The Bill Hefner School Counseling Program, in partnership with our stakeholders, will advocate for the safety and success of all students by providing a comprehensive program that meets the range of students' academic, career, and personal/social needs and promotes their equitable access to a rigorous education.
Professional school counselors are certified/licensed educators with a minimum of a Master’s degree in school counseling, making them uniquely qualified to address students’ cognitive, career development, and socio-emotional needs by implementing a comprehensive school counseling program. Our goal is for each student at BHES to achieve academic, social, personal, and career success through individual and small group counseling, and classroom guidance. We provide consultation with parents and teachers to advocate for students and help them succeed.
School Social Workers are trained mental health professionals with a Bachelors or Master’s degree in social work. They are the link between the home, school, and the community. School social workers provide direct as well as indirect services to students, families and school personnel, such as monitoring school attendance, promoting dropout prevention, consultation, information and referral, identification of at-risk students, and counseling. In addition, they provide prevention, crisis intervention, and conflict resolution.
School psychologists are highly trained in both psychology and education, completing a minimum of a specialist-level degree program. they provide assessment and testing of students for special services. Consultation for teachers. Counseling for students. In addition, they provide prevention, crisis intervention, conflict resolution, and program modification for special learning and/or behavioral needs.
School Exceptional Case Teacher
Phone: 910-860-7058 Available: Tuesdays and Wednesdays The EC Case Teacher can address concerns for students eligible for special education services. They can verify service implementation and communicate with the student’s team to meet their academic and functional needs. In addition, she can coordinate Child Find. This is a coordinated effort between the Student Services Team and the Exceptional Children Services to locate and identify children and youth suspected of or diagnosed with a disability who might have intellectual, physical, or emotional disabilities and are unable to benefit from the regular school program without special assistance.
School nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well-being, academic success and life-long achievement and health of students. School nurses facilitate health services such as immunizations, communicable disease control, vision and hearing screening, and follow-up, health assessments, and referrals, and health counseling and information for students and families. School nurses actively collaborate with school personnel, students and parents to create health plans and to administer medication.