GEMS School

GEMS School
GEMS school was established in 1984 at Sanepa, Lalitpur. In the year 2000, it shifted classes from four to ten including boarding houses to its own complex spread over 20 acres of land at Khumaltar, Dhapakhel, Lalitpur. The new complex comprises two residential and four main academic buildings with the state-of-the-art facilities. The management has been emphasizing quality education that prepares student with diverse backgrounds and abilities for a life of learning, leadership, service and personal fulfilment since its inception in 1984. As a result, it has positioned itself as one of most leading educational institutions in the country today. our vision is to become an international school with faculty members comprising expatriates within ten years and cater to students from across the national
boundary to provide high quality of education.

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Detailed Job Description / Requirements:

GEMS, a leading educational institute is seeking for a Full Time Psychosocial Counselor to provide a specialist and comprehensive psychological counseling  to assist students in achieving more effective personal, social, educational, health  and vocational development as well as adjustment. As an ideal candidate for this post you are obliged to assess and evaluate student’s psychology through the use of tools and techniques and to provide a wide array of counseling services. You will be offering psychological interventions to those seeking or requiring help with personal and academic problems affecting their mental health, emotional and psychological functioning and wellbeing.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Be familiar with the general environment of the institution that incorporates the rules, regulations, guidelines and various codes of conducts.
  • Rigorously guide, assist and coach students in the areas of holistic education program such as academic/extra curricular or clubs achievement, personal/ social development and career development.
  • Providing aid to students who are experiencing family, academic or emotional distress leading poor performance; violating codes of conduct, exhibiting negative behavior/ attitude/perception/frustration and involvement in antisocial activities like drugs, theft, assault, harassment, racism, vandalism, abuse, bullying etc.
  • Establishing a collaborative working relationship with the students, senior management, program coordinators, ECA instructors and core committee of club members to attain mutual goals by aligning GEMS values and guidelines.
  • Advise students on how they could be helped by counselling and provide them constructive feedback and enormous support at times so as to promote healthy competition and participation.
  • Must be able to take one to one counselling sessions, parents- counselor meetings and interviews. Therefore, necessary action plan be formulated realistically in order to resolve the particular issues or concerns.
  • Analyze data such as interview notes, test results to understand and identify the nature of student’s/club members problems and evaluating their academic/non-academic performance.
  • Backing up students in relation to their improvements regarding attitude, behavior, character or academics to regain their revoked position/club membership.
  • Undertaking assessments and formulating a psychological explanation of the student issues or difficulties.
  • Select, administer and interpret psychological tests to assess intelligence, aptitudes, abilities or interest.
  • Design a learning improvement plan for students failing to meet academic/non-academic requirements.
  • Ensuring the activities and actions of one club doesn’t hamper another club; rather produce synergy by excelling together.
  • Producing reports and issuing clearance for getting back to classes and clubs after corrective interventions.
  • Refer students to specialists or to another institutions for non-counselling treatment of problems

IMPORTANT SKILLS

  • Having excellent observation and listening abilities with proper attention to detail.
  • Have abilities to understand student needs, feelings and emotions.
  • Being aware of others reaction and understand the reasons for happening.
  • A good communication skill to convey the information effectively.
  • A good interpersonal relationships with students and all the members of staff.
  • Observing and obtaining information of individuals from all the relevant sources and maintain student’s confidentiality.
  • Critically analyzing and evaluating i.e. Using logic and reasoning to justify.
  • Have strong ethics, morale, patience, respect and tolerance.
  • Actively look ways to help students in all the respects.
  • Motivating and directing students to change their minds or behavior as per the academic and extracurricular or club activities requirements.
  • Planning, organizing and prioritizing various therapy treatment programs.
  • Monitoring and evaluating the progress of students who are undergoing the therapy.
  • Have Problem solving, active learning, persuading and decision making skills.
  • Have the ability to manage time of oneself and others.

KNOWLEDGE AND COMPETENCIES

  • Therapy and counseling: Knowledge of principles, methods and procedures for diagnosis, treatment of physical and mental dysfunctions and career counseling and guidance.
  • Psychology: Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual difference in ability, personality, interests, learning and motivation, psychological research methods and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
  • Sociology and Anthropology: Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trend and influences, ethnicity and culture.
  • Education and training: Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and design, instructions for students and the measurement of training effects.
  • Philosophy and Theology: Knowledge of different philosophical systems and religions that includes basic principles, values, ethics, customs, practices, way of thinking and their impact on human culture.
  • English language and comprehensible proficiency.
  • Law and Government: Knowledge of law, legal codes, government regulations etc.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Requires at least a master's degree from a reputed university in counseling psychology and relevant experience /expertise in similar field. 

Eligible candidates may drop their applications addressed to the Director in person at GEMS Higher Secondary School, Dhapakhel, Lalitpur or may also e-mail their application along with a complete resume to careers@gems.edu.np . 

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Education
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Contract
2+ years
Post Graduate / Masters in related field.
06 Apr, 17
05 May, 17
Lalitpur

Special Instructions for Applicants:

We only expect to hear from candidates that can match 80-100% of the requirements and accept jobs based on what they will be learning, doing and becoming. We believe academics or exam results aren't the only best indicators of workplace ability. Therefore, we also evaluate our potential candidates on the basis of their demonstration and real life or pertinent examples of teaching, organizational, leadership, technical, communication and other management skills.

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