Vacancy Details

8810 - Middle School Counselor - IB MYP (G6-10) - August '21

Location: UAE - Dubai
Closing Date 31-Jul-2021
About the Role

We, at GEMS International School, are looking for a qualified and experienced IB Middle Years Student Counselor to join us in August '21. If you are excited to join one of our world-class schools and are driven to provide education at an exceptional level this may be the ideal role for you. At GEMS International School, teachers enjoy an outstanding school environment in which to deliver a dynamic and creative curriculum to motivated students. We welcome applications from teachers who are excited to join our world-class school and are driven to provide education at an exceptional level. GEMS International School teachers enjoy an outstanding school environment in which to deliver a dynamic and creative curriculum to motivated students. 

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A degree level qualification in Counseling or Psychology and a specialization in school-based counseling.  Augmenting school counseling certifications and licenses are beneficial
  • Solid and demonstrable counseling experience of at least 3 years, supporting students with diverse backgrounds, ideally within an IB curriculum school, however, this is not mandatory
  • History of successful partnering with Admin (SLT) and other relevant stakeholders  
  • Knowledge of advisory or character programmes
  • Resilient and agile decision making skills to ensure successful design and implementation of programs that meet school and student body requirements to help students achieve success in all aspects of their life
  • Superior interpersonal skills that reflect patience, tolerance, sensitivity, empathy and enthusiasm for working with students, parents and school staff in a multicultural and international setting
  • Aspiration to work in a world class school with real prospects for enhancing their career

If interested and you meet requirements, we welcome your application.  Please clarify if you will be traveling with a teaching partner and what subject and year groups they are qualified to teach in your cover letter.

About Your Benefits

An excellent remuneration package is on offer to successful candidates including competitive tax free salary, fully furnished accommodation, comprehensive private medical and life insurance, working permit and residence visa, joining allowance, annual flight allowance, tuition fee concession and other benefits in line with the UAE Labour Law.

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.

About the School

GEMS International School, Dubai Hills, opened in September, 2013, as a premier school offering the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme.

With a strong multicultural student body and faculty of over 93 nationalities, we educate our students on the importance of acceptance, respect, appreciation and understanding. Through developing these core personal and social skills, and maintaining the GEMS Education ethos of learning, ambition and philanthropy, our students become true global citizens.

Our community is known for its warmth and inclusivity, with student leadership and responsibility (at all ages) highly valued. Our school is committed to digital citizenship. Our Bring Your Own Device program and dedicated Digital Learning Coaches enable students to discover ways that technology can assist and enhance their learning. Our students are not the only learners: our faculty is dedicated to self-improvement and sharing best practice through the highest levels of professional development.
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.