with medical conditions e.g. allergy, epilepsy, heart weakness etc. 
  • Go to outdoor education weeks or important school events in order to provide first aid if needed
  • Give personal hygiene and elementary physiology lessons in the School throughout the school year 
  • Participate in the Health & Social Studies curriculum and hold lessons and discussions with students in both 


  • Develop community health promotion and prevention activities, in partnership with various internal and external stakeholders 
  • Respond in partnership with peers and relevant services to the needs related to the integration, support and protection of students 
  • Being aware of and complying with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection – reporting all concerns to an appropriate person. 
  • Be a member of the child protection enforcement body, the ‘Groupe de référence’

Candidate requirements:

  • Qualifications in psychology or relevant field would be a strong advantage
  • Qualified registered nurse, with Swiss qualifications 
  • Previous experience of working in a school environment
  • Previous experience of dealing with young people
  • Confidence, warmth, sensitivity, reliability, maturity and enthusiasm
  • Ability to interact positively with pupils, parents, colleagues and visitors to the school
  • Efficient and organised, able to deal with all matters in a calm, professional manner
  • Ability to maintain records, using school software
  • Capable of working effectively as a member of a team
  • Fluency in French and English
  • Good written and oral communication 

Candidates are required to apply online by sending their CV, three references, one of whom must be your current or most recent employer, that may be followed at the point of interview and a covering letter addressed to Mr. Martial Thevenaz, Director of Administration, International School of Geneva, Campus des Nations, by March 9th, 2020, mentioning the reference number 400 012

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The International School of Geneva welcomes applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences. The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers.