Advanced Learning Schools

Saudi Arabia
seeks a

Counsellor - Male

effective 25 August 2019

Generally, the Counsellor:
  • Assists grades students, individually or in groups with developing academic, career and personal/social skills, goals and plans
  • Collaborates with OLC in administration, interpretation, utilization and communication of student assessment data
  • Collaborates with parents and teachers in assisting students with educational and career planning
  • Provides individual and group counseling to students with identified concerns and needs
  • Consults and collaborates with parents, teachers and administrators regarding students with identified concerns and needs
  • Implements an effective referral and follow-up process for students with identified concerns and needs
  • Uses assessment procedures for determining and structuring individual and group counseling services
  • Uses the majority of school day in providing direct services for student planning and responding to identified student concerns and needs
  • Monitors student academic performance, behaviour and attendance and assists with appropriate interventions
  • Attends all regular meetings as scheduled
  • Attends extraordinary meetings, when necessary, as determined by the Principal or Superintendent
  • Assists in the presentation, production and distribution of school handbooks and other related literature. Contributes periodically and when appropriate to the school newsletter
  • Performs such other duties as may be assigned by the Principals or Superintendent from time-to-time
  • Exhibits leadership and cooperates with Superintendent, faculty, parents, and students to formulate philosophy, goals, objectives, policies for counselling services to meet the needs of the Advanced Learning Schools community
  • Oversees expenditures of budget
  • Maintains an efficient and organized system of record keeping
  • Coordinates selection/evaluation of resources to meet the needs of the students and staff.
Specifically, the Counsellor:
  • Develops goals and objectives for a comprehensive, developmental guidance programme
  • Guides the planning, development, and implementation of the school-counselling programme
  • Designs and implements programme evaluation system.
Individual Counselling:
  • Counsels students regarding a variety of social and emotional issues
  • Keeps accurate and up-to-date records on individual student contacts
  • Informs staff when necessary and appropriate of conditions effecting student performance
  • Facilitates and mediates student conflicts between teachers, parents, and other students
  • Assists with student's adjustment to entering and leaving school.
College/University Guidance:
  • Prepares college/university guidebook
  • Acts as advocate for students in the college/university admissions process
  • Coordinates visit to the College Fairs
  • Schedules, announces, and hosts all college and university representative visits to the school
  • Hosts college/university application workshop for grade 11 students and their parents
  • Schedules individual meetings with all grade 11 students regarding college/university planning
  • Writes letters of recommendation letters to accompany college/university applications
  • Prepares and updates the school profile for dissemination to colleges and universities
  • Maintains records of students' progress towards graduation through credit checks
  • Informs parents and students of progress towards graduation by annual credit check letter
  • Distributes other college/university related information such as financial Aid, Scholarships, and Summer Study Programme
  • Conducts Group Guidance regarding the college/university application process, regarding, essay writing, college admissions tests, extra curricular activities, and other requirements
  • Orders and administers PSAT test for grade 10 and 11 students in October of each year
  • Distributes SAT I and II registration materials
  • Updates college and university catalogues and prospectuses
  • Provides appropriate school documents for college/university applications such as transcripts.
Academic Counselling:
  • Assists in selection of appropriate academic course selection
  • Conducts new student interviews
  • Makes introductions of new students to staff via email prior to student arrival
  • When appropriate, makes class changes to student timetables
  • Advises students and parents annually of any credit deficiencies, discussing remediation
  • Conducts classroom guidance regarding graduation requirements, career options and choices
  • Participates and consults in Student Based Teams with regard to students academic problems.
Administrative Duties:
  • Attends and contributes to (when appropriate) Principals Meetings
  • Establishes and maintains collegial relationships with other school counsellors in the area
  • Takes active role in ASA (After School Activities)
  • Continues to learn and grow as a professional by participating in workshops and conferences.



Senior/High School

Application Procedure

Candidates should send their application (CV and cover letter) to

Application Deadline

1 September 2019


Neil Hugo