Counsellor - University, Careers & Guidance, Dubai

Closing date:Expiring tomorrow

Deira International School (DIS)Dubai

Date posted:
Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent


To educate all the secondary students about the university and career pathways as per their individual needs and ambitions


 Develop and implement a competitive school counselling program from year 7 to IB

 Evaluate areas of strength and advocate students using latest frameworks

 No. of group and individual counselling sessions delivered in an Academic year

 Value and respond to the diversity and individual differences of students

 Coordinate progression interviews and target students for the individual support

 Perform assessments, interpret tests and study student records (performance criteria)

 Assess university placements of the students (% of students getting through their first choice of university)

 Collaborate and consult with parents, teachers, community organisations and other stakeholders

 Deliver assemblies and events during career options and career evenings  Assess % of attendance of parents and students

 No. of career events per year (minimum 4)

 To perform duties within the codes of practice and ethics recommended by the KHDA or equivalent organisation

 100 % adherence to local policies and practices

 To work with the designated Leads and Heads and liaise with external agencies and parents to support students

 Utilize Bridge U to support research into international universities

 Offer advise related to standardized testing (SAT, IELTS, TOEFL, ACT, MSTATS) in a timely manner

 Timely and desired assistance in research paper completion

 Produce annual reports / review that reflects current trends and the counselling services performance, and presenting the report to the Senior Leadership Team

 Increase school exposure through increasing the number of career events during annual year

 Regular newsletter updates to stake holders for upcoming events and opportunities (University Fair)

 Provide content for various communication channels

 Annual reports to be submitted on time with current trend updates and implementation plan

 Assess No. of university fair organized, and value delivered in comparison to the previous years

 Timely release of new letter editions

 Support students with personal statements, provide references and coordinate transcripts

 Regular assistance to all the aspiring students for references and transcripts


Education: Masters in University career and guidance counselling 

Minimum Experience and Knowledge: Minimum 2 years of proven working experience in school counselling

Job-specific skills

 Integrity and professionalism

 Advocacy skills; Networking skills; Research skills

 Ability to respond effectively to the needs of a diverse student pool

 Engaging interpersonal skills and excellent communication skills

 Sound judgement and emotional intelligence

 Event Management 

More about Deira International School (DIS)
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Dubai Festival City, P.O. Box 79043, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +971 4 232 5552
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Mission Statement

'To provide a holistic and diverse educational experience in an international environment, nurturing individual achievement, independence, excellence and respect.'

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