Guidance Counsellor Job in Nigeria

 Stella Maris School, Abuja, is a very successful and flourishing co-educational private school in the heart of Abuja. We are academically selective and highly so, with everyone being above the average.

From the very first moment a child enters the school, they will benefit from an excellent academic education supported by highly qualified and experienced specialist staff and a large range of musical, creative, sporting and artistic opportunities which are essential for children’s all-round education and development.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Guidance Counsellor

Location: Abuja (FCT)

Employment Type: Full-time
Reports to: Principal and Vice Principal (Academic and Administration)

Job Description

  • We are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic Guidance Counselor to join our team. The ideal candidate for this position has excellent communication skills, strong attention to detail and an understanding of various learning styles.
  • The Guidance Counselor will work closely with students to develop academic plans, create individualized schedules and advocate for individual students and groups on class trips and other school events.

Job Responsibilities

  • Implements all corporation policies as they relate to the student/parent concerns
  • Develop & coordinate with Administration on master schedule and scheduling of all students
  • Counsel individuals and small groups of students toward social and emotional growth
  • Coordinates counseling services with outside agencies
  • Assists in coordination and implementation of school testing
  • Guide students through the development of educational and career plans
  • Assists students in evaluating their skills in order to help them determine what they need to do next to achieve their goals
  • Advises students (and parents) about diploma requirements and educational programs they need for particular careers and college
  • Maintains confidentiality in all matters pertaining to student academic records
  • Participates in and assists with the intervention/crisis team process
  • Attendance at any required meetings
  • Creates and delivers Classroom Guidance activities such as organization skills, note taking, calculating GPA, keeping track of credits, and others as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by principa


  • Bachelor's Degree in Guidance and Counseling from an accredited college or university.
  • Master's Degree and Relevant Certifications is an added advantage.
  • Must have knowledge of various counseling techniques; ability to communicate orally and in written form;
  • Ability to analyze educational data, testing instruments and measurement practices;
  • Knowledge of crisis prevention and arbitration techniques;
  • Knowledge of career counseling resources;
  • Knowledge of district policies and state and national legislation as related to Guidance/Counseling functions;
  • Ability to operate various software applications, perform routine typing and basic computer operations;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with parents, instructors, students and the public.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: using the job title as the subject of the mail.