Hillcrest International Schools Counsellor Jobs in Kenya

Hillcrest International Schools Counsellor Jobs in Kenya

Job Summary:

In recognition that students live in a dynamic world and are faced with various challenges, the 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:

  • Embrace and encourage Hillcrest’s ethos and standards of excellence as defined in our Core Values.
  • Collaborate with the Senior Leadership to develop and implement a comprehensive, pro-active and vibrant school-wide guidance program to meet students’ needs in personal and social development.
  • Such a programme will be based on data and other available information and facts in the school.
  • This will include experiences and activities which are beneficial for students’ holistic development, and which promote responsibility, leadership skills, cooperation and other personal and social skills.
  • Establish procedures and time frames to provide students with personal, social, emotional and psychological counselling.
  • Be proactive in reviewing and updating guidelines, policies and procedures concerning student welfare and inclusion.
  • Consult and collaborate with teaching staff and parents to support and participate in the program
  • Maintain accurate student records
  • Promote and communicate the importance of the program to staff, students and parents.
  • Guide students, in developing personal/social skills, goals, and plans.
  • Guide students individually or in groups, on academics, personal and social development, through assisting the students to discover and enhance their strengths
  • Advise and provide further guidance to students and parents (as needs be).
  • Develop and manage the program’s budget
  • Liaise with and manage third party agreements.

    Key Deliverables
  • A comprehensive, pro-active and vibrant school-wide guidance program
  • A term-based review the program, results of which may influence the planning of the following term’s program.
  • Collection and analysis of data relevant to the programme, such as number of counselling sessions, interventions, activities etc.

    Qualifications, Skills and Attributes
  • Degree in counselling or related
  • Professional qualifications in counselling will be an added advantage.
  • At least two year’s school-based experience or previous experience working with schools and students in a counselling capacity.
  • Experience in a British national curriculum school will be an added advantage.
  • Able to understand and apply technology in daily operations, including use of education management systems
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of counselling theory & practice
  • Able to build strong relationships with students and gain their trust.
  • Understands the importance of confidentiality and discretion, and is able to maintain the same.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and influencing skills
  • Team player/collaborative, management skills and able to work in a multi-cultural environment
  • Able to prioritise, plan and organise themselves and others
  • Problem solving and initiative
  • Maintain courtesy and professionalism with all clients
  • Innovative, enthusiastic, energetic, flexible

    How to Apply
  • To apply, please send a cover letter detailing how our meet the specified requirements, detailed CV including names and contacts of three referees, copies of academic and professional certificates to recruitment@hillcrest.ac.ke no later than 13th October 2019.
  • Please indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line.
  • 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 suitability to work with children.
  • More information about the school is available on our website www.hillcrest.ac.ke

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