Hrm/300 Essay

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1. What are the duties and job responsibilities associated with the position held by the individual you interviewed? The person I interviewed is a School Counselor. Her duties and job responsibilities of the position she holds entails, helping the students in the areas of achievement, personal and social development, as well as career development. As a counselor, it is her responsibility to ensure that the students become productive, and well-adjusted adults. Her duties and responsibilities are; to be a support system and provide a safe environment and safeguard the human rights of all members of the community. “School counselors should possess the knowledge, abilities, skills and attitudes necessary to plan, organize, implement and evaluate a comprehensive, developmental, results-based school counseling program that aligns with the ASCA National Model” (American School Counselor Association, n.d.). 2. What are the types of knowledge, skills, and abilities that are needed to successfully accomplish the job responsibilities? The requirement of the school guidance counselor’s skills and abilities requires a minimum of a Master’s degree in school counseling, and meeting the state certification and license. The School Counselor is there to uphold the ethical and professional standing of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) and the counseling association. A great counselor is passionate about what he or she does, and my interviewee is genuinely interested in people and has the desire to help them overcome their difficulties and shortcomings. Also a school guidance counselor must be a great listener and have the ability to stay focus and in tune with her clients at all times. Other skills and abilities of the school guidance counselor are paying attention to nonverbal clues, facial expression, body language as well as reading between the lines.

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