School Counselor (Kindergarten & Lower Elementary)

Job Purpose

You will be joining a team of Christian professionals who will welcome your expertise with Kindergarten and Lower Elementary School students (ages 3 to 7) to achieve personal and spiritual growth. 

The job holder will start in late July 2022 for the school year 2022/23.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide confidential guidance counseling services to individuals and groups, and maintain an effective referral system for faculty and students. 
  • Implement lessons and educational activities to promote the social-emotional development, safety, and well-being of students. 
  • Maintain regular dialogue with the Kindergarten and Lower Elementary School Teams and communicate with parents regarding students of concern.
  • Communicate information to parents and employees in relation to social and emotional development of children.  Address current situations affecting the student body, and provide remedial and preventive guidance when necessary.
  • Engage in administrative tasks that are core to the school’s operation, such as service on committees.
  • Work with students and families in a culturally diverse setting, respecting and responding to cultural norms and expectations.

Qualification & Experience

  • Master degree in Counseling, Psychology or Psychiatry from an accredited college or university. 
    • Priority will be given to candidates who are registered social workers or counselors with backgrounds and work experience related to kindergarten and elementary aged children
    • Background in early childhood education or development
  • 2 years’ school counseling experience and experience in an international school is preferred. 
  • Excellent communicator and time management to lead/facilitate groups of students and their family
  • Demonstrate self-initiative and a positive attitude, with the ability to work under minimal supervision.
  • Ability to handle emergency situations with appropriate safety protocols and a calm demeanor that supports student development and models biblical principles
  • Empathetic, caring and approachable.
  • Ability to maintain confidential information and sensitivity to caseloads

To apply

We offer a 5-day work week and attractive remuneration package to suitable candidates.  Join us through submitting an online application with your resume and salary expectations below:    


We are committed to providing a child safe environment safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  All applicants must be willing to undergo thorough background checks and child protection screening.

 

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