GuidanceOctober 10, 2023
Dear Robertson Families,
My name is Erin Herkimer and I am the guidance counsellor at Robertson School. I have worked in the division for 15 years and this is my second year in the role of guidance counsellor. I wanted to become a guidance counsellor because I love connecting with students while supporting their social, emotional, and mental health needs.
As a counsellor, I have a number of jobs, including:
- teaching classroom guidance lessons
- counselling individual and small groups of students
- consulting with teachers to assist in meeting individual student needs
- coordinating referrals to school and community agencies
Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns about your child. Possible areas of concerns could be family changes, behaviour or mental health, peer relations, and classroom performance.
I can be reached by phone at 204-589-4745.
Emergency Numbers for Crisis or Counselling Services:
Kids Help Phone - 1-800-668-6868 or text the word "TALK" to 686868
MYS Youth Emergency Shelter - 204-477-1804
Mobile Crisis Unit - 204-949-4777
KidThink Counselling Services - 431-388-5373
NorWest Youth Hub Counselling and Support Services - 204-221-9800
New Directions Family Counselling Support - 1-866-242-0252
Klinic Suicide Crisis line- 204-786-8686
What does a Guidance Counsellor do?
The guidance counsellor develops a comprehensive and developmental guidance and counselling program with their school team to meet the needs for the specific school population. This process includes identifying needs, implementing and monitoring programs, and adjusting plans based on the developmental needs of students.
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