Guidance Counselor, Elementary School Salary
The average pay for a Guidance Counselor, Elementary School is $42,632 per year.
Job Description for Guidance Counselor, Elementary School
Guidance counselors in elementary schools help students improve their academic and social skills on an individual and/or group basis, and may gather information about students via records, interviews, and tests. Tests may also be administered to identify areas of improvement, and they must be strongly familiar with all applicable laws, policies, and procedures for this work.Read More...
Strong communication and problem-solving skills are important in this position, and they may help students establish goals and plans and assist those especially in need of help. Students with concerns and needs may also come to the counselor directly or be referred by teachers or other staff members, and they may then refer students to further services that may be necessary.
These counselors may perform periodic follow-ups and must maintain student confidentiality while also working with parents when necessary. They may create workshops or other events to help motivate students, and they must always stay up-to-date with current research to continuously improve counseling techniques. A bachelor's or master's degree in education, social work, or a related field is generally required for this position, and some positions also require an elementary guidance certification.
Guidance Counselor, Elementary School Tasks
- Consult with teachers and parents to identify strengths and problems.
- Observe and evaluate children during classroom and play activities.
- Maintain student records as required by law, district and administrative regulations.
- Help students to understand and deal with social, behavioral and personal problems.
- Coordinate special need services.
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