· CLASSROOM GUIDANCE— Counselors can be used as facilitator or team teachers to help instruct guidance-related topics. e.g. interviewing
· INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING— Counselors are trained to help resolve personal, social, educational, and career development issues.
· GROUP COUNSELING/GUIDANCE— Counseling may be provided on a small-group basis to help students with concerns about relationships, personal matters, and developmental tasks.
· PARENT CONSULTATION— Counselors will conduct parenting meetings, facilitate conferences, and offer appropriate information for situations as they arise.
· STAFF CONSULTATION— Counselors can assist staff members in obtaining knowledge and skills. e.g. learning styles test interpretation.
· CONSULTATION WITH THE COMMUNITY— Counselors may refer students and their families to community agencies when long-term counseling is needed to help with more serious personal, social, or educational concerns.
· ADMINISTRATIVE/CLERICAL ACTIVITIES— The counseling staff will interpret standardized tests, oversee the scheduling process, and review college and scholarship applications and procedures.
· PROGRAM MANAGEMENT— Counselors working collaboratively with other school/community members will work on the development of the guidance program by identifying and gathering guidance resources, designing activities, and assessing and evaluating their impact.
· PUPIL APPRAISAL— Counselors will assist in the collaborative effort to identify students’ strengths, needs and interests through intervention assistance team assessments, multi-factored evaluations, individual career plans, etc.
WHAT IS CONFIDENTIALITY?
The guidance office is a place a student or parent may come to discuss concerns confidentially.
Confidentiality means that personal concerns will not be shared with others. However, counselors are required by law to contact other adults if a situation arises that puts someone in physical or emotional harm.