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Internal Position No. Job Title Closing Date Department
48 of 2019
Social Worker I-II-III

Social Worker I-II-III

Social Development

Role Summary

The successful applicant will provide counselling and case management services to individuals, families and groups to assist with the reduction of social problems.

Main Responsibilities

  1. Ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the Department through utilizing administrative and clinical social work skills to provide supervision to assigned staff on case work or related issues affecting clients, maintain a positive team relationship with staff to ensure adherence to case work standards / policies and supervision of various programs.
  2. Assist applicants in completing forms and evaluate applicant’s eligibility for departmental services.
  3. Assist in planning, coordinating and implementing effective services for assigned caseload.
  4. Administer awareness for the Department services, policies and procedures to individuals / organisations who contact the Department for services or inquires to ensure a proper and professional presentation of the Department and its services.
  5. Assist with coordinating educational and recreational activities for the programs under the unit to ensure clients have new focuses and challenges.
  6. Attend meetings, workshops and training sessions as instructed to ensure awareness of any change in policies or procedures which may be relevant to the role.
  7. Maintain records relevant to the specific department and also keep filing up to date so that complete records are available for reference.
  8. Perform professional casework services to individuals and families with complex social problems and implements casework services including programs such as family preservation and reunification, mentorship and parenting sessions to ensure the best possible service.
  9. Prepare court reports and testifies in court hearings in a proper and professional manner.
  10. Implement appropriate intervention strategies for children who are abused or at risk of abuse to ensure effective strategies and procedures are tightly followed and work on multidisciplinary team in response to child abuse cases - assess, investigate and initiate appropriate responses and provide preventative services to families at risk.
  11. Provide consultation, information and education to community groups, schools and agencies to raise awareness. 6. Consult with psychiatrist / psychologist and other appropriate personnel in order to meet clients’ objectives.
  12. Conduct group sessions with different client population in an efficient manner and provide community outreach services as appropriate.
  13. Administer and maintain records and reports ensuring security of personnel data.
  14. Accompany Social Worker I or junior staff to the field or home visits and Juvenile Court for guidance / support as required.
  15. Conduct Adoption / Guardianship investigations in a timely and efficient manner.
  16. Perform any other related duties as required by Supervisor or any other senior officer in order to contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of the department.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s  Degree in Social Work or related field 
  • Three (3) to Five (5) years’ experience in social work or related field
  • Sound knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures 
  • Sound knowledge of relevant laws, policies and regulations 
  • Sound knowledge of Social Work 
  • Sound knowledge of relevant and current issues and trends  
  • Sound knowledge of working with children, elderly or disabled 
  • Sound knowledge of the use of standard office equipment and relevant computer applications 
  • Sound oral and written communication skills  
  • Sound knowledge of casework management, concepts and procedures 
  • Sound interpersonal skills including counselling and interviewing techniques  
  • Sound analytical and decision-making skills 
  • Ability to work under pressure 
  • Sound supervisory and management skills
29 August 2019
29 August 2019 Social Development
47 of 2019
Engineer Surveyor (Naval Architecture)

Engineer Surveyor (Naval Architecture)

Virgin Islands Shipping Registry

See Vacancy Notice Attached

27 August 2019
27 August 2019 Virgin Islands Shipping Registry
46 of 2019
Senior Administrative Officer (NPO)

Senior Administrative Officer (NPO)

Ministry of Health & Social Development

Role Summary

The successful applicant will assist with the Ministry’s administrative functions to ensure its efficiency and effectiveness.

Main Responsibilities

  1. Maintain, manage and oversee inventory, records and systems.
  2. Assist in the planning and execution of the Ministry’s work.
  3. Provide administrative and specialised support to management and organise events.
  4. Research, analyse and prepare reports and advice.
  5. Prepare correspondences and annual and monthly reports to ensure accurate dissemination of information.
  6. Provides administrative support to the Non-Profit Organizations (NPO) Board including, but not limited to:

 

  1.  Drafting correspondence, writing reports, recording minutes, coordinating and scheduling meetings   and updating the required database.
  2. Sits as a member of the NPO Board
  3. Assesses and facilitates the processing of NPO applications against the requirements outlined in the NPO Act.

d. Collects registration fees on behalf of the NPO Board

e. Performs any other duty required of the Registrar of NPO's

7. Perform any other related duties as required by Supervisor or any other senior officer in order to contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of the department.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Develop the trust and support of colleagues and stakeholders
  2. Manage time effectively
  3. Provide leadership in area of responsibility
  4. Ensure products and services meet quality requirements
  5. Provide information and advice to others
  6. Plan for the use of resources
  7. Plan for change
  8. Minimise interpersonal conflict
27 August 2019
27 August 2019 Ministry of Health & Social Development
45 of 2019
Executive Private Secretary

Executive Private Secretary

Office of the Governor

Role Summary

The successful applicant will provide expert strategic advice and ensure the Governor’s position on matters related to service-wide policy and legislation, and the strategic direction for an improved public service is actioned.  The post holder will provide strategic senior level support to the Governor while delivering general oversight for the efficient operations of the Governor’s Office, Residence and Museum.

Main Responsibilities

  1. Ensures the smooth and efficient operation of the Governor’s Office and the supervision of the administrative staff at the Governor’s Office and indirectly staff at the Government House and the Old Government House Museum.
  2. Briefs the Governor on policy issues and legislative matters and changes; provides expert advice and guidance to the Governor on various matters.
  3. Provides independent analysis and advice, on complex issues and produce high quality reports and recommendations; establishes the scope and determines the need for direction from the Governor.
  4. Undertakes major policy and legislative reviews and analysis; anticipates and identifies emerging issues, trends and problems; provides policy advice, including options and recommendations for resolution of issues and problems.
  5. Liaises with ministries, department and other agencies on the Governor’s behalf on various matters including matters of policy, workforce management, deportation and other related areas.
  6. Coordinates responses to matters addressed to the Governor’s Office and implements necessary actions including directing items to ministries and departments for action.
  7. Serves as secretary and/or liaison to the committees chaired by the Governor, and to provide strategic and administrative support.
  8. Prepares messages, tributes, speeches, briefing and speaking notes, background documents, and discussion papers; prepares Cabinet and National Security Papers.
  9. Serves as the Accounting Officer for the Governor’s Office; manages the budget for Governor’s Office by coordinating the preparation of the annual budget estimates of recurrent expenditure, ensuring the proper handling of public funds in accordance with financial instructions.  
  10. Oversees the processing of matters/recommendations from and/or relative to the three Service Commissions (Public Service Commission, Judicial and Legal Services Commission, Police Service Commission) to ensure on-going actions are noted and implemented.
  11. Directs the investigation and reporting on complaints from the Public as directed by the Governor, to ensure all complaints are handled.
  12. Develops and leads in the implementation of the strategic plan and objectives of the Governor’s Office and forges partnerships across the Service and with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to achieve objectives and solutions.
  13. Assists in the management of the Governor's public profile through proactive planning and coordination of events, appearances and communications.
  14. Creates and promotes a performance focused culture that improves productivity and cross-functionality across roles. 
  15. Performs any other related duties as required by the Governor, Deputy Governor or designated senior public officer in order to contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of the Office and Service.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Public Policy or equivalent
  • Five (5) to seven (7) years working experience within a ministry or department at a senior level
  • Post graduate certificate in Public Policy, Public Administration or related area; or relevant professional and associated academic experiences
  • Excellent knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Excellent knowledge of the Constitution of the Virgin Islands and key Statutes
  • Expert knowledge of policy analysis and review
  • Expert knowledge of the policy and legislative processes
  • Sound knowledge of Government accounting procedures
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent analytical and decision-making skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Excellent research and reporting skills
  • Excellent supervisory and managerial skills
  • Working knowledge of the use of standard computer equipment and computer applications

 

26 August 2019
26 August 2019 Office of the Governor
44 of 2019
Guidance Officer I/II/III

Guidance Officer I/II/III

Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture

Role Summary

The successful applicant will assist in the academic, personal, and social development of all students in the Virgin Islands educational system.

Main Responsibilities 

  1. Assists with the orientation of students to the school community, providing them with the necessary help for proper adjustment.
  2. Assists with providing leadership in developing programmes for children including those with special needs.
  3. Assists with providing individual and group counselling for students, and works with students with behavioural problems.
  4. Assists with establishing and maintaining students’ records as applied to guidance and counselling activities.
  5. Assists with providing activities and information to students to help with the transition from primary to secondary schools, or at alternative option.
  6. Assists with the setting up and running of clubs and social outreach programmes for the personal and social development.
  7. Consults with teachers and principals on matters pertaining to students.
  8. Assists with the development of career guidance programmes and guidance related activities; preventative, developmental and skill programmes for students.
  9. Communicates with the Education Officer responsible for guidance and counselling regarding the guidance programme in the school and referral issues.
  10. Works in remediation and crisis intervention programmes. Assists with coordinating parenting education seminars.  
  11. Assists with coordinating parenting education seminars.
  12. Perform any other related duties as required by Supervisor or any other senior officer in order to contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of the department.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in psychology, counselling, social work or related field 
  • Three (3) to Seven (7) years working experience in the area of counselling
  • Good knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Good knowledge of the use of standard office equipment and computer applications
  • Good analytical and decision-making skills
  • Good interpersonal and organisational skills Sound knowledge of Behavioural Science and Child Development
  • Sound knowledge of remedial and crisis intervention programmes and techniques
  • Sound knowledge of individual and group counselling techniques
  • Sound knowledge of psychological diagnostic tools 
  • Ability to work well under pressure
26 August 2019
26 August 2019 Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture
MECYAF&A 2 of 2019
Janitor (INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL APPLICANTS)

Janitor (INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL APPLICANTS)

Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture

Role Summary

The successful applicant will perform cleaning duties in order to provide a clean, tidy and sanitized environment on a daily basis.

Main Responsibilities

  1. Provide a clean and sanitized working environment both indoors and outdoors on a daily basis by:

                   a. Dusting & polishing all surfaces 

                   b. Wiping, scrubbing and disinfecting fixtures

                   c. Sweeping/mopping/vacuuming all floors

                   d. Removing litter from floors/grounds and emptying trash bins

                   e. Cleaning windows, appliances and other equipment  

                   f.  Maintain gardens, walkways, parking lots and stairways by cleaning areas on a daily basis and maintaining plants and lawns in order to facilitate effective grounds 

                       management and appearance, as required

                   g. Ensure that tools, materials and equipment are sufficiently cleaned and stored in order to maintain effective use of resources, as required.

  1. Perform assigned cleaning duties with due regard to Health and Safety procedures and policies, and with responsibility towards staff and the general public. 
  2. Keep an inventory for cleaning supplies advising when re-ordering is necessary.
  3. Prepare a requisition of cleaning supplies to be ordered and report any faults or incidents to the Supervisor in a timely manner in order to maintain clean, safe and sanitized environment.
  4. Performs any other related duties as required by the Supervisor or any other senior officer in order to contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of the department.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Certificate or equivalent 
  • Minimum one (1) year’s work experience in cleaning/housekeeping
  • Good knowledge of cleaning agents and equipment
  • Basic knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures.
  • Basic knowledge of Health & Safety regulations, policies and procedures
  • Sound knowledge and ability in housekeeping, and use of cleaning materials and equipment 
  • Basic use of standard office equipment
  • Sound interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Basic oral, reading and written communication skills
26 August 2019
26 August 2019 Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture
MHSD 17 of 2019
Cook (INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL APPLICANTS)

Cook (INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL APPLICANTS)

Social Development

Role Summary

The successful applicant will plan and prepare regular meals in order to provide a balanced, nutritious diet for consumers and maintaining the effective management of the kitchen and maintain a clean working and food preparation environment in order to ensure the health and safety of individuals.

Main Responsibilities

  1. Ensures the daily cleaning of the kitchen.
  2. Plans, purchases and prepares menus and meals for all functions in order to facilitate the effective management of the kitchen.
  3. Assists with maintaining records and inventory levels for the department ensuring supplies are in stock, liaise with local and overseas suppliers and vendors and prepares requisition ensuring accuracy.
  4. Cleans, sanitises and secures all food equipment, utensils and work areas in order to maintain a well-organised work environment that ensures the health and safety of yourself and others.’
  5. Reports any faults or incidents to the Supervisor in a timely manner in order to maintain a clean, safe and sanitized environment.
  6. Performs any other related duties as required by the Supervisor or any other senior officer in order to contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of the department.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent 
  • Three (3) years’ experience in food service and preparation 
  • Certified Food Handler
  • Sound knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures 
  • Good oral and written communication skills 
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision 
  • Good knowledge of food preparation and presentation 
  • Good knowledge of operating kitchen equipment 
  • Excellent knowledge of hygiene practices 
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Ability to work under pressure
26 August 2019
26 August 2019 Social Development