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 workcounsel individuals on education and career optionsdevelop and deliver career education and work training programmeshelp students find work experience placementshelp clients with jobseeking strategies, writing resumes and applications, and developing interview skills and career portfoliosassist clients to market their capabilities to potential employersassist clients to balance work with family needshelp clients to navigate career transitionsprovide an information and referral service on education, training and employment opportunitiesconsult with teachers, community groups, government agencies, businesses and medical practitionersprepare reports and maintain client recordsundertake 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.