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  • Posted: Nov 18, 2022
    Deadline: Nov 23, 2022
  • At KISC family, we endeavour to be the leading lights in the society. We believe in providing education that will make our graduates unique and outstanding in the society. The principle goal of education in our schools is to create men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done; men and women who are creative, inventive and discoverers. We have deliberately designed programmes that will shape the generation in tandem with Vision 2030.
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    School Counsellor

    Job Summary

    This position is responsible for providing professional and confidential counselling services to the KISC pupils/students. Alongside this the School Counsellor will provide staff with advice and support and play a significant role in the pastoral framework of KISC Group of Schools. He/she will work closely with the Heads of Schools.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Collaboratively develop a Comprehensive School Counseling Policy with the Heads of Schools
    • Develop and maintain a written plan for effective delivery of the school counseling program based on best practice approaches and in line with the school’s ethos.
    • To provide an independent and confidential counselling service to pupils and staff at Kitengela International School, through individual sessions, responding to their personal, social, emotional or educational concerns
    • To promote a caring and supportive environment where such concerns may be explored, thereby promoting the mental and emotional health of pupils at KISC
    • To maintain confidentiality (except in those circumstances, in line with Kitengela International’ School practice, where this should be breached)
    • Accurately and appropriately use assessment procedures for determining and structuring individual and group counseling services.
    • Consult if there is the need to invite an external service provider for the whole school, or for pupils, or for members of staff or make referrals, where appropriate.
    • To be alert to trends and patterns of problems and to be willing to identify causes and recommend corrective action
    •  To play an active role in safeguarding children and adhere fully to the Kitengela International school policies, especially the Safeguarding and Child Protection policies.
    • To maintain a high level of knowledge and awareness of changes and developments in the fields of counselling and education and their impact on the delivery of counselling;
    •  To work with groups or classes of children where he/she is required and in  consultation with the relevant members of staff
    • To contribute in any other reasonable fashion to promote the safety and wellbeing of the pupils.


    • Atleast 3-5 years of experience in institutional counselling , a school setting will be an added advantage
    • Have professional training in Counselling ,  Degree in Counselling Psychology or a relevant certification
    • Be a registered member of a counselor’s professional body in Kenya
    • Experience in counselling teens and young adults
    • A great communicator –You are able to provide a clear and effective written and verbal communication

    Desired Competencies and Attributes

    • A person with high level of integrity
    • Excellent listening and interpersonal skills.
    • The ability to develop a non-judgmental approach when dealing with issues.
    • An understanding of confidentiality and professional boundaries.
    • Good time management skills

    Method of Application

    Are you qualified for this position and are interested in working with us? We would like to hear from you. Kindly send a copy of your updated resume and letter of application in PDF format to not later than 23rd November, 2022. Shortlisting will be done on a rolling basis.

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