School Social Therapist/Counsellor, Dubai

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Dubai College, UAEDubai

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

A tradition of quality in education

This new post of School Social Therapist/Counsellor at Dubai College has arisen to add capacity to our counselling provision. The successful applicant will be responsible for researching the leading school provision worldwide and then devising our own in-house provision which is both in line with best practice globally but also sympathetic to our context. In addition they need to ensure that students, staff and parents are updated on our evolving provision and also provided with relevant training. This way we can work together as a whole community to provide the emotional support required in an increasingly busy and competitive world.

In order to satisfy the requirements of the Community Development Authority in Dubai the successful candidate must have:

MA in Psychology or Counselling from an institution recognised by the CDA

It is highly desirable for the applicant to have:

BACP Accreditation, UKCP registration or BPC further therapeutic training or qualification in working with  children and young people

In addition the successful candidate will have:

  • an understanding of the developmental, emotional, social and educational issues of children and young people
  • an awareness of the range of needs of people from diverse ethnic, cultural and social backgrounds
  • knowledge of how local mental health and CAMHS work in the UK
  • knowledge of the Children’s Act and legislation pertaining to children
  • minimum of 2 years post qualification experience
  • minimum of 1 year experience of working with children and young people
  • experience of working with adult clientsexperience of facilitating groups
  • experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team

A full job specification can be found in the Vacancy Pack on our website together with an application form.

This is a full-time position required from September 2018 (or earlier if possible). A full time social therapist/counsellor is expected to work around standard Dubai College hours Sunday to Wednesday, from 0745 until 1535 and on Thursdays from 0745 to 1235. The therapist/counsellor would meet with staff and students with the remainder of the time spent on administration and follow-up from the meetings as well as the development of the counselling provision in the College.

The School Social Therapist/Counsellor will work alongside our existing School Counsellor. This role attracts its own salary in line with UK standards and will be discussed at interview.

Applicants should send a completed application form by email to Annie Kirkaldy, Headmaster’s Assistant on

Dubai College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and operates child protection screening which includes contacting previous employers and Disclosure and Barring checks.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 22nd February and interviews will be held from Tuesday 27th February to Thursday 1st March 2018.

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More about Dubai College, UAE
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: PO Box 837, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 4 3999111
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Dubai College is an independent, coeducational, not-for-profit, selective school following an adapted English National Curriculum. The College was established forty years ago and has a national and international reputation for the q...