For example, in assessment, school counselors may use a variety of personality and vocational assessment methods to help students explore vocation needs and interests.
The Role of the Counselor
The school counselors meet the needs of student in three basic domains: academic development, career development, and personal/social development.
School counselors are taking on new roles in schools as leaders, working with “school administration and staff in developing student attitudes and behavior which are necessary to maintain proper control, acceptable standards of self-discipline and a suitable learning environment within the school” (Secondary School Counselor 2012).
Another role of a counselor is to help students strengthen skills such as adapting to various environments and how to develop behaviors that will work in their day-to-day school setting.
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In middle school and high school, the students are preparing for secondary education or career so the counselor along with the client will work on skills that will prepare them for the rest of their life.
The successful school counselor is one who takes the role of a loving parent, concerned and empathetic, able to listen and win the trust of students and with the time and self-confidence to make a difference in their lives.
One of the group member gets into trouble for pushing a classmate then the counselor will need to back up the school policy and allow the student to take their punishment but use the experience as a learning one in order to help the student over come their anger issues.
I also provide assessments of the programs run to ensure the school counseling program is successful in meeting the needs of the school community.
I am committed to upholding the highest ethical and legal standards, as well as participating in professional development to keep up-to-date with the best practices in the field of school counseling.
As counselor working in the school, you are not going to see change overnight but you have to work with the student until the end of the process and that means not giving up on the students by still showing that you have faith that they will change.
I also work to empower all students to challenge themselves to meet their fullest potential and maximize their success.
It is of great importance to me to involve parents, families, staff, students, and community members in the school counseling program so that we, as an educational community, can work together to engage all students in the learning process.
PA Standards: School counseling in the area of Academic Development, Standard A:
Students will acquire the attitudes, knowledge, and skills that contribute to effective learning in school and across the life span.
One benefit of group counseling in the school setting is that it teaches children important socializing skills with their peers, as students often learn best from each other (Pérusse, 2009).