Guidance Counsellor, Primary

Job Summary

Department: Ministry of Education

Salary: $50976- $60480

Grade: R22 - R16

Allowances: Housing Allowance Negotiable (Overseas Applicants only) Travelling allowance of EC$9600 per annum or EC$800 per month is payable for the purpose of travelling to all of the primary schools in Montserrat, as well as to the Pupil Support Unit which is the main Resource Centre for Counsellors.

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, Primary Sector 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.

JOB PURPOSE: 

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

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The key responsibilities include:

  • To provide appropriate Personal, Moral and Social Education (PMSE) to groups of students and individual counseling;
  • To work with the Education Psychologist to facilitate professional development in Guidance and Counselling at the school level;
  • To evaluate the Guidance and Counselling programme at the primary schools.
  • 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 Early Childhood Sector schools and 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.

PERSONAL SPECIFICATION

Minimum Requirement

The successful applicant should;

  • Have a Bachelor’s Degree in Counselling or related field from a recognized university. 
  • 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

·       A Master’s Degree in Counselling or a related field would be an asset;

·       Professional Teacher Training and or Teacher Training Certification is desirable

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

REMUNERATION

 

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

Travelling allowance of EC$9600 per annum or EC$800 per month is payable for the purpose of travelling to all of the primary schools in Montserrat, as well as to the Pupil Support Unit which is the main Resource Centre for Counsellors.

Housing Allowance Negotiable (Overseas Applicants only)

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

 

Application forms can be obtained from the Government of Montserrat’s website at www.gov.ms (click on ‘Jobs with the Government of Montserrat’)  or by contacting the Human Resources Unit, Department of Administration, Brades, Montserrat by e-mail to hrmu@gov.ms 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 

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