Vacancy Details

1055 - Counsellor

Location: UAE - Dubai
Business Unit: GEMS NATIONAL SCHOOL - AL BARSHA
Closing Date 22-Oct-2017
About GEMS

Trusted for over 55 years and now a third generation education family, GEMS Education began in a single school room in Dubai. Today, we have the privilege of educating over 190,000 students from over 176 countries through GEMS owned and managed schools globally; over 270,000 students access resources through our services division; and we will impact 20 million by 2020 students through the initiatives of our Charity partner Varkey Foundation

GEMS Al Barsha National School:
GEMS Al Barsha National School (Boys and Girls), Dubai, is new school which opened in September 2016. It offers an inspirational curriculum based on the National Curriculum for England with Arabic language and UAE culture, heritage and tradition at the heart of everything. As an all-through educational provision, the school currently caters for children from FS1 to Year 9 with plans to grow to Year 13 in successive years.

The school enjoys a prime location making it easily accessible to everything that Dubai has to offer as well as other Emirates. As well as being a fabulous place to work, Dubai is a vibrant, cosmopolitan, rapidly expanding city where the sun shines all year round. Here in Dubai you will enjoy an excellent lifestyle as well as extensive travel and leisure opportunities around the region and further a field.
About the Role:
  • Work with new students to ensure a smooth adjustment to the school. Provide students with guidance on admission to higher education institutions.
  • Organise and process recommendations for students to higher education institutions and provide assistance with application procedures.
  • Organise and provide academic, personal, social, emotional and career counseling for students.
  • Overall responsibility for designing and implementing a counseling programme that meets the requirements of the school and student body and enables students to achieve success in all aspects of their life.
  • Establish procedures and time frames to provide students with academic, personal, social, emotional and psychological counseling.
  • Establish procedures for securing external assistance for students with personal problems
    and emotional needs.
  • Work with the senior management team to develop experiences and activities which are beneficial for students’ holistic development, and which promote responsibility, leadership skills, cooperation and other personal and social skills.
  • Maintain student records on progress, achievements, activities and interests.
    Establish proactive guidelines and procedures to deal with bullying.
    Establish and administer appropriate testing programmes to evaluate student aptitude
    and achievement.
    Establish systems to notify parents promptly about problems in class, with school work
    or behavioural issues.
Experience and Qualifications:
  • At least one year’s school-based experience or previous experience working with schools and students in an counseling capacity .
  • Qualification: A degree in education/psychology/counseling.
Other Skills:
A committed and creative individual with excellent organisational skills. Strong interpersonal skills and able to work effectively with students and staff.