Re: Counseling Positions
    D. Thomas

    Yeah, it was crazy this year for counselors.

    We're still waiting to hear about Hong Kong. They are supposed
    to start making decisions/offers between the 15th-20th. The
    suspense is killing me.

    On 2/12/12, Dave wrote:
    > But those are already filled, so it's a moot point. It
    > would be a MUCH longer list if it was just elite
    > that I WOULD have applied too.
    > On 2/12/12, D. Thomas wrote:
    >> Plus positions that have already been filled this
    >> season at Western Academy
    >> of Beijing (3 positions), New Int'l School of Thailand
    >> and a few others I forget by now.
    >> On 2/12/12, Dave wrote:
    >>> There are about 44 posted vacancies on Search, at the
    >>> "Top Tier" elite school (subjective
    >>> definition), I listed the following I would apply too
    >>> :
    >>> International School of Brussels American School of
    >>> Brasilia (Brazil) Beijing City International School
    >>> Canadian International School of Hong Kong Hong Kong
    >>> International School Copenhagen International School
    >>> (Denmark) Munich International School (Germany) John
    >>> F. Kennedy German-American Community School Korea
    >>> International School International School Manila
    >>> (Philippines) American School of Madrid (Spain)
    >>> International School Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)
    >>> On 2/11/12, School Psyc wrote:
    >>>> What are some of the top tier schools that are looking?
    >>>> On 2/07/12, Dave wrote:
    >>>>> Schools creating larger student service
    >>>>> departments. MANY schools until now have had very
    >>>>> small student services departments, usually a
    >>>>> single counselor. For some schools their current
    >>>>> counselor(s) are also moving up into DIP, high
    >>>>> school as college advisors, creating a vacuum in
    >>>>> the earlier grades.
    >>>>> On 2/06/12, D. Thomas wrote:
    >>>>>> Possibly. But it did seem that a fair few of
    >>>>>> those positions were at the middle and
    >>>>>> elementary level.
    >>>>>> n 2/06/12, Dave wrote:
    >>>>>>> Increase in Student Services. I think the
    >>>>>>> increase is from more schools recognizing the
    >>>>>>> importance of school services. These are
    >>>>>>> schools that before had a token counselor,
    >>>>>>> and are increasing the size of their
    >>>>>>> counseling department. This increased need is
    >>>>>>> largely in the form of college advising.
    >>>>>>> Historically, students went to a local
    >>>>>>> university after high school for their
    >>>>>>> bachelors, and the to the West (UK, USA, etc)
    >>>>>>> for their Masters (MBA). What were seeing is
    >>>>>>> a significant increase in students wanting to
    >>>>>>> go abroad for their bachelors.
    >>>>>>> Its easier to think of the increase in school
    >>>>>>> counselors less in the traditional mental
    >>>>>>> health model, and more as a career
    >>>>>>> advisor/life coach approach.
    >>>>>>> On 2/06/12, D Thomas wrote:
    >>>>>>>> So whats with the counseling positions at
    >>>>>>>> top tier schools this year? Some even had
    >>>>>>>> multiple openings at the same school. And
    >>>>>>>> it seemed like a lot newbies just walked
    >>>>>>>> into top schools this year. Not that I'm
    >>>>>>>> jealous (much).