Employment

Teachers and staff are recruited and selected with great care. They are qualified and experienced in their field of expertise. FASRI's goal is to seek out individuals who are eager to teach, happy to work as a team, devoted to students and personally involved with school life and spirit. Teachers must be native speakers of the language they teach, and FLE and ESL qualifications are preferred.

FASRI is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, marital status, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, genetic information, or physical or mental disabilities which do not prevent performance of essential job tasks.

Current openings are listed below. Please email randrews@fasri.org for further information.

OPEN POSITIONS

SCHOOL COUNSELOR
The French-American School of Rhode Island is searching for a part-time school counselor to start on October 27, 2014. The school counselor support students in their social and emotional development and helps them find strategies to reach their full academic potential. An important part of the FASRI team, the school counselor will work closely with teachers and parents promote a positive, healthy learning environment. Click here to download the full job listing.

GOALS
The school counselor helps the students in developing their academic self-concept and their feelings of competence and confidence as learners; developing their abilities in decision-making, communication and life skills, as well as developing character values; and developing and acquiring healthy attitudes toward school, self, peers, social groups, and family.

The school counselor helps the school in identifying students facing difficulties, guiding the teachers dealing with children facing difficulties, implementing a guidance curriculum, and training the teachers in communicating with families.

The school counselor supports the parents in understanding any difficulty their children may face and developing effective parenting strategies.


TASKS
The school counselor reports to the Head of School and works in close collaboration with the division heads and the teachers.  The school counselor is responsible for:

  • Identifying potential difficulties, writing reports, and guiding the teachers
  • Meeting the parents with or without the teachers and documenting the meetings in writing
  • Assuming an active role in designing, implementing, monitoring, and adjusting educational plans for individual students: he or she participates in meetings, including PAI, PPRE, and conseils de classes
  • Conducting structured, goal-oriented counseling sessions in systematic response to the needs of individuals or groups regarding academic failure, family issues, behavior problems, peer problems, special needs, and disability
  • Referring children and their parents to treatment options including, special programs, specialists, and outside agencies


QUALIFICATIONS
Qualified applicants will have a master’s degree in counseling or social work; and hold a LICSW or LCSW or equivalent license. The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years’ school counseling experience, or experience counseling children, adolescents, adults and families. Knowledge of French is strongly preferred. Qualified applicants only please submit a letter of interest, a current résumé and any other supporting documents to: randrews@fasri.org