Administering Career Assessment Tools with Clients
Career assessments are used to explore individuals’ preferences about themselves and their potential satisfaction with different career options and work environments. The most important use of assessment results is to assist individuals in identifying their interests, skills, and/or work values, strengths, and limitations. The assessment may confirm their self-evaluation or provide insight with new information. Assessment tools progress the career counselling process as an important intervention that gathers information about the client in a particular area that is debriefed during the counselling-coaching session.
Assessment tools are used in schools, organisations, university career services, outplacement organisations, corporate human resources, rehabilitation counsellors and career counsellor/coaches.
For individuals seeking international course accreditation in career development practice to work in a global environment with organisations and clients, develop and update their knowledge and skills in career development, or fill a skills gap in their practice.
The course is suitable in various contexts and roles, including schools, education, training, in the workplace in human resources or psychology, and/or experience working in employment, recruitment, outplacement,youth work, apprenticeship, disability and rehabilitation, case management, or management.
- Consider a range of client factors when administering career assessment tools.
- Develop knowledge and skills in applying assessment tools when working with clients.
- Practice ethical issues when administering career assessment tools.
Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
- Define career assessment to collect information about a client
- Specify the aim of career assessment tools to ensure appropriate usage
- Identify the types of career assessment tools and their purpose
- Discrimate and select appropriate career assessment tools based on understanding the client’s concerns and their career goal
- Identify the range of career assessment tools to select appropriate tools for clients
- Improve and apply appropriate assessment tools to administer to a client that considers the client appropriateness, needs, goals, and requirements
- Overcome misconceptions about assessment tools
- Identify the ethical issues when administering career assessment tools
- Specify the rights of the client when administering career assessment tools
- Apply a structured three-part process when administering career assessment tools that include before, during, and after
- Develop skills to give clients feedback following their career assessment
- Specify the benefits of career assessment tests
- Develop experience with undertaking career assessments
- Write accurate client case notes that reflect the session
Upon successfully finishing the complete course, students will receive a Certificate of Professional Development accredited by Associated Career Professionals International.
Students can also receive a Certificate of Professional Development for each course they complete accredited by Associated Career Professionals International.
CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT POINTS
The time spent on each course of study may be claimed as continuing professional development (CPD) by CDAA members towards Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA) requirements.
Non-CDAA members, please check with your professional association regarding their CPD policy
To claim your CPD points, present your certificate of course completion to CDAA or the professional association where you are a member.