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SOCIAL WORKER

Job Description and Requirements

Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, specializing in Child Psychology and Counselling • Experience with working in a School environment and Child Psychology • Bilingual in English and Arabic • Knowledge of UAE Schooling system

 

Description

  • Assesses social, emotional and educational problems which affect a child’s ability to benefit from available educational opportunities.
  • Maintains supportive relationships with children, parents/carers and teachers, so that help can be given towards the alleviation of problems concerned with school attendance, material difficulties, mental and physical disabilities and behavior.
  • Assists in establishing good relationships and understanding between school staff, parents and children by interpreting the school situation to the family and vice versa.
  • Enforces legislation and by-laws relating to school attendance and behavior.
  • Helps to arrange alternative education for pupils unable to attend due to short-term illness.
  • Helps to improve the links between the school and home, this can involve working closely with parents, teachers, educational psychologists and other services.
  • Writes reports and prepares evidence for MOE and other offices so as that the School role may be efficiently and compassionately fulfilled. 
  • Recommends or suggests adjustments within the school, e.g. provision of attendance card, change of class, investigation of alleged bullying by other pupils or of conflict with particular teachers, raising or lowering expectations.
  • Maintains appropriate school records and provides written reports and communications; participation as a resource person in in-service training and planning.
  • Support the aims and ethos of the school as reflected in the Mission Statement.
  • Set a good example in terms of dress, punctuality and attendance.