• What does a school counselor do?

    An Elementary School Counselor provides:
    -School Guidance Curriculum
    -classroom guidance, parent instruction, group activities
    -Individual and Small Group Student Planning
    -appraisal and advisement
    -Responsive Services
    -consultation, individual/small-group counseling, crisis response, referrals,
    peer facilitation
    -System Support
    -professional development, collaboration, program managment and operation
    Elementary School Counselors help students:
    -achieve academic goals.
    -develop a better understanding and acceptance of themselves.
    -cope with life changes.
    -develop problem solving and decision making skills.
    -develop emotionally and socially.
    -begin to develop career goals.
    Elementary School Counselors help school staff:
    -understand and meet students' personal, social, emotional, academic, and
    behavioral needs.
    Elementary School Counslors help parents:
    -understand their child's emotions and behaviors.
    -access community resources when needed.
    -with strategies to use at home with problem behaviors.
Last Modified on January 21, 2015