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Kampala, Uganda



March 23, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

Webale Academy is an educational initiative by Webale Tech Solutions Limited aimed at fostering learning and innovation in both the Ugandan and International Curriculum. It provides a platform for students, pupils, and academic institutions to access live classes, on-demand video tutorials, eBooks, past papers, and resources designed to enhance your children’s skills and knowledge in primary and secondary school. Through Webale Academy, participants can stay updated on the latest trends, tools, and best practices, empowering them to succeed in the rapidly evolving technological landscape.


Job Title

School Counselor job at Webale Academy

Job Description

Webale Academy is a premier educational institution committed to providing an enriching learning environment that fosters the intellectual and emotional growth of our students. We believe in nurturing a culture of innovation, respect, and excellence. Our mission is to inspire young minds and prepare them for a bright future. If you're passionate about education and making a positive impact on the next generation, we invite you to explore our current openings and find your place at Webale Academy

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Implement and maintain educational technology solutions, support teachers and students in using technology effectively in the classroom.

  • Individual Counseling: Provide individual counseling to students to address personal, social, emotional, and academic concerns. Help students develop coping skills, self-esteem, resilience, and goal-setting strategies.

  • Group Counseling: Facilitate group counseling sessions on topics such as anger management, conflict resolution, study skills, peer relationships, and career exploration. Create a supportive environment for students to share experiences and learn from one another.

  • Crisis Intervention: Respond to student crises, emergencies, or traumatic events by providing immediate support, counseling, and referral services. Collaborate with school staff and community agencies to address student safety and well-being.

  • Academic Planning: Assist students with academic planning, course selection, and career exploration. Provide guidance on educational pathways, college admissions, standardized testing, and post-secondary options.

  • Career Counseling: Offer career counseling services, including interest assessments, skills assessments, and exploration of career options. Help students develop career goals, explore career pathways, and make informed decisions about their future.

  • College and Post-Secondary Planning: Support students with college admissions, financial aid applications, scholarship opportunities, and transition planning for post-secondary education or training programs.

  • Parent and Family Support: Collaborate with parents and families to address student needs, concerns, and challenges. Provide parenting resources, referrals to community services, and support for family engagement in the educational process.

  • Consultation and Collaboration: Consult with teachers, administrators, and other school staff to address student needs, develop intervention plans, and coordinate support services. Collaborate with community agencies, mental health professionals, and stakeholders to enhance student support systems.

  • Data Collection and Assessment: Collect and analyze data on student outcomes, needs, and trends to inform program planning, evaluation, and improvement efforts. Use assessment tools and outcome measures to evaluate the effectiveness of counseling services and interventions.

  • Advocacy and Outreach: Advocate for student needs and interests within the school community and beyond. Raise awareness of mental health issues, social-emotional learning, and student well-being. Engage in outreach activities to promote counseling services and resources to students, families, and stakeholders.

  • Professional Development: Engage in ongoing professional development activities to enhance counseling skills, stay updated on best practices, and maintain licensure or certification requirements. Participate in professional organizations, conferences, and training opportunities relevant to school counseling practice.

  • School Climate and Culture: Contribute to creating a positive school climate and culture that fosters student well-being, academic success, and social-emotional development. Collaborate with school leadership to implement initiatives that promote a safe, inclusive, and supportive learning environment for all students.

Become a CPA

Qualifications and Competencies

  • Experience with educational software, network management, and a passion for integrating technology into education.

  • Education: A master's degree in counseling, psychology, or a related field is typically required. Some states may also require additional certification or licensure for school counseling practice.

  • Certification/Licensure: Many states require school counselors to be certified or licensed. Requirements vary by state but often include completion of a graduate-level counseling program, supervised counseling experience, and passing a state licensure exam.

  • Specialized Training: Training in areas such as child and adolescent development, counseling techniques, crisis intervention, and school counseling theory is essential. Continuing education and professional development may also be required to maintain licensure or certification.

  • Interpersonal Skills: Strong interpersonal and communication skills are essential for building rapport with students, parents, teachers, and administrators. School counselors must be empathetic, compassionate, and culturally competent to effectively support diverse student populations.

  • Ethical Standards: Adherence to ethical guidelines and standards of professional conduct is critical. School counselors must maintain confidentiality, respect student privacy, and adhere to ethical principles established by counseling organizations and licensure boards.

  • Problem-Solving Abilities: Effective problem-solving skills are essential for addressing student needs, resolving conflicts, and navigating complex situations. School counselors must be able to assess student concerns, develop intervention strategies, and collaborate with stakeholders to find solutions.

  • Advocacy Skills: Advocacy for student needs and interests is a key aspect of the school counselor role. School counselors must advocate for equitable access to resources, support services, and opportunities that promote student success and well-being.

  • Collaboration Skills: School counselors work closely with teachers, administrators, parents, and community partners to support student achievement and development. Strong collaboration skills are essential for building partnerships, coordinating services, and facilitating multidisciplinary teams.

  • Crisis Management Skills: School counselors must be prepared to respond to crises, such as student emergencies, mental health crises, or school-wide incidents. Training in crisis intervention, risk assessment, and emergency response protocols is essential for effective crisis management.

  • Technology Proficiency: Proficiency in educational technology and counseling software tools is beneficial for managing student records, conducting assessments, and delivering counseling services in a digital learning environment.

  • Empathy and Compassion: School counselors must demonstrate empathy, compassion, and sensitivity to the diverse needs and experiences of students. A caring and supportive approach helps students feel understood, valued, and empowered to address challenges.

  • Commitment to Equity and Inclusion: School counselors should advocate for equity, diversity, and inclusion within the school community. They must be committed to addressing systemic barriers to student success and promoting a positive school climate for all students.

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