Wellbeing Counsellor

Location: Indonesia

Functional area: Whole School

Employment type: Full-time

Job Type: Contract

Whole School 


Wellbeing Counsellor 

“To inspire, challenge and nurture for excellence”


We are delighted that you are interested in furthering your career at the British School Jakarta (BSJ). The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.


The School Wellbeing Counsellor is responsible for providing a professional counselling service to the student body as necessary and if applicable and to assist students in decision making processes and problem solving whilst empowering them with the skills to cope with the ever changing circumstances of their own personal, social and emotional development.  


The Wellbeing Counsellor also liaises closely with teaching staff in identifying areas for development within the curriculum and in supporting the pastoral care programmes across the school. The Counsellor also contributes to the partnership between home and school by leading Parent workshops and providing useful information for parents.


Applications are invited from experienced and dynamic professionals who hold a relevant degree and work experience in the education sector. Individuals must be outstanding practitioners who will lead by example, who are highly committed, possess excellent organisational and communication skills. 


Other Professional Requirements are:

  • To work within ethical guidelines as outlined by the profession and within the requirements of the BACP Code of Ethics http://ww.bacp.co.uk/ethical_framework/.

  • To maintain confidentiality within professional requirements and an understanding of school policy. Confidentiality will be compromised on a need to know basis, when a student is at risk and/or other students are involved e.g. bullying and at the discretion of the counsellor for the wellbeing of the student/staff member concerned.

  • To establish and maintain effective working relationships with professional colleagues, governors and parents, modelling the traits of the BSJ Learner Profile.

  • To ensure equal opportunities for all students.

  • To communicate as required with professional colleagues, governors and parents, for example in written forms and meetings, in respect of the duties and responsibilities of the post.

  • Be respectful, empathic, compassionate, and non-judgmental in dealing with all students, parents, teachers and staff.

  • To produce an annual service report and action plan that links to the School Improvement Plans.

  • To contribute to strategic planning in the Primary and Secondary school as appropriate to the role of counsellor.

  • To agree professional development needs through performance management procedures and identify how these can be met.

  • To participate in, and support, the broad range of activities and extra-curricular events that take place in the Primary and Secondary school as appropriate to the Counsellor’s role.

  • To actively promote the wellbeing of all students and be familiar with, and uphold all, Safeguarding policies and Child Protection procedures within the school. 

  • To take responsibility for upholding Health and Safety practices within the working area and be responsible for completing risk assessments/near misses as appropriate.

  • To undertake any reasonable duties as advised by the Head of Primary/Head of Secondary and work within school policies.


In return, the successful candidate can expect:

  • A comprehensive Induction Programme

  • Opportunities to work in a dynamic and supportive faculty with excellent facilities

  • A positive student body who love learning

  • A strong Continuing Professional Learning programme 

  • A supportive Senior Leadership Team

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