• What does an Elementary School Counselor do?

      An important role of the Elementary Counselor is to be

      an advocate for students.

      .

      The Elementary School Counseling Program

      • 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 educational 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
       
       
       
       
Last Modified on June 2, 2008
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