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School Counsellor

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Job Description:

School Counsellors work with students, parents and school staff to support students’ mental health and social-emotional development.

System support
  • Develop 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.
  • Advise school management on school counselling matters.
  • Provide 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.
  • Network with relevant external professionals and community agencies.
  • Evaluate and report to the school management on the state of student mental health in the school, and the effectiveness of the school counselling programme.
Preventive programme
  • Develop and conduct small and large group psycho-educational sessions for students on mental health issues and healthy coping strategies.
  • Develop and make mental health resources available for students, parents and staff.
Responsive services
  • Provide individual and group counselling to students.
  • Conference with staff, parents and external professionals and agencies on students being counselled, and conduct home visits where necessary.
  • Look into the referral of students and their families to community resources or external professionals, where needed.
  • Provide direct crisis intervention and follow-up to students affected by critical incidents.
  • Maintain case consultation records and proper documentation.
  • Provide regular updates to school management on the progress of students being seen for counselling.
Job Requirements:
  • Passion and disposition to work with at-risk students
  • Empathy for students with social, emotional and mental health difficulties
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Aware of and sensitive to multicultural issues
  • Resourceful and resilient
  • Preferably with at least 1 year of working experience. Experience working or volunteering with children and youths would be an advantage
  • Applicants should possess a relevant counselling qualification, such as those recognised by the Singapore Association for Counselling (SAC)
Only Singaporeans may apply

Interested applicants please download the application form and email your completed form with full resume, copies of academic certificates and contact details to NLS_Career@moe.edu.sg.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Shortlisted applicants will be notified within a month from application date.