|Tom Davis||Executive Director of Student Services||252-519-7122|
School counselors provide a comprehensive school counseling program that improves student achievement and enhances the academic, career and personal/social development of all students. The comprehensive school counseling program is delivered through classroom lessons, individual student planning sessions and individual and group counseling. School counselors collaborate with parents, teachers, administrators and other school staff to promote student success. School counselors also provide leadership and advocacy to promote equity and access to opportunities and rigorous educational experiences for all students.
Community Outreach Liaisons
Community Outreach Liaisons are trained to provide a link between the home, school and community through support services that positively impact the development of the whole child. Community Outreach Liaisons engage the school, family, teachers and/or community in a problem-solving process to promote positive change and eliminate barriers to learning. Community Outreach Liaisons receive referrals from the community, parents, school staff and students when students display poor attendance, failing grades, effects of family crisis and/or emotional and behavioral concerns.
Community Outreach Liaisons can support parents by helping parents understand their child’s developmental and educational needs; providing access to school and community resources; helping navigate special education services; obtaining mental health services; and providing services for homeless families.
Community Outreach Liaisons are located in the elementary, middle and high school.
Ensures that students have current immunizations; maintains health and medical records of students; assists and advises school staff in recognition of health problems in students; makes appropriate referrals for professional services; contacts parents to advise of observed health or medical problems and/or emergency incidents, and makes or assists parents in making necessary medical appointments, as necessary; develops a nursing care plan for every student with special needs.
Makes oral presentations to various groups as part of in-service training, including such topics as first aid, emergency care and treatments for specific health problems or medical emergencies; counsels individual students, groups of students, parents, school staff, etc., about specific health concerns, as appropriate; assists school administrators and appropriate committees in developing health education programs for school staff, parents and students.
Serves as primary liaison between school and private medical professionals and clinics, human services agencies and other institutions or agencies providing services to students and/or their families; advises medical professionals and others, as appropriate, of students' medical histories, incidents, treatments, etc., and provides records, as appropriate.
Prepares and maintains comprehensive notes, records and reports of medical evaluations, emergency incidents, treatments, consultations, etc., to document students' medical histories, nursing activities, treatment provided, etc.
Serves on various school and/or school system committees, attending meetings and participating in other activities of such groups as appropriate.
Attends seminars, conferences, workshops, classes, lectures, etc., as appropriate, to enhance and maintain knowledge of trends and developments in the field of nursing, with emphasis on care of handicapped juveniles; reviews professional journals, attends association and professional meetings, and otherwise maintains contacts with nursing and medical professionals to facilitate exchange of information.