School Psychologist (primary and secondary cycles)

The European School Karlsruhe is recruiting a:

 School Psychologist (primary and secondary cycles)

The ESK is part of the European School System and has approx. 1000 students studying in 3 language sections: English, French and German. More information about the European Schools in general can be found at https://www.eursc.eu/en and on our school website https://www.es-karlsruhe.eu/en/my-esk/

The school psychologist plays a key role in the well-being of the pupils and in the rapid resolution of any psychological problems. He/she contributes to finding solutions to school difficulties, especially in the framework of educational support.

The school psychologist is part of a pedagogical team which includes the Headmaster, the educational support coordinator, the Care Team, the school nurse, the teachers, the educational advisors and the cycle coordinators.

  1. The psychologist’s tasks in relation to pupils include:
    • Receiving and accompanying students with special needs, students with worrying behaviour, dependency, emotional problems, in danger of dropping-out, etc.
    • Preventive work to avoid bullying, addictions, stress before exams…
  1. With teachers and educational counsellors, the psychologist will, among other tasks:
    • Offer advice for students in difficulty (academic, behavioural, emotional difficulties, etc.)
    • To raise awareness of the psychological development of students, to organise training and to intervene in class.
  1. The psychologist’s tasks in relation to the Management include:
    • Following up cases, organising consultations/meetings and keeping the Management informed;
    • Observe individual or group behaviour; provide reports;
    • Participate in various meetings (CARE TEAM or others).
  1. In coordination with educational support, the psychologist will, among other tasks:
    • Participate in the identification/assessment/prevention of pupils’ learning difficulties:
    • Work with SEN pupils and their parents; advise/train teachers on support strategies;
    • Participate in Support Advisory Groups and the development of Individual Learning Plans (ILPs)
    • Establish links with external experts who will work with the students;
    • Establish contact with national/regional medical and psychological services.

PROFILE REQUIRED

  • University degree in educational psychology;
  • Experience in a school environment with children and adolescents;
  • Good knowledge of German, English and French;
  • Good listening, observation and organisational skills;
  • Good communication skills, good interpersonal skills, very good team spirit. 

OFFER

  • A contract subject to German social and tax legislation, following the statute of the Administrative Staff (https://www.eursc.eu/BasicTexts/2007-D-153-fr-13.pdf ); Start date: 01/01/2023
  • +/- 22 hours per week, Monday to Friday (mornings), not during school holidays.

To apply, please send to louise.waehling@eursc.eu  under the reference “Psychologist + SURNAME + First name” your Curriculum Vitae + Letter of motivation + Photocopies of your certificates/diplomas before 20 November 2022.