Presentation on theme: "The Roles of a School Counselor By Dawne Gibson What are the many roles of a counselor? Consultant Teacher Personal Counselor Crisis Counselor Peer Facilitator."— Presentation transcript:
What are the many roles of a counselor? Consultant Teacher Personal Counselor Crisis Counselor Peer Facilitator Group Counselor Career Counselor Public Relations Consultant Advisor Program Manager Researcher
Consultant We serve as student advocates by consulting with students, parents, teachers, and others regarding strategies to help students and their families.
Teacher We have a set curriculum, just as teachers do, that is mandated by the state. We teach from these standards to all classes during our Classroom Guided Instruction. See example lessons here( units)units
Personal Counselor We serve as mentors, role models, and a confidante to students and faculty members who need someone to share their burdens with during various times of their lives.
Crisis Counselor We serve students and the faculty with critical issues that may arise unexpectedly, such as a death, fire, tornado, etc…. http://www.fema.gov/kids/ The Center for the Prevention of School Violence
Peer Facilitator Counselors can train students as peer mediators, conflict managers, tutors, and mentors. http://www.peerprograms.org/
Group Counselor A counselor will conduct group counseling as needed on such topics as anger management, bullying, and divorce. School Violence Prevention & School Safety Guide Safe Communities ~ Safe Schools Bullying Prevention
Career Counselor Counselors help students investigate the world of work as well as their personal interests, develop job skills, apply for jobs, write resumes, and seek employment.
Public Relations Consultant In this role, the counselor helps others in the school understand their counseling program. They may promote their program through various activities. They may also reach out to the community and its resources to benefit their school and/or students.
Advisor A counselor is an advisor to students as they enroll in school, prepare to leave school, and as they enter the work field. A counselor may also serve as an advisor to the community, seeking ways to better their school and generate support for their program.
Program Manager A counselor must be organized and up-to date on the latest curriculum and standards given by the state and local systems in order to develop a well rounded program.
Researcher Counselors must analyze their individual school’s data results from testing. We also must evaluate our program regularly and make necessary changes. We must research the latest data and update our resources periodically.
What does Confidentiality Mean? Counselor MUST keep students’ personal information and issues PERSONAL. We are NOT allowed to share this information unless one of the following guidelines occur:
Reasons for breaking confidentiality… They are in danger or they present a danger to someone or themselves. You are mandated by the courts. They give you permission to discuss it with someone else. They are in violation of a school policy that requires you to report it to a school administrator. You feel it necessary to consult with someone more experienced in the area of concern or need ( with student’s permission).