GUIDANCE COUNSELOR

Liberia

Fulltime

SOS Children’s Villages International

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About the Company

SOS Children’s Villages International is a global organisation established in  1949 that works to meet the needs and protect the interests and rights of  orphaned and vulnerable children. SOS Children’s Villages International  works through member associations in 136 countries and territories  worldwide.
SOS Children’s Villages Liberia has been active in the field of children’s rights  and committed to children’s need and concerns in Liberia since 1981. We  focus our work on children without parental care and children at risk of losing  parental care and their communities. The organisation has a wide range of  programmes in Monrovia, Buchanan and Juah Town, which include children’s  villages, a youth facility, kindergartens and schools, a medical center and  family strengthening programmes

About the Role

Job Title: Guidance Counselor

He/she reports: HGIS Principal

Matrix managed by the Children’s Village Manager.

Position Demands

A Guidance Counselor must be a qualified person with strong professional training in  teaching, social work/counseling or related fields and at least 5 years’ experience working  with children in the school setting.

He/She must have a thorough knowledge of relevant SOS Policies including School  Handbook, Mothers Handbook, Mothers and Aunties Training Manual, Quality Assurance  Manual, Youth Policy Guidelines, etc.

He/She should possess leadership qualities energy and the commitment a participatory  approach to problem solving

Must always strived to inspire and motivate students

Must work closely with SOS Child Protection Advisor and adopt/develop and establish  diagnostic/assessment approach for children/students with behavioral challenges (This  should consist of best practice treatment plans for behavior correction methodology) Counseling students, making appropriate referrals and follow-up on a need to be basis.

Working Relationship

  • A Guidance Counselor must be a qualified person with strong professional training in  teaching, social work/counseling or related fields and at least 5 years’ experience  working with children in the school setting.

  • He/She must have a thorough knowledge of relevant SOS Policies including School  Handbook, Mothers Handbook, Mothers and Aunties Training Manual, Quality  Assurance Manual, Youth Policy Guidelines, etc.

  • He/She should possess leadership qualities energy and the commitment a  participatory approach to problem solving

  • Must always strived to inspire and motivate students

  • Must work closely with SOS Child Protection Advisor and adopt/develop and  establish diagnostic/assessment approach for children/students with behavioral  challenges (This should consist of best practice treatment plans for behavior  correction methodology)

Counseling students, making appropriate referrals and follow-up on a need to be basis..

Principal Responsibilities

  • To supervise and monitor the educational, psychosocial and child welfare issues of  the HGIS students

  • To promote and strengthen good social relationship in the school

  • To plan and implement capacity building programs that will enhance students’  performance

  • To support and assist the school principal in matters regarding the students and to  carry out special duties as assigned by the supervisor

  • School Guidance Counselor assists SOS Mothers in the monitoring of Child  Development Plan

  • To preach, promote and teach discipline, self-esteem, appreciation, social ethics and  responsibility

  • Develops and conduct stress management activities with Student

  • Keeps records for each family house and hold discussion whenever necessary with  the parties concerned

  • Attendance of PTA sessions.

Make/submit periodic (situational-incidents/quarterly/annual) reports to School with cc copies  to Child Protection Advisor for clinical/ administrative support/reviews

Accountability

The School Principal in collaboration with psychosocial oversight evaluates the performance  of that are be taken into account are:

  1. The quality of social, professional and holistic learning environment in the  School

  2. Student’s personal attitude

  3. General performance in execution of assigned duties

  4. Sense of direction of the students involvement in extra-curricular activities General feedback/observations

Qualification

Degree in Psychology from an institution accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by  the Ministry of Education in the following:

Demonstrated strengths in Counselling at the high school level.

3-5 years’ experience working in similar position.

Highly effective verbal and written communication skills.

Mastery of the Microsoft Office suite and online Learning Management Systems.

Child Protection & Child Safeguarding

Protect children from all forms of abuse, abandonment, exploitation, violence and  discrimination.

Report any CS suspicion, concern, allegation or incident immediately: IF IN DOUBT, SPEAK  OUT!

Act immediately: Failure to act may place the child in further danger.

Involve the right people at the right time: CS reports should be made to the CS team at  programme level and/or to the respective line manager.

Please include a recent resume, supporting documents with a cover letter and sent to the  email address(s): recruitment.hr@sosliberia.org on or before March 14th 2022.  Or apply through the system below.

Please note that only shortlisted person (s) will be contacted.

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