Educational, school and guidance counsellors advise students on educational issues, career planning and personal development and co-ordinate the provision of counselling services to students, parents, teachers, faculty and staff.
Educational, school and guidance counsellors perform some or all of the following duties:
Counsel students on course/program selection, timetables/scheduling, school adjustment, attendance problems, and study habits/skills;
Counsel students on career exploration/planning, vocational issues, job search strategies/skills, using a wide range of educational/occupational information;
Counsel students in crisis situations and on personal/social issues such as substance abuse, depression, eating disorders, sexuality, self-esteem, family problems, relationship/interpersonal skills, and anger management;
Consult with teachers, parents, faculty, psychologists, speech therapists, social workers, school administrators, and community agencies;
Co-ordinate co-op and school-to-work transition programs (when available) and the provision of counselling/information services such as career information services and professional development sessions for students, parents, teachers, faculty, and staff;
Administer and interpret standardized intelligence, personality, vocational, aptitude, and interest tests;
Develop and may co-ordinate study-skill groups/workshops, student orientation, and recruitment activities for graduates and co-op students in universities/colleges;
May supervise field experience of graduate counselling students or teach regular classes.
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