Hillcrest International Schools – School Counsellor.

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Position: School Counsellor

Section: Secondary Section

Reporting to: Deputy Head Teacher – Student Welfare and Inclusion

Job summary

In recognition that secondary school students live in a dynamic world and are faced with various challenges as they transition into adulthood and into various careers, the School Counsellor will provide holistic & proactive services and programmes that will contribute and build each student’s educational, vocational, personal and social development.

Duties and roles

  1. Uphold the school’s comprehensive, proactive, and vibrant school-wide pastoral program to meet students’ needs in personal and social development
  2. Maintain caseload of students on the Welfare Register as well as any other students requesting individual counselling, or requested via teachers/parents
  3. Guide students in developing career and personal/social skills, goals, and plans
  4. Assist the Head of Careers with all things university related; independently run the admissions program for students seeking admission into North American universities
  5. Consult and collaborate with teaching staff, parents, and third party participants (e.g. therapists) to support the ongoing wellbeing of our students
  6. Maintain regular and ongoing communication with line manager for consultation and to ensure safeguarding standards are upheld
  7. Teach two hours fortnightly of Year 9 PSHCE and assist with other PSHCE year groups as requested by line manager

Key deliverables

  1. A comprehensive, proactive, and vibrant school-wide pastoral program
  2. A term-based review of the program, results of which may influence the planning of the following term’s program
  3. Collection and analysis of data relevant to the programme, including detailed progress notes, number of individual counselling sessions, interventions, etc.

Qualifications

  1. Degree in counselling or related field required; professional qualifications and/or Masters degree in counselling preferred
  2. Understand and apply technology in daily operations, including use of educational management systems
  3. Solid knowledge and understanding of counselling theory & practice
  4. Experience in a secondary school, preferably in the British National curriculum
  5. Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication and influencing skills
  6. Team player/collaborative, management skills, and ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
  7. Ability to maintain confidentiality
  8. Maintain courtesy and professionalism with all clients
  9. Innovative, enthusiastic, energetic, flexible.

To apply, send the following documents to recruitment@hillcrest.ac.ke no later than  30 May 2021.  Your application should include a cover letter detailing relevant experience; a detailed CV including names and contacts of three referees, as well as copies of academic and professional certificates and a valid certificate of police clearance.

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