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POSITION SUMMARY Reporting to Campus Senior Student Services Coordinator, the Career Counsellor facilitate students in identifying realistic and achievable employment goals The incumbent will be responsible for establishing and maintaining links with local employers so as to facilitate opportunities for students graduating from IAT. Additionally the role will involve career advice and advice on further learning opportunities to enhance the graduates potential in the workplace. COMMUNICATIONS Communication will be required with senior management, faculty and support staff. Will require communication with other campus’s and staff in the Directorate. There is a strong requirement to be able to communicate effectively with students on a one to one basis and collectively. The incumbent should have a proven ability in the delivery of presentational materials and scenario settings. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Interview students to obtain employment history, education background and career goals. • Administer and interpret tests designed to determine the interests, aptitudes and abilities of students. • Collect labour market information for students regarding career choice and skill requirements. • Counsel students on career related issues. • Assist students with completion of various components of the application process for training. • Keeping up to date on program changes and current labour market trends. • Implement and manage career fairs and visits. • Manage a fairly large caseload. • Ensure all files are complete and consistently current. • Implement and maintain IAT’s Quality Assurance policies and procedures through application audit and continuous client feedback. • Act as an Ambassador for The Institute of Applied Technology, fostering relationships with both community and commercial representatives. The responsibilities listed above are not exhaustive. Additional duties may be added from time to time depending on organisational requirements.
LANGUAGE Excellent oral and written English essential. Spoken and written Arabic essential. EXPERIENCE • Ideally a minimum of 1 years within a similar role in an educational environment. • Ability to career/personality match. • Ability to guide students to recognise their strengths and weaknesses and support them to acknowledge the same. • Ability to utilise all media for the enhancement of the job role. CANDIDATE SPECIFICATION • The position requires a mature individual who can easily relate to teenagers. • Has a calm disposition. • Has an engaging personality. • Is a sound negotiator who can sell the benefits of youth employment to potential hirers. • Is a good listener. • Is not judgemental.
Minimum Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Career Guidance, Counselling, HR or a related field.