Guidance Counselor / Social Worker

Lakeside International School

About the organization

Lakeside International School is a private, independent institution offering a high quality bilingual (English/Spanish) education in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.

Lakeside's mission is to prepare students to be academically successful, capable of transferring their knowledge and skills to new challenges, while being confident of their ability to succeed. Through an active partnership with families and the community, we strive to effectively recognize, celebrate, and develop each student’s unique talents to the fullest extent. Academic excellence and commitment to the global community is emphasized. We offer a broad and challenging educational program to students from diverse cultural backgrounds, in an atmosphere of cooperation, creating a learning community amongst students, parents, faculty and the community at large.

Duties

• Support the daily psychological and social emotional needs of students in individual and group settings
• Provide support for students in crisis or challenging situations
• Teach daily Guidance class focusing on a wide range of life skills and social-emotional skills
• Provide parent outreach, assisting parents in problem solving and supporting their students
• Support teachers in creatively thinking through behavioral issues

Qualifications

• Bachelor or advanced degrees in psychology, social work, sociology, counseling, or other related fields
• Proficiency in English (preferably bilingual English/Spanish. If not, should be willing to learn Spanish)
• Willingness to act as Homeroom Teacher, Tutor and / or participation in extra-curricular programs
• Good health
• Energy and enthusiasm to go that extra mile

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

For interest in the position and application materials, please email [email protected]

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