Guidance and Career Counsellor

Guidance and Career Counsellor  provide counsel, support and advocate for students to achieve personal growth and academic success.

They provide academic, career, college and university  access/affordability/admission, and social-emotional competencies to all students through a school counseling program.

The four main school counseling program interventions include school counseling curriculum classroom lessons and annual academic, career/college access/affordability/admission, and social-emotional planning for every student; and group and individual counseling for some students.

By gathering information related to professional duties, academic achievement,  the preparedness of students for post-secondary studies, education, and life changes, recommendations can be made for the student and educators.

Recommendations to the educator may consists of meaningful professional learning, development of new resources, and increased partnerships for student supports.

Job Description: Guidance and Career (School) Counselors A school counselor steers students on the road to academic success by evaluating and implementing a plan to best fit each student’s needs and goals. This role greatly exercises leadership and collaborative skills to ensure a smooth educational experience for all students.

School counselors may also use other resources, including standardized test results and other student data to accurately plan, monitor, and manage a student’s development.

In addition to academic excellence, a school counselor prepares students to be career ready by helping them gain the desired skills and competencies. For the students who are uncertain about which career field they want to enter in, a school counselor enables them to make well-informed decisions.

School counselors also work with parents, teachers, and community organizations, bringing people together and collaborating with them. They may write up referrals and conduct consultations to provide indirect services to students.

  • The ASCA breaks down school counseling into three intersection areas: Academic, Personal-Social, and Career Post-Secondary (ie. helping students navigate academic difficulties, personal problems, and plan what to do after high school).
  • But what you may not realize is that they’re involved in these areas not just on a student to student basis, but also helping teachers and staff handle these issues, counseling parents, and at times even helping shape school policy.
  • They’re a key part of ensuring student academic success, despite outside factors, and they’re key to making sure student rights are upheld and that schools are safe, supportive spaces for learners.