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Role of Licensed School Counselors

  • Distribution of Total School Counselor Time

    ROLE IN THE SCHOOL:

    • Collaborate with school administrators throughout the school year to create a program action plan through yearly counselor/principal agreement. 
    • Deliver comprehensive school counseling program that supports students' developmental needs in academic, socialemotional, and career domains.
    • Implement guidance curriculum through structured classroom lessons and small group sessions. Curriculum focus may include:
      • Academic Success Skills
      • Problem Solving & Conflict Management
      • Emotional Management & Self-Regulation
      • Bully Prevention
      • Career Exploration
      • Educational & Life Transitions
    • Facilitate student planning through the development of academic and career plans that reflect individualized learning styles & interests.
    • Implement responsive services through individual and small group counseling, and consultation. 
    • Assist students in accessing information and support with tasks that prepare them for post-secondary education and career options.
    • Participate in site based multidisciplinary teams that support student achievement and identify individual student learning needs. 
  • LICENSE(S):

    School Counselors are licensed by the MN Department of Education - Most hold K-12 lincenses, a few hold 1-6 or 7-12 licenses. 

    EDUCATION:

    Master's Degree or Beyond.

    SPECIALIZED SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE:

    • Educators with a mental health perspective that makes them uniquely qualified to address all students' academic, social/emotional and career development needs.
    • School Counselors provide all students equitable access to a comprehensive, developmentally appropriate school counseling program focused on academic success, personal and social development and college and career readiness. 

    POPULATION(S) SERVED:

    All students and families - Primary focus is Tier 1 and 2 interventions. 

     

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