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School Counsellor

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Aldar Education are currently looking for School Counsellors to support our growing family of owned and operated schools in the UAE.

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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Main Duties:

  • Help students enhance personal, social, and academic growth
  • Monitor the progress of individual students
  • Make contact with parents to discuss student behaviour
  • 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
  • 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

Specific Duties:

GROUP COUNSELLING:

  • Identifies areas that would be appropriate for intervention in the form of group counselling and regularly forms and leads appropriate groups.
  • Utilizes both large (classroom) groups and small groups to make appropriate academic and behavioural interventions.

CAREER COUNSELING:

  • Coordinates with the Counsellors regarding career options for students and provides appropriate information to students regarding careers.
  • Assists the counsellors in providing students with information for career exploration and selection to assist them in making appropriate academic course selections relating to their interests.
  • Maintains an appropriate library/database relating to various careers for students to utilize in their career explorations.

PERSONAL COUNSELLING:

  • Works with individual students and groups of students in regards to appropriate social development issues.
  • Maintains an awareness of cultural influences regarding social development of adolescents.
  • Monitors students who may be at risk in regards to social issues and makes appropriate referrals for interventions outside of school in consultation with parents.

REQUIREMENTS:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science/Education in Social Work

Minimum Experience:

  • Minimum of 1 year experience in school counselling or other counselling experience required
  • Appropriate license to carryout student counselling

Job Specific Knowledge & Skills:

  • Fluent English communication skills, written and oral in order to deliver clear, proactive and effective two-way communication.
  • Arabic speaker is preferable
  • Strong interpersonal skills to aid in daily contact with parents in a diverse multi-cultural environment
  • Ability to work flexibly as a member of a team
  • Result driven.
  • Ability to analyse information in a systematic manner to make informed decisions.
  • Ability to create a culture of continuous learning and knowledge sharing
  • Collaboration and teamwork
  • Shows positivity when faced with change, embracing it fully
  • Acts in a socially responsible manner
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of child protection and safeguarding
  • A clean enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services check or police check.

What We Offer:

Aldar Education are a family of world-class, child centered, 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.

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.

Aldar Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Offers of appointment are subject to satisfactory references and police clearance.

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