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Elementary Counselor

Kuwait City, KuwaitPosted 24 days ago
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TITLE: COUNSELORREPORTS TO: PRINCIPALPrimary Purpose:School Counselors provide students with guidance and support in dealing with an array of issues such as personal, academic, parental, or social pressures.Responsibilities:Advises and counsels students regarding academic, educational, and short-term social and emotional problems.Remains universally accessible and makes an effort to know every student for whom they are responsible.Provides individual student planning and responsive services to support students and their families regarding academic matters.Teaches guidance classes and provides guidance counseling to students through planned activities in small group or classroom settings to convey educational, social, and important school information, and offers workshops/seminars for parents.Consults facilitates and maintains communication with parents, teachers, administrators, and pertinent agents on specific student and parent academic and educational matters including academic modifications and/or accommodations.Provides feedback and recommends appropriate action and solutions to individual student's academic and educational needs and abilities.Assists students/parents in understanding school policies and procedures.Provides brief counseling to address social and emotional concerns and appropriately refers students to behavioral health specialists.Communicates, coordinates, and collaborates with behavioral health specialists in developing and implementing student supports.Supports and attends appropriate student activities and events.Evaluating students' abilities and interests through aptitude assessments, interviews, and individual planningIdentifying issues that affect school performance, such as poor classroom attendance ratesHelping students understand and overcome social or behavioral problems through classroom guidance lessons and counselingCounseling individuals and small groups based on student and school needsWorking with students to develop skills, such as organizational and time management abilities and effective study habitsHelping students create a plan to achieve academic and career goalsCollaborating with teachers, administrators, and parents to help students succeedTeaching students and school staff about specific topics, such as bullying, drug abuse, and planning for college or careers after graduationMaintaining records as requiredReporting possible cases of neglect or abuse and referring students and parents to resources outside the school for additional supportQualifications:Master's Degree in Counseling/Guidance, Education, or Social Work if availableMinimum of 2 years of school counseling or teaching experienceKnowledge of multiple counseling approachesFamiliarity with online learning platformsExcellent verbal and written communication skillsEmpathy and sensitivity to others' needsStrong interpersonal skillsAbout American Baccalaureate School:ABS is a private, non-profit school offering an American-based curriculum including a wide variety of advanced courses, and a college preparatory program, guiding students to become independent, intellectual global citizens. It is our goal to develop responsible and accountable young adults who are prepared for the challenges of international universities. The American Baccalaureate School opened its doors in September 2006 to 550 students. We now have over 1,300 students enrolled from pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade.For more information about ABS visit: www.abs.edu.kw

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