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The primary goal of school counselling services is to enhance and promote student achievement. These services are designed to provide supports and resources to students, to their families, and to staff. School counsellors provide a continuum of preventative, developmental, and intervention services within the school setting and facilitate referrals to community resources. The school counsellor is an integral member of the school-based Student Support Team.
The school counsellor’s role includes:
- individual and group
counselling to support mental health needs;
- guidance education in the
areas of personal/social, academic, and career development;
- school-based consultation,
planning and coordination within and beyond the school setting.
In the Winnipeg School Division, over 80 school counsellors are employed at a variety of elementary and secondary schools.
Student Services Consultant
Prince Charles Education Resource Centre
1075 Wellington Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0J7
Phone: 204-788-0203 Ext: 101317 Fax: 204-772-3911
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @jon_olafson
The Student Services Consultant provides support and leadership in the areas of mental health promotion and interventions, school counselling services, social emotional learning, restorative practices, and developing safe schools initiatives.
Ongoing assistance for counsellors within WSD is provided through orientation sessions, professional development, resources, and individual and group support.