School Counselor Roles and Responsibilities
Our main goal as school counselors is to support the social emotional health and learning of all students. We do this through individual and group counseling, problem solving meetings, classroom guidance lessons where we explicitly teach social/emotional skills, and advocating for the needs of all students by coordinating and collaborating with parents, teachers, administrators, and outside agencies. Our other roles/responsibilities include breakfast duty, Boys and Girls Club check in, 504 coordinator (Jen Henry), and organizing holiday assistance.
School Counseling Program Service Delivery Components
School Guidance Curriculum: School counselors provide collaborative lessons within the classroom that support a proactive, prevention-based model serving all students.
- Classroom Instruction
- Interdisciplinary Curriculum
- Group Activities
- Parent Workshops and Instruction
Individual Student Planning: School counselors coordinate activities that help all students plan, monitor and manage their own learning, as well as meet competencies in areas of academic, career, and personal/social development.
- Individual and/or Small Group Appraisal
- Individual and/or Small Group Advisement
Responsive Services: School counselors provide support to meet the immediate needs and concerns of individual students.
- Counseling - individual and/or small group (non-therapeutic)
- Crisis Counseling (prevention, intervention, follow-up)
- Peer Facilitations (peer counselors, peer mediators)
System Support: School counselors manage activities that establish, maintain and enhance the total school counseling program.
- Professional Development (In-service, training, professional organizations, post-graduate education)
- Consultation, collaboration and teaming-consultation, partnerships, advisory council, school division committees, community outreach.
- Program Management and Operation Management activities, data analysis, fair-share responsibilities.