• What Does a Professional School Counselor Do?

    • Helps students with academic, career, personal/social concerns and any other problems that they may face
    • Teach guidance lessons which are preventative in design and deal with matters of character and building skills to support character building
    • Works with parents, teachers and administration in collaboration and consultation and offers information on additional resources
    • Provides support to the school community
     
     Additional Duties
    • Campus 504 Coordinator

    • Campus Testing Coordinator

    • Campus PAL Coordinator

    • GT Campus Coordinator

    • RTI Committee Coordinator

    • Campus Homeless Liaison

    • Backpack Buddy Coordinator


    How Can a Student See the School Counselor?

    •   Self-Referral
    •    Teacher, Administrator or Staff Referral
    •   Parent Referral
    •    Peer Referral
    •    Counselor Observation


    Confidentiality

    The School Counselor keeps information confidential unless disclosure is required. The following conditions require contact with parents and/or appropriate authorities:

    Harm to Self

    Harm to Others

    Harm from Others

     

    When Should You Refer Students to the School Counselor?

    Emergency Referrals that Require Immediate Attention:

    ·         Suspected evidence of child abuse, physical or mental (although I will follow up with this student, IF YOU BELIEVE CHILD ABUSE IS OCCURRING, YOU ARE REQUIRED BY LAW TO REPORT TO CPS.)

    CPS Hotline: (800)252-5400

    CPS Reporting Website: www.txabusehotline.org

    ·         Signs of self-injury

    ·         Threats to harm self or others

    ·         A child who cries or gets sick daily

    ·         A child who becomes unable to function in a normal way

    ·         Any behavior change in a child that is sudden and unusual

    ·         A child undergoing a traumatic family experience

     

    Other Referral Topics include, but are not limited to…

    ·         *Academics                                       * Loneliness

    ·         *Anxiety                                             * Organizational Skills          

    ·         *Anger                                                * Peer Relationships

    ·         *Coping Skills                                    * Stress

    ·         *Goal Setting                                     * Social skills              

    ·         *Grief and Loss                                 * Test-Taking     

    ·         *Divorce and Separation                 * Underachievement             

    ·         *Family                                              

    ·         *Impulse Control