Primary/Middle School Counsellor

Middle East, Qatar

ISL Qatar

ISL Qatar

Job Description
School Counsellor (Social, Emotional and Psychological): Job Description/Teacher Profile 


Scope: Secondary school  

Reporting to: Head of  Primary & Secondary, Head of School 


In order to fill this role effectively, the successful candidate will need to have a diverse range of qualities, competencies and experience. He/She should be an outstanding learner, motivator and communicator, with excellent interpersonal skills, and should be capable of creating an environment of mutual support and respect by identifying and addressing factors that support or perhaps inhibit student learning. He/she should be able to provide support to students, staff and parents to facilitate the development of an internationally-minded community which shares a common interest in preserving the environment, caring for each other and engaging enthusiastically in learning.  


Qualifications and experience. The school prefers applicants with: 

Degree level qualification in psychology, education, counselling or equivalent 

Experience in school counselling and/or learning support 


Knowledge and Skills. He/She should: 

be aligned with the ISL values of diversity, passion, identity and understanding 

possess excellent communication skills and be willing to adapt to the demands of an international school, in particular he/she should be have a good working knowledge of English (knowledge of Arabic would be useful too) 

have a high level of understanding of current research on counselling, how children learn and possess the ability to motivate students to perform at their best 

be able to develop rapport with students and create an atmosphere of trust and respect  

be adept and accomplished at providing counselling support to students 

be able to participate fully in an expanding IB school and, in particular, help to develop the team spirit 

have the ability to manage a diverse and demanding workload 



To be a member of the Student Support Services Team 

To develop rapport with students to create an atmosphere of trust and respect 

To show genuine interest in all students and ensure that the ISL Qatar values are prominent aspects of their school life 

To initiate, design, implement and review personal, social, emotional and psychological support programmes in the secondary school  

To implement a structure to support students in social, emotional or psychological need 

To provide counselling support to students to enhance their protection, well-being, self-esteem and achievement 

To liaise with staff to ensure that each student’s social, emotional and academic needs are well served  

To participate in, and lead, assemblies  

To maintain records and ensure confidentiality 

To adhere to budgets and be accountable for purchases 

To participate in the induction programme for new staff 

To monitor new staff and their families and provide support and mentoring to ensure a smooth transition into the ISL Qatar community 

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