What is a Student Services Coordinator?

What is the Student Services Coordinator?

A Student Services Coordinator is very similar to a school counselor. A Student Services Coordinator is a specially trained staff member who provides guidance and support to all students.

What are the qualifications of a Student Services Coordinator?

A Master’s of Social Work (MSW) degree, as well as knowledge of various elementary school programs, including curriculum, special programs and intervention processes.

What does a Student Services Coordinator do?

Help students develop a positive attitude toward school and learning. Specific roles might include:

  • Help students develop positive relationships with peers, parents, teachers and families
  • Help students improve various social skills, such as coping strategies and friendship skills
  • Help students deal with personal concerns, crises, school-related problems, home and family concerns, friendship issues and any other issue that interferes with learning
  • Plan and implement a variety of programs and activities to enhance the personal, social and emotional development of students
  • Act as a liaison for parents, teachers and students
  • Act as a resource for parents interested in general education curriculum and interventions, special education, Challenge and Honors testing, standardized testing, and the general well-being of all students  

How can a student be referred to the Student Services Coordinator?

  • Self-referral
  • Teacher referral
  • Parent referral
  • Administrative referral
  • Special services referral
  • Peer referral