Vacancy Details

6324 - School Counsellor

Business Unit:
Location: UAE - Dubai
Closing Date 20-Jun-2023
About the Role

We are looking for a passionate School Counselor to join our dynamic team at GEMS Metropole School. 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
All positions attract an excellent remuneration package.
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 Metropole School, located in Motor City in Dubai, opened its doors in September 2014 and has continued to flourish and grow in student number and stature. The school is now open to students from FS1 to Year 13 with an all-through school capacity of 4200 students offering the National Curriculum for England.

The school has become well-known for their key areas of success, such as a strong community approach to education, highly inclusive school support to strong secondary options at Key Stage 4 and academic and vocational choices at Key Stage 5. In addition, the school has well-equipped classrooms, a highly competitive sports department, a farm, digital media rooms, innovation laboratories, dedicated science labs, music, art rooms and libraries.

Most recently the school has completely overhauled its digital strategy to lay the foundations to further its position as a leader in associated technologies in the region, focusing on the use of technology to a. enhance the learning experience of our students through experiential learning through the use of AR and AI technology b. improve feedback and communication between the student/teacher and teacher/parent and c. help reduce staff time and workload, helping to improve teacher wellbeing and reduce burnout.

Students from our Foundation Stage classes have access to attractive indoor and outdoor learning areas to explore and investigate, high quality Information Technology provision and Science provision to develop IT and Science-based literacy, and most recently a language hub to support key language skills across school.

In the Primary section, with the use of 1:1 technologies, students and teachers use iPads and interactive whiteboards to enhance learning opportunities where appropriate. The Secondary school continues to develop and grow and has seen the LEAD and skills programme blossom supporting students to make informed decisions and develop their learning and leadership skills. A new focus of personalised pathways is supporting students in their preparation for life after school and their journey towards success. In conclusion, GEMS Metropole School is a member of the British Schools of the Middle East (BSME) with the School Principal as a BSME Country Rep. This allows both teachers and students alike to continue to grow and develop with the rich traditions of the National Curriculum offerings and align itself with ‘like schools’ across the region and overseas.


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
3. CV
4. Passport Copy

In line with the UAE's Emiratisation goals, GEMS welcomes and encourages applications from UAE nationals to join our fast-growing team.

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.