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Student Welfare Counsellor

Malvern College Egypt
Katameya, Cairo
Posted 21 days ago
28Applicants for1 open position
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  • Design & develop school-based programs that are predominantly preventative & pro-active but also responsive to social, emotional & cognitive needs that impinge on student welfare & performance.
  • Support and promote the mental health and emotional well-being of the students & staff in the College.
  • Provide ongoing support to Heads of Schools, pastoral care leaders, tutors, teachers and students.
  • Collaborate with members of the Individual Needs faculty and pastoral leadership teams, to provide formal and informal assessments of students and make recommendations for appropriate interventions to meet the student’s needs
  • Accurately and appropriately use assessment procedures for determining and structuring individual or group counseling and other support services
  • Provide individual or group counseling and/or psychological support to students with identified concerns and needs.
  • Develop and support therapeutic and behavior management programs as required
  • Contribute to the development and review of policies and the College’s behavior management & pastoral care policies
  • Work directly with students who have been identified by the College’s pastoral systems in both areas of guidance and counseling.
  • Create referral systems that show clear policy and procedure for how students access the GC support systems
  • Contribute to the planning, implementation, and review of Behavior Support Plans
  • Maintain accurate records of information and documentation related to students requiring academic, personal, social, emotional and mental health support
  • Inform key staff members about matters regarding specific children whilst maintaining the confidentiality
  • Offer consultation, advice, and support for parents who have concerns about their child
  • Lead regular parent support groups and workshops
  • Contribute to the school’s ongoing professional development and training of staff
  • Attend Pastoral Care Committee and faculty meetings as required, advise staff and play a role in meeting student need where appropriate
  • Meet regularly with the Deputy Head of Secondary School to discuss student concerns and plan provision accordingly.
  • To undertake any other duties as requested by the Headmaster or members of the College Leadership Team.

Safeguarding

Malvern employees are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. They ensure a secure, stimulating and well-managed learning environment that promotes a sense of safety, support, and well-being.

Job Requirements

  • Education - Bachelor's degree or equivalent in the area appropriate to the counseling
  • Masters, or Doctoral Degree in counseling, or clinical psychology
  • Experience - The person will be a highly experienced counselor who has demonstrated outstanding practice within a school or college.
  • Skills - Excellent interpersonal and administrative skills.
  • Ability to collaborate with all relevant College staff to promote and maintain student wellbeing.
  • An understanding of how the learning continuum flows through the College.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a specific ability to work closely with students and their parents in potentially sensitive topics.
  • Be able to speak effectively at public meetings organized to promote the role of the counselor or deliver information sessions within the College community.
  • Personal attributes
  • An exemplary practitioner who leads by example and is committed to upholding and supporting the Colleges’ ethos.
  • A desire to support all aspects of our program including extra-curricular activities and contribution to the school community.
  • Be prepared to work hard in a high-performing, fee-paying, independent international school.
  • The person will be able to carry great credibility with students, parents, and staff within and outside the MCE community.

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