Guidance Supervision is under the chairmanship of the Teacher Education Section (TES) of the Department of Education (DE) and is administered through Monaghan Education Centre. It facilitates all guidance counsellors working in second level schools and colleges of further education in undertaking professional supervision of their guidance counselling work, and particularly their one-to-one counselling activity with students. The Institute of Guidance Counsellors organises the location and timing of the counselling support service at local level throughout the country.
The service is delivered through a series of five two-hour sessions of counselling supervision support in each academic year, by a professionally qualified Counselling Supervisor. Each guidance counsellor will therefore receive a total of ten hours supervision throughout the academic year and will be provided with an appropriate certificate of attendance at the end of May.
The DE recognises the need to support professional practice in guidance counselling, and therefore funds this supervision of guidance counselling service.
The DE circulars listed below support the provision of one-to-one guidance counselling for students in post-primary schools.
- Circular 0002/2023 Staffing Arrangements in Voluntary Secondary Schools for the 2023/24 school year
- Circular 0003/2023 Staffing arrangements in Community and Comprehensive Schools for the 2023/24 school yea
- Circular 0004/2023 Staffing arrangements in Education and Training Boards for the 2023/24 school year
Please find below useful resources relating to Guidance Supervision
How to access Guidance Counselling Supervision: www.igc.ie or ring 01 6761975
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