Whole School Counsellor, Dubai

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Dubai British SchoolDubai

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Dubai British School

Dubai British School is a thriving British international school, located in The Springs area of Dubais Emirates Hills. A Taaleem school, DBS offers high quality education to over a thousand students aged 3 to 18. Dubai British School is fully accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS), and is rated 'Very Good' by the Dubai Schools Inspection Bureau (DSIB)

Since opening our doors in 2005, DBS has established itself as one of the leading British schools in the region, offering a broad and balanced education to children from all around the world. We are a unique school that places the wellbeing of our students and the interests of our community at the heart of everything we do. It is our goal that every DBS student is given the tools to make a positive difference during their time with us  to their own life and to others lives.

Our mission of 'Enjoy, Aspire, Achieve' perfectly captures the ethos of this great school, where students thrive in a nurturing yet challenging environment, able to achieve the best possible educational outcomes and to flourish as individuals during the experience. We celebrate this individuality in all that we do, praising a musical solo as warmly as we do an A* grade and promoting a wonderful piece of artwork or sporting brilliance as much as we do an entrance into Cambridge university.

It is this warmth of spirit that sets DBS apart, where every student, every member of staff and every parent can find their place in the sun. Schools are often talked about as being happy places, but DBS is made up of happy people, happy to be respected, valued, and appreciated, given every opportunity to succeed in a way that is meaningful to them. 

Our Curriculum
The curriculum at DBS is modelled on the National Curriculum for England, significantly enhanced by 'Wow Learning', the study of Arabic throughout and a challenging set of GCSE and GCE A Level courses from Year 10 to Year 13. The opportunities that students enjoy outside the classroom are just as important as the main curriculum and we offer an extensive and varied extra-curricular activities programme (ECA).

Who are we?

As a Taaleem teacher you will join one of the largest, most respected education providers in the United Arab Emirates. Taaleem (which means education in Arabic) was established in 2004 and now has 9,000 students attending our 11 international schools and pre-schools in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Taaleem is also one of the Middle Easts leading IB workshop providers for PYP, MYP, DP and IBCP. We began training in 2009 and have enrolled over 3500 participants to date.

We recruit the very best international teachers who can deliver our international curricula in a creative, collaborative, and highly engaging manner. Taaleem is committed to inspiring students and helping them to identify and develop their passions and talents.

What do we look for?

For a whole school counsellor we look for the following:

  • MA in Psychology or Counselling from an institution recognized by the CDA.
    A commitment to inclusion in schools and pro-actively ensuring high standards of student well-being
  • An understanding of the developmental, emotional, social and educational issues of children and young people
  • Experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • A minimum of three years experience within a similar role
  • High level skills in Safeguarding policy and practice 
  • Ability to offer professional development to staff and lead parent workshops
  • Experience working across all age groups in a variety of settings
  • Efficient coaching skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage own caseload.

What we offer:

We are committed to developing our staff and run regular professional development workshops to ensure our teachers are equipped to provide students with the best possibly educational experience.

Taaleem provides excellent, high quality purpose built accommodation for teaching staff equipped with gym, pool and all amenities. We offer an attractive tax-free salary, medical insurance, free child places within selected schools and an annual flight allowance along with great corporate discounts with many service providers in Dubai.

Job location

More about Dubai British School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: State
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: P.O. Box 37828, Springs 3, Emirates Hills, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 43619361
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Dubai British School

Who are we?

Taaleem was founded in 2004 in Dubai and is one of the largest education providers in the United Arab Emirates with nearly 9,000 students attending our 11 international schools and pre-schools in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Ou...