School Counsellors have become intricate parts of the day to day administration of any school. Pressures on learners today are enormous and it is critical that the School Counsellor is equipped with resources to assist learners when necessary.
They administer and evaluate aptitude tests and interest questionnaires. It is their duty to interpret the results in a suitable form so as to assist pupils to understand their abilities.
It is the duty of the School Counsellor to help learners to gain self-knowledge and equips them with decision-making skills which will allow them to make appropriate career choices.
Guides the emotional development of pupils on a one-to-one basis. Liaises with parents and other teachers. Initiates appropriate measures for pupils with learning problems.
It is important that the School Counsellor is able to address issues such as drugs and HIV/AIDS
In some schools it is preferred that the School Counsellors should be in possession of a Psychology Degree