Role of Licensed School Counselors
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, social/emotional, 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.
School Counselors are licensed by the MN Department of Education - Most hold K-12 licenses, a few hold 1-6 or 7-12 licenses.
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.
All students and families - Primary focus is Tier 1 and 2 interventions.