Osio, Krystel Joy B.
III-26 BS Psychology
Who are the Guidance Personnel?
1. Guidance Director
He/she has the overall authority for leading
the personnel under his/her administration. He
reviews the guidance and counseling program they
offer each year. To be a guidance director, one
should possess the following: strong work ethic,
excellent organizational skills, flexibility, ease and
experience with computers and willingness to
coordinate efforts with others.
2. Guidance Counselor
A guidance counselor assists people with
personal, family, educational, mental health and
career decisions and problems. He provides options
that will help the client to resolve his/her problems.
Its overall function is to talk to students, provide
options, listen to problems, help the students to
develop coping skills and learn to solve problems
and become a good decision maker on their own.
Counseling services includes:
Common Problems of Students Bring to
Conflict with others
Conflict with self
Lack of information about self
Lack of information about the environment
Lack of skill
The one who develops a test is called
psychometrician, while the one that conducts
Testing services is called a psychometrist.
A psychometrician has the following
Identifies and selects tests
Sets the schedule of testing services
Administers, corrects and interprets test results
Provides counselors with test results
Encodes and makes summaries of test results
Prepares testing materials
Keeps test materials and test results
He designs, formulates and conducts research projects.
He manages, collects and analyzes information and organizes
data which are presented in oral and written form.
The researcher has the following functions:
Applying a variety of research techniques to gather relevant
information, including document analysis, surveys, case studies
Preparing and reporting findings and disseminating results,
both orally and in writing; and
Offering research – based briefings and advice, which may
involve writing action plans.
5. Guidance Secretary
He/she organized things for people in the
office. He/she may also be called as executive
secretary or administrative assistant.
The following are the functions of the guidance
Put files in order;
Write letters and answers the phone;
Schedule travel plans;
Make sure that the information that leaves the office is
Some make reports and train others