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Guidance Officer

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    5 days ago
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  • Deadline:
    November 9, 2019
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    Male, Female, Other
Job Title: Guidance Officer
Job Summary
The incumbent will be responsible for providing guidance and counselling at all of the NESC’s campuses and similar institutions. This work involves organising and conducting seminars and sessions on a wide variety of guidance oriented topics, advising and counselling individuals and or groups on particular or common problems. The incumbent must devise appraisal methods for assessing trainees’ ability and aptitude in their various areas of endeavour, compiling and collecting relevant records and information, analysing same and maintaining liaison with Campus Managers, Instructors and other relevant personnel. Must demonstrate considerable initiative while working within prescribed guidelines. All work will be reviewed through discussion and reports.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
1.     Organises and conducts guidance services for trainees at all campuses.

2.     Prepares and conducts seminars and sessions on subjects such as orientation on skills education, development of study habits and programmes, career guidance, self-awareness, use and abuse of drugs and other subjects relevant to youth development.

3.     Counsels trainees and or parents on particular issues and makes referrals where necessary.

4.     Counsels groups of trainees on common or contemporary problems.

5.     Counsels trainees during period of suspension.

6.     Assists with placement into industry.

7.     Devises or adapts appraisal methods to acquire information on assessing students’ scholastic, occupational and other aptitudes and abilities and keeps records of same.

8.     Compiles and collates information for analysis and for the development of guidelines for structuring guidance problems.

9.     Acts as a consultant to other employees in guidance related matters.

10.  Collects and compiles educational and other relevant information and texts for general distribution.

11.  Establishes and maintains liaison with government agencies and institutions and other community resource centres on matters relevant to the guidance service.

12.  Submits periodic reports on the progress of the guidance programme.

13.  Serve on internal and external committees and performs other such duties or exercises as may be assigned by law or the President.

14.  Perform all duties in compliance with HSSE standards as specified by the HSSE department.

15.  Perform any other related duties as required and assigned by Supervisor.


Qualification and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology or relevant Behavioural Sciences.

Diploma in Guidance & Counselling and experience in the school system will be an asset.

At least two (2) years working experience.

Any equivalent combination of qualifications and experience.

·       Sound communication skills (orally – in person or by telephone, and in written form)

·       Knowledge of the principles and techniques of guidance, including personal and occupational guidance.

·       Knowledge of the education system of the country.

·       Knowledge of educational psychology as it relates to guidance.

·       Knowledge of contemporary social problems and possible solutions and deterrents.

·       Ability to relate to people and gain their confidence.

·       Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

·       Ability to extract, collate and analyse data.

·       Ability to organize and conduct group sessions.

·       Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff and parents.

·       Ability to treat with sensitive and stressful matters in a confidential manner

·       Ability to meet deadlines with extreme accuracy

Job Requirements
·       Keen observation and interviewing skills

·       Excellent at communicating, including being able to network effectively

·       Courteous, with pleasant disposition and effective interpersonal, team and communication skills

·       Operating knowledge of and experience with personal computers and peripherals, and ability to use office software applications (Microsoft Suite)

Work Environment
·       Work in indoor and outdoor environments

·       Will be required to visit different locations

·       May involve exposure to potentially hazardous materials and equipment

Physical Demands
·       Ability to sit for prolonged periods; work with interruptions

·       Moderate use of arms for typing and other office functions while seated

·       Required to occasionally stand, walk and reach/handle with hands and arms

·       Moderate use of voice to facilitate communication

·       Commute to Campuses and various stakeholder locations