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WHO IS A SCHOOL COUNSELOR?

  • A New York state certified, specially educated, caring person
  • A school person who provides guidance to all students
  • A resource person
  • A coordinator
  • A consultant
  • A group facilitator
  • A teacher
  • A person who helps teachers, parents, students and administrators

WHAT DOES A SCHOOL COUNSELOR DO?

Works with individuals and groups
Helps identify needs of students
Encourages better inter-personal relationships
Promotes positive attitudes and choices
Aids teachers and parents in helping students
Assists people in making use of community resources
Reviews tests results to provide information about abilities, needs, achievements and interests
Assists students with growing-up process
Coordinates efforts with other school agencies
Coordinates referrals to outside agencies
Facilities discussion groups
Assists with in-service for faculty
Participates in curriculum development
Lends support to school, career and personal plans
Maintains confidences
Provides "preventive" counseling


We Can Help

Students.....

After watching the news I get scared.
I'm new here and I can't seem to make friends.
I don't seem to be getting along with my parents.
I'm worried about my work and I wonder if I'll pass.
I don't have a problem-I just wanted to tell you that my dog died.
I just have to talk to someone who won't laugh at me and listens to me.
My parents are getting a divorce, I think.

Teachers/Administrators.....

I need some ideas to help my students develop more positive relationships.
John is very restless in my classroom.
Joan is often absent.
Joe is a new student and needs some special attention.
Jane's behavior has been quite different lately.

Parents.....

Sam has difficulty getting off to school in the morning.
Sarah doesn't seem to have friends and spends a great deal of time by herself.
Jean scores high on standardized tests, but the teacher says she is doing failing work.
Sean has difficulty going to sleep at night and often has nightmares.
We don't seem to be able to communicate with Sally.
Our daughter is getting poor grades and we don't know how to help her.