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What Would You Do if a Student Reported He Was Abused by a Teacher? | School Counselor Questions

Part of your role as a guidance counselor is ensuring proper relationships between students and teachers. As such, at some point during your career, you may be faced with a particularly difficult and personal issue. Be sure to take your … Continue reading

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Why Do You Feel You Are Ready to Be a Guidance Counselor? | School Counselor Questions

Many people would answer a question like this with some information about their education and credentials, and while this is acceptable, it should be followed up with a bit of more personal information. You should take some time before your … Continue reading

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What do you do for your own professional development? | School Counselor Questions

That’s a great question, I am constantly going to conferences here in the area and we are lucky that our principal encourages us also. I just got back from a conference in Dallas for elementary school counselors.

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What budget is available to purchase the necessary materials and supplies to implement the program? What are the funding sources for the program? | School Counselor Questions

Well we are lucky. I will tell you. I’m not sure there has been many times I couldn’t find exactly the materials I needed at any given time. We do have funding from the PTO and School Counselor Interview 4 … Continue reading

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How are you compensated for work beyond contract hours? | School Counselor Questions

(laughs – for awhile….) Oh, well if that would be the case I would be driving a much nicer car! But, I love my job and even though I don’t receive any extra compensation for after hours work I wouldn’t … Continue reading

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What amount of time is spent delivering guidance lessons, providing individual student planning, delivering responsive services and managing system support? | School Counselor Questions

I would say, no two days are ever the same! We try very hard to stick to a rigid schedule but you just never know when an issue will come up that demands immediate attention. Just this morning I had … Continue reading

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What type of services does this school counseling program provide? | School Counselor Questions

Describe the clientele in terms of demographics (SES, race, age, gender, etc.). Typically the majority of our students are Caucasian but we also have a large population of students who have started to come to the school from Mexico City. … Continue reading

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Describe your specific role(s) as a professional school counselor as they relate to referral. (You may ask if a referral list exists). | School Counselor Questions

School Counselor Interview 3 We have a large list of outside agencies and tutors that can be referred to in relative cases. We (counselors) are careful to include the parents in on any issues that come up and also make … Continue reading

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Describe your specific role(s) as a professional school counselor as they relate to collaboration. | School Counselor Questions

We collaborate with teachers and outside resources. But honestly, typically we don’t encounter extreme problematic cases that other districts may have. At my former school we had several cases – cases that I reported myself – to CPS. Students of … Continue reading

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Describe your specific role(s) as a professional school counselor as they relate to consultation. | School Counselor Questions

Consultation at the elementary level is a bit different than the high school level. We work closely with our students, teachers, and parents to identify problems as they arise. Typically, in our district and especially in this school, families are … Continue reading

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