teach guidance activities to all students in areas of orientation, self-discovery, life skills, and future planning
assist students in planning and preparing for their next steps through UtahFutures.org
facilitate referrals and identify resources for students who need extra support in school
articulate with other counselors in the school's feeder system (elementary, junior high, and high school)
support administrators, teachers, staff and overall school improvement goals
collect data about students and school demographics to improve and enhance guidance program services
participate in on-going professional development
respond to school, student, and family crises
What can School Counselors do for parents?
Professional school counselors are a resource to parents in the areas of Responsive Services, Individual Planning, and Guidance Curriculum
Responsive Services Responsive Services meet the immediate concerns and needs of students, usually with the prevention focus, e.g., programs for dropout prevention, bullying and harassment prevention, student assistance teams, peer leadership, and drug and alcohol prevention. Counselors can assist parents in identifying student's needs and the resources available to meet those needs.
Individual Planning Individual Planning is a process that includes activities to assist students and their parents or guardians in planning, monitoring, and managing the student's learning, as well as, personal, educational and career goals.
Guidance Curriculum Guidance Curriculum consists of classroom presentations, career guidance lessons and activities to teach personal, social, and academic skills; and, to identify student's interests and career opportunities and options.