Primary School Counselor Job Description

Primary School Counselor

Location: Shanghai, downtown
Primary school campus is close to Jing An Temple
Contract length: 2 years
Start date: February 2019

Compensation package:
  • Housing allowance of 11,000 - 15,000 RMB/month depending on family situation (for primary & middle school)
  • Lunch provided by school
  • Bonus: 5% of total salary paid in cash at end of each year
  • 95% tuition discount for teachers children (children must speak some Chinese)
  • Medical & Accident insurance paid 100%
  • Airfare paid for teacher and dependents at beginning and end of contract
  • Airfare paid for annual leave
  • School holidays (except for orientation and PD days arranged)
  • Settling in bonus and temporary accommodation paid for teachers hired directly from overseas 

Required qualifications:
  • Bachelor degree or above in relevant subject
  • 5+ years full time counseling
  • 2+ years international experience preferred
  • Relevant license/qualification
  • Bilingual English/Chinsese preferred (not required)
  • Age range: 25-60
Main Responsibilities:
  • Design, developo and manage school cousneling program with differentiated delivery
  • Ensure counseling guidelines and procedures are developed through working with upper and lower school coordinators
  • Support students to develop social & emotional skills
  • Offer support with IEPs
  • Other duties assigned by Principal.
Teaching facilities: 
  • The school includes a library, IT lab, and science labs.
  • Arts facilities: Students can use dedicated art rooms, music practice rooms, and an auditorium to further their artistic interests.
  • Shared interactive spaces: Small shared spaces situated in between classrooms, in the manner of "piazza" or small courtyards, are used when students need to break out of the classroom lesson structure for more interactive activities. This builds friendship and nurtures a communal "village" feel to the school.
  • Sport: "A healthy mind and a healthy body" is an important part of our School culture. With this in mind, we have constructed a heated indoor swimming pool specially to meet the needs of the students, with the aim of every student learning to swim.
  • A green school: The school campus includes environmentally responsible features including a green roof and sustainable building materials.

Job Summary

Type of School
Primary/Elementary School
Start Date
Require teaching licence?
Number of Positions
276,000 - 372,000 RMB/Annual + Housing & Expat Package
Contract Length
2 years

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