ADEK approved School Counselor with 9+ years of experience providing positive direction for students from Kg to grade 12 regarding academic achievement, Career development and socio-emotional well- being. Looking forward to use my skills to cultivate a stimulating and supportive environment to allow the students to reach their fullest potential.
M.Sc Psychology (Clinical), Christ College, University of Bangalore, India (2007-2009) Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University of Calicut, India (2004-2007) Professional Experience
Aug 2014 - present Creative British School, Abudhabi. Job Profile – School Counselor
Work closely with SEN department in the school to assist children with behavioural, social, emotional and academic difficulties.
Counsel and assist numerous students in short-term crisis situations to address issues such as bullying, friendship issues, Conflict resolution, and classroom behavioural issues such as academic performance, social skills, self-esteem, anger management, and attendance.
Devised classroom management strategies, Behaviour Intervention plans to maintain discipline, respect and promote student achievement in the school.
Worked with children, staff and parents to develop plans for children experiencing difficulties, identified natural supports, and provided referrals and advocacy with outside services and monitored ongoing progress.
Lead role of School’s Student Council /Prefect Body Committee and a member of School Development Plan Committee.
Organise and execute school wide programs aimed to encourage a friendlier and more supportive school atmosphere with actively involving Student Council and Prefects.
Child Protection Officer of the School for three years, who is responsible for facilitating and giving safeguarding training to staff and investigating any cause for concern.
Member of Senior Leadership team for four years and so worked in coordination with school authorities and personnel, suggesting new approaches for improvements and Participate in activities that contribute to the effective operation of the school.
Enter all reports, attendance in e-sis and keep a track of continuous absentees and conduct meeting with parents, if required.
Feb 2011 – Aug 2013 The British International School, Nord Anglia Education, Abudhabi Job Profile – Teaching and Learning Support Assistant (SEN Department and in the classroom)
Assist in the educational and social development of pupils under the direction and guidance of the class teacher and Senco.
Assist in the implementation of Individual Education Programmes for students and help monitor their progress.
Provide support for individual students inside and outside the classroom to enable them to fully Participate in activities.
Support students with emotional or behavioural problems and help them to develop their social skills.
Prepare and present displays of student's work.
April 2009- May 2010 MET Public School, India
Job Profile – Psychologist cum Counsellor
Provides psychological counselling/intervention for students with cognitive, social and academic
Conduct Career aptitude test and provide career guidance counselling for students and parents.
Conduct exam stress workshops and awareness programmes.
Assessment and intervention for scholastic performance to improve their academic skills.
Personality testing, aptitude mapping and suggesting areas of excellence in school going children.
Social skill training to enhance the social interaction of the child in the society.
Plan, organize and facilitate the assessment, and provide supportive feedback to strengthen the development of competencies.
Psychologist Trainee, Institute of Mental Health and NeuroSciences (IMHANS), India April’2008 -June’2008 Psychologist Trainee, Victoria Hospital, Bangalore Medical College, India Nov’2008-March’2009 Research Experiences
Conducted a study on “Perceived Social Support and Attitude towards Euthanasia- Comparative study between caregivers of terminally ill, Physicians and General Population” using Quantitative method.
Studied on the topic “Anxiety of Juvenile Delinquents” with the help of Anxiety questionnaire, from a Juvenile home and produced relevant statistical results using z-test. Skills and Achievements
Secured 3rd Rank in Calicut University during the year 2007.
School Ambassador for simply bottles and initiated the recycling of plastic bottles in the school with the help of Prefects/ student council members.
Received training on invigilation of Cambridge Examinations and have done invigilation’s for many IG exams.
Participated in a full day workshop on Counselor’s Professional development organized by CIALFO
Member of UAE Counselor’s group and get in contact with other Counselor’s in UAE and get updated with what’s happening in the field and in other schools.
Participated in the 10th GCC Learning Disability Conference and workshop, which mainly focused on the Assessment and intervention of students with Learning Disabilities.
Participated as a student and co-authored for a poster on “Yin & Yang of Intimate Relationship” in the National conference on ‘Changing Fabric of intimate relationships’, Organized by the department of Psychology, Christ University, Bangalore on 13th and 14th of February, 2009. Computer Skills
Good working knowledge in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and advanced Excel reports. Special training in SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Sciences). Personal Vitae e
Date of Birth : 09.09.1986
Nationality : Indian
Visa Status : Husband Visa
Languages Known : English, Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil and Arabic (Reading & Writing)