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Senior School Counsellor



Senior School Counsellor

Springfield Convent School is a leading Independent Day School for girls from Pre-Primary to Matric. It was founded by the Dominican Sisters in 1871 and is nestled in beautiful historic gardens on Wynberg Hill in Cape Town. Springfield has a longstanding proud academic record with a nurturing Catholic atmosphere and tradition, exceptionally successful music, art and drama departments as well as excellent facilities for sport.

Within the Catholic ethos and Dominican values, particularly in relation to respecting each person’s dignity and the common good, we educate children of all faiths, developing the talents, virtues and potential of each individual both pupils and staff.

The Head of School invites applications for a clinical social worker or a counselling psychologist, who will work with the Senior School pupils. The position commences on 1 January 2022.

The successful applicant should be:

  • suitably qualified and experienced in working with adolescent girls within the mainstream educational setting
  • registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa
  • able to prepare reports and make recommendations to parents, teachers and other service providers
  • able to develop and apply effective interventions to promote the social, emotional and
    behavioral development of the teenager, thus ensuring her well-being and ability to thrive
  • able to subscribe to the School’s Catholic ethos

If you are suitably qualified and experienced, and would like to be considered for this position, please email your CV and three contactable referees to .

Please note:

  • Your covering email should summarize your suitability for the position
  • No other documents should be sent at this stage.

Springfield is a member of the Independent Schools Association of South Africa. The School reserves the right not to proceed with the filling of posts. An application will not in itself entitle the applicant to an interview or appointment.

Springfield Convent 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.

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