Career-planning and beyond:
The expanding role of school guidance counsellors
In recent years, the role of the school guidance counsellor has expanded beyond the traditional role of providing education and career advice. Both in policy and practice, guidance counsellors are expected to provide support for students in a wide range of areas, including academic achievement, transition planning, career and life planning, and mental and social-emotional health.
In secondary schools, the average ratio is 381 students per guidance counsellor.