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Job Title: School Counsellor (YCIS-HK-2324-ECE001)
Posted Date: 03/24/2023 Expiration Date: -
Location: YCIS - Hong Kong (HK ECE) # of Openings: 1
Effective From: Other(08/01/2023)
Job Description: Key Responsibilities
• Supports the Organisation’s Mission, Principles and Practices
• Provides a comprehensive counselling programme which promotes personal, social, emotional/mental health and academic development for all students through proactive learning activities and other services
• Collaborates with the school’s Child Protection Team to ensure school practices are in accordance with the expectations of the Child Protection Policy
• Participates in the review and evaluation of policies and procedures for the physical, emotional and mental health of students to ensure they are effective
• Reviews new student records to identify students who need support
• Ensures colleagues are familiar with the student referral process
• Carries out classroom observation and scrutiny of work when required to identify and monitor students in need of support
• Participates in Student Support Team meetings to advocate for students and to offer professional advice
• Supports parents in gaining access to information on their child’s needs and offers guidance on and referrals to external agencies
• Liaises with external agencies to ensure the school is providing appropriate support for the students
• Writes and implements Individual Educational Plans (IEPs) as required in consultation with SSS Team members, outside agencies, teachers, students and parents
• Writes and maintains reports on students requiring support
• Ensures all confidential information is kept in a safe and secure manner
• Provides professional guidance to colleagues, through written advice, meetings or training, to promote appropriate learning programmes for students who require additional support as well as supporting teachers.
• Provides information sessions or workshops on student support for colleagues and parents
• Provides prevention, intervention and crisis response services to students, their families and other stakeholders
• Manages and evaluates intervention programmes throughout the year
• Provides in-class and/or withdrawal (one to one or group) support for students requiring counselling/play therapy support
• Provides training and support colleagues in the delivery of transition programmes and activities
• Liaises with other schools to ensure continuity of support and learning for transferring students who require additional support
• Manages appropriate resources to ensure they are used efficiently, effectively and safely
Job Requirements: • Holds the minimum requirement of a Bachelor Degree plus relevant teaching and counselling/play therapy credentials
• Shows evidence of active participation in continuing professional development
• Has a minimum of 2 years full-time teaching/counselling in an Early Childhood school setting
• Has experience working with students with diverse needs in an Early Childhood school setting
• Has a positive, energetic, enthusiastic and solution focused outlook
• Has a deep understanding of highly effective teaching and learning practices
• Has significant depth, breadth of knowledge, skills and understanding of their specific discipline and also a passion that inspires students to achieve at the highest level and colleagues to learn more
• Has excellent communication and interpersonal skills and understands the value of generating positive professional relationships and partnerships with colleagues, students, parents/families and the wider school community
• Can work in a highly collaborative learning and organisational culture which values a team approach when planning and providing learning experiences which are engaging, challenging, supportive and inclusive
• Has knowledge of child developmental milestones and is able to apply to individual support
• Empowers students to take ownership of their learning
• Can work closely with teachers ensuring that suitably differentiated material and learning pathways are provided to challenge all students regardless of ability
• Embraces innovative change in pedagogy
• Has a commitment to operate successfully in a bilingual teaching environment in which important Chinese and Western cultural characteristics are understood and respected. Being trilingual with Cantonese, Mandarin and English is preferably.
• Models the skills and attitudes of a global citizen by seeking to understand and respond positively to the cultural differences in value systems and societal norms of all members of our school community
• Has the ability to make good use of technology as a learning resource and for professional practice
• Supports and applies all school policies consistently
• Consults with the School Leadership Team (SLT) and/or Child Protection Team as appropriate and necessary in matters affecting the welfare and safeguarding of students
• Contributes to the school’s enrichment programmes and to the wider school development and growth
School Introduction
Yew Chung International School (YCIS-Hong Kong (ECE))
HR Contact Person: Victoria Tang
Contact E-Mail:
Website URL:
Phone: (852) 3921 1073
Fax: (852) 2337 0206
Address: 3 To Fuk Road, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
香港九龍塘多福道 3 號
Description: Yew Chung International School (YCIS) has established a new model of global education offering the unique richness and diversity of both Eastern and Western cultures that equip children to be bilingual, global-minded, appreciative and caring. We nurture globally competitive students and shape their character into responsible global citizens with the competencies and skills required in the 21st century.

YCIS is a global network of international schools from Hong Kong to Shanghai, Beijing, Chongqing and Qingdao in China and Silicon Valley in the USA. Our schools offer programs at the infant/toddler age through high school. We are now accepting applications for the following position in Hong Kong.

YCIS–Hong Kong is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of our students; in recruiting, YCIS–Hong Kong child safeguarding practices are held to a high standard. All applicants must be willing to undergo thorough background checks and child protection screening.

Personal data provided by applicants will be treated in strict confidence and used for recruitment purposes only. Applicants who do not receive a response within 2 months may consider their application unsuccessful. All applicants may be considered for other suitable positions with the Foundation and will be deleted from our records after 6 months from the date of application.
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