School Counselors


Jobs in this family provide professional education counseling and guidance to students in a state facility.

Typical functions

The functions within this job family may include the following:

  • Perform academic and vocational assessments.
  • Administer and interpret tests.
  • Identify student programs.

Educational Counselor

This is a professional position accountable for collecting, organizing, and interpreting information appropriate to understanding student academic and vocational abilities, aptitudes, interests, and other personal attributes as they relate to providing a program of individualized education. Employees are responsible for administering, scoring, and interpreting individual intelligence and vocational tests; conferring with staff placement of students in educational or vocational programs; and adapting educational programs to fit student needs, abilities, and conditions.

Knowledge, skills & abilities

Knowledge of principles and practices of educational, occupational, and personal counseling, guidance, and assessment. Ability to evaluate students and assist them in achieving their objectives.

Typical qualifications

Master’s degree. (Substitutions may be allowed.) 

Pay grade