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School Counsellor (Trained)

School Counsellors provide support to students’ mental health and social-emotional development. Learn more about the role and how to apply for it.


School Counsellors work with students, parents and school staff to support students’ mental health and social-emotional development.

Note: If you would like to work on a short-term basis, you can apply to be a Flexi-Adjunct School Counsellor (SC).


  • Passion and disposition to work with students-at-risk.
  • Empathy for students with social, emotional and mental health difficulties.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Aware of and sensitive to multicultural issues.
  • Resourceful and resilient.
  • Preferably with at least 1 year of working experience. Experience working or volunteering with children or youths would be an advantage.
  • Applicants should possess a relevant counselling qualification, such as those recognised by the Singapore Association for Counselling (SAC).
  • You can apply to be trained as a school counsellor if you do not have these qualifications but are interested. If you would like to be informed of the next recruitment exercise, you can register your interest with us.
  • While the School Counsellor role is a rewarding one, it also comes with expectations and demands at work. Applicants should have the fitness and resilience required to engage students safely and carry out their duties effectively. As part of application processing, candidates may be required to undergo a pre-employment medical examination.


Visit Careers@Gov to apply for this position. Applications received will typically be processed in the following month, with interviews being held in the month after next.

For applicants who are facing issues submitting your application through the Careers@Gov portal, please contact careers.gov.technicalhelp@psd.gov.sg for assistance.

  • As applications are processed in batches, applicants can expect to receive an update before the end of the following month.
  • Incomplete application forms will not be considered.