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Careers Counsellor

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Star Twar
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Date Added: Jan 18, 2023

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Careers Counsellor Role Profile

Star International School, Al Qusais is looking to recruit a strong and resilient Careers Counsellor to join our growing school in August 2023

Star International School Al Twar and Al Qusais is a part of the International Schools Partnership (ISP). The International Schools Partnership (ISP) is a growing group of committed colleagues in financially responsible schools around the world, all of which aim to be the school of choice in their local area. Learning is at the heart of everything we do for our pupils, colleagues and parents. We are committed to getting better, all the time. Star International School is a bespoke English Curriculum school catering to students from FS1 to Year 13 and is located in the heart of Dubai. Star currently has 625 students.

Purpose of Role

We are seeking to appoint a well-qualified Careers Counsellor to join our friendly, efficient and successful team. The successful candidate will be in a position to provide sound and effective advise based on individual meetings with the children


ISP Principles

Begin with our children and students. Our children and students are at the heart of what we do. Simply, their success is our success. Wellbeing and safety are both essential for learners and learning. Therefore, we are consistent in identifying potential safeguarding issues and acting and following up on all concerns appropriately.

Treat everyone with care and respect. We look after one another, embrace similarities and differences and promote the well-being of self and others.

Operate effectively. We focus relentlessly on the things that are most important and will make the most difference. We apply school policies and procedures and embody the shared ideas of our community.

Learn continuously. Getting better is what drives us. We positively engage with personal and professional development and school improvement.


Careers Counsellor Key Responsibilities

  • assessing personal characteristics, skills and interests via individual interviews and/or group work, and relating these to suitable opportunities
  • providing help and advice in a range of ways, including face-to-face meetings such as drop-in clinics and guidance interviews, social media and direct personal contact by email, phone and Skype
  • liaising with schools, colleges, academic departments, employers and professional organisations
  • organising work placements
  • writing careers literature, action plans and reports
  • making presentations
  • working with academic departments to provide career management skills (CMS) sessions
  • running workshops and events, which may include external speakers such as representatives of employers or professional organisations
  • supporting psychometric and personality testing
  • using specialist computer-aided guidance applications
  • attending conferences
  • advising students on CVs, covering letters and interviews, and holding mock interviews
  • providing personalised and bespoke student career plans


Skills, Qualifications and Experience

  • Qualification in Career Development (QCD) or Qualification in Career Guidance (QCG) and Equivalent Relevant British teaching qualification to teach Secondary School ICT (a Bachelor’s degree and a recognised teaching qualification)
  • A minimum of 2 years recent teaching experience in KS3, KS4 and KS45 
  • A good working knowledge of the latest UK practice from either the UK or a British Curriculum school overseas
  • A good knowledge of the GCSE curriculum
  • Excellent communication skills to lead by example, as well as collaborate with Key Stage leaders, Senior Management and parents
  • Be flexible and adaptable
  • Have the ability to research new initiatives and implement them whilst evaluating current processes
  • Have the ability to confidently utilise AFL strategies and a variety of tasks to enhance learning
  • Be proficient in ICT.
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities and the willingness to deliver in-school inset.


ISP Commitment to Safeguarding Principles

ISP is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and satisfactory Criminal Background Checks or equivalent covering the previous 10 years’ employment history.

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