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Aldar Education is currently seeking for a School Counsellor for Al Budoor KG Charter School in Abu Dhabi for Academic Year 2022-2023.

The school provides high quality education and follows the American Common Core Curriculum (Massachusetts).

The successful candidates will be closely aligned with our core values and ethos and possess a genuine understanding and appreciation of the values of the region.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the highly successful Aldar family of schools and to help shape the future of Abu Dhabi’s leading school group.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Help students enhance personal, social, and academic growth and wellbeing
  • Monitor the progress of individual students
  • Contact parents to discuss student behaviour or support needs
  • Take steps to prevent bullying and support victims of bullying
  • Help students develop job search skills, such as resume writing and interviewing techniques
  • Help students understand and deal with social, behaviour, and personal problems
  • Deliver therapeutic intervention based on the need of the individuals and provide referral to external services as needed
  • Emphasize preventive and developmental counselling to provide students with life skills needed to deal with problems before they worsen and to enhance students’ personal, social, and academic growth.
  • Provide special services such as conflict resolution classes; identify cases of domestic abuse and other family problems that can affect a student’s development

Duties will fall within the professional qualifications and expertise of the counsellor, depending if the post requires Guidance Counsellor and/or Mental Health Counsellor provision.

CAREER COUNSELING:

PERSONAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELLING:

  • Works with individual students and groups of students in regards to appropriate social, emotional and development issues.
  • Maintains an awareness of cultural influences regarding social development of young children and delivers culturally sensitive therapies.
  • Monitors students who may be at risk in regards to social and emotional issues and makes appropriate referrals for interventions outside of school in consultation with parents.
  • Promotes wellbeing of students via whole school and community awareness initiatives.
  • Works closely with the Child Protection, SEN and safeguarding teams.
  • Works closely with SLT

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science/Education in Social Work
  • Bachelor of Counselling
  • Bachelor of Psychology – with subsequent post graduate counselling qualifications

Minimum Experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in school counselling or other counselling experience required

Job Specific Knowledge & Skills:

  • Appropriate license to carryout student counselling
  • Strong interpersonal skills with both students and parents
  • Demonstrable organizational skills
  • Strong desire to help others and should be able to inspire respect, trust, and confidence
  • Must possess high emotional and physical energy to handle the array of problems addressed
  • Maintains the highest levels of confidentiality and professionalism

WHAT WE OFFER

Aldar Education are a family of world-class, child centred, and innovative schools based in the UAE. We educate over 25,000 students across our group of owned and managed schools and as we grow so does our need for highly skilled, inspirational, and dedicated school leaders. We offer an attractive remuneration package. Our future-focused learning model includes both students and staff and so we place a special emphasis on professional development, coaching and training.

Aldar Education are keen to hear from like-minded, forward thinking school leaders who would welcome the challenge and opportunities that we have to offer.

This job description is not all inclusive. Aldar Education reserves the right to amend this job description at any time. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. We are also mindful of our national development strategy and encourage UAE Nationals in their application at our company.

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