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School Psychologist / Counsellor

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Laude San Pedro International College
Marbella, Spain
Date Added: Jun 7, 2023

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  • Work on a 1-2-1 basis with students,with any significant mental health challenges, across the school
  • Provide a service to ensure the full potential of new students and those already enrolled.
  • Build tools to support administrative staff, teachers, parents and others, towards meeting the diverse educational and emotional needs of students enrolled.
  • Encourage the process of identifying opportunities and needs of psycho educational services to new enrolled children.  


Student Attention

  • New admissions.
  1. Based on the review results of the evaluation to each student, the role holder suggests the acceptance or rejection of the applicant and integrates the information in the files
  2. Keeps the Academic Heads of each section updated on the decisions taken and proposals for special cases.
  3. Where necessary, the post holder does the return of the results to parents and, if required, makes referral to appropriate specialists. 

  • Enrolled students.
  1. Attention to special emotional situations (e.g. deaths, family conflicts, conflicts with peers and events that impact the emotional state of the students).
  2. Group attention to special social and emotional situations.
  3. Follow up and coordination of external therapists and other experts that work with students.
  4. Makes classroom observations.
  5. In Senior Years, act as a support and guidance for tutors and members of the team, in the PSHE programme. Provides the activities that are necessary to ensure the students' skills for learning.

  • Keeps organised and updated student records. (Paper and computer based)


  • Meetings with parents, related to the social and emotional status of students and family members supported by Academic Heads if necessary. 

  • Arranges a Parent Conferences/Workshops Programme
  1. Organise topics and speakers.
  2. Prepare the calendar.
  3. Call for the design and delivery of promotion with the Head of Marketing
  4. Ensure each conference’s sound organization.

General Topics

  • Participate in meetings with the Head of Sections and Principal if required.
  • Support Heads of Section in special events and situations.
  • Keep the information pertinent to the Student Support Department organized and up to date on Rediker.
  • Support staff needs for equipment, programmes and other materials.
  • Weekly follow-up Student Support staff meetings.
  • Ongoing research on projects and programmess that can contribute to the objectives of the school
  • Participate in conferences as required


Directly reports to the Academic Heads, DSL and the Principal.





  • B.A. In Psychology or related field
  • Proficient level of English and Spanish
  • Flexible, positive and “can-do” attitude to work
  • Successful relevant experience as a School Counsellor/psychologist
  • Full understanding of Equal Opportunities and able to implement it in everyday practice.
  • To have excellent management skills and to be able to follow the school’s disciplinary code and policies.


  • Master’s Degree in a clinical area (Systemic Family Therapy or similar)
  • Similar experience in a business or academic environment.


  • To be approachable to children, families, and staff.
  • To be able to work professionally as part of a team.
  • To be flexible, friendly and cooperative when working with colleagues.
  • To communicate clearly to families, students and staff and resolve any issues quickly and professionally.
  • To communicate effectively and with empathy both verbally and in writing.
  • To work as part of the administrative team, providing a friendly and welcoming service to students, staff, families and visitors in a manner that truly reflects the values of our school. The post holder is expected to be able to prioritise tasks and to manage their workload with a minimum of supervision. The school’s pursuit of excellence begins at our front gates and this role should actively seek to ensure an outstanding public perception of our operations and provision.

At Laude San Pedro we have high academic expectations for all of our students. Our vision is that every child will achieve more than they imagined possible, in a happy and inclusive environment where everyone is supported and encouraged to excel.In addition, our whole community shares a common understanding of the personal qualities and values which we hope all of our students will demonstrate and uphold.

This school 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. We will also request satisfactory references covering previous employment.

We welcome diversity and have an equal opportunities policy. All suitably qualified candidates will be considered, regardless of their race, gender, disability, religionbelief, sexual orientation or age.

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