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The Academy is seeking to recruit a motivated Head of Careers & College Counselling.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelors
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description/Requirements

Department : Careers


Reporting to: Student Support Services Officer


Duty Station: Secondary Section  


Job Summary:

Premier Academy is a leading British Curriculum School with a strong reputation for academic strength and all round excellence in nurturing model citizens of the world. The 21st century learning styles demand innovative, imaginative and competent persons with integrity and ability to multitask. The Academy is seeking to recruit a motivated Head of Careers & College Counselling.


Key responsibilities:

• Assist students to understand and undertake the process of career advancement planning: including developing their employability, identifying strengths, creating a workable action plan, clarifying their own interests, value and abilities.

• Assist the students in identifying careers options that match their interest, abilities and helping them to prepare for potential career path that they have chosen.

• Recommending educational opportunities such as Universities and College Courses that may lead to a career change.

• Develop strategies to build professional network, prepare plans and reports.

• Provide instruction on psychological and social issues that help learners minimize cases of indiscipline and remain grounded so as to achieve their academic goals.

• Conducting individualized counseling to students dealing with a myriad of issues such as grief, trauma, identity, self-esteem, personality and academic-related challenges. 

• Provide referrals, recommendations and awareness to students about emerging issues such as drugs and substance abuse, and mental health awareness.

• Develop skills to help study habits and time management that help learners to maintain academic standards and set goals for academic excellence.

• Invitation of various career professional speakers for talks to the students.

• Organize annual career open days and career fairs through which students get to interact with various professionals in different fields. They also get a chance to get information about admission to universities in Kenya and abroad.

• Attend Career Open Days and Seminars organized by other institutions and avail career reference materials, magazines, newspapers and guide books among others to students.


Key qualifications, skills required:

• Education:  Possess a Master’s Degree/Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Counselling, Psychology or relevant subject(s).   

• Experience:  A minimum of 3 years’ of teaching experience with exposure to the British National Curriculum in IGCSE, AS and ‘A’ Level will be an added advantage.  

• Possess: a TSC registration Certificate

• Certificate in Career Counselling will be an added advantage.

• Strong knowledge of college admission processes and requirements.

• Knowledge of current trends in Higher Education and job market.

• Must be a committed individual who is passionate to work with students.

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with parents, staff and students.


Interested applicants who meet the above requirements should apply through the school website https://premier-sri.ac.ke/careers/ not later than Friday, 10th May 2024.


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