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School Academic Adviser Job, Doha, Qatar

Michael E. DeBakey High School

School Academic Adviser Job Opening, Doha, Qatar

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Direct students to provide them with sources of vocational/technical, career, college, information and work.
  • Maintain a library of catalogs, pamphlets and directories from colleges, technical schools and military academies. This information shall include forms, scholarship information, financial aid information, and occupational briefs.
  • Provide newsletters and other information to parents/guardians and students that relate to testing dates, college visitation dates, deadlines for filing applications, presentations that are held for career speakers and dates of military recruiter visits.
  • Direct students to appropriate Internet sites that will allow students to conduct their own interest inventories and secure information about an array of vocational, career and post high school experiences.
  • Organize, interpret and administer interest and achievement testing for students.
  • Organize and coordinate the College Fairs.
  • Organize and coordinate individual visits from college representatives.
  • Initiate contacts with professionals in the community and arrange for students to job shadow.
  • Assist outside agencies visiting the school and speaking to groups of interested students. This shall include military, college and technical school representatives and representatives of careers available without post-secondary training.
  • Maintain information on institutions that offer scholarships.
  • Meet with students prior to and during the registration process, inform the students of classes relative to course selection and assist the administration in the registration and scheduling process.
  • Meet with students individually or in groups to discuss credits, courses and entrance exams required by colleges and technical schools.
  • Advise students regarding the accuracy and completeness of records and credits and perform periodic credit checks from grades 9 through 12 with an emphasis on the senior year.
  • Communicate in writing and/or verbally to parents/guardians of senior students who are deficient in their credit status.
  • Coordinate the standardized testing program at the high school and compile and disseminate test results to appropriate personnel, students and parents/guardians.
  • Act as a referral agent in the regular education staffing by receiving referrals from staff, making contact with the student and possibly the student’s parent(s)/guardian(s) and conducting conferences to determine potential outcomes.
  • Provide a link between students and appropriate community resources and outside agencies in Qatar, adolescent day treatment programs, hospital-based counseling programs and Qatar Protective Services.
  • Assist students in alternative programs by receiving referrals from administrators, teachers, parents/guardians and students.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from an accredited college/university.
  • Three years teaching experience.
  • Must possess teaching license with school counselor endorsement.

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