School Counsellor (For Applicants without Counselling Training)

Have you always wanted to be a School Counsellor but lack the relevant counselling qualifications or experience?

Successful candidates without the relevant qualifications or experience will be sponsored to attend a foundational training programme, after which you will be deployed to MOE schools. The training aims to equip participants with the necessary skills to support our students with their social and emotional development needs.

Job Requirements

  • Applicants should have strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • At least one year of full-time working experience in education, counselling and/or volunteer work involving children and youths would be an advantage

  • Applicants should hold a university degree, preferably in Psychology. Those without a degree and with relevant experience/expertise may also apply

Remuneration Package

School Counsellors will be appointed on the Allied Educators Scheme of Service. Successful candidates will be offered appointment on contract basis and receive a monthly salary while undergoing the foundational training. The appointment grade and starting salary will commensurate with the qualifications and work experience of successful candidates. Those who have completed full-time National Service will be granted additional salary increments.

Training Sponsorship

Successful candidates will undergo a foundational training programme provided by the Ministry before deployment to school as a School Counsellor. The training aims to equip participants with the necessary skills to support our students with their social and emotional needs. The cost of the training will be borne by the Ministry and participants will receive a full monthly salary while undergoing the training.

Service Benefits

  • School Holiday Scheme (similar to teaching staff)
  • Medical leave — 14 days sick leave (if no hospitalisation) and up to 60 days sick leave (with hospitalisation)
  • Subsidised medical and dental benefits
  • Use of Government Holiday Bungalows
  • Group Insurance Scheme at low premium

Application Details

The application for the School Counsellor (for applicants without counselling training) position is currently closed. You may leave your details here to be informed of future training sponsorship opportunities and recruitment exercises for untrained applicants.