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Primary School Counsellor (IB Primary Years Programme)

Employment Announcement
Starting date: 01.08.2023
Full-time: 40 hours per week
Limited initially until 31.07.2025
Position No: 20221213

BBIS Berlin Brandenburg International School is an independently run, state-approved, inclusive, English-medium day and boarding school serving the internationally-minded community of Germany’s capital region and beyond. As one of the world’s leading International Baccalaureate (IB) schools, BBIS proudly offers three IB programmes in the Primary, Middle and Diploma years of schooling. In the current school year 2022/23 our school teaches about 825 students who represent more than 65 nationalities.

BBIS has a tentative opening for a Primary School Counsellor (f/m/d).

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and anti-racism

In line with our mission statement, inclusion stands in the centre of our core values at BBIS to inspire everyone in our learning community to be responsible, compassionate global citizens. As such, we encourage applications for all positions from all educators with the relevant certification, including those who identify as BIPOC, educators with (dis)abilities, LGBTQ+ educators, and those traditionally underrepresented in the international school community to apply to join BBIS.

Job Description
  • Offers counselling services for our primary school students Gr. 1-5 aged 6-11
  • Responsible for attending to the social and emotional welfare needs of more than 250+
  • Delivers the ISCA Guidance Curriculum in the primary school
  • Provides individual and group Brief counselling services to meet the developmental,
    preventative and remedial needs of primary-aged students
  • Works closely and in conjunction with teachers, primary school staff/leadership and
    Student Support Services staff
  • Delivers staff and parent workshops
  • Promotes a nurturing and inclusive environment for students
  • Implements and maintains evaluation and record-keeping systems
  • Serves as a core member of the Child Protection and Safeguarding Response Team
Your Profile
  • Masters level degree in school counselling or school psychology or social work or a
    related professional field, with a specialization in mental health or child and adolescent
  • Minimum two years of experience working with children (6-11) in an educational setting
  • Experience in multicultural, multilingual environments
  • English language abilities and working knowledge of German preferable
  • Extraordinary cross-cultural interpersonal skills and ability to work in teams
Perks - More than just a job
  • Have an impact. With professional competence and enthusiasm, we are improving day by day the educational level, and you too can have an impact on this ride
  • Use our professional training to prepare you optimally for your tasks
  • Push boundaries. Everyone is equally important and works together on uncharted challenges alongside inspiring colleagues from all over the world
  • Fun at work and beyond. Join our team events – there's always something to celebrate! Or use our fitness offers to get balanced
  • Feel at home. Enjoy our green campus and the international open-minded community

Please review our website or our YouTube channel and then apply with a letter, CV, and full contact details of three referees including current headteacher, using the following application form.