Vacancy Details

8934 - School Counsellor

Location: UAE - Dubai
Closing Date 15-Jul-2021
About the Role

Program Delivery

  • Provide individual and group counselling to students with identified concerns and needs.
  • Consult and collaborate effectively with parents/guardians, administrators, and other educational/community resources regarding students with identified needs and concerns.
  • Promote and plan programming for staff wellbeing initiatives.
  • Discuss and communicate the goals and progress of the comprehensive school counselling program with leadership and staff.
  • Work with the leadership 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 current and appropriate resources that can be made readily available for students, parents, and staff.
  • Establish procedures for securing external assistance for students with ongoing personal problems and emotional needs.


    System Support

  • Establish procedures and time frames to provide students with personal, social, and emotional counselling.
  • Implement an effective referral and follow-up process.
  • Maintain student records on progress, achievements, activities and interests.
  • Collect and analyze data to guide program direction and delivery.


    Professional Expectations

  • Embrace and encourage the ethos and standards of excellence as defined in the GEMS Core Values.
  • Ensure the GEMS policies, procedures, and codes of conduct are followed at all times.
  • Adhere to policies, procedures, and ethical standards of the school counselling profession.
  • Participate in regular professional development activities to improve knowledge and skills.
  • Initiate effort and energy beyond the typical work day, where the tasks require additional commitment.
  • Attend staff meetings and serve on committees as required.
  • Perform other duties as requested by direct reporting line managers / supervisors.

About Your Benefits
  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in either Counselling or Psychology.
  • Have an excellent level of English, both written and spoken.
  • Ideally have a minimum of 3 years counselling experience in a school setting.
  • Be up to date with all developments within the field of Counselling.
  • Have excellent IT skills.
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 Royal Dubai School offers Outstanding, world class facilities set in a modern campus providing a bright, modern, well-resourced environment for students to access an enriched learning experience. An accredited High Performance Learning school with special emphasis placed on the integration of technology into the curriculum with a high levels of community engagement in the school. GEMS Royal Dubai School offers the National Curriculum for England, to approximately 900 students on roll from Foundation Stage to Year 6.

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
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.