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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!

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.

Thanks!
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (11 answers total)
 
At my therapeutic high school, we call these people clinicians.
posted by kinetic at 1:48 PM on June 25 [1 favorite]


Emotional Processing Facilitator.
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 1:49 PM on June 25 [1 favorite]


Student Support Worker
posted by billiebee at 2:11 PM on June 25


You are effectively acting as a counselor, even though you don't hold the degree yet to prove it. Does Counselor in Training sound weird to you? Or Student Support Counselor in Training?
posted by travelwithcats at 2:13 PM on June 25 [1 favorite]


Behavior support
posted by Aranquis at 2:17 PM on June 25


Coordinator or Director of Student Wellness.
posted by Sal and Richard at 2:30 PM on June 25 [2 favorites]


You can call yourself a school counselor as long as there isn't title protection in your state.
posted by OmieWise at 2:56 PM on June 25 [2 favorites]


Enrichment Coordinator.
posted by SemiSalt at 3:20 PM on June 25


Student Welfare Officer
posted by goo at 3:55 PM on June 25


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.

That's therapy. I interned at school during my first year in a master's of social work program, and that's what I did. You're acting as a school counselor.
posted by zoomorphic at 5:27 PM on June 25


Director of Student Wellbeing
posted by jcworth at 11:28 AM on June 26


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