You might hire a guidance counselor to:

  • Develop individualized academic plans for students based on their emotional and behavioral needs
  • Advise students on various college and career paths

  • Facilitate open communication and conflict resolution between students and their peers, teachers, or parents

  • Identify at-risk students and respond with appropriate counseling and educational resources

Required skills and qualifications Preferred skills and qualifications
High degree of emotional empathy
In-depth knowledge of many universities and careers
Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, especially as a listener
Extensive experience with conflict resolution and crisis management
Comprehensive knowledge of best teaching and counseling practices and regulations
Collaborative mindset and the ability to inspire
Demonstrated commitment to embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion
Strong leadership skills
Excellent problem-solving ability
Friendly, outgoing personality