Job Description

As a School Counsellor, your primary role is to work with staff, students, parents, external professionals and community agencies to provide quality school counselling support for students' mental health, and social-emotional development.

Your key roles and responsibilities include:

System Support:

  • Developing suitable school counselling programme including a system for needs analysis, early identification and referral of students with mental health issues and social, emotional and behavioural problems
  • Advising school management on school counselling matters
  • Providing consultation as well as planning and conducting training for staff and parents on pertinent mental health issues and skills for first-line intervention and support
  • Networking with relevant external professionals and community agencies
  • Evaluating and reporting to school management on the state of student mental health in the school, and effectiveness of the school counselling programme

Preventive Programme:

  • Developing and conducting small and large group psycho-educational sessions for students on mental health issues and healthy coping strategies
  • Developing and/or making available mental health resources for students, parents and staff

Responsive Services:

  • Providing individual and group counselling to students
  • Conference with staff, parents and external professionals / agencies on students being counselled, and conduct home visits where necessary
  • Looking into the referral of students and their families to community resources or external professionals where needed
  • Providing direct crisis intervention and follow-up to students affected by critical incidents
  • Maintaining case consultation records and proper documentation
  • Providing regular updates to school management on progress of students being seen for counselling

Requirements

Applicants should have good interpersonal and communication skills, and at least one year of full-time working experience in education, counselling and/or volunteer work involving children and youths.

Applicants should possess a university degree with professional counselling qualification such as a post-graduate Diploma/ Masters in Counselling; those without a degree and possess relevant counselling qualification and experience may also apply.

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