Guidance Counselor
Virgin Islands Department of Education - Virgin Islands

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United States Virgin Islands Department of Education is seeking qualified applicants for the following position(s):

Guidance Counselor

St. Croix

Certification Information:

When Required

This certificate is required for a person serving in the employ of the Department of Education as a school counselor in kindergarten through grade 12 or coordinating school counseling services within a single school or several schools, except that a supervisor certification may be required if employed in a supervisory capacity.

Professional Educator Class II Certificate Requirements (valid for five years and renewable every five years with special requirements)

On and after August 7, 2003, to receive a Professional Educator Class II Certificate to serve as a school counselor, an applicant shall present evidence of meeting the following requirements:

A. Holds a master's degree;

B. Has completed, as part or in addition to the master's degree, a minimum of 30 semester credit hours in a planned program in school counseling services as attested to by an institution approved and/or accredited for the preparation of school counselors including study and experience to be distributed among each of the following;

1. Principles and philosophy of developmental guidance and counseling;
2. Psychological and sociological theory as related to children, youth and families;
3. Career development theory and practice;
4. Individual and group counseling procedures;
5. Organizational patterns and relationships of pupil personnel services to total school program and community;
6. Pupil appraisal and evaluation techniques; and
7. School based consultation theory and practice

C. Has completed a minimum of one introductory course in special education and computer;

D. Has a minimum of 30 school months of successful teaching or counseling experience at the elementary or secondary levels; OR

E. Holds or is eligible for a Virgin Islands Board of Education teaching certificate; and

F. Has completed all required assessments

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