Week 5 Assignment

  
Please no plagiarism and make sure you are able to access all resource on your own before you bid. Main references come from Capuzzi, D., & Stauffer, M. D. (2012) and/or American Psychological Association (2010). Assignments should adhere to graduate-level writing and be free from writing errors. I have also attached my assignment rubric so you can see how to make full points. Please follow the instructions to get full credit. I need this completed by 06/29/19 at 6pm. My population group are at-risk youth and their families.
Assignment – Week 5
Application: Personal Vocational/Career Information Resource Guide
 
More and more clients are facing career transitions and are seeking career counseling services that require career information delivery systems (CIDS) Some of these are private and many others are found in national and state departments of labors. In this Application Assignment, you will explore information having to do with CIDS and job search sites and sources of information.
To prepare for this Assignment:
Review the information in the course text on the career information delivery systems and job search information sources.
Explore a variety of sources in each of the three categories: 1) National or State CIDS; 2) Occupational Information Systems; and 3) Internet Job Search/Career Information Sites.
Investigate sources beyond the text. Be sure each URL is current and active.
Evaluate the usefulness of the sites for your population group, using the following criteria:

What client needs am I meeting?
Do the research evidence,      theoretical perspective, and norm populations meet the needs of my      clients?
How user friendly is the site      for my clients?
Are the language, age, and      education level appropriate?
Does the means of communicating      information fit your clients’ needs (e.g., text vs. video, static vs.      interactive)?
Can my clients navigate the      system efficiently?
Does the system include      occupational information about jobs that my clients may desire (e.g.,      industry, educational preparation, social class)?
Does the cost (if any)      facilitate its use with your clients?

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Based on this analysis, select at least three sites/sources of information: one from each category listed above.
The assignment (2-3 pages):
Create your own Career Information Resource Guide, personalized for your current or intended population group.  You may decide to set up your Resource Guide as a chart or a list (whichever you think will be most help to you as a career practitioner).  For this assignment, APA form is not as important as developing something that you can use in the future.
Begin with an Introduction.  (1-2 paragraphs). Provide context for your Resource Guide by specifying the population group for whom the Resource Guide is being developed (your current or intended counseling population).  Describe this group with brief bullet points that outline any particular issues that should be considered when providing career assistance to members of this group.
Then, address the following elements in your Resource Guide:
1. Name of the Source (URL)
2. Type of Site/Source (remember to choose one from each category: National/State CIDS, Occupational Information System, and Internet Job Search/Career Information Site)
3. Description of the Source (include a specific description, type of information provided, services provided, cost (if any), other useful information)
4. Why you chose this site (how it meets criteria listed above)
Support your Application assignment with specific references to all resources used in its preparation. You are asked to provide a reference list only for those resources not included in the Learning Resources for this course.

Required Resources
· Capuzzi, D., & Stauffer, M. D. (2012). Career counseling: Foundations, perspectives, and applications. (2nd ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson Education.
o Chapter 7 “Using Information and Technology” pp. 197-198 and 207-222”
· The Code of Fair Testing Practices in Education
http://www.apa.org/science/programs/testing/fair-code.aspx
Website
· National Career Development Association. (2015). Internet sites for career planning. Retrieved from www.ncda.org/aws/NCDA/pt/sp/resources
National Counselor Exam Preparation
Becoming a National Certified Counselor (NCC) is an important step for students in graduate counseling programs. It is the premier counseling certification in the field of counseling. According to the National Board of Certified Counselors, “Becoming a board-certified counselor demonstrates to your colleagues and the public that you have voluntarily met high national standards for the practice of counseling.” The study materials below address some of the core content for you to review in preparation for the National Counselor Exam. It is important to integrate many resources into your study plan; we hope that these materials will supplement your study preparation.
Laureate Education (Executive Producer). (2019). Career Counseling NCE Module [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.
Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 66 minutes.
with Dr. Elizabeth Ventura
Accessible player  –Downloads– Download Video w/CC Download Audio Download Transcript 
· Document: Career Counseling: NCE Module (PowerPoint)

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