Vacancy Details

1878 - Student Counsellor

Business Unit: GEMS WELLINGTON ACADEMY - SILICON OASIS
Location: UAE - Dubai
Closing Date 30-Jul-2022
About the Role

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.

About the Role

We are looking for a passionate Social Worker/School Counselor to join our dynamic team at GEMS Wellington Academy, Silicon Oasis. The successful candidate will be an experienced Counselor who is excited to join our world class school that is driven to support education at an exceptional level.

Qualification required: Bachelor's degree in Psychology (full time course) or equivalent. Preference given to Master's degree in  Psychology.

Experience required: Not less than 2 years of experience , preference given to candidate's with experience in similar role at schools in UAE.

About the role : In the capacity of School Counselor, you have the responsibility for designing and implementing a counseling programme that meets the requirements of the school and students and enable students to achieve success in all aspects of their life.

Responsibilities as below but are not limited to : 

  1. Design and implement a counseling program aligned with the International School Counselor Association standards. 
  2. Provide support for students concerning academic, social-emotional and personal concerns.
  3. Assist students with the career exploration process. 
  4. Meet with parents or consult with external parties, such as child protective services or other social service agencies.
  5. Interact and consult with school administration, teachers, school staff, parents, students, and external stakeholders.
  6. Adhere to Child Safe guarding policies and procedures as specified by school and regulatory authorities.
  • Skills Required:
  1. Resilient and agile decision making skills
  2. Team Player
  3. Excellent Communication Skills 
  4. Positive attitude 
  5. Superior Interpersonal skills -patience, tolerance, empathy and enthusiasm to interact with staff and students 

 

 

About Your Benefits

About Application Process

If you meet the criteria and you are enthusiastic about the role, we would welcome your application. To complete the application you would need the following document(s):

1. Resume/CV
2. Passport-size photograph

About GEMS

Trusted for over 60 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 170,000 students from over 176 countries through GEMS owned and managed schools globally; over 270,000 students access resources through our services division.

About the School
GEMS Wellington Academy - Silicon Oasis (WSO) is a distinctive and special place where children feel valued and imagination is very much alive. They encourage the various talents of their students in order to ensure that they all develop a confidence and independence that is recognised by everyone who meets them.
GEMS Wellington Academy – Silicon OASIS opened in 2011 and is a Premium British School in a prestigious area of Dubai.
GEMS Wellington Academy – Silicon OASIS provides a progression from the Early Years Foundation Stage through an enriched and developed National Curriculum for England into personalised qualification pathways, incorporating IGCSE, GCSE, IB, A’ Level and BTEC, WSO looks to cultivate a spirit of cooperation, tolerance and mutual respect whilst encouraging individual students to feel that their unique contribution is valued.
Offering world-class facilities, GEMS Wellington Academy - Silicon Oasis places special emphasis on blended learning and the integration of technology into the curriculum, in keeping with the educational rationale of the Academy and the vision of the Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority.
As children mature, they are able to scrutinize their academic progress and build a precise picture of each child’s potential; this allows them to reward a child’s hard work over a period of time and brings Early Years Foundation and more senior curricula much closer together, acknowledging that GEMS Wellington Academy - Silicon Oasis is very much one Academy.
At GEMS Wellington Academy – Silicon OASIS, the key objective is to equip students for the 21st Century and enable them develop a skill-set to succeed in an uncertain future.
WSO http://www.gemswellingtonacademy-dso.com/
About Application Process
If you meet the criteria and you are enthusiastic about the role, we would welcome your application. To complete the application you would need the following document(s):
1. Resume/CV
2. Passport-size photograph
Important Note : GEMS Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of its students. Applicants will be required to submit a current police criminal clearance check or equivalent from their home country or current country of residence prior to appointment.