Guidance Counsellor,MSS

Job Summary

Department: Ministry of Education

Salary: $50976- $60480

Grade: R22 - R16

Allowances: Housing Allowance Negotiable (Overseas Applicants only)

Deadline Date: Friday July 17, 2020

Days Left: 3

About the Job

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced candidates for the post of Guidance Counsellor, Montserrat Secondary School in the Ministry of Education, Youth Affairs and Sports in Montserrat. The successful applicant will be appointed before the commencement of the academic year in 2020/2021, that is, prior to September 2020.


To deliver Guidance Counselling/Personal, Moral, and Social Education services to secondary school students, and support parents/guardians with youth psychosocial development.


The key responsibilities include:

  • To provide appropriate Personal, Moral and Social Education (PMSE) to groups of students and individual counseling;
  • to provide leadership in consultation with the Principal, and under the supervision of the Education Psychologist for the school’s guidance programme, in accordance with goals and objectives developed cooperatively;
  • To work with the Education Psychologist to facilitate professional development in Guidance and Counselling at the school level;
  • To work with the Education Psychologist to evaluate the Guidance and Counselling programme at the Secondary School;
  • To provide individuals and group activities in Career Education, Personal, Moral, Social Education (PSME), Counselling and the coordination of appropriate resources and services;
  • To assist in developing profiles of students (aptitudes, achievement, interests) and providing feedback on the curriculum needs of students where appropriate;
  • To assist teachers to incorporate Guidance Counselling/PSME objectives in the regular curriculum;
  • To liaise with persons and agencies outside the school and within the home on Guidance Counselling/PSME matters;
  • To maintain links with feeder schools and post-secondary institutions regarding transition;
  • To assist in providing information to teachers regarding the socio-emotional needs of children;
  • To develop and maintain awareness of referral resources in the community.



Minimum Requirement

The successful applicant should;

  • Have a Bachelor’s Degree in Counselling or related field from a recognized university. 
  • A Master’s Degree in Counselling or a related field would be an asset;
  • Have at least (5) years’ experience in providing Counselling Services within a professional setting.
  • Demonstrate personal qualities of understanding others, trust, empathy, maturity, conscientiousness, integrity and initiative.

Preferred Experience

·       Professional Teacher Training and or Teacher Training Certification is desirable

·       The ability to communicate in Spanish would also be useful.



Basic salary is in the scale R22-16, that is, EC$50,976 - $60,480  per annum.

Housing Allowance Negotiable (Overseas Applicants only)


Application forms can be obtained from the Government of Montserrat’s website at (click on ‘Jobs with the Government of Montserrat’)  or by contacting the Human Resources Unit, Department of Administration, Brades, Montserrat by e-mail to or by telephone at (1 664) 491-2365/2444 or by fax at (1 664) 491-6234.  Certified copies of qualifications, police character certificate(s) as well as the names and letters of two referees must submitted with your application.


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 Resource Management Unit, Office of the Deputy Governor, Government Headquarters, Brades, Montserrat. The deadline for the receipt of applications is                          Friday July 17, 2020.


Please note that only applicants selected for Interviews will be notified.

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