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Elementary School / Middle School Counselor (temp. position) SY 2024-2025

American School of The Hague

American School of The Hague

The Hague, Netherlands
Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2024

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American School of The Hague (ASH) is looking for a full time Elementary School / Middle School Counselor SY 2024-2025.

Start date is August 1, 2024.

You believe that school is preparation for life, more than simply the next level of school. You are passionate about Elementary School and Middle School. They have their own unique characters and personalities and that’s what you love about it. You enjoy supporting students through these years of growth and change. You like contributing to their academic, social and emotional development during this important developmental stage; setting them up for success in their future. An advocate, a guide and a strong supporter of your students - that’s you. You believe that students with different backgrounds, gender identities, and learning abilities benefit from working together. Supporting your students energizes you. You love coming to school to work with them. You are solution oriented and like to contribute to a positive, enjoyable working environment.

As a lifelong learner, you are excited by new ideas, professional learning and you enjoy sharing your learning with your colleagues. You understand team dynamics and work well with teams of other educators and with administrators. You are an excellent communicator and see parents as your partners in their child's education. When making decisions, you focus on how we can best serve our students and parents, always looking for a way in which we can make ASH just that extra bit better for them. You recognize that learning is not confined to a timetable. You are independent and confident, having an open mind and being able to give and receive constructive feedback is something you pride yourself on.

You are an Elementary School / Middle School Counselor with a Master's degree in School Counseling. With at least five years Elementary School / Middle School experience in an American, Canadian, or international school, you are familiar with the current international school counseling practices and have a solid understanding of the ISCA model. You have a solid background in technology; you see IT as an enabler for you.

In addition you;

  • have outstanding written and oral communication skills with all stakeholders,
  • have collaborative and adaptive nature in working in a team setting,
  • have experience with and interest in scheduling and student information systems,
  • have experience supporting students in strengths-based proactive development.

The Role: Your role is supervised by the Student Support Director and you’ll collaborate closely with the Elementary School and Middle School administrative and student support teams as well as teachers regarding the holistic wellbeing of all students including those with specific needs. You’ll be working with a school-wide counseling team to ensure an articulated counseling program and a safe, healthy school environment.

The Work: As an Elementary School / Middle School Counselor, your daily activities involve developing, implementing and managing a comprehensive school counseling program. You will coordinate with the student support team, other division counselors and administration on all facets of student orientation and transition. You will provide academic guidance for students, including managing individual schedules, placements and support needs. You will also lead the student information meeting, support and referral process (in conjunction with the learning support and EAL team) to ensure students’ needs are understood and met. You work directly and collaboratively with parents and families where need demonstrates an impact on school success. You will conduct parent workshop sessions on pertinent issues relating to Elementary School and Middle School students and/or child protection and welfare. In conjunction with division administration, create the master class schedule for Elementary School and Middle School. You will take a leadership role in various meetings while serving as a member of the Elementary School and Middle School administrative team. You perform other duties as appropriate and assigned by the Student Support Director.

Strong, open communications are your hallmark. Regular communications with parents is essential as you provide and explain information regarding students’ social, academic, and behavioral progress. Your voice matters in the conversation as to how we can all best serve the needs of our students. If you have talents or interests outside of school in the areas of music, athletics, the arts or other such interests, bring them with you as you’ll be participating in after school activities in support of our students. You will be fully involved in daily life at ASH. Your “can do” attitude will be essential for your success in your daily school life.

Does this sound like you? We want to hear from you. Apply online through the Schrole website here.

The School & The Curriculum: To learn all about American School of The Hague and read about our curriculum and teaching style in the Elementary School and Middle School, we invite you to visit the school website.

*We reserve the right to close the vacancy before the application deadline.

Child Protection and Safety
The American School of The Hague is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Aligned with the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection, we hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection.