Secondary School Counsellor (Career and College Focus) (f/m/d)

Befristet, Vollzeit · Kleinmachnow

BBIS has an opening for a Secondary School Counsellor (Career and College Focus) (f/m/d)

Full-time: 40 working hours
Start date: 1st. August 2024
Limited initially until 31st July 2026


The Secondary School Counsellor with a focus on careers and college advice serves as a vital resource in guiding students through their academic journey, particularly in navigating career pathways and preparing for post-secondary education. This role entails providing individualised support, facilitating workshops, fostering partnerships, and staying updated on relevant resources to empower students in making informed decisions about their futures.


Key Responsibilities:

1. Career Exploration: Offer personalised guidance to students in exploring potential career options, considering their interests, skills, and values. Utilise various assessment tools and resources to help students gain insights into their career preferences and aptitudes.

2. College Preparation: Assist students in understanding the college application process, including researching colleges, preparing application materials, and meeting admission requirements. 

3. Individual Counselling: Conduct one-on-one counselling sessions with students to address their specific career and college-related concerns, including academic planning, goal setting, and addressing barriers to success.

4. Group Workshops: Organise and facilitate workshops on topics relevant to career exploration, college admissions, study skills, and time management. Collaborate with colleagues to ensure workshops meet the diverse needs of students.

5. College Visits and Fairs: Coordinate opportunities for students to attend college fairs, and engage in informational sessions. Provide guidance on making the most of these experiences and connecting with college representatives.

6. Resume and Cover Letter Assistance: Offer guidance and support to students in creating professional resumes, cover letters, and personal statements for college applications, internships, and employment opportunities. Provide feedback to help students effectively showcase their skills and experiences.

7. Career Development Resources: Curate and maintain a comprehensive collection of career development resources, including online tools, websites, books, and industry publications. Stay informed about emerging trends and opportunities in various career fields.

8. Partnership Building: Establish and nurture relationships with college admissions representatives, career professionals, community organisations, employers, and alumni networks to expand opportunities and resources available to students. Collaborate on initiatives to enhance career and college readiness.

9. Parent/Guardian Communication: Communicate regularly with parents/guardians to provide updates on students' progress, share resources, and address concerns related to academic and career planning. Foster a collaborative partnership with parents/guardians in supporting students' aspirations.

10. Data Management: Maintain accurate records of student interactions, counselling sessions, college applications, and other relevant data. Use data analysis to assess program effectiveness, track student outcomes, and inform decision-making.

11. Professional Development: Engage in ongoing professional development activities, including workshops, conferences, and training sessions, to stay abreast of best practices, emerging trends, and changes in education, counselling, and career development.

  • Master's degree in counselling, school counselling, or a related field
  • Experience working with high school students in a counselling or advising capacity
  • Knowledge of career development theories and college admissions processes
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and collaboration skills
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse student populations and address individual needs 
  • Commitment to maintaining confidentiality and upholding ethical standards in counselling practice
  • Have an impact. With professional competence and enthusiasm, we are improving day by day the educational level, and you too can have an impact on this ride.
  • Use our professional training to prepare you optimally for your tasks.
  • Push boundaries. Everyone is equally important and works together on uncharted challenges alongside inspiring colleagues from all over the world.
  • Fun at work and beyond. Join our team events – there's always something to celebrate! Or use our fitness offers to get balanced.
  • Feel at home. Enjoy our green campus and the international open-minded community.
Please send us your application including comprehensive application documents, the earliest possible starting date and your salary expectations using the following application form. 

You can also find more information on our website or on our YouTube channel.
About us

BBIS Berlin Brandenburg International School is an independently run, state-approved, inclusive, English-medium day and boarding school serving the internationally-minded community of Germany’s capital region and beyond. As one of Europe’s leading International Baccalaureate (IB) schools, BBIS proudly offers three IB programmes in the Primary, Middle and Diploma years of schooling. In the current school year 2023/24, our school teaches around 900 students who represent over 70 nationalities.


We value and encourage diversity in the skills of our employees and therefore welcome all applications - regardless of age, gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion, world view, disability, and sexual orientation and identity.

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