School Counsellor, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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West Yas AcademyAbu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Start date: August 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

School Counsellor 

Aldar Academies are currently seeking a School Counsellor for West Yas Academy in Abu Dhabi commencing August 2018. 

West Yas Academy is a Massachusetts State Curriculum school in Abu Dhabi, which is the most highly regarded and successful public school curriculum in the United States. 

The Massachusetts Curriculum draws on a rich history of academic excellence and rigor, and has historically benefited from proximity to and interaction with higher education institutions such as Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Graduates of West Yas Academy will receive the American High School Diploma, which is the standard qualification for entry into colleges and US universities. 

PURPOSE:

The School Counsellors will assist students with personal, family, educational, mental health, or career problems. The counsellors will advocate for students and work with other individuals and organizations to promote the academic, career, personal, and social development of the student.

BACKGROUND:

Counsellors will help students evaluate their abilities, interest, talents, and personalities to develop realistic academic and career goals. Counsellors use interviews, counselling sessions, interest and aptitude assessment tests, and other methods to evaluate and advise students and social development problems or special needs.

MAIN ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Help students enhance personal, social, and academic growth
  • Monitor the progress of individual students
  • Make contact with parents to discuss student behaviour
  • Take steps to prevent bullying and support victims of bullying
  • Help students develop job search skills, such as resume writing and interviewing techniques
  • Help students understand and deal with social, behaviour, and personal problems
  • Emphasize preventive and developmental counselling to provide students with life skills needed to deal with problems before they worsen and to enhance students’ personal, social, and academic growth.
  • Provide special services such as conflict resolution classes, identify cases of domestic abuse and other family problems that can affect a student’s development

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 3-Years’ school counselling or other counselling experience required
  • Advanced degree in related field (social work, psychology, sociology)
  • Appropriate license to carry-out student counselling
  • Strong interpersonal skills with both students and parents
  • Demonstrable organizational skills
  • Strong desire to help others and should be able to inspire respect, trust, and confidence
  • Must possess high emotional and physical energy to handle the array of problems addressed.


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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Address: Zone K - Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 2 885 7001
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West Yas Academy is an American Curriculum school located on Yas Island, which its inaugural term was in August 2016. The school is a part of Aldar Academies, one of the UAE's largest providers of leading private education, with schools in Abu Dhabi ...