I know the job I want! Now help me come up with a name for it.
June 25, 2014 1:46 PM Subscribe
I work at a school for gifted kids that has a lot of talented staff but not much emotional support for the kids. I have been providing that and am starting to get training for it, but I need a title and to more tightly define what I want my role to look like. Help me, Ask.Mefi!
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (11 answers total)
I'm currently in a Master's Program in counseling, and once I finish that I will be a counselor. Until then, though, I am working at a school and a lot of my role has been to comfort kids who are experiencing really intense emotions and acting out in class and talk to them and soothe them. I also help them come up with strategies for not acting out as much and listen to them about their stresses.
I am not a counselor (yet), but what can I call this role when I'm suggesting having this be my main job at the school next year. They would be open to me building this role (and will even likely have me teach the EQ class next year), but me having a name for it will make it more palatable.