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Well-Being Counsellor

International School of Toulouse

This school is based in Toulouse, France and is looking for a Well-Being Counsellor

To complement the work of the school’s pastoral and student support teams by providing expert counselling and support to individual students and groups of students to help them to overcome
emotional, personal and social barriers to learning and well-being; to work with the pastoral and leadership teams to develop and deliver prevention lessons and programmes.

This job description follows a common format with other job descriptions in the International School of Toulouse and is a complement to the published IST guidelines, procedures and policy documents in vigour. It is written in line with French employment law (Code du Travail) and in accordance with the signed Contract of Employment. All employees will be expected to carry out any other duties associated with their posts as are reasonably assigned by the Head of Primary, Head of Secondary or the Principal. The following list of responsibilities and tasks is neither hierarchical nor exhaustive.

● To provide high-quality well-being services to students, where appropriate.
● To be a visible and known member of staff to all students across the Primary and Secondary schools.
● To promote the counselling service across the school through presentations / workshops, internal and external communication platforms, and through awareness-raising events.
● To provide support, guidance and advice to the school community on welfare matters.
● To liaise closely with other school staff as appropriate.
● To liaise, where appropriate, with external welfare services and health professionals in accordance with any French legal framework / requirements.
● To follow safeguarding practices and work closely with the school’s Designated Safeguarding Leads.
● To be available for emergencies as required.

Person Specification
Qualifications and Experience
● Degree, Post-graduate Diploma or Master’s level in Counselling, Psychology or Psychotherapy
● Further therapeutic training, experience or qualification in working with children and youngpeople
● Minimum 2 years recent experience of delivering counselling support to young people in an educational setting

Be professionally affiliated to a counselling organisation such as:
● International School Counsellor Association (ISCA)
● British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
● UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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