We are currently seeking a suitably qualified and experienced person to fill a full-time position, as Careers Counsellor.

The opportunity:

The Careers Counsellor at Redhill School will help students in planning and managing their transition to the next stage following their Redhill journey. The role is essential to supporting the School’s goal of providing our students with a comprehensive and inspiring education that allows them to achieve their full potential through a wide range of approaches. These include the delivery of relevant and timely advice, career pathway presentations, information and resources, and efficient counselling services to Grade 9 – 12 students and parents regarding post-secondary possibilities.

About you:

You may or may not come from a teaching background, but either way you are energetic and enthusiastic in your approach. You are knowledgeable about the world of work, and you can provide counselling around subject selection and university entry requirements (Nationally and Internationally). You are motivated by helping students think innovatively about their future careers and the opportunities that life beyond Redhill could present.
You are driven by the creation of engaging and dynamic experiences for students. You can build and maintain partnerships with further/higher education institutions and relevant bodies and will provide assistance, resources, career information, course options and industry contacts to students from the earliest stages of their career planning.

In making this appointment, Redhill is seeking applicants who, among other qualities can demonstrate:

  • Proven experience in establishing and building an appropriate careers pathway for Senior School students in conjunction with their families.
  • An understanding of both the IEB and IBDP (will be advantageous).
  • The ability to develop existing networks and relationships between employers, tertiary institutions and the Redhill community to ensure that students are fully informed about their future choices and career goals.
  • Expertise in providing education to Middle School/Senior School staff regarding counselling students about career choice and subject choice.
  • The ability to set up support structures for students on an on-going basis.
  • Experience in developing curriculum related to the world of work, which can be used in the teaching of Life Orientation.
  • Experience in assisting students with University applications and National and International Benchmark Tests.
  • The ability to track students at university.
  • The ability to guide students when applying to university, with personal statements.
  • The ability to assist students with scholarship and bursary applications.
  • The skill to write letters of recommendation for students.
  • Exceptional communications skills both written and verbal, as well as excellent time management skills.
  • A passion for innovative thinking.
  • A willingness to grow through the sharing of best practice and professional experience.

We invite applications from teachers who meet the following requirements:

  • An appropriate university degree / professional teaching qualification
  • Registered with SACE would be an advantage
  • Experience in a similar position essential
  • A dynamic, creative personality with strong interpersonal skills

If you think this is the role for you, please forward a Letter of Application and a full Curriculum Vitae, together with proof of SACE registration and the names and telephone numbers of three referees, to:
Mr Joseph Gerassi
Executive Head
Applications close at 15h00 on THURSDAY 2 FEBRUARY 2023

Redhill School reserves the right not to make an appointment. If you have not heard from the School by 17 February 2023 please assume that your application has been unsuccessful. Redhill reserves to right to appoint someone earlier if a suitable candidate presents him/herself. Redhill reserves the right not to make an appointment.

Redhill School, in line with POPIA (Protection of Personal Information Act) will attempt to ensure the confidentiality of all applicants for this role. All reasonable measures will be in place to protect personal information but will be used in the recruitment, selection, and reporting process. By submitting your application for this position, you are recognising and accepting this disclaimer.

Closing Date
Morningside, Sandton, South Africa
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