• Job

     

    What Does a School Counselor Do?

     

    • Helps students with academic, career, personal/social concerns and any other problems that may occur.
    • Teach guidance lessons which are preventative in design and deal with matters of character and building skills to support character building.
    • Collaborate with parents, teachers and administration and offer information on resources.
    • Provides support to the school community
     
     
     
    Additional Duties
     
    • Campus 504 Coordinator
    • Campus Testing CoordinatorOther duties
    • Campus PAL Coordinator
    • GT Campus Coordinator
    • RTI Committee Member
    • 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

     

    Confidentiality

     

     

    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                     

     

     Support