Counselor Roles & Responsibilities

School Counselors and School Social Workers Have Many Responsibilities

Putting out fires is only one small part of our jobs!

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 and Career Events

  • 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 and Professional Development

  • Collaboration with Mental Health and Other Community Agencies

  • Supervision of Western Carolina University Counseling Students

  • Serve on School-Wide Committees including School Improvement Team, PBIS, Attendance, Budget, Media Technology Advisory, Crisis Teams, Safe Schools, Multi-Tiered System of Support.

  • 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.