Author: John J. Liptak, EdD
The Career Intake & Counseling Scale provides a structured assessment for identifying clients' or students' most significant and urgent career development needs and developing treatment plans that will address those needs.
Clients or students taking the assessment are asked to consider 50 statements that relate to major deficiencies that prevent people from attaining employment success. Individuals must rate how well the statement describes their level of concern on a three-point scale, ranging from "A Major Concern" to "Not a Concern."
These responses are scored and recorded in a Career Intake Profile table that identifies individuals' top career-related concerns and barriers, including:
Next, individuals will review recommended activities for overcoming employment barriers and enhancing their career development. In the last step of the assessment, individuals will craft a Career Success Action Plan that identifies their top goals and steps for attaining them.
In a survey of 247 individuals who completed this assessment online,
Select the format that works best for your clients’ or students’ needs. The print version is ideal for in-person meetings and workshops and can be a helpful reference tool during one-on-one discussions.
The online version offers automated scoring and allows individuals to complete the assessment at home at their convenience. Results are immediately saved and provided to administrators. This option is ideal for serving or advising individuals who are unable to meet face-to-face.
Interested in using this assessment in your program or curriculum? Contact your JIST account manager for more information.