Elementary counselor role

Elementary School Counselors Implement the Counseling Program by Providing:

School Guidance Curriculum

  • Academic support, including organizational, study and test-taking skills
  • Goal setting and decision-making
  • Career awareness, exploration and planning
  • Education on understanding self and others
  • Peer relationships, coping strategies and effective social skills
  • Communication, problem-solving and conflict resolution
  • Substance abuse education
  • Multicultural/diversity awareness
  • Individual student planning

    Academic planning

  • Goal setting/decision- making
  • Education on understanding of self, including strengths and weaknesses
  • Transition plans

    Responsive Services

  • Individual and small-group counseling
  • Individual/family/school crisis intervention
  • Conflict resolution
  • Consultation/collaboration
  • Referrals

    System Support

  • Professional development
  • Consultation, collaboration and teaming
  • Program management and operation

Elementary School Counselors Collaborate with:
Parent education 
Academic planning 
One-on-one parent conferencing 
Interpretation of assessment results

Classroom guidance activities 
Academic support, including learning style assessment and education to help students succeed academically 
Classroom speakers 
At-risk student identification and implementation of interventions to enhance success

School climate 
Behavioral management plans 
School-wide needs assessments 
Student data and results 
Student assistance team building

Peer education 
Peer support 
Academic support 
School climate 
Crisis interventions 
Support groups 
Career education