The course deals in techniques of counselling
Providing individuals and group educational and vocational guidance services, crisis intervention for students, how to resolve behavioural, academic, and other problems.
Advanced Diploma in Child Guidance and Counselling
Diploma Course in Guidance and Counselling
Certificate Course in Counselling and Guidance
BA /MA in psychology, child development or social work
Graduate/ Master’s degree (Social Work/Psychology/Child Development/Community Resource Management/ Development Communication Extension/Nursing/Special Education/ M. Ed. / B. Ed. with experience of teaching/working with children. The candidates applying for admission should be proficient in English.
Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi (http://www.ignou.ac.in/)
Ambedkar University, Delhi
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University, Telangana
University of Delhi
National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development, New Delhi
National Council of Educational Research and Training, New Delhi
SKILLS REQUIRED FOR EDUCATIONAL/VOCATIONAL SCHOOL COUNSELLOR
Being Aware of Others—Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Reading—Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Listening—Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Helping Others—Actively looking for ways to help people.
Making Decisions—Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Speaking—Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Thinking Critically—Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Writing—Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Coordinating with Others—Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Learning New Things—Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES FOR EDUCATIONAL/VOCATIONAL SCHOOL COUNSELLOR
Counsel students regarding educational issues such as course and program selection, class scheduling, school adjustment, truancy, study habits, and career planning.
Counsel individuals to help them understand and overcome personal, social, or behavioral problems affecting their educational or vocational situations.
Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.
Confer with parents or guardians, teachers, other counselors, and administrators to resolve students' behavioral, academic, and other problems.
Provide crisis intervention to students when difficult situations occur at schools.