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Jun 11, 2019

School Counsellor / Social Worker

  • Community Keepers
  • Stellenbosch, South Africa
Full time Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

Community Keepers seeks to appoint a School Counsellor / Social Worker to be based in Stellenbosch.

Start date: As soon as possible

Responsibilities:
Management of school office: Administration of all services delivered at the school, including scheduling of appointments, liaising with referrers, assisting visitors at the office, coordinating school management meetings and general office administration
Support services: Conducting assessments; providing individual and/or group therapy; obtaining collateral from relevant support systems; giving feedback; recording of the therapy process and recording of data
Relationship building: Maintaining relationships with learners, educators and parents; involvement in extramural activities; maintaining relationships with community partners and establishing new connections
Parents and educators: Liaising with parent committees to organise parenting sessions; contributing to professional development sessions with educators
Programmes: Presenting life skills programmes; ensuring that monitoring and evaluation plans are implemented and performance targets are achieved
Requirements:
Tertiary qualification, preferably a B Social Work (and registered with the SACSSP) or BEd (Hons) in Ed Psych / BEd Psych (and registered as a counsellor with the HPCSA)
Experience in counselling children as well as working in a school context
Sound ethical principles of practice
Knowledge in the development of creative approaches for interventions for individual and school development
Outstanding administrative skills
Proficiency with Microsoft (Excel, Word and PowerPoint)
Verbal and written communication skills in English
Natural ability to build strategic relationships and interact with individuals of different backgrounds
Passion for teamwork and community-based interventions
Capability to represent the values and ethos of the organisation

To apply, download the application form from our website (https://communitykeepers.org/get-involved/#tab_involved_1) and submit to applications@communitykeepers.org with "School counsellor / Social Worker: Stellenbosch" in the subject line.

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application

Note that the organisation does not consider other documentation for applications.

Do not include reference letters or proof of qualifications.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and invited for an interview.

Community Keepers reserves the right to fill this position.

Employment
Community Keepers is a nonprofit company aiming to promote the social and emotional wellbeing of children and youth by providing support services within schools.The Community Keepers multidisciplinary team operates from school-based offices and delivers a variety of services to learners including, counselling, therapy, life skills programmes, parenting workshops and more.


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