Elementary/Primary Counselor - GEMS Education - Dubai

GEMS Education seek an Elemenatry/Primary counselor to organise and provide academic, personal, social, emotional and career counseling for our students. 

Immediate Start

The counsellor will have overall responsibility for designing and implementing a counseling programme that meets the requirements of the school and student body and enables students to achieve success in all aspects of their life.

Candidates should have a degree in education/psychology/counseling and at least one year’s school-based experience or previous experience working with schools and students in an counseling capacity.






Posted: September 2017
This is a Direct to School Job
Dubai , United Arab Emirates
March 2018
2 Years
University Graduate
KG, Gr. 1, Gr. 2, Gr. 3, Gr. 4, Gr. 5, Gr. 6, Gr. 7, Gr. 8, Gr. 9, Gr. 10, Gr. 11, Gr. 12, Gr. 13

Qualifications & Requirements

TESL/TEFL Diploma Level
1 Year
  • Embrace and encourage the ethos and standards of excellence as defined in the GEMS Core Values
  • Establish procedures and time frames to provide students with academic, personal, social, emotional and psychological counseling
  • Work with new students to ensure a smooth adjustment to the school
  • Provide students with guidance on admission to higher education institutions
  • Organise and process recommendations for students to higher education institutions and provide assistance with application procedures
  • Provide opportunities for students to take tests for admission to higher education institutions
  • Maintain and update a list of colleges and universities which have accepted students from the school
  • Liaise with the Librarian to provide and update careers and college material
  • In conjunction with senior management team organise and coordinate careers session with representatives from a range of professions
  • Establish, maintain and update a record of Alumni
  • Establish procedures for securing external assistance for students with personal problems and emotional needs
  • Work with the senior management team to develop experiences and activities which are beneficial for students’ holistic development, and which promote responsibility, leadership skills, cooperation and other personal and social skills
  • Maintain student records on progress, achievements, activities and interests
  • Establish proactive guidelines and procedures to deal with bullying
  • Establish and administer appropriate testing programmes to evaluate student aptitude and achievement
  • Establish systems to notify parents promptly about problems in class, with school work or behavioural issues
  • Ensure the GEMS policies, procedures, and codes of conduct are followed at all times
  • Initiate effort and energy beyond the typical work day, where the tasks require additional commitment
  • Attend staff meetings and serve on committees as required
  • Perform other duties as requested by direct & dotted reporting line managers / supervisors