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Career Counselor - UAE National Female or Male

Institute of Applied Technology Abu Dhabi, UAE Posted 2009/10/13 10:42:30 Expires 2017-08-06 1203 People have applied Ref: JB1332765 Source: TAMM

Job Description

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.

Job Details

Job Location Abu Dhabi, UAE
Company Industry Education, Training, and Library; Community/Social Services/and Nonprofit
Company Type Employer (Public Sector)
Job Role Education/Training
Joining Date 31 March 2020
Employment Status Full time
Employment Type Permanent
Number of Vacancies 1
Job code 1332765/2009

Preferred Candidate

Career Level Entry level
Residence Location Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
Nationality United Arab Emirates
Degree/Education level Bachelor

About This Company

Institute of Applied Technology

Education, Training, and Library United Arab Emirates www.iat.ac.ae

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 package

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