Counselor Roles & Responsibilites

School Counselors Have Many Responsibilities

"Putting out fires" is only one small
part of being a School Counselor!

Open the letter below to understand more about our roles at NBMS.




Counselor Roles

School Counselors wear many hats! 

We offer a variety of services depending on student, teacher, parent, school,
and community needs.  Services we provide may vary from year to year. 

Past support has included:

Individual Crisis Counseling
Helping Coordinate our Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports
Assisting with Targeted Interventions and Practices for Students At-Risk
Conflict Resolution & Decision Making
Ongoing Monthly Classroom Guidance Lessons
Leadership on the BCS Crisis Recovery Team (student or staff death)
Coordination of Guest Speakers
Coordination of Grade Level Programs
Career Exploration Opportunities
Conducting Teacher Trainings
Collaboration with Exceptional Children, English as a Second Language, & AIG Departments
Small Group Counseling
Presentations at Conferences and Workshops
Coordinate our Holiday Giving Program
Attendance / Truancy Court & Coordination with Juvenile Justice
Enrollment and Academic Scheduling / Student Placement
Participate in Continuing Education
Collaboration with Mental Health and Other Community Agencies
Supervision of Western Carolina University Counseling Students
Serve on School-Wide Commitees:
---School Improvement, PBIS, Attendance, Budget, Media Technology Advisory, Crisis Teams.


Information from NC Department of Social Servies About Mandatory Reporting Issue

School Counselors strive to maintain confidentiality with their students and their families. 

However, there are a few things we cannot keep completely private.
These include: suspected abuse and neglect, suicide, homicide (or other self / other harm) and collaboration with community agencies when we have a release of information from the family.

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