Counselor Job Description

A counselor is an individual or company that assists clients in preparing their personal income tax returns.

Depending on the state, the counselor may be an agent of the IRS and issue refunds directly.

A counselor may also be an individual or company not authorized or licensed by the IRS to prepare income tax returns.

However, the person may be an employee of a financial or tax organization and licensed by the state.

The counselor may prepare and sign an income tax return on behalf of the client and file it with the IRS.

The IRS offers the opportunity for individuals to obtain general tax assistance.

The IRS encourages individuals to consult with a tax professional or certified public accountant if they have questions.

Updated on:     
September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a Counselor who can help us improve our communication with each other. We want someone who can help us understand each other better and work through our differences.

Counselor Duties:

  • Help individuals deal with problems, plan for future needs, develop coping skills, cope with crises, and work through personal issues
  • Develop, coordinate, and implement short and long term plans to help individuals attain personal, social, educational, and career objectives
  • Develop, evaluate, and recommend courses of action to meet specific social, educational, vocational, or work goals
  • Assist individuals and their families in resolving conflicts, solving problems, and meeting personal, social, educational, and vocational objectives
  • Liaise with insurance companies, attorneys, hospitals, medical agencies, schools, and other institutions and organizations
  • Perform other related duties as required

Counselor Responsibilities:

  • Counsel students on academic, personal, and professional concerns
  • Provide academic advisement including course selection, transfer services, and registration
  • Evaluate new students, including academic records, school reports, and entrance exams
  • Research academic opportunities for students
  • Assess academic skills, recommend selected courses, and refer students for tutoring or counseling as appropriate
  • Maintain student records, including grades, course schedule, and transcripts
  • Be familiar with current policies and regulations governing student financial matters
  • Be familiar with college policies regarding academic dishonesty, disciplinary actions, and student loan regulations
  • Advise students who need assistance with personal or financial counseling
  • Report suspected violations of college policies
  • Serve as a liaison between students, parents, faculty, and administration
  • Be familiar with college policies regarding credit

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in counseling, psychology, education, or related field
  • 2+ years’ proven experience providing support to individuals or families in crisis
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to effectively manage time, prioritize, and organize activities

We're an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse and inclusive team. We encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages, as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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