The Arbor School is a growing school situated near the Dubai Marina area of Dubai, in the UAE.
The school opened in September 2018 and currently has over 800 children on the register. The school offers the National Curriculum for England with a focus on Ecoliteracy, Sustainability and Environmental Justice which are incorporated into the curriculum across all year groups.
The school has a diverse student body with children from over 50 countries, creating a truly International environment.
An Arbor teacher has the opportunity to be more than an ordinary teacher, as they will develop their professional skills and knowledge in an extraordinary learning environment. The Arbor teacher is committed to the ethos of the school, instilling an understanding of the interconnectedness of our world through the concepts of ecoliteracy, a passion for the prudent use of resources in our drive towards sustainable lifestyles, and a profound sense of justice for all that inhabit our earthly household. The education of an Arbor student does not stop at the classroom door, and therefore an Arbor teacher values the learning experiences that occur in the learning garden, with our animals, inside the greenhouse, inside the biodomes or within the reflection garden, as much as they value a student’s progress in numeracy or literacy.
We are currently looking for an outstanding Primary School Counsellor to join the team from August 2022.
The Primary School Counsellor will be working to promote student success, provide preventive services, and respond to identified student needs by delivering therapeutic support at the individual and group level. Facilitate the implementation of a Positive Education Curriculum and liaise with parents and the wider community to raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing initiatives. Support and execute staff wellbeing events across the primary school.
THE ARBOR PROMISE
Arbor teachers are a part of a community which is inclusive, fun-loving, and active. Arbor teachers enjoy authentic friendships with their colleagues, positive relationships with school leaders, who care for their wellbeing, and are a team in the true sense. Arbor teachers are resilient in the face of challenge, are stable and calm in the face of change, and creative and flexible when solving problems. Arbor teachers bring their passions and interests to enrich our school and are clear that there is an expectation to do so. We commit to meeting agreed deadlines, to communicating proactively with an assumption of positive intent and share a passion to provide an education of the highest quality to our students.
REQUIRED CANDIDATE PROFILE:
• Native-level English language skills
• Bachelor’s degree from a reputable university
• Post-graduate qualification in Counselling, Psychotherapy or Play Therapy
• A minimum of 4 years’ post qualification experience working in school counselling in British Schools or a similar role with children and families
• Experience identifying and supporting mental health difficulties in children and young people
• Eligibility to be licensed by CDA is desirable
Competitive tax-free salary, school provided accommodation, free school places for children, private medical insurance, annual airfares, and end of contract gratuity as per the UAE labour law.
To apply for this position please complete the application on TES, and upload:
• An up-to-date CV with a recent photograph to be included.
• A letter of application, no longer than two pages in length, which outlines your educational philosophy and suitability for the Arbor School.
The Arbor School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all the students in our care and expects all applicants to share this commitment. We hold ourselves to a high standard of effective safer recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection. All appointments are subject to CV and qualification checks, interview, identity checks, criminal record checks, and successful references.