Valenture Institute Career Services Manager Jobs in South Africa

Valenture Institute Career Services Manager Jobs in South Africa


Description

  • At UCT Online High School we want to provide our learners with the necessary skills, resources and opportunities to succeed in tertiary studies. The Career Services Manager plays an integral role in making this a reality for our UCT Online High School learners. The Career Services Manager is responsible for developing and managing the learner career services offering. They are responsible for guiding learners through subject selection, career exploration and identification and tertiary education opportunities.

    Career Guidance

    Subject and career guidance webinars

  • Coordinate and host UCT Virtual Open days

  • Coordinate and host Grade 9 and 10 subject choice webinars

  • Coordinate and host webinars with inspirational guest speakers and industry experts from different fields in order to help learners embrace a rapidly changing world

    Subject and career guides and services

  • Develop subject choice guides to support learners in selecting their subjects for FET Phase

  • Maintain accessible career resources for learners, support coaches and teachers

  • Partner with career guidance providers and/or platforms to provide career guidance at scale

    Career counselling

  • Provide group career guidance to UCT Online High School learners to support them in subject selection and tertiary education

  • Conduct individual career counseling with students including assessment of interests, values and skills

    Job shadowing

  • Research, identify, engage, and sustain opportunities for learners’ job shadowing and internships

    Tertiary education support

    University readiness

  • Research, identify, engage, and sustain opportunities to prepare learners for university

  • Research, identify, and engage opportunities to create National Benchmark Test (NBT) preparation courses

    University applications

  • Support learners in matching subjects choices and grades to university study and career opportunities at scale

  • Coordinate and host university application guidance webinars

  • Coordinate special assistance with UCT applications with UCT Faculty

    Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Counselling, Psychology or Education

  • 3+ years’ experience in a Guidance Counselor role is preferential.

  • Experience working with secondary students would be advantageous.

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.

  • Ability to efficiently balance both administrative and support services.

  • Integrity and professionalism.

  • Advocacy skills.

  • Ability to respond effectively to the needs of a diverse student pool.

  • Working knowledge of various counseling models, practices and resources.

  • Ability to collect and analyse data.

  • Sound judgement and emotional intelligence.

  • Operationally savvy.

    Realities of the role:

  • Valenture Institute is a fast-paced startup. We are not a traditional school! We are reimagining schooling and precedent needs to be adopted only where it has proven to have great results. If you think that traditional schools have it all figured out, this is probably not the right role for you.

  • Collaboration is
    the name of the game. We operate in highly specialised teams, and our ability to deliver an excellent student experience is premised on our team’s ability to collaborate, value the contributions of their teammates (including those in other teams) and see the value in the “rubbing of minds”. If you do not find value in having your ideas interrogated or others weighing in on how things could foreseeably be done, you are unlikely to enjoy the role.

  • Similarly, if you are not comfortable with other teams being accountable for different parts of the learning experience, you are unlikely to find this environment to be a good fit for you.

  • The Student Experience team are master multitaskers. They enjoy the pace and variety of parent and student engagements, coaching groups, monitoring multiple data points, updating student progress monitoring resources, collaborating with teams, dealing with special cases, and working on multiple systems — all in a day’s work! If you prefer long periods of deep, uninterrupted time, you are unlikely to enjoy this role.

  • Providing a seamless learning experience for students and parents often involves a lot of backend admin. The ideal candidate would have a pragmatic understanding of the value that administrative tasks bring to bear on the experience of an end user.

  • As a new brand of schooling operating at the forefront of digital disruption, technical challenges do arise. The ideal candidate will have an appreciation for how necessary it is to fail fast and fail forward, learn through iterative feedback loops, and embrace the process of continuous learning.

  • Change is constant as a result of rapid learning cycles. If consistent change gives you energy rather than drains your energy, you are likely to thrive in this environment. Similarly, if you are adept at managing yourself in a demanding environment and understand the importance of self awareness and boundaries in your work, you are likely to do very well.

    Requirements:

  • Police clearance

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Valenture Institute Career Services Manager Jobs in South Africa


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