Reports to : Dean of Students


Social/Emotional/Life Coaching of Students (Early years to grade 2)

Duties and Responsibilities :

  • Supports students in relation to personal, social and emotional needs.
  • Leads  conflict resolution training and support for the students.
  • Coaches and advise parents.
  • Serves as student advocate and counsels on personal problem-solving skills.
  • Serves as Deputy Safeguarding member in the Child Protection Committee.
  • Coordinates on behalf of students and the school (when needed) the liaison with external agencies (Social Services, referrals to outside professionals, etc.).
  • Maintains confidential documentation of all incidents brought to their attention.
  • Collaborates with leadership in creating and analysing student surveys.
  • Collaborates with teachers to identify problematic student behaviours in need of intervention, and make recommendations that can be implemented in the classroom.
  • Works closely in the transitioning of students from one grade to the next; collaborates with leadership to make recommendations from a social-emotional perspective for student placement.
  • Supports teaching staff in the collaboration with parents, when needed, and close collaboration with teachers and staff to develop  strategies that are in the best interest of the student.
  • Implementation and follow-through of student programs
  • Supports the development of the Advisory programs in the school in EYs  to grade 2.
  • Plans and implements sexuality education classes in middle and upper school.
  • Collaboration with the Learning Support Team
  • Collaborates with Learning Support to make recommendations for supplemental support for students in need.
  • Collaborates with Admissions when needed in reviewing applications of  students with special needs to determine school’s suitability to meet those needs. 

Required Qualifications and Attributes

  • Degree in Counseling with an emphasis on social-emotional development and learning.
  • Work experience as a  social-emotional counsellor- school experience preferred.
  • Experience in working with and awareness of Swedish laws protecting the rights of children. 
  • High familiarity with  Fair and Equal Treatment Plan, Child Protection, and anti-bullying interventions.
  • Experience working in an international school environment.
  • Excellent communication, collaboration and organizational skills.
  • A strong ability to establish good rapport with students and adults.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to treat students with unconditional positive regard.
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently.
  • Fluent in English and knowledge of Swedish(reading, writing, speaking).
  • Ability to administer assessments.

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, 40 % (with six months probationary period)

Start: August 6, 2021

Fixed salary


We only accept applications in English and from qualified candidates.

Please send your letter of interest and CV to with the subject ‘ school counsellor’.

Comments are closed.