What does a counselor do?

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  • Talks with student individuals and in groups
  • Gains understanding of student through observation in the classroom
  • Works with potentially "at-risk" students
  • Helps student relate to others
  • Promotes positive attitudes and values among students
  • Actively listens to concerns of parents, teachers and peers in helping students
  • Responds to identified concerns
  • Provides follow-up prevention, remediation and crisis intervention services
  • Helps people to make better use of community resources
  • Uses test data to provide information about abilities, achievement, interests and needs
  • Assists students in comping with psycho-social developmental issues
  • Coordinates efforts with other school specialists