The school counselor's role as coordinator involves managing various aspects of indirect services that help students succeed.
Counselors serve as a liaison between teachers, parents, support personnel, and community resources to facilitate successful school development. This may include assisting parents in obtaining needed services for their children through a referral and follow-up process. They also serve as liaisons between school and community resources.
School counselors, as coordinators:
- help identify resources needed by parents, students and teachers
- provide interpretation of standardized tests results
- facilitate the distribution of information pertinent to student needs
- assess students' needs
Coordination also includes orienting new students to the school and coordinating student transition to the next educational level.