The Elementary School Counselor serves Jackson Elementary School, coordinating a developmental guidance program for all Kindergarten through 5th grade students.
This type of counseling program addresses all students through their stages of development. It is a pro-active, educational approach which helps all children to understand themselves and others, develop social skills, build their self concept, and learn self-management skills such as decision making, problem solving, managing anger, and effective communication.
Special emphasis is put on the skills used in conflict resolution to promote healthy relationships and create a positive, safe school environment in which all members of the school community belong, learn and contribute.
Important components of the elementary counseling program include:
Coordinating school-wide anti-bullying programs
Presenting and coordinating guidance lessons for all students
Providing individual and small group counseling when appropriate
Providing referrals to community services for students/families in need
Serving as a Safe Schools Team member for district-wide school safety efforts
Coordinating career awareness programs for elementary students
Consulting with teachers, parents, administrators, and outside agencies to address students' academic, behavioral and emotional needs.