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School Psychologist - Avenues Shenzhen

Shenzhen, China
Shenzhen Campus

Position: School Psychologist, Grades T-12 

Location: Shenzhen, China

Start Date: June 2021

 

WHY AVENUES?

Avenues | The World Schoolprepares students for engaged global citizenship during a time of unprecedented complexity and accelerating change, combining language immersion, interdisciplinary learning, a global curriculum, and a culture of creativity and deep collaboration. 

Avenues Shenzhen opened in August 2018, our first campus in China. Avenues Shenzhen provides a unique early childhood program, and is now expanding to serve students in all grades from grades from toddler through 12. Avenues Shenzhen furthers Avenues' longstanding commitment to developing multiple campuses in China, providing a transformative, world-focused education.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

The psychologist at Avenues supports and fosters the mental and social emotional health of students in grades T-12. The psychologist works in close partnership with teachers, learning specialists, occupational and speech/language therapists, administrators and parents. This includes conducting observations, consulting with teachers and families, creating behavior plans, making referrals to and managing outside providers, joining student conferences and supporting crisis management. 

WHAT YOU BRING

  • Licensed Psychologist in China preferred 
  • 5+ years of professional experience in a school setting

  • Deep expertise in mental health and development of children ages 5-18
  • Very strong clinical skills, to identify, evaluate and provide services to students with a range of mental and emotional health needs
  • Experience with neuropsychological evaluations and developing appropriate recommendations and action plans 
  • Profound commitment to ensuring and nurturing children's wellbeing
  • Highly effective collaborator, eager to listen deeply, contribute to a team and achieve goals together
  • Very resourceful and adaptive, eager to embrace constant change, growth and learning  
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field required; graduate degree preferred 
  • Native Chinese speaker with professional fluency in English  

WHAT WE OFFER  

  • Unparalleled career growth opportunities across multiple global campuses, including a well-defined career pathway 
  • The thrill of a start-up, where everyone helps to build and improve, within an organization with global reach, ample resources and proven results
  • Frequent feedback, ongoing coaching and top-notch, job-embedded professional learning
  • Competitive rewards package, wellness resources, relocation support (as needed), and other benefits to best support you and keep you healthy and happy
  • A beautiful, uplifting, student-centric school environment
  • A chance to change the world of education as part of a global community spanning three continents

TO APPLY

Apply through the Careers section at https://www.avenues.org/en/careers. Be sure to include a letter of application, in English, in which you thoughtfully explain why you believe that this role at Avenues Shenzhen would be an excellent match for your experience, skills and passions. If you have any questions, please email Chinacareers@avenues.org.  

DIVERSITY, INCLUSION AND SAFEGUARDING

Avenues is deeply committed to diversity, equity and inclusion throughout our organization. We strive to uphold a culture in which every colleague feels that they belong, are trusted, and are valued. We welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds, and strongly encourage candidates from traditionally underrepresented communities or groups to apply. Avenues offers competitive compensation and a generous benefits package.

Avenues upholds the highest standards for safeguarding the physical and emotional wellbeing of children. As an essential aspect of this commitment, all offers are contingent upon successful completion of careful reference and background checks.

 

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