Elementary School Counselor and Teacher

  • Elementary Teacher
  • Berlin

The Elementary School Counselor provides counseling services for students in the Entrance Class through grade 6 and works in close cooperation with the homeroom teachers to deliver a guidance curriculum aligning with the International School Counseling Model. Areas addressed to support student success include academic and social-emotional counseling, conflict resolution, self-confidence, decision-making, and stress management,  transitions and crisis intervention.

In collaboration with students, staff, administration, special education team, and/or families, the Elementary School Counselor:

  • Provides individual, small group and classroom prevention and support
  • Consults and addresses academic and social-emotional concerns
  • Manages and provides support for crisis interventions and is member of crisis, trauma, and child protection teams
  • Co-creates solution-focused interventions to support students in need
  • Provides resources for outside referrals to services and testing
  • Creates Stanford Test coordination for grade 5
  • Coordinates educational supports for students with specific accommodations
  • Meets regularly with the counseling team (Entrance Class-12) and Elementary School Student Services Team (Entrance Class-6)
  • Co-leads work with the J.E.D.I. team (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion)
  • Works closely with middle school counselor to provide effective transition supports for new students and for 6th graders moving to 7th grade
  • Facilitates peer mediation program and mentor program
  • Coordinates with administration and teachers for report card conferences
  • Communicates to all Elementary School staff in weekly bulletin (‘Counseling Corner’)
  • Offers opportunities for professional development for staff and family workshops (in English)

Rate of Pay: Salary is commensurate with education and experience.No German language required but is advantageous.

Minimum Requirements for American Teaching Positions at the John F. Kennedy School Berlin

  1. United States citizenship
  2. Three years of full-time recent teaching experience (within the last 5 years) in a U.S. public school at the level and in the subject area for which the application is being made
  3. Subject certification in one of the 50 U.S. states or Washington D.C. Teaching Certificate required, as well as Counselor Certificate desired
  4. Bachelor’s degree in the field of instruction for positions in grades entrance class through 6
  5. Master’s degree in the field of instruction for positions in grades 7 through 12
  6. Some knowledge of German for positions in grades entrance class through 3
  7. Willingness to learn German for positions in grades 4 through 12
  8. Willingness to serve an initial two-year contract
  9. Provide 2 references
  10. Provide a police background check
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