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School Counsellor

31 May 2022

Waterford Kamhlaba UWC of Southern Africa

Job Title: School Councellor

Location: Mbabane, Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), with international travel
Reporting to: Deputy Principal (Pastoral)
Summary: The primary role of the School Counsellor will be to provide a comprehensive approach to the well-being of the 600+ students on campus at a given time.

The school is looking to appoint a School Counsellor operating under the Deputy Principal Pastoral, in collaboration with the other School Counsellor and School Nurses. The School Counsellor will be supported by tutors, parents, teachers to ensure a holistic approach to support the students through programmes offered. The primary role of the School Counsellor will be to provide a comprehensive approach to the well-being of the 600+ students on campus at a given time.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in school counselling or related fields
  • The applicant must be currently certified/licensed to work in a school with their relevant state/national agency/body
  • 3 - 5 years’ experience working in a high school/ boarding school
  • Having working knowledge of relevant laws, education policies and regulations pertaining to the education and protection of children

Responsibilities

  • Provide counselling services to students (Individually and in groups) in the areas of academic, personal/social and career development
  • Prepare and conduct classroom life skills lessons
  • Skilled workshop facilitator
  • Encourage school/family collaboration and communication
  • Identify best practice, evidence-based interventions, and provide ongoing feedback to management, staff and caregivers
  • Involvement in educational support programme
  • Coordinate Link Family programme: recruiting, assessment and matching of link families to students in need

Skills

  • Demonstrate a strong sense of professionalism
  • Execute excellent interpersonal skills
  • Provide an atmosphere conducive to the intellectual, physical, social and emotional development of all students
  • Prior experience with students from a variety of cultural and linguistic backgrounds will be an advantage
  • Be willing to engage in professional supervision
  • Have knowledge of POPIA (Protection of Personal Information Act) as it pertains to this position
  • Be flexible, conscientious and able to act with discretion at all times, confidentiality is of supreme importance in this role
  • Be able to handle conflict and work in a high – pressure environment
  • Have excellent communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels with internal and external stakeholders

Only suitable qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. A detailed cv, application letter and qualifications (certificates) should be emailed to vacancies@waterford.sz with the subject line “Application – School Counsellor”. Please make sure to label your application letter and cv with your first name e.g. Application letter – Name, CV – Name

Start Date: 01 September 2022
Closing date for applications: 20 June 2022

This position is valid for 3 years (contract with an option of renewal based on performance). The College reserves the right not to proceed with the filling of this position. An application will not entitle the applicant to further participation in the recruitment process. Failure to meet the minimum requirements of the advertised post will result in the applications automatically being disqualified. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Candidates not contacted within two weeks of the closing date of the advert shall consider their application unsuccessful.

How to apply:

Information

If you would like to know more about this position, please contact our Head of HR via hr@waterford.sz / +268 24220867/8/9.

Our procedure

When applying, send a motivation letter and detailed CV to: vacancies@waterford.sz

Please do not attach any academic qualifications at this stage. After shortlisting, we determine the suitability of candidates to work in our school via reference checks and interviews at our school or via ZOOM.

Your application

You can express your interest by sending a motivation letter and detailed CV to: vacancies@waterford.sz

The deadline for application is 20 June 2022.

Only shortlisted applicants who meet the above- mentioned requirements will be considered and contacted. If we do not contact you 3 weeks after the closing date, please consider your application to be unsuccessful.

Waterford Kamhlaba UWC of Southern Africa is an equal opportunity employer.