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Social and Emotional Counsellor (Taipei, International School)

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Secondary Social and Emotional Counsellor Required for October-December Start

About The School

Located in the heart of Taipei the mission of this school is to provide educational excellence and European culture and values within the context of Taiwanese society.

The School has attracted regional and worldwide attention with its unique model for integrating British, French, German and High School sections in terms of their curricula, administration, finance, buildings and facilities. The school was set up in the early 1990’s in response to the needs of expatriate families living in Taipei.

The school has grown steadily since its establishment and now has 1,700 students of some 50 nationalities with a target enrolment of around 1,800. It operates from two campuses with well-appointed, modern facilities and has a total staff of around 400.

Class sizes are maximum of 22 in the British Sections with smaller classes across the High School and in the IB Diploma and French and German Sections in particular.

50% of pupils admit to UK universities yearly (UK 25%, rest of Europe 25%); 42% to American universities (32% US, 10% Canada); Australia 4%; Middle East 1%; 3% go to Asian universities.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

• A master degree in school counseling, counselling or clinical psychology. Licensed to practice School Counselling services by a relevant body.
• Minimum of two years as a full-time counsellor in schools with children, adolescents and their families.
• Experiences in working as a mental health professional in a multi-cultural setting. Prior international teaching experience is desirable.
• Capacity to build long-term and meaningful relationships with stakeholders, executives and staff.
• Organizational and management skills in educational and classroom settings
• Evidence of recent professional development activities
• Multilingual candidates speaking English/French or English/German or English/ Chinese are preferred.

Why Taiwan?

Enjoy living in Taiwan, as its friendliness, clean air, safety, health care system and the overall quality of life have helped put it above the likes of the U.S., Australia and Hong Kong as the best place in the world for expats to live.

Taipei is a developed, vibrant city of around three million people. Described earlier this year by the International Herald Tribune as the “world’s most under-rated capital city”, it is not especially large by Asian standards and rather less congested and polluted than most other Asian cities. The city offers many opportunities for recreation, both sporting and cultural. It enjoys many theatres, nightclubs and concert halls, museums and temples, and an active social life can be led. Its restaurants are remarkably varied and offer outstanding cuisine. The mountains surrounding Taipei offer a quick and scenic get-away, and the rest of Taiwan and its surrounding islands are well worth exploring. As a country, Taiwan is also well situated for excursions to other attractive locations in S.E. Asia such as Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia.
The people of Taiwan are extremely friendly, helpful and interested in foreigners. The expatriate population is smaller than in some other Asian cities, but the community is close-knit and welcoming to newcomers. As a city, Taipei is a safe place to live, where teenagers can enjoy a considerable degree of independence. There is excellent public transport, both in Taipei and across the island with the newly opened high-speed rail system. English is widely spoken, particularly among the younger population.
Both campuses are located towards the northern edge of the city.

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