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NOC 4033 Educational counsellors

Example Titles
academic adviser
academic counsellor
academic skills counsellor
career counsellor – education
college counsellor
co-op officer – schools
co-op placement officer – school
co-op program co-ordinator – school
counselling intern
counsellor for Aboriginal students
education officer
educational counsellor
educational guidance director
First Nations counsellor – education
First Nations studies program academic adviser
guidance counsellor
guidance service head
independent or applied studies officer
international student adviser
learning and study skills specialist
personal academic counsellor
personal counsellor – education
school adjustment officer
school counsellor
school guidance department head
student affairs and employment officer
student counsellor
student employment services co-ordinator
student services counsellor
university counsellor
vocational counsellor – education

Lead statement
Educational counsellors advise current and prospective students on educational issues, career planning and personal development, and co-ordinate the provision of counselling services to students, parents, teachers, faculty and staff. They are employed by school boards and post-secondary educational institutions.

Main duties
Educational counsellors perform some or all of the following duties:
Counsel students regarding educational issues such as course and program selection, time tables and scheduling, school adjustment, attendance problems and study skills
Counsel students regarding career or vocational issues including career exploration and planning, résumé preparation, job interview skills and job search strategies and make available to them a wide range of educational and occupational information
Co-ordinate co-op and school-to-work transition programs, and the provision of counselling and information services, such as career information, professional development sessions and exchanges with other educational institutions, to students, parents, teachers, faculty and staff
Consult with teachers and parents or faculty and other professionals such as psychologists, speech therapists and social workers regarding various issues and concerns, and with administrators and community agencies regarding programs and referrals
Administer and interpret standardized intelligence, personality, vocational, aptitude and interest tests
Develop and co-ordinate study skills groups or workshops in high schools, colleges and universities on topics such as note-taking, test or examination anxiety and preparation strategies and time management skills
Visit colleges and secondary schools to provide academic information to prospective students, their parents and educational counsellors
Co-ordinate or participate in student orientation programs in colleges or universities
Arrange for employers to recruit graduating college and university students, and students for co-op education work terms
Counsel students regarding personal and social issues such as substance abuse, depression, sexuality, eating disorders, anxiety, self-esteem, family problems, relationship and interpersonal skills and anger management
Counsel students in crisis situations such as dealing with the death of a friend or family member, suicidal tendencies and abuse situations
May supervise peer counselling programs in school settings
May supervise field experience for graduate students in counselling
May teach regular classes.

Source: Canada website