Imagine a world in which every young person across Africa attends a school that truly sets them up for success in the 21st century. A school that cares about individual students and allows them to explore the world around them. A school that focuses more on developing skills than on memorizing content. At Nova Pioneer, we have done more than just imagine this future, we are bringing it to life. Nova Pioneer is a pan-African, independent network of schools offering high quality, accessible education from pre-primary through secondary school. Nova Pioneer uses a unique, inquiry-based learning approach that encourages students to ask “why” instead of telling them the “what”. It allows them to form their own thinking through exploration, investigation and collaboration. Nova Pioneer currently has 13 schools in South Africa and Kenya with a vision to launch 100 schools and reach tens of thousands of students across the African continent in the next decade. To learn more visit www.novapioneer.com.
About The Role
Key responsibilities for the role include:
Playing the role of a 'parent' for the students in a professional working relationship.
Being a role model in all actions and behavior to the students.
Defending the rights of the child.
Creating a safe environment for teenagers to develop their emotional and social skills.
Supervising the wellbeing, discipline and behavior of students.
Observing emotional behavior and referring them to the school counselors.
Maintaining cleanness in dorms.
Report to Dean of Residential Life.
Note: This role requires you to live on campus with flexible working hours including working on weekends.
Skills and Qualifications required:
Certificate/Diploma in social work or any other relevant course in child welfare.
2+ years of experience working with students.
Professional counseling skills with a proven track record will be an advantage.
Knowledge and experience working with teenagers before
You are flexible and open to change - you handle uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity well.
You are a problem solver - you are proactive in identifying issues and address these thoroughly by making effort to find appropriate solutions.
You are excited about our organizational culture—and in particular, you are fired up to challenge yourself by embracing mutual vulnerability and a firehose of feedback.
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