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By: Denise N. Fyffe.
Copyright © 2014, Denise N. Fyffe

Rationalise the professional roles and responsibilities of an effective school counsellor within the Jamaican school context Rationalise the professional roles and responsibilities of an effective school counsellor within the Jamaican school context

Responsibilities to Students

The professional school counsellor has a primary obligation to the student, who is to be treated with respect as a unique individual[1]. This ensures and encourages the self-esteem and confidence of that student. In treating the individual with respect the counsellor is therefore enforcing and upholding the basic right and constitution of the individual. The counsellor is also concerned with the educational, academic, career, personal and social needs and encourages the maximum development of every student. It is the responsibility of the counsellor to act as facilitator/overseer, the one who ensures if no one else does, that the child is receiving education and that they grow as a complete and healthy human being. Also this allows the counsellor to…

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