Date posted
October 16, 2023

Junior Counselor


The Junior Counselor is to provide professional group and individual counseling to undergraduate students and faculty at GUST. In addition, to promoting healthy living on campus, health and wellness workshops and serve as an overall support system for students in need.


Area of Personal Services:

  1. Provide group counseling and individual sessions to help students on campus.
  2. Coach students to become more effective in areas such as interpersonal processes, communication skills, decision-making concerning personal and educational/career matters, and the establishment of personal values.
  3. Develop and encourage realistic self-appraisal, intellectual development, values clarification, mental wellness, appreciation of cultural and aesthetic differences, and independence to the student body at GUST.
  4. Promote healthy student living on campus by coordinating and implementing related programs.
  5. Assist students in overcoming personal, and educational problems or skills deficiencies.
  6. Promote student confidentiality and trust awareness on campus.
  7. Work collaboratively with faculty and staff to identify environmental conditions that may negatively influence student success while proposing and implementing interventions that may neutralize such conditions and/or improve the environment.
  8. Develop and implement a community-based referral program under the supervision of the OSC manager and the VP of Academic Services
  9. Initiate and maintain confidential individual student files as appropriate.
  10. Serve as liaison between students and faculty in identifying and addressing concerns.
  11. Provide crisis intervention and emergency support.
  12. Plan, direct, and implement health fairs at GUST
  13. Conduct healthy student living workshops.
  14. Assist in other related OSC services as instructed by the OSC manager.

Strategic Planning

  1. Support in the development of a long-term structural plan for the area of Counseling which coincides with the vision and mission of The OSC and The Gulf University for Science and Technology – GUST.
  2. Follow and update the manual set by the OSC manager.


Contribute expenditure advice to the yearly development of the budget for the area of Counseling which reflects upon the overall needs of the OSC. Overseen by the OSC manager.


Serve on university committees for student enhancement and development appointed to the Junior Counselor by the Manager of OSC, and the VP of Academic Services.


  • Master’s degree in counseling, Social Work, Psychology, or a related field from an accredited University.


1-2 year's experience in the field of higher education and experience working with college students addressing personal problems, career development choices, interpersonal relationships, family and social issues.

Job Specific Competencies

  • Negotiation Skills.
  • Computer Literacy (Microsoft Office)
  • Oral and Written Communication Skills.
  • People Management Skills.
  • Interpersonal Skills.
  • Coaching Skills.
  • Listening Skills.
  • Learning & Development - Professional Development – Process of learning new skills and experiences in order to continually expand your knowledge to offer a better quality service, and to succeed.

Functional Competencies

  • Demonstrates respect for people and their differences.
  • Includes and welcomes others.
  • Uses individual and campus resources effectively and efficiently.
  • Actions consistent with policies.
  • Involves others in solving problems and making decisions.
  • Demonstrates effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Communicate clearly and knowledgeably.
  • Adapts communication to diverse audiences.
  • Protects private and confidential information.
  • Cooperates and collaborates with colleagues.
  • Treat others with respect.
  • Anticipates and fulfills customers’ needs.

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