Position: Upper School Counselor/Career Guidance Counselor (‘Studie- och Yrkesvägledare’)

About SIS

Stockholm International School is a truly international K-12 school located in the heart of the dynamic city of Stockholm. We are the first choice for the globally mobile diplomatic, business and research community in Sweden. Our students represent more than 60 countries and our diverse community is made up of over 80% international students and teaching staff. Our language of learning is English but our outlook is global.

Duties and Responsibilities

The School Counselor will be responsible for the successful completion of the following tasks:

  • Assist students and parents with the secondary school course selection process according to student needs and interests. An integral part of this process is assisting students and parents to develop a Four Year Plan for meeting graduation requirements.
  • Help students to research and understand their post-secondary career and educational options including career days and talks.
  • Assist with student preparation of applications for college and jobs.
  • Educate students and parents about college admissions requirements and financial aid.
  • Understand the requirements for PSAT, SAT, ACT, BMAT, Oxbridge and other entrance exams for colleges and high school programs abroad
  • Liaise with outside professionals and university representatives.
  • Keep abreast of all high school graduation requirements.
  • Prepare and distribute school transcripts for students in 12th grade.
  • Deliver individual and group guidance curriculum supporting student development.
  • Hold motivational conversations, both individually and in groups.
  • Support teaching staff with educational and social-emotional matters  of students, collaborate with educational teams within SIS.
  • Monitor and keep updated about international trends and changes in the educational systems, mobility and labour markets.
  • Establish and maintain contacts with the actors outside the school which are important for the development our students
  • Contribute to a positive development of counseling and learning at SIS.
  • Implement programs for students and families related to interpersonal and adjustment issues.
  • Participate in the development of crisis prevention and management plans for the school.

Qualifications and Attributes: 

  • Guidance and School counselling qualification
  • Bachelor of Arts in related field
  • Experience working with school counselling in an international context
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of different educational systems, mobility and labour markets worldwide
  • Fluency in the English language (spoken and written)
  • Swedish language proficiency a plus
  • Proficiency with computers and programs associated with the position
  • Show initiative, work independently and have good collaborative skills 
  • Excellent communicator with a natural ability to engage, motivate and support individuals on their way to professional and personal development. 
  • Willing to accept the challenge and want to make a difference in the student’s  lives, by inspiring, guiding and creating a welcoming culture for everyone
  • Pleasant and friendly
  • Effective under pressure

At Stockholm International School we are committed to protecting children. Aligned with the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection, we hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection. All applicants will therefore be required to undergo appropriate child protection screening. Included in the recruitment process will be a local and national police check as well as a mandatory police background check from the last year of employment in every country worked. 


Permanent (6 month probation period),

Start: February 2022 

Salary based on experience


Last day for applications: January 14th, 2022

We only accept applications in English and from qualified counselors. Please send your letter of interest and CV to application@intsch.se and mark the email with “Counselor SIS”

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