School Counselors' Responsibilities

Primary Function

• to provide a comprehensive developmental guidance and counseling program for all middle-level students
• to consult with teachers, parents/guardians, and staff to enhance their effectiveness in helping students
• to provide support to other middle-level educational programs

Major Responsibilities
1. Implementing the middle-level school guidance curriculum through coordination and/or delivery of classroom units and infusion in content areas 
2. Counseling individuals and groups of students toward academic and career development 
3. Counseling individuals and groups of students toward personal/social development and emotional growth 
4. Consulting with and training teachers, parents/guardians, and staff regarding the needs of middle-level students 
5. Referring students and their families to special programs, specialists, and community agencies when appropriate 
7. Participating in the intervention-team process and/or working with the school’s student support team 
8. Planning and evaluating the counseling program attending district, state and locally sponsored staff-development offerings
9. Pursuing continuous professional growth