Primary Student Counselor

Far East, China

Ambright - Jinan Thomas

Ambright - Jinan Thomas

Position Overview: The counselor promotes personal growth, personal success, and provides preventive services. The counselor will also implement a counseling program around the social and emotional development of primary school scholars. It is imperative that the candidate for this opening have experience working with English language learners and it is preferred that the counselor be fluent in English and Mandarin. The counselor will demonstrate the competencies and behaviors needed to improve scholar preparedness and to support the vision and mission of Jinan Thomas International School. 


  • Creates lesson plans that are differentiated and teaches emotional wellness 
  • Maintains a safe, organized space, which supports scholars’ needs 
  • Maintains clear, accurate records 
  • Communicates and meets with scholars, teachers, principal, and parents as needed 
  • Facilitates meetings with teachers and principal as needed 
  • Assists principal with placement of scholar as needed 
  • Develops a plan for effective delivery of JTIS’s counseling program 
  • Collaborates with other international counselors 
  • Provides guidance activities for teachers 
  • Implements classroom wellness lessons 
  • Advocates for equity and access for all scholars 
  • Performs other job-related duties as determined by supervisor 


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant subject area 
  • Master’s degree in guidance counseling with certification in counseling, preferred 
  • Valid teaching certification in subject area 
  • Minimum of 2 years teaching experience 
  • Counseling experience in primary school setting for 2 years or more 
  • Familiarity with international schools, preferred 
  • Familiarity with American curriculum and Common Core Standards, preferred 
  • Successfully worked English language learners 
  • Deep understanding of the developmental needs of primary school scholars 
  • Skilled in facilitating groups of students and adults 
  • Excellent knowledge and application of appropriate strategies and methods to support English language learners 
  • Excellent ability to develop initiatives responsive to scholar needs 
  • Excellent ability to lead in crisis situations 
  • Very strong organizational and time management skills 
  • Skillful in establishing and maintaining effective working relations with school leaders, colleagues, scholars, and parents 
  • Effective communicator, proactive, self-motivator, diplomatic, and solutions based 
  • Highly skillful at using and integrating technology

Benefits include:

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience and overall qualifications(Pre-tax 17,000RMB-30,000RMB)
  • Free, fully furnished on-campus dormitory( or housing allowance )
  • $1,200 international airfare allowance
  • Work Permit sponsorship
  • Medical check and visa fees coverage
  • Comprehensive medical insurance
  • Paid national holidays
  • Free school placement for dependent children
  • Opportunities for professional development
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