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  • Posted: Oct 11, 2022
    Deadline: Oct 14, 2022
  • St Andrew’s School, Turi is highly respected in Kenya and regarded as one of the leading international schools in East Africa. Numbering 550 pupils, it comprises two semi-autonomous schools: a Preparatory School of circa 220 pupils between the ages of 3 and 13 and a Senior School of circa 330 pupils between the ages of 13 and 18. It is fully coeduca...
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    Assistant School Counsellor

    There are some things that are essential to working with us:

    • The successful candidate will need to be able to support the School’s aims and Christian ethos.
    • Have solid knowledge and understanding of counselling theory and practice as well as excellent communication skills and high level of confidentiality. 
    • Have an understanding of the developmental, emotional, social and educational issues of children and young people as well as knowledge of the mental health and counselling aspect.
    • Be able to build non-judgmental relationships with the school community based on trust and respect in order to fulfil the requirements of the position.
    • Provide individual and group counselling to students with identified concerns and needs.
    • Help students process their problems and plan goals and action.
    • Consult and collaborate with parents/guardians and teachers to support the well-being of students.
    • Develop mental health resources and organize mental health activities to create and enhance awareness on mental health.
    • Implement an effective referral and follow-up process as needed
    • Plan and deliver routine wellness sessions for students, parents and staff.

    Knowledge and Experience



    • A degree in Counselling or Counselling Psychology or a related field
    • Registered with the Counsellor's Professional Body in Kenya
    • Minimum of 2 years experience with a demonstrated role in counselling children and young people
    • Ability to work well in a multi-cultural environment
    • Ability to identify and respond to students needs


    • Passionate about working with children and young adults
    • Flexible and adaptable approach to work
    • Excellent listening & problem solving skills
    • Must be patient & compassionate
    • High level of integrity
    • In-depth knowledge of preparing and reviewing contracts, invoicing and negotiation terms.
    • Outstanding management skills with excellent negotiation skills. 



    • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills
    • Ability to effectively communicate with across the School
    • Well developed problem solving skills
    • Self motivated and able to work alone without direction



    • Commitment to the safeguarding and protection of children and to the personal development of our students.
    • Understanding of the issues surrounding the safeguarding of children and commitment to child welfare and safety
    • Knowledge of KCSIE and safeguarding requirements

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to St Andrew’s School on to apply

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