The Canadian Standards & Guidelines for Career Development Practitioners (S & Gs)
Area of Specialization: S1 Assessment
These are competencies needed if you provide Assessment Services to clients.
Assessment is a process involving gathering information, identifying issues, needs, and clarifying personal and environmental resources in relation to the issues and needs. Assessment helps individuals to increase self-awareness; understand their career issues; establish work, learning, and/or life balance goals; and provides a foundation for taking action and an indicator of ongoing progress. Assessment methods may include a variety of formal and informal techniques such as standardized and nonstandardized instruments, interviews, personality measures, questionnaires, checklists, behavioural observations, and reports by significant others. Assessment can be done in an individual or group context.
Click on the links in the table to learn more about each competency.
|S1.1 Guide Client Assessment||S1.1.1 Describe assessment instruments and methods|
|S1.1 Guide Client Assessment||S1.1.2 Identify standardized career assessment instruments and informal assessment methods appropriate for your client group|
|S1.1 Guide Client Assessment||S1.1.3 Explore appropriate instruments and procedures with clients|
|S1.1 Guide Client Assessment||S1.1.4 Use standardized career assessment instruments|
|S1.1 Guide Client Assessment||S1.1.5 Review and evaluate results with clients|
|SSC2.1 Facilitate Groups||SSC2.1.1 Describe the principles of group facilitation|
|SSC2.1 Facilitate Groups||SSC2.1.2 Facilitate groups|