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Guidance Counsellors

Turks and Caicos Islands Government
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands
US 0 - 4000 a month
Start date
Start August 2024
2 months
  • University Graduate
  • Bachelor
  • 3 years of teaching experience

Qualifications And Experience: 

  • A bachelor's degree in Guidance and Counselling is essential AND
  • A teacher's certificate or diploma (The certificate or diploma may be encompassed in the degree) and/or a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or Psychology is desirable.
  • The position requires a minimum of three (3) years working in a school-related field to be able to respond effectively to the challenges of the job.

Application Procedure:​​​​​​​

Resumes with current contact information must be accompanied by a Cover Letter and two letters of reference (one preferably from a former employer) as well as copies of educational certificates, a copy of the Passport photo page, and a Police Certificate/Record. Applications should be addressed to the Office of the Human Resource Directorate, Church Folly, Grand Turk.

Hand-delivered and fax applications must have marked on the envelope/fax cover sheet the Job Title of the position being applied for

Current serving officers must apply through their Head of Department.

Applications without all supporting documents will not be processed.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only persons selected for an interview will be contacted.

Application Deadline: 24th May 2024

Salary: $48,320.00 per annum plus allowances

For persons recruited outside of the Turks & Caicos Islands a two-year extendable contract is offered. Other benefits in addition to basic salary include a Housing Allowance, End-of-contract gratuity of 6%, return passes for a family of up to two children under the age of 18 years, freight cost, and duty exemption on personal effects imported within six months of the appointment. 

Job Title: Guidance Counsellors

Department: Education Department

Ministry: Education, Youth, Sports and Social Services

Location: Providenciales (Louise Garland Thomas High School and Thelma Lightbourne Primary School)

Job Summary:

This is a professional position that has unit-level responsibility to help students overcome problems that impede learning and to assist them in making educational, occupational, and life plans that hold promise for their fulfillment as mature and responsible men and women.

Tasks And Responsibilities:

  • Register students new to the school and orient them to school procedures and the school’s varied opportunities for learning
  • Aid students in course and subject selection
  • Work to resolve student’s educational challenges
  • Work to discover and develop the special abilities of students
  • Counsel students on an individual or group basis in the resolution of personal problems related to attendance, home and family relations, health, and emotional adjustment.
  • Work with students to achieve academic success using individual or group conferences concerning attendance, study skills, progress reports, grades, promotion, appropriate placement, and high school graduation results
  • Work to prevent students from dropping out of school
  • Work closely with special programs established by the Ministry of Education such as special education staffing and Individualised Education Programme (IEP) conferences.
  • Obtain and disseminate occupational information to students and classes studying occupations.
  • Help students evaluate career interests and choices and assist students in pre-employment efforts and placements on the job
  • Confer with parents on matters relating to student development
  • Conduct home visits as necessary and with due care to personal safety
  • Interpret the guidance program for the community
  • Provide in-service training in guidance for teachers
  • Advise administrators and faculty on matters of student discipline
  • Maintain student records and protect their confidentiality
  • Select, administer, and interpret standardized tests to assist students in making appropriate career choices.
  • Serve as a liaison and also make referrals to agencies outside the school such as Social Development, the courts, psychiatrists, and psychologists
  • Adhere to all Public Service codes, rules and regulations
  • Any other duty so assigned by the Principal.


This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

The Department of Education, under the leadership of the Director of Education, is the unit directly responsible for the daily management of education (pre-primary, primary, and secondary) including the supervision of public and private schools, student and school registration, advising schools on administrative and education issues, and curriculum review and development, among other core functions.

The Director is supported by several Education Officers who assume responsibility for the different areas of education. A number of them are multi-functional as is often the case in small jurisdictions. The administrative, secretarial and clerical staff complement the team.

There are fourteen public schools in the Turks and Caicos Islands.  Ten are primary schools and four are secondary schools. The primary program caters to the first eight years of a child’s school life.  The secondary program caters to the last five years of the child’s compulsory school life.

This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job
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