Career Counselor - Indiana Regions Overview:
The graph above shows that there were
136 job postings for the occupation of Career Counselor in Indiana during 2013 and 2014. The vertical bar chart shows which regions had the most demand for Career Counselor. These numbers represent current demand as advertised in online job postings and do not necessarily indicate projected job growth in the future. Nevertheless, these numbers are a valid barometer for gauging recent job demand statewide and regionally in Indiana.
What Career Counselor Do:
Counsel individuals and provide group educational and vocational guidance services.
Common Job Activities:
- Counsel individuals to help them understand and overcome personal, social, or behavioral problems affecting their educational or vocational situations.
- Review transcripts to ensure that students meet graduation or college entrance requirements and write letters of recommendation.
- Provide crisis intervention to students when difficult situations occur at schools.
- Confer with parents or guardians, teachers, administrators, and other professionals to discuss children's progress, resolve behavioral, academic, and other problems, and to determine priorities for students and their resource needs.
- Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.
- Prepare students for later educational experiences by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
- Evaluate students' or individuals' abilities, interests, and personality characteristics, using tests, records, interviews, or professional sources.
- Identify cases of domestic abuse or other family problems and encourage students or parents to seek additional assistance from mental health professionals.
- Counsel students regarding educational issues, such as course and program selection, class scheduling and registration, school adjustment, truancy, study habits, and career planning.
- Provide students with information on topics, such as as college degree programs and admission requirements, financial aid opportunities, trade and technical schools, and apprenticeship programs.
- Provide special services such as alcohol and drug prevention programs and classes that teach students to handle conflicts without resorting to violence.
- Conduct follow-up interviews with counselees to determine if their needs have been met.
- Instruct individuals in career development techniques, such as job search and application strategies, resume writing, and interview skills.
- Compile and study occupational, educational, and economic information to assist counselees in determining and carrying out vocational and educational objectives.
- Refer students to degree programs based on interests, aptitudes, or educational assessments.
- Assess needs for assistance, such as rehabilitation, financial aid, or additional vocational training, and refer clients to the appropriate services.
- Collaborate with teachers and administrators in the development, evaluation, and revision of school programs and in the preparation of master schedules for curriculum offerings.
- Interview clients to obtain information about employment history, educational background, and career goals, and to identify barriers to employment.
- Prepare reports on students and activities as required by administration.
- Observe students during classroom and play activities to evaluate students' performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
- Plan and conduct orientation programs and group conferences to promote the adjustment of individuals to new life experiences, such as starting college.
- Teach classes and present self-help or information sessions on subjects related to education and career planning.
- Attend meetings, educational conferences, and training workshops and serve on committees.
- Refer qualified counselees to employers or employment services for job placement.
- Establish contacts with employers to create internship and employment opportunities for students.
- Plan, direct, and participate in recruitment and enrollment activities.
- Plan and promote career and employment-related programs and events, such as career planning presentations, work experience programs, job fairs, and career workshops.
- Supervise, train, and direct professional staff and interns.
- Establish and enforce administration policies and rules governing student behavior.
- Provide disabled students with assistive devices, supportive technology, and assistance accessing facilities, such as restrooms.
- Address community groups, faculty, and staff members to explain available counseling services.
- Establish and supervise peer counseling and peer tutoring programs.
- Provide information for teachers and staff members involved in helping students or graduates identify and pursue employment opportunities.
- Sponsor extracurricular activities, such as clubs, student organizations, and academic contests.
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