Career Development Practitioner
Career development practitioners help people of all ages to manage learning and work throughout their life. They provide information, advice and assistance relating to a wide range of matters, such as career planning and management, personal development and looking for work.
Career development practitioners may perform the following tasks:
- use various assessment tools to help people identify their interests, skills, aptitudes and abilities, as well as work and lifestyle preferences, and relate them to the world of work
- counsel individuals on education and career options
- develop and deliver career education and work training programmes
- help students find work experience placements
- help clients with jobseeking strategies, writing resumes and applications, and developing interview skills and career portfolios
- assist clients to market their capabilities to potential employers
- assist clients to balance work with family needs
- help clients to navigate career transitions
- provide an information and referral service on education, training and employment opportunities
- consult with teachers, community groups, government agencies, businesses and medical practitioners
- prepare reports and maintain client records
- undertake research in areas relevant to their professional roles.
Career development practitioners may deliver a service to clients in conjunction with other professionals working in allied fields. They may consult with other agencies, accepting and passing on referrals where necessary.
- able to motivate and inspire people
- able to relate to a wide range of client groups
- good communication skills
- aptitude for counselling.
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