Job Summary

Department: Ministry of Health

Salary: $58896- $58896

Grade: R17 - R17

Allowances: •Market Premium $60,000 per annum (taxable) •Housing $36,000 per annum (taxable) •Transport $9,600 per annum (non-Taxable) •Telephone $720.00 per annum (taxable)

Deadline Date: Wednesday February 5, 2020

Days Left: 7

About the Job

The Government of Montserrat is seeking applications from suitably qualified persons for the post of Counsellor, within the Ministry of Health and Social Services.


The selected applicant as Counsellor will assist in providing counselling support to the population of Montserrat.


The details are outlined as follows:

Duties and Accountabilities:

The Counsellor will be responsible for:

1.            Provide counselling to individuals and groups using various counselling approaches.

2.            Conduct screening assessments to identify mental health issues, risks and protective factors to guide the mental health interventions.

3.            Provide a safe environment conducive to emotional exploration and processing of experiences and gaining insight into relevant issues, so that these issues could be resolved if possible.

4.            Make appropriate referrals for care to the necessary complementary or auxiliary services.

5.            Work in partnership across key agencies or care providers to ensure comprehensive care plans.

6.            Develop and implement treatment plans based on clinical experience and knowledge.

7.            Evaluate the effective of the counselling intervention and modify the treatment plan if necessary.

8.            Maintain client records and other paperwork relevant to the client (e.g. assessment; diagnoses; progress notes etc), and keep these records confidential.

Selection Criteria:


·         Must have a Master’s Degree in Counselling.


·         Minimum 2-5 years working experience with various demographics.


·         Have knowledge of different counselling approaches

·         Knowledge of human behaviour

·         Knowledge of evidence-based assessment and therapeutic interventions.



·         Maintain a current and recognised professional accreditation or licensing body and membership should be maintained for the duration of the period of engagement.


  • Knowledge and Skills in the principles and practices in Counselling
  • Facilitation and Counselling Skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Report writing skills
  • Organising and planning skills                             
  • Computer literacy
  • Conflict resolution and mediation skills
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Problem Solving Skills


Other requirements for the post:

·         Must be able to work in a small isolated community, with an understanding of the impact current social work practice may have on a different culture.

·         A Flexible approach to work with a willingness to assist with the provision of services when there are staff and technical capacity shortfalls.

·         Exercise good judgement, integrity and discretion when handling confidential information.

·         An up to date Criminal Records Bureau certificate as part of our policy of safer recruitment.


Terms of Appointment

  • Appointment will be made on a contractual basis for a period of two (2) years.  

Remuneration Package

  • Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience of the successful applicant.

Remuneration Package

Basic Salary is at R17, that is EC$58,896.00 per annum (taxable). 



  • Market Premium       $60,000 per annum (taxable)
  • Housing                     $36,000 per annum (taxable)
  • Transport                   $9,600 per annum (non-Taxable)
  • Telephone                 $720.00 per annum (taxable)



Detailed Terms of Reference for the Budget Director can be obtained from the following link at




Application forms can be obtained from the Government of Montserrat’s website at (Click on ‘Forms’). Application forms can also be obtained from the Human Resources Management Unit, Brades, and Montserrat by e-mail to or by telephone at 1 (664) 491-2365/2444 or by fax at 1 (664) 491-6234.


Applicants must provide all of the following information:


ü  A completed Application Form with a covering letter

ü  A comprehensive curriculum vitae with full particulars of experience, and

ü  Original certificates of qualifications or official notarized copies

ü  A clear statement detailing why in the applicant’s view he/she considers him/herself well qualified for the position

ü  Two letters of reference with full contact details of the referees


Completed application forms must be returned to the Human Resources Management Unit either by email, or by fax or by ordinary mail. These should be addressed to the Chief Human Resources Officer, Human Resources Management Unit, Government Headquarters, Brades, Montserrat.



Shortlisted applicants will be invited to participate in a selection process that involves attending one or more interviews and/or assessment centres.  These interviews are designed to assess the skills, competencies and attitudes of the applicant and may be conducted via SKYPE or in person.  The Interviews and/or Assessment Centres allow the Selection Panel to draw on more evidence about the applicants than can be derived from the written application.


The deadline for the receipt of applications is 4:00 p.m. Wednesday 05th February, 2020.


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