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  • Posted: Jul 5, 2022
    Deadline: Jul 15, 2022
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  • Tertiary level education forms the bedrock of high level manpower development in any nation. This highlights the need for a qualitative education at this level. There is a dearth of instructions and infrastructure to cater for the needs of our ever increasing number of secondary school leavers. This has made it imperative for the private sector to take init...
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    Guidance & Counsellor

    Nile University of Nigeria is a fast-growing private higher education institution located in Abuja. The University was founded in 2009 and is a member institution of Honoris United Universities, the first and largest Pan African network of Higher Institutions. Nile University has over 6,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, 38 undergraduate programs across six faculties, as well as 51 postgraduate programs across six faculties.

    We are currently looking to engage a highly competent and result-oriented Guidance & Counsellor to join our dynamic Team.

    Role: Guidance & Counsellor

    Responsibilities

    • Provide professional and confidential counselling to students and staff, for a range of personal, social, professional, academic, career and financial concerns.
    • Recognise and appropriately take care of individual students' socio-emotional challenges
    • Coordinate and facilitate students’ groups for improving social skills or addressing behavioral challenges
    • Complete regular reports for services provided, such as session notes and incident reports
    • Consult with families and staff to highlight students’ needs and discuss strategies necessary for improved social and academic performance
    • Collaborate with teaching staff to determine how best to meet individual students' needs
    • Work with school faculty and staff to develop plans for maintaining the well-being of individual students and of the student population as a whole
    • Assist students in understanding and overcoming social, behavioral, or academic problems
    • Provide group or individual counseling to address the needs of students
    • Evaluate students’ academic/ career plans and assist them in setting realistic goals
    • Monitor and observe students to identify and address personal, emotional, or social issues
    • Arrange and schedule orientation programmes and internships

    Qualification & Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Psychology, Guidance & Counselling or related degree.
    • Possesses minimum five (5) years of work experience as a Counselor in an academic/ learning environment.
    • Possesses experience working with students.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Analytical thinker with strong problem-solving and conflict-resolution skills.
    • Detail-oriented with excellent time-management skills.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills.
    • Perceptive intuition and decision-making skills.
    • Remarkable professionalism and good work ethics.
    • Knowledge of multiple counseling approaches.
    • Affiliation with a Professional body
    • Must be adept in the use of MS Office Packages

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: jobs@nileuniversity.edu.ng using the position as subject of email.

    Please quote the job title as the subject of your e-mail. Your application must include the following:

    Your current curriculum vitae (CV) in a Microsoft Word format, saved with your full name.
    A Cover Letter explaining how you meet the advertised criteria (also in Microsoft Word format).

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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