Secondary Counsellor (University) Grades 9-12 - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - August 2021

School - South East Asia
Secondary/ Middle(12-15), Secondary/High(16-18)
Start Date:
01 August 2021
Initial Contract Length:
2 year, renewable
Curriculum Experience Required:
Strongly prefer it
This international school in Ho Chi Minh City was founded in 2010 as a private and international Early Childhood to Grade 12 college preparatory school. The Campus is located just 20 minutes from the city centre, and is a purpose-built facility with new and maintained facilities. They offer a strong US-based curriculum for pupils from Early Years up to Grade 12 and follow a Common Core system. Classes are capped at 24 students per teacher, they offer ESL to Primary and Middle/High School students who need it, and they also have a Learning Support Coordinator to take care of students with special needs. Every teacher leads at least 2 after-school activities (ASAs) per year and ASA offerings range from MUN, chess, yoga, dance and band to (basketball, soccer, swimming, cross-country and table tennis.

The school has state-of-the-art facilities that include a competitive indoor basketball court, gym, soccer field, swimming pools, mini golf course and driving range, rooftop tennis court, auditorium and theatre, vocational training studios and specialist classrooms.

They are looking for a qualified Secondary University Guidance Counsellor to assist students with academic and career guidance and track students based on needs/skills and to maintain a comprehensive bank of knowledge around university/career options in the market. Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Career Counselling, Social Service, or Education (and preferably a Masters in Career Counselling, Social Service or Education) and at least 2 years (ideally 3-4) of experience in a similar role. They should have knowledge of University Trends, Career Paths, and the application process and ideally be State licensed USA and/or with an Advanced PGCE Diploma. Please ask Edvectus for the full job description.

The school offer an attractive salary and benefits package that includes flight allowance, accommodation allowance and free tuition for first and tuition discount for 2nd staff children. Initial contracts are for two years.

The school is in Ho Chi Minh City, a lively vibrant city in the south-eastern region of Vietnam with plenty to see and do from visiting historical and religious sites to finding a bargain at the market stalls and shops or relaxing in the numerous parks, bars and restaurants. Enjoy!
Number Of Students:
523 (237 are in High School)
Student Make Up:
Mostly from Vietnam, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, US and France
Regional Info:
Ho Chi Minh City ( formerly Saigon) is the largest city in Vietnam and with a population of about 9 million people it is the most populated metropolitan are in Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh City is located in the southeastern region of Vietnam and just over 1000 miles south of Hanoi. The city has a tropical wet and dry climate with the wet season usually running between May and late November and the dry season running from December until April. The average temperature is 27 °C (81 °F) though temperatures often reach the high 30s. Ho Chi Minh city is a lively, vibrant city with plenty to see and do from visiting historical or religious sites such as the Reunification Palace or the Notre Dame Cathedral to the market stalls, parks, shops and numerous bars and restaurants. Enjoy! Ten Best Places to Visit in Vietnam HCMC Travel Vacation Guide 23 Things to do in Saigon Ho Chi Minh City by Drone
Allowance on top of salary
Flights - allowance, Housing- allowance, Tuition - free for dependants, Tuition discount for dependants
Suited To:
Activity-typical land sporting types, Climate - warmer, Holiday destination - yes typical
Minimum Years Experience:
Curriculum Experience Required:
Strongly prefer it
Will Accept Newly Qualified Teachers:
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