New school counselors often question how to become effective school counselors, desiring to quickly step into their new roles as successful education professionals, valuing the advice from those working in the field, and seeking a type of counseling "toolkit" to guide their first days and weeks on the job. Every new school counselor should feel confident, prior to their first day, that they understand their role and best practices regarding implementation of the Guidance and Counseling program.
The New School Counselor Academy (NSCA) is designed to provide new school counselors with resources that will assist them in developing, managing, and implementing guidance and counseling programs on their campus. Academic, career, and personal/social counseling components will be addressed in this session with time available for networking. First-year school counselors and counselors with limited experience will receive information and handouts that can be used to assist students throughout the school year.
Topics to include, but not limited to:
- Administrator and Counselor Relationships
- School Counselor's Role in Behavior Strategies and Interventions
- 4 Components of Guidance Program:Guidance Curriculum, Individual Student Planning, Responsive Services, and System Support
- Transcript Evaluations
- House Bill 5 Graduation Program
- Ethical/Legal Issues
- Program Evaluation/Accountability
- School Counseling State Policies and Mandates
The New School Counselor Academy (NSCA) is a 5 session workshop designed for those entering school counseling positions with 2 years or less of school counseling experience.