"School counselors are the first line of support for students. Students can't achieve academically when they can't cope with social and emotional problems. School Counselors can help guide students in their journey through childhood and adolescence." - Richard Wong




    Elementary School Counselors Responsibilities

    • To provide assistance to all students with their social, emotional, and intellectual growth
    • To provide developmentally appropriate individual, small group, and classroom lessons for students regarding social, emotional, personal, family, behavioral, or peer difficulties, which are interfering with their educational or personal growth
    • To provide support for teachers with students receiving special education services 
    • To provide teachers, parents, and students with referral resources in various areas such as child development, academic abilities, parenting challenges, outside counseling services, grief and loss, family change and dynamics, suicide awareness, and various other mental health issues
    • Assist with the formulation of the IEP (individual educational plan) and coordinate counseling services recommended 
    • Assist parents, teachers, and students with the use and interpretation of tests results and student records
    • Maintain confidentiality at all times, unless a “need to know” situation arises, during that time, the counseling will collaboratively work with the principal, teachers, parents, and students regarding the well-being of the student