Counselor Roles & Responsibilities

Counselor Roles and Responsibilities

The primary responsibility of a school counselor is to counsel students to fully develop each student’s academic, career, personal, and social abilities. Additionally, the counselor shall: 
  • participate in planning, implementing, and evaluating a comprehensive, developmental guidance program to serve all students and to address the special needs of students; 
  • consult with a student’s parent or guardian and make referrals as appropriate in consultation with the student’s parent or guardian; 
  • consult with school staff, parents, and other community members to help them increase the effectiveness of student education and promote student success;
  • coordinate people and resources in the school, home, and community;
  • with the assistance of school staff, interpret standardized test results and other assessment data that help a student make educational and career plans; and
  • deliver classroom guidance activities or serve as a consultant to teachers conducting lessons based on the school’s guidance curriculum.


from "A Model Comprehensive, Developmental Guidance & Counseling Program for Texas Public Schools."