Middle School Counsellor

Company: Full Time International School of London
  • Location: Doha, Qatar View on Map
  • Date Posted: November 20, 2023
  • Salary: Negotiable

About the job

Scope: Middle School

Reporting to: Head of Middle School, Head of Student Inclusion & Well-being

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 inhibit learning. He/she should be able to provide support to students, staff and parents to facilitate the development of an internationally minded community that shares a common interest in preserving the environment, caring for each other and engaging enthusiastically in learning.


  • Qualifications and experience. The school prefers people with:
  • Qualification in psychology, education or equivalent
  • Experience in IB school counselling, preferably with MYP experience
  • Should be qualified to administer education/psychology tests
  • 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 able to communicate effectively in English
  • have a high level of understanding of current research as to 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 middle school counselling
  • be able to model and promote the IB Learner Profile
  • be able to participate fully in an expanding IB school and, in particular, help to develop team spirit within learning support
  • have the ability to manage a diverse and demanding workload
  • Responsibilities.
  • To attend meetings with the Middle School Leadership Team (MSLT) and Inclusion and Well-being Team
  • To initiate, design, implement and review social skills programs throughout the school
  • To support and contribute to planning to identify opportunities for intervention
  • To provide academic counselling to graduating students
  • To assist in the implementation of the curriculum by providing support to staff and students to enhance their performance.
  • To participate in planning meetings to identify opportunities for intervention
  • To conduct workshops for the whole school community and for interest groups within the community.
  • Attend and contribute to PTA meetings as required
  • To participate in assemblies to disseminate information
  • To assist in the organization of school events as required
  • To maintain records and ensure confidentiality
  • To adhere to budgets and be accountable for purchases
  • To participate in the induction program for new staff
  • To provide emotional support to new staff and their families to ensure a smooth transition into the ISL Qatar community
  • To provide reading material for staff to enhance their knowledge

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