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King George V School      Website:
‘Be your own remarkable…’
King George V School is an inclusive Y7-Y13 Secondary School in Homantin, Kowloon with 1800 students from many different nationalities. The school is part of the English Schools Foundation. As a school we offer MYP for years 7-9, I/GCSE for years 10-11 and IBDP and BTEC for Y12-13. Our school vision is to create a ‘school for one’. A place where each and every person engages in remarkable learning to achieve at high levels and be the best they can be. As an agile school, we collaborate and innovate to make a difference in the communities we serve and lead.

Student Counsellor

Responsible for providing counselling services for students at KGV. The successful candidate will be part of a Student Support Services team which includes two Social Worker, another Student Counsellor plus Emotional Learning Support Advisors and specialist teachers.

Student Counselling
- Provide confidential personal counselling for students as individuals and groups;
- Work with families as and when necessary;
- Maintain and monitor effective referral mechanisms, both for teachers and students;
- Liaise with student development staff to ensure effective flow of information;
- Employ appropriate assessment and screening tools.

Programme Work
- Work on Health & Well being initiatives and with teaching teams to develop and implement health and well being programmes.

Community support
- Identify and respond to trends in student needs;
- Work with colleagues in the Access / Learning Support Teams as required;
- Develop and maintain relationships with government and community support services.


• Bachelor degree (postgraduate qualifications preferred).
• Recognized Higher Degree in counseling, social work, educational psychology or other relevant discipline.
• Professional registration with recognized body. Minimum three years post-qualification practice with young people, preferably in an international school setting (but we are willing to consider those with highly relevant, transferable experience and skills).
• Fluent English speaker (near native level) – critical for nuanced, sophisticated and sensitive understanding. Cantonese is a bonus but not essential.
• Willingness to maintain professional competency through professional development and networking.
• A consideration of different cultural sensitivities and approaches to well being, plus the utmost respect for confidentiality of service.
• A sound understanding of, and ability to work within, an existing counsellor's Code of Ethics.
• Ability to communicate effectively with a range of people and institutions, including teachers, parents, students, social worker, associated professionals, government agencies and NGOs
• Ability to employ screening suitable for school context
• Sound understanding of relevant policies and procedures and the role of external agencies, and the ability to refer when required
• Experience of Art Therapy would be an advantage

Applicants must be a permanent Hong Kong resident or possess a valid visa to work in Hong Kong.

Closing Date: 24 Nov 2019
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