About the Counselor
Elementary school years set the tone for developing the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary for children to become healthy, competent and confident learners. Through a comprehensive developmental school counseling program, school counselors work as a team with the school staff, parents and the community to create a caring climate and atmosphere. By providing education, prevention, early identification and intervention, school counselors can help all children achieve academic success. (source)
Elementary School Counselors...
Encourage academic, personal/social, and career development based on the National Standards developed by the American School Counselor's Association.
Provide a systematic array of curriculum, interventions and services based on student needs.
Provide individual counseling, group counseling, classroom guidance, consultation, coordination, and curriculum development.
Career, Academic and Personal/Social categories
The American School Counselor Association’s Mindsets & Behaviors are organized in three broad domains: academic, career and social/emotional development. These domains promote mindsets and behaviors that enhance the learning process and create a culture of college and career readiness for all students. The definitions of each domain are as follows: Academic Development – Standards guiding school counseling programs to implement strategies and activities to support and maximize each student’s ability to learn. Career Development – Standards guiding school counseling programs to help students 1) understand the connection between school and the world of work and 2) plan for and make a successful transition from school to postsecondary education and/or the world of work and from job to job across the life span. Social/Emotional Development – Standards guiding school counseling programs to help students manage emotions and learn and apply interpersonal skills. (source)
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