- Deliver a comprehensive developmental counseling program
- Monitor student’s academic & social emotional development
- Participate on student services team
- Attend to social & personal needs
- Transition incoming & outgoing students
- Refer students to support programs
- Facilitate Student Ambassadors
- Crisis situations
- Implement school-wide educational & prevention programs
- Develop & deliver social-emotional learning lessions to all students
The counselor and student meet privately to work together on a problem or something of interest to the student. Counselors are obligated to respect the privacy of the student, however they are also obligated by law and ethical standards to report a case where student’s well being is in jeopardy. Referrals for counseling can be done by the student, teacher, staff member, or parent.
Group counseling usually involves working in groups of 2-10 members. In bigger groups sometimes counselors co-facilitate. Members have an opportunity to learn from one another. Topics may include social skills, study skills, divorce, grief, transition, stress, peer relationships, and student awareness.
Students will also be engaged in Social Emotional Learning (SEL) activities to promote positive mental health, social awareness and self-awareness. They will develop an enduring understanding that there is a connection between social – emotional health and academic achievement. They will also develop an enduring understanding that through guided exploration, they are becoming aware of their strengths and interests in an effort to facilitate future planning and personal growth.