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School Counselor/Psychologist at St. Constantine International School

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School Counselor/Psychologist

St Constantine International School is searching for a School Counselor/Psychologist.

Role Reports to: Headteacher/School PrincipalThe School Counselor/Psychologist is responsible for the pastoral, emotional and well-being of all SCIS students, in particular those who cannot be catered for by a teacher and/or other staff.

They are responsible for supporting the work of teachers and ensuring that student well-being is of utmost importance.

Job Description:The School Counselor/Psychologist is expected to:

  • Promote and contribute to the school’s aims (mission, vision, values, policies).
  • Promote a positive school culture that is happy, purposeful and productive.
  • Work with the School Strategic Plan (establish priorities and targets for their subject and monitor the progress).
  • Maintain the highest level of confidentiality.
  • Encourage consultation and discussion with staff.
  • Liaise effectively between teachers, tutors, admin, managers and leaders.
  • Support students, teachers and other school employees.
  • Promote the department.
  • Communicate effectively with parents.
  • Contribute to the staff induction process.
  • Encourage high standards in all aspects of school life.
  • Undertake such other duties as may be reasonably required.

Responsibilities:The School Counselor/Psychologist will:

  • Establish a relationship of trust and respect with students and all members of the SCIS community.
  • Constantly refine their practice by looking at professional development opportunities
  • Promote a working atmosphere that encourages cooperation and values the contribution that individuals make to the school.
  • Work with the Leadership team in policy development and implementation (e.g. Behaviour Policy, Bullying Policy etc).
  • Encourage students and the SCIS community to talk about issues they feel they cannot normally share with others.
  • Actively listen to student, staff and parents concerns and empathise with their position.
  • Listen without bias the issues raised by students and the SCIS community.
  • Help students and the SCIS community towards a deeper understanding of their concerns.
  • Challenge any inconsistencies in what students and the SCIS community say or do.
  • Be part of the Safeguarding team and act in line with the Safeguarding Policy.
  • Help students and the SCIS community to make decisions and choices regarding possible ways forward.
  • Refer students and the SCIS community to other sources of help, as appropriate. Follow up if necessary on recommendations.
  • Forge good working relationships with external consultants.
  • Attend and deliver training courses related to Counselling, when necessary.
  • Liaise, as necessary, with the School Leadership Team to help make changes based on the issues raised by students and the SCIS community.
  • Identify, create, implement and work to agreed targets in relation to students.
  • Support the Admissions Officer with the admissions process, identifying any issues that the school may not be able to cater for, when required.
  • Work within and with the Learning Support Unit.
  • Undertake group as well as individual activities on occasions.
  • Keep records and use reporting tools. These should only be shared with the Headteacher and the School Leadership Team.
  • Undertake such other duties as may be reasonably required.

Experience:

  • Experience as a counsellor in a work setting is preferable.
  • Experience as a counsellor in a school setting is preferable.
  • Qualified with a bachelor’s degree, ideally with a Master’s degree in psychology.

Profile of desired qualities, competencies and experiences:

  • Confidential at all times.
  • Knowledgeable.
  • Life-long learner.
  • Enthusiastic and hard-working (willing to go the extra mile when required).
  • Models good practice in line with school philosophy.
  • Models good practice in line with IB philosophy.
  • Maintains confidentiality and demonstrates integrity.
  • Strategic planner.
  • Flexible.
  • Creative thinker.
  • Problem solver.
  • Proficient in the use of ICT.
  • Organisational and time management skills.
  • Communicator.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Open and approachable.
  • Team-player.
  • Committed to open, continuous and constructive dialogue with staff and parents.
  • Firm but fair.
  • Interested in local cultures and traditions.
  • Internationally minded.

The email may contain privileged or confidential information and is intended solely for the use of the individual to whom it is addressed. Any views or opinions presented are entirely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of St. Constantine’s International School. If you are not the intended recipient, please be advised that you have received this email in error and that any use of this email is strictly prohibited. If you have received this email in error please notify [email protected] immediately of the error in transmission.

Location: Arusha, Tanzania

Interested and qualified candidates  should send their application  before the 30th of October, 2021.

Interested and qualified candidates send your application  clearly stating the Job Title in the email subject to [email protected].

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