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Job Title

Student Counsellor



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Listen to students’ concerns about academic, emotional or social problems.

Job Purpose:

The objective of the job is to able to identify and address needs for academic and emotional support for individual students and groups. Implementing prevention and information programs as needed.

Job Description:
Main Responsibilities:
  • Listening to students’ academic, emotional, social, and behavioral concerns in an open and non-judgmental way.
  • Working directly with students to develop solutions and set achievable goals.
  • Assisting with conflict mediation and resolution between students, students and teachers, or parents and teachers to ensure students’ goals are not disrupted.
  • Providing one-on-one career guidance and skills assessment to assist with career development.
  • Helping students to prepare for admissions applications and tests.
  • Providing students with materials related to a career of their choice or career counseling to suit their skills.
  • Developing, monitoring, and assisting with counseling programs.
  • Offering referrals to outside resources, such as for mental health, substance abuse, or vocational-related activities.
  • Reporting student issues to the appropriate state authorities if neglect or abuse is suspected.
  • Areas of support by Counsellor:
    • a. Professional and personal development.
    • b. Academic medicine and research.
    • c. Psychological and social wellness (through referrals).
    • d. Career counselling, planning and opportunities through networking and professional link.
Preferred Qualification:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Counseling.
  • Master’s Degree in Counseling may be advantageous.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ professional counseling experience, preferably in an educational field.
Expected Skills/Rank/Experience:
  • Knowledge of placement testing and career, personal, and educational assessment.
  • Experience with counseling principles, techniques, and practices as applied to students’ problems and developmental needs.
  • Excellent active listening and communication skills.
  • Patient, friendly, and accommodating personality.
  • Social perceptiveness and an understanding of body language.
  • Excellent interpersonal and mediation skills.