School Counsellor for GEMS Cambridge International School – Kampala

School Counsellor for GEMS Cambridge International School – Kampala

Now in its 5th year of operation, GEMS Cambridge International School, Kampala, offers the National Curriculum for England through the University of Cambridge Primary and Secondary programmes, including the IGCSE and Advanced Level examinations as well as EdExcel BTEC vocational qualifications. It is a co-educational school for students from pre-Foundation Stage to Year 13.


The Post


This role will involve providing caring and professional counselling services on variety of issues relating to our primary and secondary students.


It is the aim to work with students throughout the school to develop and improve the academic studies, career readiness and mental health of all students. The post holder will encourage students to discuss emotions and experiences and develop personal or social competencies through a comprehensive, preventive and developmental counseling program. The goal is to ensure that students will become productive and happy. This individual must value and respond to the diversity and individual differences of students.


You will join a close-knit and supportive team of teachers and allied professionals. You will also enjoy the benefits of working in a beautiful and peaceful environment in the suburbs of Kampala.


To qualify for this role, you will need:


  • Experience in working with children and young people
  • Have 3-5 years post qualification
  • BA or MA in Social Work, Psychology or Counselling,
  • Computer literacy
  • Sound judgement and emotional intelligence
  • Engaging interpersonal skills and excellent communication skills
  • Integrity and professionalism
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team
  • Sound judgement and emotional intelligence
  • Proven working experience in school counseling (desirable not essential)

Organizational qualities:

  • Collaborate and consult with parents, teachers, community organisations and other stakeholders
  • Provide group or individual responsive services
  • Implementing a school counseling program that promotes students’ success
  • Ensuring equitable access to opportunities and curriculum for all students
  • Collaborating with parents, teachers, community organizations and other stakeholders
  • Professional Bodies that you’ve been affiliated with
  • Excellent communication and relationship skills
  • Perform assessments, interpret tests and study student records
  • Ability to collect and analyze data to assist in making outcomes measurable
  • Complete regular reports on progress
  • Advocacy skills
  • Ability to respond effectively to the needs of a diverse student pool
  • Working knowledge of various counseling models, practices and resources
  • Computer literacy


If you would like an informal discussion about this post, please contact Harvey Trump at the school.


GEM CIK is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.


Successful applicants are required to undertake a local police check or other equivalent Safeguarding measures like an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) or the International Child Protection Certificate (IPCP)


If you are enthusiastic about teaching and learning and have the drive and passion to get the best out of each and every one of our students, we would very much welcome your application. A competitive remuneration package is on offer to successful candidates including a competitive salary and benefits.


Application Process

If you meet these criteria, please email your CV, letter of application and a recent photograph stating which post you are interested in on the subject line when applying to:  by Friday 29th June 2018.