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at St. Stephen's

One of Europe’s premier international schools, St. Stephen’s offers a challenging academic program with outstanding individual support in a small, supportive community.

The school was founded in 1964. Current enrollment is 295 students with 55 nationalities represented in the student body. There are more than 50 faculty with an average tenure of 10 years. The school operates a generous professional development budget, including a sabbatical and several teaching awards, to ensure all teachers are continuously developing their craft and model lifelong learning. In addition, there are over 20 administrative staff members.

St. Stephen’s School is committed to rigorous child protection procedures and protocols and fully complies with Italian and US law as well as the Council of International School recommendations.

All new hires undergo a comprehensive vetting process, including criminal background checks from countries lived and worked in as well as calls to former employers.

Job Vacancies

This position has responsibility for helping students, employees, and parents in enhancing physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing. This is achieved through one-to-one counseling, small-group meetings, and workshops and programming for larger school groups.  The position is 100% full-time (38 hours/week), follows the faculty calendar (approximately 180 school days per year), is supervised by a school clinician, and reports administratively to the Head of School.  Applications for job share (reduced load) will be considered.

Job description

  • participate with the Dean’s office and Boarding Head in planning and delivering Orientation
  • provide individual counseling support Mon-Fri for students and faculty, both at school and online
  • plan and execute parent programming twice per month, online or at school
  • plan and execute employee programming once per month, online or at school
  • serve as guest lecturer in 9th and 10th grade Core classes
  • plan and execute opt-in workshops for all grades regarding sexuality/relationships/wellness, once per month per grade with an option for boarding-only workshops
  • provide occasional mindfulness/relaxation opportunities before school, events, or classes
  • collaborate with the Dean’s office and Head to develop social justice workshops and programming, including a leadership role in non-traditional education day(s)
  • develop and facilitate mediation intervention for both students and employees
  • co-lead fall and spring Trips, possibly with a wellness focus
  • lead Peer Mentors student group
  • attend Student Support Team meetings
  • attend Administrative Council as needed
  • serve on Child Protection team
  • participate in crisis management
  • other tasks as assigned 


  • Degree in psychology recognized by the Italian Ministry of Health and licensed to practice psychology by the Ordine degli Psicologi in Italy
  • Further studies in counseling or psychotherapy undertaken in Italy or overseas
  • Experience in providing counseling/clinical interventions in an organizational setting
  • Two years or more clinical and supervised clinical experience
  • Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Fluency in English; working fluency in Italian
  • Prefer work experience with adolescents and parents

To apply:

Please send digitally to the Head of School, Eric Mayer (, by May 14, 2021, the following:

  • A cover letter detailing interest and summary of qualifications
  • A current CV

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