School Counselor Interview questions in India

Schools look to counsellors to provide their students with academic, career and emotional support. In an interview context, come prepared to discuss how you would motivate students to succeed in the classroom, provide effective input on career development or deal with an emotionally tense situation.

264 School Counselor interview questions shared by candidates

Top School Counsellor Interview Questions & How to Answer

Here are three top school counsellor interview questions and tips on how to answer them:

Question No. 1: Why did you choose school counselling as your career?

How to answer: Employers want to make sure you are the right fit, and one way to determine this is by evaluating your reasoning for choosing your career. Expressing your career motivations, your knack for problem solving, your love for helping others and your skills when it comes to working with children can help you make a favourable impression.

Question No. 2: How would you deal with a difficult student?

How to answer: Interviewers want to know how you would handle a child who is disruptive in class. Use this question to show your awareness of the school's policies, as well as your strong understanding of child psychology and your ability to communicate with both the student and their parent or guardian.

Question No. 3: How can a school counsellor support a school's overall mission?

How to answer: Use this question to show you have done your research on the school you are interviewing at. You can also use this opportunity to discuss your firm grasp on what it means to be a school counsellor and how you will perform if hired for the position.

Top Interview Questions

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After School Counselor was asked...25 October 2011

What is your general attitude toward disciplining children?

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I said that kids need structure, but it's important to be flexible and patient and always to remember what it was like to be a kid. Less

Where I work we just tell them. There are consequences for actions. If you make a bad choice, you may lose 5 minutes of something for example, if you make good choices, sometimes you get rewarded, but we always praise good choices. Less

Nice, Hard Spanking, WITH THE BELT! and if they continue, pepper spray on the genitals. Less

San Mateo - Foster City School District

How do you intervene with at risk students?

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I start by talking to the students and work with them to set personal goals. I often suggest getting involved with sports teams or after school programs. Less

Listen, talk, empathized, together find a solution. But, put the power back in the student’s hands. Less

Bay Area Community Resources

Interviewer asked how a Counselor should and would work with a family who doesn't respond to communication and doesn't show much interest in working with the School Counselor. Interviewer also asked how a Counselor should handle a case of suspected child abuse.

2 Answers

After reaching out through phone contacts, emails, and mailed letters, I will make a home visit in attempt to visit with the family. I will discuss with the family any problems and together come up with a solution. I worked 17 years in CPS and our agency received calls of suspected abuse from schools. I will first discuss the concerns with my superior and follow their guidelines before contacting CPS. Less

I would try to reach out to the parents in whatever way possible to make a connection with them in the hopes they would be more willing to work with me. I would also work more closely with the student to figure out why his/her parents are not interested in working with a counselor as well as what the extent of the abuse is. Every case is different, so it is hard to say what I would do if the student does not admit to being abused but I still strongly suspect it is happening. Less

North East Independent School District

Why are you applying for this position? What would you say is your main goal as a school counselor? What do you do for self-improvement?

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To mentor at risk youths and help through life experiences as well as book knowledge how to obtain their desired goals in life. Less

To mentor young adults and teenagers to become the best they can be, also to encourage them that they are capable to succeed in all walks of life. Less


How well do you do under pressure with children?

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I've been a counselor before with children. I can manage the pressure by getting my students under control by a distraction with games or a movie. Less

I can manage and control tense situation with children because I'm very empathetic towards them and they always look up to me. Less


What is your childcare experience?

2 Answers

Babysitting, Lifeguarding, swim coaching

Babysitting, children and grandchildren of my own. Watching children as I prepares to place them in foster care or relative placements. Watching children in the child care room at wok. Less

Hattiesburg Public Schools

What are your strengths?

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Passion for children, self-initiated, motivated, easy to get along with, work well in teams Less

Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District

What would I implement as a new School Counselor?

1 Answers

I would introduce myself to the students and families.

ACE Charter Schools

How would you help a student who struggles to make friends and is lonely.

1 Answers

Identify a student who shows lots of empathy and ask her/him to be a lunch buddy. Lunch buddy can then introduce student to other friends/peers. Can also start a lunch bunch group and ask others who are shy/struggle with social skills to join as well. Less

Folsom Cordova USD

They asked roles of high school counselor and situational questions.

1 Answers

I answered being who I am and with honesty. Genuineness is the key.

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