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Wellbeing Counsellor and Head of Years 10 & 11

Ecole Internationale de Geneve
Geneva, Switzerland, Europe
Start date
Start August 2022
  • All Levels
  • Director/Principal
  • High School Diploma
  • Teaching Credential/License
  • Master in Counselling preferred
  • 2 to 5 years working as a Wellbeing Counsellor in a Secondary school
  • Must achieve a Level 1 Google educator certificate before starting the role
  • The ability to communicate in English and French (Candidate working towards a minimum of B1 equivalence for both languages is highly preferable)

Candidates are requested to apply online, attaching their CV, three references (one of which must be from their current or most recent employer, who can be contacted should the candidate be selected for an interview), and a covering letter. The application must be addressed to Jamie Williams, International School of Geneva, Campus des Nations Campus by 13th May 2022 mentioning the reference number 430 282.

The International School of Geneva values and encourages diversity among its staff. As such, we welcome applications from candidates with a wide range of backgrounds and experience. The School is seriously committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All successful candidates will be subject to rigorous conduct and child protection checks appropriate to their position, including prior checks with their previous employers and the authorities.

relocation package for expatriates

Campus des Nations


Seeks for 16th August 2022

Founded in 1924, the Foundation of the International School of Geneva, commonly known as Ecolint educates 4500 students aged from 3-18 representing over 130 nationalities. Each of our eight schools is dedicated to the development of seven life-worthy, future-ready global competences: we develop lifelong learning, self-agency, the ability to interact with the world, with others and with resources so as to develop transdisciplinary, multiliterate thinking. Through this, we drive our mission, which is to educate students to be global citizens with the courage and capacity to create a just and joyful tomorrow together. Ecolint is built on strong humanitarian values and prides itself on its long history of pedagogical innovation, including the creation of the Model United Nations system and the International Baccalaureate. We have around 1250 employees representing more than 60 nationalities, united as one core of dynamic professionals, committed to our mission.

Campus des Nations is the most recent campus in the International School of Geneva Foundation. Located in the heart of Geneva’s international quarter, this campus has quickly established itself as an educationally pioneering school committed to putting student learning at the centre of all its activities. Campus des Nations is proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School. Our programmes are based on the IB’s ‘Learner Profile’, a set of ideals that inspire, motivate and focus the work of the school and help students to become more thoughtful, moral, cultured and caring. Fostering these qualities is at the heart of all we do.

To complete our team, we are looking for a:

Wellbeing Counsellor and Head of Years 10 & 11
Full-time – 40  Hour(s)


  • Upholds the mission of the International School of Geneva ;
  • Is student centred and approachable to students
  • Models integrity, curiosity, responsibility, creativity, and respect for all persons as well as an appreciation for racial, cultural, and gender diversity ;
  • Has a growth mindset and an ambition for personal and professional development as an educational leader.
  • Keeps abreast of the latest developments in holistic care of students and socialises this with mentors
  • Acts as a role model for mentors ;
  • Ensures the holistic wellbeing of the students in their care ;
  • Evaluate students' attributes and assist them in realising their objectives working closely with Homeroom mentors and the 1 to 1 interview system
  • Establishes positive relationships with students, which, while recognizing the differing roles of adult and child, are characterised by mutual respect and good will ;
  • Supports the Principal and Assistant Principals ;
  • Takes an active role in Senior Leadership Meetings ;
  • Problem solving and conflict management skills
  • Must be able to work and communicate efficiently within a team consisting of the coordinator  of  CP/DP,  examination  secretary,  support  services,  psychologist,  university guidance and the administrative staff.
  • Works with the mentor teams for years 10 and 11. This coordinating role precludes the possibility of having a mentor group.
  • Ensures that there is clear communication between staff, students and parents ;
  • Participates in the establishment and maintenance of an atmosphere of collegial support and adherence to professional standards
  • Have a clear understanding of the Safeguarding and Child Protection policy and work within clear guidelines when dealing with students and the Educational Psychologist
  • Organise the pastoral programme and counselling plan for their year groups
  • The supervisor evaluates and works to improve mentoring of year 10 and 11 students through classroom visits, discussions with teachers, and other methods that are fair and consistent with the practices of the individual school.
This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

We prepare students for membership of communities that are socially and culturally diverse, for citizenship, and for engagement with the political, ethical, and environmental challenges of their times. We expect them to want to take an active part in making their world a better place and one that is based on the mutual understanding, respect, and shared values to which the school has been committed throughout its long history.

The International School of Geneva serves both the international and local communities of the Geneva area. We are committed to preparing students to live in a multilingual and multicultural world and, as a bilingual Foundation, to develop their fluency in both English and French.

The school exists for the sake of its students and is committed to a continual re-evaluation of their needs in the light of social, economic, and cultural change. The school strives continually to promote excellence in all aspects of its provision, to do better than its previous best, and to model the values that it encourages in its students.

The main principles of an international education

A key element of this unity is a commitment to a particular kind of international education.

The Foundation has defined those main principles as follows:

Encouraging important international values Supporting the student’s language development Ensuring an international dimension to the curriculum Recognising the importance of global issues Showing respect for, and integration with, the host country
This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

Teach in Switzerland to experience a first-class education system and some of the highest teaching salaries in the world. With the growing demand for international teachers in all subjects, there are plenty of opportunities to find teaching jobs in Switzerland.

German, French, Italian, Romansch
Swiss franc
Temperate but varies with altitude
This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job