What We Can Offer
Pedagogical leader who are engaged in system-wide change to ensure student success:
• help every student gain access to rigorous academic preparation that will lead to greater opportunity and increased academic achievement.
• collaborate with other school leaders to influence system-wide changes.
• contribute to developing approaches to learning skills both in homerooms and in classrooms.
Guidance leader: counsellors need to have an expert understanding of university and career requirements at a time when there is greater diversity of offer post 18 years.
• have high level data analysis skills – around subject offerings; university acceptance based on offers and where students want to go; surveys of alumni.
Advocate for students’ personal and educational needs and work to ensure these needs are addressed at every level of the school experience.
• proactively with students to remove barriers to learning, including systemic barriers, that impede the academic and social success of any student.
• supporting students throughout the program and as they plan their next steps: individual course planning | option choices | throughout assessment; social-emotional support services | student well-being;
• developing approaches to learning (not least self-management); university | career planning – PSAT | SAT | UCAS requirements and expectations, especially for an increasingly diverse university entrance.
FOR IBDP: support students through the process of writing the personal statements – raising awareness of students’ academic and emotional needs. Counsellors have a role in placing students with appropriate extended essay supervisors so they are given the support they need. Counsellors can help extended essay supervisors become aware of individual student needs and challenges.
Collaborator and community builder with all key stakeholders, both inside and outside the school.
• Be effective at building networks and teams, encouraging collaboration between staff in order to meet the needs of each student. This may involve collecting and analyzing data to identify needed changes in the educational program.
• create effective working relationships among students, professional and support staff, parents or guardians and community members.
• offer and provide parents or legal guardian education, information and training. Counsellors need high levels of interpersonal skills working with and supporting parents with their children; negotiating and managing aspiration and expectations.
Change agent: counsellors are well-positioned promote systemic changes within the school in order to remove barriers to academic and social success for each student.
• access to critical data about student placement, a student’s academic and social success or failure and the student’s course taking patterns. They need to use this data to advocate for every student, promoting equity and access to a rigorous curriculum, which maximizes post-secondary options.
2/ Key Roles:
In order to meet the demands of professional school counseling, a college counsellor teacher should achieve the core competencies needed by 21st-century school counselors. Among other things, these competencies include:
• Thorough understanding of the International educational system, (such as U.S, Canada, European countries, New Zealand, Australia, …) including social, cultural and political influences on educational practices
• Knowledge of the organizational structure and elements of a successful school counseling program
• Understanding of leadership theories and principles, developmental theory, social justice theory, learning theories, multiculturalism and career counseling theories
• Knowledge of the full continuum of mental health care services, such as prevention and intervention
• Understanding and having experiences in the university application process in U.S, Canada, European countries, New Zealand, Australia, …
• Thorough understanding of barriers to student learning and the use of counseling strategies to eliminate those barriers
• Knowledge of individual counseling, group counseling and classroom instruction that promote academic achievement
• Understanding of the legal, professional and ethical issues that affect International schools
• Be able to support students with Statements of Purposes.
• Good at collaboration, team working.
The key roles are:
• Responsible for providing counseling and learning orientation for students from Year 9 and above to have the best preparation for university,
• Assist students in making applications and managing their application for an offer letter to the University.
• Plan and implement Annual Career Fairs to support career orientation.
• Coordinate with the Board of O to conduct intership program, University tour for students in Year 10-11 every year.
• Implementing college fair, connecting with University and Colleges to support students in transition, providing scholarship information and applying for scholarships.
• Vietnamese or Native speakers
• Be confident in communcating and writing in English
• Gradudate overseas student is a plus.