SAMPLE ROLE DESCRIPTION FOR THE GUIDANCE AND COUSELLING SPECIALIST/ASSOCIATE COUNSELLOR
1. Services of the Guidance and
Counselling specialists to students:
Develops guidance and counselling programmes based on the periodical
assessment of students needs.
- Develops a network of
student resources/referrals within
- Establishes orientation programmes for students at transitional
stages of their
studies (e.g. entering distance education studies, after exams, before
completion of studies).
- Develops a crisis intervention
service for the students.
- Maintains up-to-date
and confidential guidance arid counselling records of
- Supplies information on issues relevant to the students
social, career, employment,
- Counsels students.
2. Services of the guidance and counselling
specialists to staff/administration
Provides guidance and counselling supervision to
personnel in the
Organises or assists with research studies (e.g. needs analysis, student
profiles, student follow-up)
expertise to develop guidance and counselling programmes in
consultation with Distance Education staff.
Directs, organises, integrates and appraises the
guidance and counselling
- Provides guidance
and counsellinq services to Distance Education staff.
- Attends and/or prepares
workshop, training courses conferences etc
related to guidance and
counselling, mental health and distance education.
3. Services of the guidance and
counselling specialists to the community
- Develops and maintains resource/service network in the
strategic alliances with appropriate community organisations
regional employers for careers/employment information.
- Organises community
extension programmes involving guidance/
a positive image of the Centre for Distance Education to the
- Adapted from Guidelines for Guidance Services, Manitoba Education and