School and Guidance Counsellors

(NOC 4143)

Career Description

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.

Duties May Include

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.

Here are some schools that have programs related to this career:

Ontario Tech University
Oshawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Concurrent Education Bachelor; Honours
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Red Deer Polytechnic
Red Deer, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Education Bachelor; Honours
Education - University Transfer Bachelor; University Transfer
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University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Sciences biologiques (BSc) Bachelor
Sciences biologiques (BEd/BSc) Bachelor
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Western University
London, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Education Bachelor; Honours
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Wilfrid Laurier University
Waterloo, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Education (BEd) Bachelor; Honours
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Modified on January 26, 2022