Counselor


Last Updated: 16th January 2019 (over 3 years ago)

Address
United Arab Emirates

E-mail
Locked

Phone Number
Locked

Gender
Female

Age Range
25 to 34

Qualification Level
Masters

Languages
Arabic, English

Summary

Self-directed School Counselor and innovative thinker with a knack for developing creative solutions to complex problems. Seeking a position with the opportunity for new challenges and professional development and advancement.

Education

United Arab Emirates University
M.Sc

   Jan 2017
— Current

Clinical Psychology

Hanover College
B.A

   Aug 2010
— May 2014

Psychology

Experience

Dubai Modern Education School
School Counselor

   Nov 2018
— Current

Working with a diverse range of psychological issues including grief and loss, transition, eating disorders, self-harm, depression, anger management, abuse, relationship breakdown and social support.
Providing one-on-one attention to students, while maintaining overall focus on the entire group, whilst detecting early signs of emotional or developmental problem and meeting emotional and developmental needs.
Collaborated with SLT to develop after-school tutorial program for students in need of extra help, by working closely with staff members to provide additional support to vulnerable students as required.
Developing program to work with students and increase interest in higher learning and monitoring each student's educational progress with individualised files.
Monitoring students' academic progress and pointed students to relevant information about academic and personal support services available.
Leading partnership and affiliate programs with various universities to better bridges and facilitate higher education options for students.
Establishing positive rapport with students and parents, through addressing behavioral and learning issues, and resolving conflicting educational priorities and concerns.
Focal point of contact and representative with KHDA regarding student wellbeing, behavioral matters and administrative tasks such as yearly inspection and other AD-HOC tasks. Maintaining accurate and complete student records as required by KHDA laws, district policies and administrative regulations.
Networking with other counselors and external agencies to promote best practice and efficient referral process and cascading down such knowledge to parents and other departments through meetings, presentations, training sessions and workshops as required.
Member of the Child Protection Committee.

Gems Metropole School
Guidance Counselor

   Aug 2015
— Aug 2016

Implemented and monitored a comprehensive school counselling curriculum program (International Model for School Counselling- ISCA Model) that focuses on personal and social development, and academic success to help students achieve their full potential
Provided direct support services to individual students, small groups, classes and families based on referrals and assessments
Consulted with other professional staff, GEMS counselling network, outside agencies and other organizations to aid development of the counselling services offered and to continually contribute to my own professional development
Completed written reports on student wellbeing when requested by clinics, schools, KHDA and other agencies or organizations
Provided a support system to strengthen the efforts of teachers, staff, parents, and other members of the community
Developed developmental units including planning, organizing, and worked closely with other staff members to raise awareness across the school
Member of the Safeguarding Committee

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