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Male Counselor



Posted over 30 days ago...


Make a difference this summer as a Male Counselor at ISSOS, engaging with international students in a prestigious and dynamic environment


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£1950 - £3900

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St Andrews, Cambridge, Yale - Hybrid

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In-person- St Andrews United Kingdom,Cambridge United Kingdom,New Haven United States

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Expires at anytime

Organisation summary: ISSOS offers a unique opportunity for a Male Counselor to become part of an esteemed international summer school. With locations at the University of St Andrews, Cambridge, and Yale, ISSOS provides a vibrant mix of academic learning, cultural enrichment, and fun for teenagers from around the globe. It's an exciting chance to work in a diverse and dynamic setting, fostering the development of young minds from over 80 different nationalities.

  • Role Summary:
    • Oversee the welfare and safety of students aged 13-18.
    • Facilitate group bonding and serve as a positive role model.
    • Organize and participate in evening and sporting activities.
    • Supervise cultural excursions and ensure students are engaged and content.
  • Role Requirements:
    • At least 2 years of experience working with young people.
    • Fluency in English.
    • Passion for sports, arts, or other hobbies is beneficial.
    • Ability to remain composed under pressure and communicate effectively.
    • Team player with a fun, flexible approach and the capacity to motivate oneself.
    • Must be a UK or US citizen or have the legal right to work in the applied location.
    • Ability to pass a criminal background check and obtain a relevant enhanced background check.
    • Provide two references regarding suitability for the position and working with minors.
  • Application Process Details:
    • Candidates must confirm their eligibility to work in the UK or US.
    • Successful applicants will undergo a criminal background check sponsored by ISSOS.
    • Employment is conditional upon receiving satisfactory references and background checks.

ISSOS is looking for a Male Counselor to join our team. We are an international summer school that provides a balanced summer program of academia, fun and culture for 13–18 year olds from over 80 nationalities, at the University of St Andrews, Cambridge and Yale universities.

The role involves looking after the welfare of our students, helping your group to bond and being a positive role model for them. You will be running and taking part in the evening programme and sporting activities, running and supervising the cultural trips included in the programme, and ensuring our students are happy and safe at all times.

Job requirements include previous experience working with young people (minimum 2 years) and fluency in English. Interests in sport, music, theatre, dance and other hobbies would be advantageous. The ideal candidate is someone who wants to have a positive impact on young people, is fun in nature and doesn’t take themselves too seriously, works well in a team and has a flexible attitude, stays calm under pressure, has clear and effective communication skills, and is enthusiastic with the ability to self-motivate and use their initiative.

The job involves working as a team to look after the welfare of up to 160 students aged 13-18 years old. You will also help to organise and run the sporting activities and our varied evening programme. Individually, each counselor is in charge of their own group of up to 15 students. Counselors act as positive role models and are the first point of contact for our students, who come to us from over 80 countries around the world.

Please note that to apply for our roles you must either be a UK or a US citizen, or have the legal right to work in the country you are applying for a role in. We cannot sponsor visas for working in the UK. All of our staff must pass a full criminal background check. Successful applicants will be expected to hold a current PVG/DBS or equivalent enhanced background check/be willing to obtain one. The cost of this will be covered by the company. Employment will be subject to the company receiving two references from previous employees covering your suitability for the specific position and working with those under 18 years old.


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