What does a school counselor do?
School Counselors are professional educators that have a unique mental health perspective and understand and respond to the challenges presented by today's diverse student population. The school counselor works as a team with school staff, parents, and the community to create a caring school climate and attitude. School Counselors provide the school, staff, and community with the following services:
- Individual student planning - Helping students establish personal goals and plans for the future
- Responsive Services - Individual or group counseling, referrals to other school support services or outside community resources, and developing confidential relationships with students to help them resolve or cope with their problems and developmental concerns
- School Guidance Curriculum - This curriculum consists of structured lessons designed to help students achieve the desired competencies and to provide all students with the knowledge and skills appropriate for their developmental level