Schools creating larger student service departments. MANY schools
until now have had very small student services departments, usually
a single counselor. For some schools their current counselor(s) are
also moving up into DIP, high school as college advisors, creating a
vacuum in the earlier grades.
On 2/06/12, D. Thomas wrote:
> Possibly. But it did seem that a fair few of those positions were
> at the middle and elementary level.
> n 2/06/12, Dave wrote:
>> Increase in Student Services. I think the increase is from
>> more schools recognizing the importance of school services.
>> These are schools that before had a token counselor, and are
>> increasing the size of their counseling department. This
>> increased need is largely in the form of college advising.
>> Historically, students went to a local university after high
>> school for their bachelors, and the to the West (UK, USA, etc)
>> for their Masters (MBA). What were seeing is a significant
>> increase in students wanting to go abroad for their bachelors.
>> Its easier to think of the increase in school counselors less
>> in the traditional mental health model, and more as a career
>> advisor/life coach approach.
>> On 2/06/12, D Thomas wrote:
>>> So whats with the counseling positions at top tier schools
>>> this year? Some even had multiple openings at the same
>>> school. And it seemed like a lot newbies just walked into
>>> top schools this year. Not that I'm jealous (much).
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