Senior School Emotional Counsellor

Job Title: Senior School Emotional Counsellor
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Jeju-do
Salary: High competitive with benefits including accommodation, flights
Job Published: December 13, 2017 09:13

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a well-qualified and inspirational Clinical Psychologist to work within our Individual Needs Department. North London Collegiate School Jeju is a large, thriving co-educational Day and Boarding school for students aged 4-18. Our curriculum and ambitious academic ethos, together with our extensive co-curricular programme, reflect our close links with NLCS in London and provide a high quality British Independent School education in an international setting.

The spirit of NLCS Jeju is one of high energy and achievement. Our students combine academic excellence and a deep love of learning with a wealth of co-curricular opportunities to develop into exceptional individuals who believe that anything is possible. Results throughout the school are formidable and last year’s graduating students achieved an average IBDP score of 37, with 39% earning a score of 40+. Our alumni are now attending some of the world’s leading universities, including Oxford, Cambridge, Stanford and Princeton.

We believe that NLCS Jeju is a unique opportunity. We offer a highly competitive salary and benefits package including accommodation, annual flights, health insurance, tax subsidies and free places at the school for teachers’ children. We also provide first-class professional development through NLCS Jeju, the established NLCS educational community and a variety of external providers.

The school is set in one of Asia’s most beautiful and spectacular locations. Jeju Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site 130km off the southern coast of the Korean peninsula, is often described as one of Asia’s best kept secrets. With its temperate climate, stunning natural scenery, array of rare and endangered wildlife and welcoming beaches, it is a fascinating and breathtaking environment in which to live.

The successful candidate will work in the Individual Needs Department, which consists of two Emotional Counsellors and a Learning Support Teacher. The candidate is required:

  1. To hold a recognised qualification in Clinical Psychology.
  2. To support students across the age range of the school (4 to 19 years).
  3. To have experience in counselling a diverse caseload of children and adolescents.
  4. To have an understanding of the issues that may impact adolescents emotionally, socially and behaviourally.
  5. To have knowledge of, and use, a range of psychological therapies in order to empower students to make positive changes.
  6. To have knowledge of, and be able to use, a range of psychological tests and assessments.
  7. To have fluent command of both spoken and written English. A bilingual English and Korean speaker is strongly desired.
  8. To be able to work in a supportive, communicative and effective multi-disciplinary team.
  9. To be flexible and adaptable in order to work beyond the normal working day to support students or staff in this busy boarding school.
  10. To have experience in working with those with additional learning needs.
  11. To be reliable, trustworthy and professional.

Preferred​ ​requirements:

  1. To speak some Mandarin.
  2. To have experience working with high achieving students and the pressures they face.
  3. To have experience working in an international school with a dual or multiple cultural experience.
  4. To understand Korean culture and be able to provide professional development to staff about this.
  5. To have a commitment to equal opportunities and experience in challenging all forms of discrimination.
  6. To have experience and training in child protection and safeguarding.

Main​ ​areas​ ​of​ ​responsibility:

  1. To facilitate regular, individual therapy sessions with those identified as being in need of emotional, social or behavioural support.
  2. Work with students who self-refer or are referred by school staff.
  3. To provide crisis intervention.
  4. To maintain communication with parents in order to maintain effective positive change for the student.


  1. To abide by the school safeguarding policy and keep abreast of any changes.

Whilst we enjoy excellent facilities in a prime location, it is our people that make the School a special place. If you are interested in joining our team please submit an application, in the first instance, by emailing an up to date CV, covering letter, and details of 3 referees (one of which should be your current or most recent employer) to Candidates selected for interview will be asked to submit a standard application form at that point.

The deadline for applications is 4th January 2018, with final interviews planned to be held during 15th-17th January 2018. However, an appointment may be made prior to this if an exceptional candidate is found.

NLCS Jeju is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to enhanced background checks.

Closing Date: 4th January 2018

Start Date: August 2018