School Counsellor Jobs – GEMS Cambridge International School

Job Title:      School Counsellor
Organization: GEMS Cambridge International
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
GEMS Cambridge International School, Kampala offers the
National Curriculum for England.  The school offers excellent facilities
set in a modern campus in one of Kampala’s most prestigious new developments.
As well as being a great place to work, our school is situated on a beautiful
site in view of Lake Victoria where the sun shines all year round but rain
provides a welcome interlude. Teachers in Kampala enjoy an excellent lifestyle
as well as extensive travel opportunities within the Pearl of Africa and
Job Summary:  The School Counsellor will be providing caring
and professional counseling services on variety of issues relating to our
primary and secondary students. It is the aim to work with students throughout
the school to develop and improve the academic studies, career readiness and
mental health of all students. The post holder will encourage students to
discuss emotions and experiences and develop personal or social competencies
through a comprehensive, preventive and developmental counseling program. The
goal is to ensure that students will become productive and happy. This
individual must value and respond to the diversity and individual differences
of students. You will join a close-knit and supportive team of teachers and
allied professionals. You will also enjoy the benefits of working in a beautiful
and peaceful environment in the suburbs of Kampala.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a
    BA or MA in Social Work, Psychology or Counseling,
  • Three to five years of
    post qualification experience
  • Previous experience in
    working with children and young people
  • Sound judgment and
    emotional intelligence
  • Engaging interpersonal
    skills and excellent communication skills
  • Integrity and
  • Ability to work in a
    multidisciplinary team
  • Sound judgment and
    emotional intelligence
  • Proven working experience
    in school counseling (desirable not essential)
  • Collaborate and consult
    with parents, teachers, community organizations and other stakeholders
  • Provide group or
    individual responsive services
  • Implementing a school
    counseling program that promotes students’ success
  • Ensuring equitable access
    to opportunities and curriculum for all students
  • Collaborating with
    parents, teachers, community organizations and other stakeholders
  • Professional Bodies that
    you’ve been affiliated with
  • Excellent communication
    and relationship skills
  • Perform assessments,
    interpret tests and study student records
  • Ability to collect and
    analyze data to assist in making outcomes measurable
  • Complete regular reports
    on progress
  • Advocacy skills
  • Ability to respond
    effectively to the needs of a diverse student pool 
  • Working knowledge of
    various counseling models, practices and resources
  • Computer literacy skills
How to Apply:
All candidates who wish to join the GEMS Cambridge
International School should email their updated CVs, letters of application and
a recent photograph stating the position title in the subject line
Deadline: Friday 29th
June 2018
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