Job Details
Posting Date
11/03/2020 Expiry Date 11/04/2020 Job Reference Number: 1456-2020-03-11T09:26:30
Counselor
Category Non Faculty Vacancies
College Departments
Department Deanship of Student Affairs (Women)
Job Purpose

Counsel students with a variety of problems by using psychological theory and research in therapeutic work and appropriately diagnose the course of action and next steps in order to support students with their mental wellbeing.

Main accountabilities & expectations
  1. Provide one-on-one or group counseling and advisory sessions to students as required, such as disciplinary issues, attendance issues and attitude issues.
  2. Listen to students' concerns about academic, emotional or social problems, and help them understand problems, define goals, and develop action plans in order to support their wellbeing.
  3. Assess students by requesting them to complete mental health needs, risk assessment and psychometric testing in order to formulate a psychological explanation of the student's issues.
  4. Follow up, counsel and advise 'at risk' students with academic or technical issues related to performance in class, and support students with medical or personal issues.
  5. Develop and maintain family outreach programs that help support students with academic issues.
  6. Organize and prepare training courses and workshops for students, covering various issues such as time management, effective study habits, etc.
  7. Assist in student extra-curricular activities such as sports, external trips, student visits, etc.
  8. Help raise awareness about mental and physical health, by organizing or participating in lectures, talks, workshops, and other social events.
  9. Improve the job tasks by undertaking research, either individually or as part of a team to develop diagnostic or therapeutic counselling techniques.
  10. Manage students' files by writing reports and keep records for future reference.
  11. Maintain a data base for all student cases and relevant documents including student progress reports.
  12. Complete any other job-related tasks as assigned by line manager within the expected time limit.

Job Specific Accountabilities

Operational Plans

Participate in developing the department's operational and business plans, and contribute in the execution of same in line with the department's strategy in order to support the achievement of the function's strategic objectives.

 

Continuous Improvement

Provide input to enhance the policy and procedures, and follow all relevant processes, standard operating procedures, and instructions to ensure that work is carried out in a controlled and consistent manner.

 

Systems, Processes and Reports

Generate relevant reports and ensure that they are prepared timely and accurately, and meet the department's requirements and standards.


Required Skills
  • Highly socially aware and ability to build relationship with others and demonstrate empathy
  • Excellent active listening and communication skills
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion
  • Logical and analytical thinker.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to prepare professional documents, in both Arabic and English.
  • Proficiency in MS office applications.

Preferred Qualification & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Psychology or a relevant discipline.
  • 6-8 years of UAE experience in similar role preferably in higher education institutions.
  • Master's degree is a plus.
  • Priority is to UAE Nationals.


Job Location University of Sharjah (Main)
Competencies

Key Interactions

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  • Students
  • Faculty/staff members
  • Colleges
  • Disability Resources Center
  • Student Dorms
  • Student parents/families
  • Other government organizations
  • Healthcare providers


Job Criteria
Gender Female
Qualification Bachelor's degree/higher diploma
Relevant Experience 6 or more
Living In UAE Open for all