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What are the roles of a teacher in counseling?


What are the roles of a teacher in counseling?



1) Detecting any physical abnormality or difficulty in the learner. The class teacher meets his/her students daily and observes their changing attitudes.

2) Planning and development of guidance and counseling programs and the curriculum in relation to students needs, that is, a program developer. Through the counseling relationship they help each student to understand the psychological world in which he lives; accept himself as he is, develop personal decision making competencies and to resolve special problems.

3) To provide guidance and counseling services. This is done using individual, group or family counseling approaches.

4) Counselor assumes the role of leader and consultant in the schools pupil appraisal program by; Coordinating the accumulation and use of meaningful information about each pupil. Interpreting information about students and relating the information to the students themselves, to their parents, teachers and to others who are professionally concerned. Helping to identify students with special abilities or needs.

5) The counselor collects and disseminate to pupils and their parents information. This information may concern school subjects and courses, opportunities for further education and career training opportunities.

6) The counselor coordinates the use of services beyond those he can provide. This can be done by making pupils and their parents aware of their availability of such services and making appropriate referrals. The teacher counselor has a major responsibility in making and coordinating referral services within public and private agencies.

7) Liaising and maintaining cooperative working relationship with other students, staff, and specialists and with agencies in the community where special services are available. The counselor encourages the development and extension of community agencies for meeting student’s special needs that are not already adequately met.

8) The counselor assists in providing placement-services for students by;
a) Planning with teachers and administrators for the grouping and scheduling of students.
b) Helping to make appropriate choice of school programs and to develop long range plans of study.
c) Helping them to make successful transition from one school to another.
d) Coordinating his placement work with that of others to make the most effective use of the placement services available in the school and the community.

9) Keeping appropriate records of services to students. A teacher can keep a wide range of student’s records. These include the student’s appraisal records and counseling case notes.

10) The counselor conducts or cooperates with others in conducting local research related to student’s needs and how well school services are meeting those needs

11) The counselor carries out a program of public relationship by;
a) Participating in the programs of various groups.
b) Furnishing information on counseling and guidance programs to local publishers, radio, and television stations.

12) To attend supervision with suitably qualified supervisor as professionally recommended. By attending supervision the teacher counselor avoids counselor burn out.
francis1897 answered the question on March 17, 2023 at 08:23

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