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Creation Date: 2018/11/15 08:52:47
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Institute of Applied Technology

Career Counselor
Institute of Applied Technology

Job Description

• Comply with EHS Policies, Programs and Procedures as per ADVETI EHSMS-General Framework and take responsibility for any aspect of EHS that they are involved in
• Guide individuals and groups of students through the development of educational and career plans: provide orientation activities for students new to the school; participate in orientation programs for incoming ninth graders
• Guide students through career information system and other counseling center resources; provide a mechanism for the systematic and efficient dissemination of current, accurate information needed by individual students and parents
• Maintain liaisons with post-secondary institutions, employers, community leaders and organizations for the purpose of building resources and expanding program opportunities for eligible students
• Prepare a wide variety of manual and electronic reports and materials for the purpose of communicating with staff, students and community
• Help learners find potential Internship and volunteer jobs opportunities. Aid learners in the job search process by teaching them where to look for open positions and connecting them with job search resources
• Help students develop job search skills and college application skills, such as resume writing and interviewing techniques
• Provide students with information for career exploration and selection to assist them in making appropriate academic course selections relating to their interests
• Maintains an appropriate library/database relating to various careers for students to utilize in their career explorations
• Strengthen career development programs at all levels
• Use ADVETI Career Development Guidelines to help learners prepare for the changing workplace by helping them understand the relationship between education and employment
• Develop relationships with admissions counselors at the best universities
• Arrange for site visits by targeted universities as well as tours of local universities for student
• Consult with parents, teachers, and school administrators to help students succeed in gaining entrance to universities
• Plan, organize and facilitate parent events regarding college admissions and career planning
• Remain current regarding deadlines for admission and the requirements for admission to various colleges and universities globally
• Assist students with the application process and sets appropriate deadlines for submission of materials for college/university admissions
• Ensure that student transcripts are prepared and accurately reflect student achievement in order to present a favorable application for college admission
• Review student applications, including personal statements and essays, to ensure that all is complete and submitted ahead of deadlines
• Maintain confidentiality as professionally appropriate with regards to learners’ wellbeing
• Uphold the Institute/ school’s code of conduct and all school policies
• Undertake other related duties assigned by manager


• Strong desire to help others and be able to inspire trust, respect, and confidence
• Strong interpersonal skills with both students and parents
• Must possess high emotional and physical energy to handle the array of problems addressed
• Use achievement and aptitude tests to help students get a better idea of what they are good at
• Ability to perform the functions of the job including operating standard software applications; and preparing and maintaining accurate records; making presentations; and planning and managing projects
• Review and interpret highly technical information, write technical materials; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions
• Knowledge of past and current labor market information; especially labor trends, job availability and shrinking / growing industries
• Ability to access, utilize and evaluate quality of information
• Knowledge of education and training paths
• Ability to use interviews, counseling sessions, interest and aptitude assessment tests, and other methods to evaluate and advise learners and social development problems or special needs
• Ability to enhance learning through effective integration of ICT into professional practice
• Excellent communication and relationship management skills, especially with learners, parents and the wider school community
• Ability to use data-driven school counseling practices to close the achievement gap
• Strong knowledge on educational and occupational exploration and career planning
• Awareness of the appropriate levels of intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development of the learners


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Job Details

  • Search by Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Search by Industry: Education, Training, and Library
  • Requirements : Employer (Public Sector)
  • Job Role: Management
  • Joining Date: 2018-09-01
  • Employment Status: Full time
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Monthly Salary Range: AED 25,706 - 29,379
  • Number of Vacancies: 4

Preferred Candidate

  • Career Level: Mid Career
  • Years of Experience : Min: 2 Max: 4
  • Residence Location: United Arab Emirates
  • Nationality: United Arab Emirates
  • Degree: Bachelor's degree

Company Profile

With state-of the-art facilities and excellent support services, the Institute of Applied Technology (IAT) offers career-based technical education at the secondary and tertiary levels. IAT’s aim is to meet the industrial and technical challenges and requirements that will allow UAE national students to move on to higher education and pursue their careers in the higher technologies. The IAT, with its campuses in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah and Al Shahama, encompasses higher learning start-ups in aviation, logistics, nursing and vocational training.

The Institute is government funded, founded in 2005 through Royal decree of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, and Ruler of Abu Dhabi as a corporate body with full financial and administrative independence.

The teaching medium and mode of communication across the organization is English.

Salary and Benefits:
The IAT offers a competitive tax-free salary, housing allowance, air fare, relocation allowance (if deployed from overseas), medical insurance, gratuity and subsidized education for your children.