SJS prepares students for academic, career and social challenges by relating educational agendas to their success in the future. SJS makes students motivated learners and facilitates their exploration of careers. Counselors at SJS also encourage students to talk to their parents or guardians about the things that they are worried about. When students do not feel comfortable talking about emotional or social problems at home, SJS counselors may have individual counseling sessions with them.
The support that school counselors provide for parents and guardians is just as important as the support that they give to students. They may facilitate individual, parent-teacher or parent-parent consultations and discussions to ensure that everyone is on the same page when it comes to issues regarding the students, whether it involves disciplinary decisions, specific educational material or social provocations. School counselors might even provide education to parents and act as a resource for parents who have questions about child-related problems.
School counselors provide a lot of support to teachers by completing a team that can effectively address the educational goals and needs of students, leading to an increase in student achievements. They can help plan classroom and group activities that meet the students’ needs. Counselors gather and share resources with teachers to help the staff develop their skills in classroom management and teaching effectiveness. They also observe students in the classroom or playground and provide teachers assistance with their roles as guides. School counselors review student records as well to ensure that teachers understand their implications and to facilitate parent-teacher conferences