The Role of the Professional School Counselor:
The Intermediate School years set the tone for developing the knowledge, attitudes and skill children need to become healthy, competent and confident learners. Counselors work as a team with the school and community to create a caring climate and atmosphere.
School counselors work with all students, including those who are considered at-risk and those with special needs. They are specialists in human behavior and relationships who provide assistance to students through four primary interventions: counseling (individual and group) large group guidance, consultation, and coordination.
School counselors are advocates who work cooperatively with other individuals and organizations to promote the academic, personal/social and career development of children. As members of the educational team, they consult and collaborate with teachers, administrators and families to assist all students in achieving success.