Re: Counseling Positions

    Its still crazy for counselors, this time of the year there is
    still unusual number of vacancies. Several positions at good
    schools went to those who weren't even certified. They just had a

    On 2/13/12, D. Thomas wrote:
    > 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
    > schools,
    >> 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).