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Student Counseling

Knowledge of and ability to counsel students of all levels regarding academic, social, behavioral and personal issues in order to promote their academic, behavioral, personal and social growth and development.

Behavior Statements

Proficiency Level 1 - Basic understanding

Cites the basic concepts and principles of student counseling.

Discusses the role and responsibilities of counselors.

Lists various rules and policies regarding confidentiality in student counseling.

Explains the purpose of student counseling.

Proficiency Level 2 - Working experience

Counsels students to help their emotional, physical, occupational and social development.

Selects basic methods and techniques for student counseling.

Adheres to established processes and procedures when conducting individual or group counseling.

Diagnoses common problems encountered by students in education, e.g. academic and career concerns.

Applies appropriate counseling skills in different counseling stages or to different students.

Proficiency Level 3 - Extensive experience

Develops and implements a series of individual or group counseling programs in various areas.

Coaches juniors on complex counseling interventions or treatment methods in different settings.

Evaluates the effectiveness of student counseling programs through professional group discussions and working sessions.

Coordinates with other student counselors to develop standard counseling processes and programs.

Establishes personal and developmental goals for students who attend counseling.

Recommends therapeutic programs and treatment plans for psychological services and crisis interventions.

Proficiency Level 4 - Subject matter depth and breadth

Develops student counseling policies and strategies.

Elaborates on emerging issues and best practices related to student counseling.

Leads in establishing overall student counseling processes throughout the institution.

Champions student counseling ethics, standards and compliance with educational laws and principles.

Creates an advanced student counseling methodology based on proven counseling practices.

Develops a theoretical background of student counseling in the education industry and presents research to others.

Interview Questions

  • Describe tools and methods you use in student counseling.
  • What problems did you encounter with the development of student counseling processes and programs?
  • Please list the key aspects of confidentiality in student counseling.
  • How did you improve the effectiveness of the organization's student counseling programs?
  • Tell me about your experience with student counseling in your previous position(s).

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