Career Development Practitioner

Summary

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.

Duties & Tasks

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.

Working Conditions

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.

Personal Requirements

  • 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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