School Guidance Counselor

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Job Summary

School guidance counselor help students develop the academic and social skills needed to succeed, personally and professionally.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description/Requirements

  • Evaluating students’ abilities and interests through aptitude assessments, interviews, and individual planning
  • Identifying issues that affect school performance, such as poor classroom attendance rates
  • Helping students understand and overcome social or behavioral problems through classroom guidance lessons and counseling
  • Counseling individuals and small groups on the basis of student and school needs
  • Working with students to develop skills, such as organizational and time management abilities and effective study habits
  • Helping students create a plan to achieve academic and career goals

  • Collaborating with teachers, administrators, and parents to help students succeed
  • Teaching students and school staff about specific topics, such as bullying, drug abuse, and planning for college or careers after graduation

  • Maintaining records as required

  • Reporting possible cases of neglect or abuse and referring students and parents to resources outside the school for additional support

School Guidance Counselor Skills & Competencies

To be successful in this field, you will need to be:

  • Trustworthy: Maintain the confidentiality of students, parents, and teachers unless something needs to be brought to the attention of the authorities,
  • Perceptive: Understand what's really going on to find a solution.
  • Objective: Be nonjudgmental so that a fair determination can be made that is not based on hearsay or bias.
  • Truthful: Be honest with students, teachers, and parents to gain their trust in order to determine the problem and appropriate solution.
  • A problem-solver: Be able to properly handle difficult situations, such as a student dealing with domestic abuse, addiction, or a criminal environment.
  • Ethical: Seek the proper intervention, for example, if the student is suspected of having committed a crime such as theft or drug abuse.

Requirements

  • Master's Degree in School Counselling/Guidance & Counselling with 4 – 5 years work experience.
  • Exceptional communication ability
  • Proven working experience in school counseling
  • Computer literacy
  • Sound judgment and emotional intelligence


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