International School Counselor The American School of Doha Doha, Qatar 2014-2016
Job Description: International School Counselor Upper Elementary Division, Grades 3-5
Implemented a comprehensive counseling program aligned to the International School Counseling Model providing guidance, individual student planning, responsive services and support to 485 students & families.
Served as Counseling Division Lead with the addition of a new co-counselor in 2015-2016.
Taught classroom guidance lessons bi-weekly (22 classes in 2014-15, 11 classes in 2015-16).
Planned and co-led Counselor/Parent Coffees and parenting classes throughout the year.
Led weekly grade-level Child Study Team meetings, including scheduling, keeping notes, and following up.
Interpreted educational assessments and wrote file reviews.
Counseled individuals and small groups, covering topics such as anxiety, executive functions, and self-control.
Coordinated the student-initiated Service Learning Program for the Upper Elementary division.
Established a transitions program for incoming and outgoing students including Student Ambassadors, Welcome Packets, New Student Lunches, and Going Away Traditions.
Worked closely with counselors from other divisions to facilitate smooth transitions, crosswalk guidance curriculum, and ensure delivery of child protection procedures across grade levels.
Collaborated on all-school activities including assemblies and student & specialist awards.
Co-led the Elementary Student Council.
Attended Professional Development classes (Executive Functions Interventions, Adaptive Classroom Leadership) and conferences (Child Protection, and American & International School Counselor Associations).
Assisted the Admissions Office in class placement of new students and maintenance of confidential files.
Served as a chaperone for a high school service trip to Tanzania in March 2016.