Established in 1960, Tenby Schools Ipoh was the pioneer of the 6 Tenby Schools which are now part of the International Schools Partnership. We have over 1,000 students typically representing about 30 nationalities situated on a 13-acre campus, offering IPC, IGCSE, A level and SPM programmes as well as 70 co-curricular activities. Through our passion for Amazing Learning, our students are consistently high achievers in academic results, sports and music. We are proud members of the Malaysian Future Leaders School.
We are committed to providing work life balance to our staff and Getting Better is our philosophy. In Getting Better the school actively supports the continuous professional development of staff. As a school under the International Schools Partnership, we share best practices and resources with over 50 schools around the globe, and career advancement opportunities beyond borders are also constantly open to ambitious individuals. We are a tight-knit community extending to our Parents and other stakeholders and are supported by our Social and Welfare community groups. Pastoral care is extended to support both the wellbeing of students and staff.
- A culture of engagement and trust, where staff contributions are recognised and valued.
- A passionate and motivated team of professionals who put children at the heart of decision-making.
- An embedded whole campus commitment to professional development and a commitment to serving others.
- A peer network of like-minded teaching colleagues and support from non-academic staff.
- Access to expertise, best practise sharing and learning opportunities across countries and cultures.
- A commitment to employee well-being.
We also offer:
- Competitive salary
- Fee discount for children of employees
- Medical outpatient and insurance benefits
- Personal Accident insurance coverage
Purpose of Role
We are looking for suitably qualified and experienced School Counsellor to join our dynamic teaching team to provide quality counselling services for our students.
Begin with our children and students.
Our children and students are at the heart of what we do. Simply, their success is our success. Wellbeing and safety are both essential for learners and learning. Therefore, we are consistent in identifying potential safeguarding issues and acting and following up on all concerns appropriately.
Treat everyone with care and respect.
We look after one another, embrace similarities and differences and promote the well-being of self and others.
We focus relentlessly on the things that are most important and will make the most difference. We apply school policies and procedures and embody the shared ideas of our community.
Getting better is what drives us. We positively engage with personal and professional development and school improvement.
- Provide individual and group counselling services in a professional and ethical manner which stimulates the emotional health and well-being of students.
- Conduct guidance curriculum that stimulates the emotional health and well-being of students.
- Communicate and liaise with school staff, in the best interests of the young person, whilst within the limits of client confidentiality.
- Share relevant knowledge to staff which contributes to supporting students with mental health or personal issues, where necessary.
- Engage of the young person’s family, teachers and staff when appropriate and beneficial.
- Provide support for students and family of students experiencing crisis whenever necessary.
- Keep and update confidential records.
- Prepare and disseminate counselling and guidance information to all students via any suitable media.
- Liaise with staff in making referrals to and from other agencies.
- Take part in reflective practice sessions and/or supervision sessions.
- Work closely with the school safeguarding team as Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead.
- Provide safeguarding training and yearly refresher safeguarding training to all staff and external contractors.
- Promote the school safeguarding policy and procedures with staff, parents and students.
- Co-manage Early Help Panel meeting.
- Conduct and produce report for psychometric tests for National school student as required by MOE.
Skills, Qualifications and Experience
- Registered as practicing counsellor (KB,PA) with Lembaga Kaunselor Malaysia
- Possess at least Bachelor’s Degree in Guidance and Counselling or equivalent
- A minimum of 2 years relevant experience, preferably with experience in school setting
- Enjoy working with children, teenagers, and family
- Systemic approach or humanistic approach is preferably
- High self-awareness, mature and stable person
- Patient, responsible and passionate in supporting students in needs
- Computer literate with good interpersonal communication skills
- A team player and flexible to meet the needs of the school
ISP Leadership Competencies
You consistently demonstrate and role-model the ISP Leadership Competencies in all that you do.
- Collaboration. Takes an active part in leading their school or region; is cooperative and a genuine team player, developing positive, supportive relationships with colleagues to solve problems and maximise opportunities.
- Learning & Getting Better. Continually demonstrates personal commitment and passion for learning and getting better using evidence and feedback; supporting others in their continual learning, development and growth.
- Innovation Leadership. Is good at creating an environment where ideas for learning initiatives and services are generated and is able to motivate and inspire others through the process of creation through to completion.
- Outcome driven. Can be counted on to find solutions. Is consistently looking to exceed goals and is focused on KPIs.
- Resilience. Can deal with setbacks and challenges calmly and effectively.
- Community Focus. Is committed to meeting and exceeding the needs and expectations of our students and their families.
- Integrity & Ethical Management. Has the ability to work ethically and with integrity; helps others feel valued; upholds and models the ISP Vision, Purpose and Principles.
- Leading & Inspiring Others. Supports, encourages and inspires students, colleagues and teams so that they give their best.
- Understanding People. Is a very good judge of talent, can objectively articulate the strengths and motivations of people inside or outside the organisation.
- Influencing & Communication. Consistently informs, influences and inspires students, parents and colleagues through timely and effective communication.
- Agile. Responds and adapts to changing circumstances; manages and solves problems by providing solutions in a climate of ambiguity.
- Strategic, Commercial & Financial Awareness. Has the ability to apply understanding of the business and industry to improve effectiveness and profitability.
- Planning & Decision Making. Makes decisions on the best course of action and then plans, organises, prioritises and balances resources to achieve the desired outcome.
- Diversity & Equity. Has the sensitivity, awareness and skill to understand the values, behaviours, attitudes and practices across cultures that supports all children and adults to learn and work effectively.
ISP Commitment to Safeguarding Principles
ISP is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and satisfactory Criminal Background Checks or equivalent covering the previous 10 years’ employment history.