from August 2024

The Lower School Counselor works closely with the Principal, Assistant Principal, Head of Student Support, the ZIS counseling team, external providers and teachers, to support the learning and social and emotional needs of our community. 


  • Master’s Degree in Counseling/Guidance, Social Work or equivalent
  • Minimum of 2 years of lower school counseling experience
  • Experience working with children with moderate to complex needs
  • Fluent English speaker


  • Primary school teacher qualification
  • Experience working with early childhood
  • Multilingual

We welcome applications from those who can demonstrate the following:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with both adults and children
  • A comprehensive understanding of the developmental needs of children
  • A strong understanding of the international context and related challenges
  • Experience with admissions processes and helping families transition 
  • Experience with solution-focused brief counseling, to include individual and small groups
  • Experience with social, emotional learning and curricula, including developing curriculum and sourcing materials
  • Able to teach whole class and small group lessons in classroom settings 
  • Experience working with parents in partnerships, including providing personal support (and referral), leading workshops on relevant topics, transition support, and sharing relevant written material
  • Participates in individual student planning and responsive services to support students and their families regarding academic matters.
  • Supporting professional development of faculty
  • Willingness to be fully involved in school community life including coaching and chaperoning school events and field trips.

Please apply to ZIS directly using our online system through the employment page of our school website