Social Worker, Abu Dhabi

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Al Rabeeh SchoolAbu Dhabi

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Start date: 25th August 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

Al Rabeeh is seeking an enthusiastic, adaptable and appropriately qualified Female School Social Worker for late-August 2019. 

Applicants must be; 

• Female 

• Fluent in Arabic  

• Demonstrate a high level of spoken and written English.  

• Must hold a relevant degree in Social Work or Psychology. 

Applicants must also demonstrate:

• Strong focus on pastoral care and be prepared to go the extra mile to care for our students

• Experience of supporting students in a school environment and liaising with staff, parents and outside agencies

• Enthusiasm and dedication

• Effective Communication skills

• Confidence in establishing open communication between students, staff, parents and outside agencies

• An ability to work across all Key Stages in a school

The Al Rabeeh name has been synonymous throughout the city for high quality education and pastoral care since 1979. It is a well-established primary school with an excellent reputation within the community of Abu Dhabi. Al Rabeeh School is one of the oldest international schools in Abu Dhabi, growing considerably over the years. 

The school is the founding school of an expanding group of schools and academies, which are aiming to be the best providers of education in the Emirate. We recruit the very best teachers who can deliver our curricula in a creative, collaborative, and highly engaging manner. The school is a member of British Schools in the Middle East (BSME) and is committed to professional development and the CPD programmes BSME offers. 

Applicants must lead by example and take the lead role in the school’s pastoral care and support programmes. Successful applicants will need to be sympathetic with the ethos and values of Al Rabeeh, a school with a high population of Emirati/Arab students. 

We offer: 

• Competitive local contract salary (tax free) 

• An initial two year contract (renewable by mutual consent)

• A supportive team to develop your career

• The opportunity to establish innovative practices

• The potential to lead a team of staff as the role grows

To apply please use the ‘apply now’ button and follow the process, or forward an up-to-date CV, covering letter and photograph to the Principal  Mr Riaan Huyser at  Please indicate 'Social Worker' in the subject line for the email.  

Closing date for applications: Thursday 23rd May 2019, but interviews may take place ahead of this date so an early application is advantageous. While we thank all applicants, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

More about Al Rabeeh School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 12 years
Address: Hadbat Al Zafranah, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +971 2 4482856
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