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Elementary School Counselor

Al Ittihad Private Schools
Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
US 2200 - 3200 a month
Housing provided
Annual economy airfare to and from home country
Start date
Start September 2021
2 years
  • Elementary
  • University Graduate
  • Bachelor
  • 2 years of teaching experience
  • School Counselor
  • Teaching Credential/License
    Other Certification

Job Skills and Requirements

  • Master’s degree in counseling preferred
  • Two to five year's counseling experience in an educational setting
  • Excellent organizational, administrative and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and safeguard confidential information
  • Sensitivity in meeting the needs of an international student body
  • Demonstrated leadership with experience in curriculum development and co-curricular programs
  • Experience in a similar International and/or regional environment is an advantage
  • Proficient in IT for productivity purposes and as a tool to facilitate learning in the classroom
  • End of Service Gratuity
  • Medical Insurance for self
  • Housing provided
  • Annual economy airfare to and from home country

ISP-J seeks an experienced, dynamic School Elementary School Counselor. The ideal candidate will support our school’s mission, goals, and vision; value community; bring a spirit of enthusiasm, energy, and willingness to take thoughtful initiative in a collaborative setting.



  • To maximize each student’s potential through the implementation of a comprehensive program that fosters the competencies leading to lifelong success including personal, social growth, academic skills. Primary Responsibilities
  • Establish a proactive, counseling program that actively involves students, teachers and parents
  • Develop, document and implement counseling curriculum
  • Provide direct support services for students, teachers and parents including individual, small and large group meetings/conferences
  • Oversee student learning support services for students, teachers and parents from K1 through Grade 5. This involves handling referrals from teachers; coordinating Student Review Team meetings; recommending and facilitating educational or psychological testing; recommending possible classroom modifications where appropriate, and maintaining communication with students, teachers and parents throughout any referral process
  • Provide transitional programs for students, parents and faculty
  • Proactively establish and maintain a positive rapport with students, teachers and parents to enhance student learning through classroom visits, participation in student activities and visibility at activities and around the school
  • Maintain and share a database of community service resources for addressing student needs
  • Maintain confidential files on applicable students and appropriate confidentiality in all matters pertaining to student and faculty counseling issues
  • Oversee external testing and facilitate analysis, feedback and summary of test results to support student learning
  • Participate as a member of the sectional admissions team
  • Collaborate with the sectional principal on scheduling, course selections and student placements


Additional Duties:

  • Engage with the administration in a committed effort to improve one’s own job knowledge
  • Openly support and abide by all school policies and procedures
  • Model IPS-J’s ‘Core Values’ in interaction with the school community
  • Liaise with Director General, taking on tasks as assigned, including all school goals and objectives
  • Demonstrate commitment to personal continuous professional growth and development.
This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

When you visit AL ITTIHAD PRIVATE SCHOOL (ISP-J) you will see a vibrant school community with exceptional educational professionals, recruited from around the world, who are committed to delivering a true American education in a local setting. 

We belong to the Al Ittihad Private Schools and are considered the Flagship school. The first IPS school opened in Dubai 1978. Currently, we have a total of five schools in the UAE (Al Ain, Dubai, Abu Dhabi). Our branch, Al Ittihad Private School Jumeira, opened its doors in 1998 to meet the growing needs of Emirati students in Dubai; and now, 21 years later, IPS-J has become one of the premier Emirati schools in Dubai offering the American curriculum. We are located in the heart of Jumeirah and offer outstanding facilities that provide the best possible spaces for our committed teachers and coaches to inspire and adapt to the demands of the modern age while at the same time preserve our cultural heritage.

Technology, art, physical education, library, classroom and common spaces all communicate a message that learning is the core purpose and highly valued at IPS-J. With the support of the Board of Directors, the Leadership Team and the highly supportive parent community, IPS-J provides comprehensive programs and education

IPS-J serves over 2400 Emirati students from Pre-KG to grade 12. We are fully accredited by CIS and NEASC and rated as a “Good” school by KHDA.

Our core values of Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, and Compassion guide our actions and promote a culture of inclusiveness and engagement. Our focus on student learning in a safe, secure environment ensures that each of our students is encouraged to reach his or her potential each day. We are fully committed to the wellbeing of our students and staff. 

This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

Drawing millions of visitors each year, Dubai allows teachers to experience a unique combination of traditional Middle Eastern ways of life and an upscale expatriate lifestyle. Dubai's many private schools provide opportunities for licensed teachers to teach in one of the most exciting and dynamic modern cities in the world.

UAE Dirham
Hot desert climate
4,114 km²
This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

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