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Ahliyyah School for Girls & Bishop's School for Boys
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Counselor-MYP/DP

Job Description and Requirements

Job Description

(Counselor - MYP)

Job background:

The purpose of this job is to hire a Counselor for the Middle Years and Diploma Programs.

Roles and Responsibilities:

The main role of the counselor is to provide prevention and intervention in the form of counseling sessions as well as offer social emotional leaning classes.  Candidates will also have to contribute to the wellbeing program in the schools. The main duties and responsibilities of the job will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Offer timely, professional, and constructive follow up with students, parents, and teachers.
  • Maintain confidentiality of students and student issues within the confines of the school policy and procedures.
  • Refer students to external professionals when needed, and coordinate with them as required.
  • Contribute to creation, dissemination, and data gathering of surveys within the schools.
  • Attend and contribute to school programs and activities.
  • Monitor student behavioral and academic performance.
  • Any other duties as assigned.

Key Competencies:

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent leadership skills with a gift to motivate and inspire students.
  • Ability to build trust and promote positive relationships with students, parents, and colleagues'.
  • Pursuing innovation and excellence, and acting as a role model and leading by example.
  • Ability to prepare reports and deliver oral presentations.
  • Excellent planning, coordinating, organizing and analyzing abilities are essential.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with teachers at all levels in a multicultural environment.
  • Motivational; with a keen interest in encouraging and inspiring students.

Job Qualifications:

  • University degree in Counseling, Preventive Mental Health, or Social Work, or Clinical Psychology.
  • Basic counseling and therapy skills is a plus.
  • 2 or more years of experience.
  • Excellent communication skills in English and Arabic is essential.
  • Strong service orientation, flexibility and understanding of different school stakeholders’ needs.