Living in the UAE
With year-round sunshine, a tax-free salary and endless career development opportunities, Dubai is fast becoming one of the major players in the international teaching market. Whether you enjoy spending your weekends dune bashing and cycling the desert tracks, or indulging in some retail therapy before a dip in the sea - Dubai has it all. Its a great place to develop yourself professionally, while enjoying an enriching life outside of the workplace. At Taaleem we are proud and privileged to operate some of the leading schools in the UAE, led by outstanding teachers from all over the world. Our schools are located across Dubai and Abu Dhabi, catering to the British, IB and American curricula, so we always look for a diverse and inspiring teaching body who are looking to help educate and develop the future generations.
Dubai British School Jumeirah Park
Dubai British School is a thriving British international school, located in the Jumeirah Islands area of Dubais. A Taaleem school, DBSJP offers high quality education to over a thousand students aged 3 to 18.
The school is unique in many ways; it has been designed to the highest specifications with the 21st century learning needs of students in mind. The facilities are second to none and include a state-of-the-art performing arts theatre; radio station; large, light and airy classrooms; a competition 8-lane swimming pool with training pool; shaded outdoor learning spaces; a food technology room and a family-style dining facilities with a professional-standard kitchen.
The quality of the building and facilities are matched by the quality and experience of the staff, all appointed to support the schools vision of providing outstanding education from Year 1 to Year 13 (Year 1 to Year 8 2016/17 and for Academic Year 2017/18 - Year 1 to Year 9 and further secondary classes will be added from 2019).
Our multi-cultural environment offers an exceptional combination of the best of a well-rounded British education delivered within a truly international community, enriched by a variety of cultures that characterize our increasingly connected world.
In the pursuit of the highest academic standards, we provide a caring and supportive atmosphere, which allows children to thrive academically, socially and emotionally with each individual talent being nurtured and celebrated.
The curriculum at DBSJP 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).
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.
Aside from your qualifications, personality is very important, we look for inspirational teachers who leave a lasting impression on students for years to follow. If you're able to demonstrate outstanding standards of teaching and learning, with a passionate, enthusiastic, creative and dynamic attitude then we want to hear from you!
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.