Role of the School Counselor

  • Each student at Round Hill Elementary will take part in the school guidance and counseling program. The school counselor is responsible for the organization and management of the program. The ASCA National Model provides the mechanisms with which the school counselor will design, coordinate, implement, manage, and evaluate the program for student success.

    School counselors work with students, parents, teachers, and administrators to help students succeed in school and prepare for meaningful, productive living. The program is child-centered, developmental, and preventative. It encourages students’ academics, social/emotional, and career awareness at the stage of their development.  Counseling services are inclusive and respectful of differences in gender, religion, ethnicity, race, ability, socioeconomic status, disability, and age.

    What do School Counselors Do?

    • Individual counseling
    • Group counseling
    • Classroom lessons for all students
    • Responds to student needs in crisis situations
    • Orients students to new school settings
    • Participates actively in the referral process of students to special programs and/or services
    • Conducts conferences with parents
    • Facilitates parent and teacher workshops/discussion groups
    • Adheres to ethical and legal standards

    How is a Student Referred to the School Counselor?

    • Self-Referral            
    • Teacher, Administrator, or Staff
    • Parent Referral
    • Counselor Observation 

    For more information about school counselors, visit the American School Counselor Association:  www.schoolcounselor.org