Appendix Three: Guidance counsellor survey results

Table 1: School type

School type

Number of responses

Composite Years 1-13

15

Years 7-13 Secondary

56

Years 9-13 Secondary

108

Years 11-13 Senior Secondary

1

Total

180

Table 2: Roll size

Roll range

(number of students)

Number of responses

1-100

1

101-400

28

401-800

61

801-1500

51

1501

39

Total

180

Table 3: Other counsellors at the school

Other counsellors at school

Number of responses

No other counsellors

89

One other counsellor

61

Two other counsellors

15

Three or more other counsellors

13

No response

2

Total

180

Table 4: Age group by gender

Age group

Female

Male

Total

30 years or younger

2

0

2

31-40 years

5

4

9

41-50 years

36

13

49

51-60 years

41

30

71

61 years or older

29

15

44

Did not wish to answer

1

1

2

No response

3

0

3

Total

117

63

180

Note: The shading shows the gender and age of the majority of guidance counsellors.

 Table 5: Ethnicity by gender

Ethnicity

Female

Male

Total

NZ Māori

2

2

4

European/Pākehā

106

55

161

NZ Māori/European Pākehā

6

2

8

Pacific/Asian

1

0

1

Pacific/ European Pākehā

1

0

1

American

0

1

1

Other European

0

2

2

South African

0

1

1

Did not wish to answer

1

0

1

Total

117

63

180

Note: The shading shows the ethnicity and age of the majority of guidance counsellors.

Table 6: Membership of a professional organisation

Professional organisation

Number of responses

Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers

6

New Zealand Psychological Society

2

New Zealand Association of Counsellors

147

New Zealand Christian Counsellors’ Association

6

New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists

1

Post Primary Teachers’ Association

6

New Zealand Association of Intermediate and Middle Schools

1

Other

4

None

9

No response

9

 Note: 10 respondents belonged to two organisations or more.

Table 7: Highest qualifications relating to guidance and counselling

Highest guidance and counselling qualification

Number of responses

None

7

Certificate

1

Diploma

8

Bachelors Degree

10

Postgraduate Certificate

6

Postgraduate Diploma

41

Masters Degree

104

PhD

1

No response

2

Total

180

 Note: 37 respondents had two or more qualifications relating to guidance and counselling.

Table 8: Changes to nature of guidance counsellor position

Nature of change

Number of responses

Remained same

19

Changed marginally

54

Changed significantly

70

Not employed as GC five years ago

31

No response

6

Total

180

Table 9: Hours per week dedicated to guidance and counselling

Hours per week

1-100 roll

101-400 roll

401-800 roll

801-1500 roll

1500 roll

Total

less than 10

-

1

-

-

-

1

10-15

-

7

3

5

-

15

16-20

-

6

15

6

6

33

21-25

-

3

5

7

5

20

26-30

-

1

8

6

1

16

31-35

-

2

5

6

2

15

36-40

-

-

6

5

5

16

41-45

-

1

2

3

7

13

46-50

-

-

6

7

5

18

51-55

-

-

-

4

2

6

56-60

-

1

9

3

3

16

No response or not able to quantify

1

5

2

-

3

11

Total

1

27

61

52

39

180

Table 10: Relationship of hours worked to allocated hours

Relationship to allocated hours

Number of responses

Less

13

Same

69

More

96

No response

2

Total

180

 Table 11: Sufficiency of time allocated

Sufficiency of allocated hours

Number of responses

Very insufficient

28

Insufficient

93

Sufficient

54

Very sufficient

4

No response

1

Total

180

Table 12: Contribution of professional learning and development to ability to provide good guidance and counselling

Contribution of professional learning and development

Number of responses

Not at all well

1

Somewhat well

15

Mostly well

55

Very well

106

No response

3

Total

180

Table 13: Type of professional supervision received

Type of professional supervision

Number of responses

Face to face

171

Skype or similar

8

Phone

19

Email

9

Peer or group supervision

9

Do not receive professional supervision

4

No response

1

Table 14: Frequency of professional supervision

Type

Weekly

Fortnightly

Every 3 weeks

Monthly

Face to face

4

67

19

61

Skype or similar

0

2

1

1

Phone

0

0

0

1

Multiple types

0

8

2

9

Total

4

77

22

72

 Table 15: Professional supervision meeting needs

Professional supervision meeting needs

Number of responses

Not at all well

1

Somewhat well

3

Mostly well

41

Very well

134

No response

1

Total

180

Table 16: Management and appraisal of guidance counsellor position

Management and appraisal

Number of responses

Not at all well

15

Somewhat well

32

Mostly well

69

Very well

59

No response

5

Total

180

Table 17: Guided by policies and procedures

Policies and procedures guiding

Number of responses

No policies or procedures

1

Not at all well

6

Somewhat well

21

Mostly well

77

Very well

70

No response

5

Total

180

Table 18: Contribute to reporting to board

Reporting to board

Number of responses

Yes

128

No

40

Unsure

10

No response

2

Total

180