Guidance Counsellor

Saint Maria Goretti International School

Job Summary

We are looking for a suitable candidate to fill this position.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description/Requirements

Job Description: 

  • To provide high-quality counselling services to students experiencing a wide range of emotional problems. 
  • To provide support, guidance, and advice to students on their careers and parents on their children. 
  • To observe confidentiality and to support the school’s endeavour to provide excellently. teaching and learning for all students. 
  • Contribute to the safeguarding and promotion of the welfare and personal care of both primary and secondary students.

Roles and Responsibilities:  

  • To be responsible for the confidential counselling services to students as needed.
  • To be responsible for advice and support to staff. 
  • To be responsible for maintaining appropriate and confidential records. 
  • To provide regular audit information such as numbers, age range and types of problems to the school management. 
  • To have a thorough knowledge of the Mental Health provisions locally and nationally.
  • Working with students to develop skills, such as collaboration, communication, creativity,  leadership, organizational and time management abilities and effective study habit
  • Reporting possible cases of neglect or abuse and referring students and parents to resources outside the school for additional support. 
  • Teaching students and school staff about specific topics, such as bullying, drug abuse, and planning for college or careers after graduation.

Qualification and Experience: 

  • Bachelors, Post-graduate Diploma, or master’s level in Counselling or Psychotherapy.
  • Further therapeutic training or qualification in working with children and young people.
  • An understanding of the developmental, emotional, social, and educational issues of children and young people. 
  • Awareness of the range of needs of people from diverse ethnic, cultural, and social backgrounds. 


  • Minimum of 5 years experience in Guidance and Counselling 
  • Minimum of 5 years experience of working with children and young people.

Skills and Abilities: 

  • Good written and verbal communication skills 
  • Ability to work independently. 
  • Positive communication and listening skills. 
  • Patience, tolerance, and sensitivity 
  • ICT literate 
  • A mature and non-judgemental outlook 
  • Enthusiasm 

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Saint Maria Goretti International School
Port Harcourt & Rivers State
| Full Time |
NGN 150,000 - 250,000
Port Harcourt & Rivers State
| Full Time |
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