Catholic Institute of Education

Springfield Convent School: Junior School Counsellor - Part Time

Springfield Convent School is a leading Independent Day School for girls from Pre-Primary to Matric. Founded by the Cabra Dominican Sisters in 1871, Springfield is nestled in beautiful historic gardens on Wynberg Hill in Cape Town. The School has a longstanding proud academic record with a nurturing Catholic atmosphere and tradition, exceptionally successful music, art, and drama departments as well as excellent sports facilities.

Within the Catholic ethos and Dominican values, particularly in relation to respecting each person’s dignity and the common good, we educate children of all faiths, developing the talents, virtues, and potential of each individual – both pupils and staff.

The Junior School Principal invites applications from individuals who meet the following key requirements:

  • Fully qualified with relevant qualifications in counselling, social work and or psychology

  • Be registered with SACSSP, HPCSA or other Health Professions Council

  • Experienced in counselling girls between the age of 3 and 13 years

  • Must be able to build relationships of trust with the pupils, parents and staff at Springfield

  • Commitment to work collaboratively with colleagues, parents and pupils

  • Be willing to offer workshops, training and initiate Social Emotional Learning (SEL) programmes to the Springfield Community

  • Be willing to undertake Emotional Intelligence (EQ) classroom lessons as part of the school’s programme

  • Have effective organisational and administrative skills

  • Understand, identify with and contribute to the Catholic / Christian ethos and values internal SEL of the school

  • Preference will be given to a candidate with experience of counselling within a school environment.

If you would like to be considered for this position, please email your letter of motivation, CV and contactable referees to with the subject: Junior School Counsellor - Part Time

Closing date: Friday 31 March 2023