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  • Date posted

    February 7, 2024

  • Hiring location

    Cape Town Western Cape


Springfield Convent School is a leading Independent Day School for girls from Pre-Primary to Matric. Founded by the Cabra Dominican Sisters in 1871, Springfield is nestled in beautiful historic gardens on Wynberg Hill in Cape Town. The School has a longstanding proud academic record with a nurturing Catholic atmosphere and tradition, exceptionally successful music, art, and drama departments as well as excellent sports facilities.
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 Junior School Principal invites applications from individuals who meet the following key requirements:

● Fully qualified with relevant qualifications in counselling, social work and or psychology
● Be registered with SACSSP, HPCSA or other Health Professions Council
● Experienced in counselling girls between the age of 3 and 13 years
● Must be able to build relationships of trust with the pupils, parents and staff of Springfield
● Commitment to work collaboratively with colleagues, parents and pupils
● Be willing to offer workshops, training and initiate programmes such as Social Emotional Learning (SEL)
and Social Justice to the Springfield Community
● Be willing to undertake Emotional Intelligence (EQ) classroom lessons as part of the school’s internal SEL programme
● Be willing to run Community Engagement programmes within the school the Catholic network and our
broader community
● Have effective organisational and administrative skills
● Understand, identify with and contribute to the Catholic / Christian ethos and values of the school
● Preference will be given to a candidate with experience of counselling within a school environment.

Should you wish to be considered for this position, please email your letter of motivation and CV to Subject: (Name and Surname) Jnr School Counsellor Application.

Closing date of applications: Wednesday, 21 February 2024

Commencement date: 1 July 2024

Springfield Convent School reserves the right not to proceed with the filling of this post. The application will not of itself entitle the applicant to an interview or appointment, and failure to meet the requirements of the advertised post will result in applicants disqualifying themselves from consideration. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.
Springfield is committed to transformation and is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.
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.
Candidates not contacted shall consider their application unsuccessful.

Springfield Convent School is located at St Johns Rd, Wynberg, Cape Town, 7800

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