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School Counsellor at Hillcrest International Schools
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Hillcrest International Schools is a leading British Curriculum School located in Nairobi, Kenya, with an established status in the region’s educational sphere. It comprises three schools; Hillcrest Early Years, Hillcrest Preparatory, and Hillcrest Secondary.
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School CounsellorJob TypeFull TimeQualificationBA/BSc/HNDExperienceLocationNairobiJob FieldEducation / Teaching
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 programs that will contribute and build each student’s educational, vocational, personal and social development.

DUTIES AND ROLES:

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

KEY DELIVERABLES:

A comprehensive, proactive, and vibrant school-wide pastoral program
A term-based review of the program, results of which may influence the planning of the following term’s program
Collection and analysis of data relevant to the program, including detailed progress notes, number of individual counseling sessions, interventions, etc.
QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS, AND ATTRIBUTES:

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

To apply, send the following documents to recruitment@hillcrest.ac.ke no later than 06 June 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, a TSC certificate, and a valid certificate of police clearance. Indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line.

Hillcrest International Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students; successful candidates will be subjected to thorough screening to ascertain their suitability to work with children.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Hillcrest International Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students; successful candidates will be subjected to thorough screening to ascertain their suitability to work with children.

 

 

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