Guidance Services

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Guidance Services2018-07-06T20:37:29+00:00

Private School Guidance CounselorOur customized guidance program is tailored to fit each school’s individual needs. Counselors can be scheduled depending on each school’s requirement. Schools can experience the benefit of highly qualified guidance personnel while maintaining the school’s budgetary limits.

All guidance personnel have extensive testing and counseling experience, and are state licensed, certified, and insured. The group is comprised of mental health counselors, social workers, and psychologists, and areas of expertise include: Assessment, in-service training, individual and family counseling, parenting issues, bullying and conflict resolution.

Counselors have been trained in a standardized system to deal with such issues as academic assessment (LD, IQ, ADD), system-level and student interventions, problem-solving approaches and support system functions. This identification process involves a series of logical steps to determine the appropriate course of treatment that will allow success within the framework of a mainstream school classroom. United Testing Service provides all training, referral forms, documentation, and test materials required by the counselors. Schools have no added expense.

Your Own Guidance Professional

  • Once an expensive luxury, now an affordable necessity
  • Save your school money while increasing the services you provide
  • Maintain school accreditation
  • All fully licensed, certified and insured counselors
  • Add an extra layer of protection for you school
  • UTS carries a $1 million Sexual Abuse and Molestation insurance policy
  • Average of 10 years of clinical experience working with children and families
  • Multi-ethnic backgrounds
  • Standardized screening procedures to identify children with learning and behavior problems as well as ADD and ADHD
  • In-service training for teachers and staff
  • Part-time or full-time placement to meet your school’s budgetary needs

Teacher Support

  • Professional consultation for problem solving
  • Conduct classroom observations to assist with problem identification
  • Conduct presentations for students and/or parents
  • Conduct screening and testing for learning problems, attention deficit, and emotional and behavioral issues
  • Facilitate group counseling for specific issues such as trauma or grief counseling, bullying, cliques
  • Provide short-term counseling
  • Special Programs – drug awareness, cliques, etc.

Administrative Support

  • Combination guidance and mental health counselor to identify and resolve problems in learning process
  • Serve as intermediary between administration and teachers
  • Customized service to meet school’s individual needs
  • On-call service available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day
  • Conduct in-house training as needed
  • Insurance provides added layer of protection and insulation for the school

During past year, United Testing Service provided guidance counselors for dozens of schools through the country.  Counselors worked as little as one day a week at some schools to a maximum of five days a week at others. 

While needs vary greatly from school to school, an analysis of services shows that counselors’ time was spent as follows:

Breakdown of Hours in Percentages

Counseling Students 27%
Testing 15%
Parent conferences 14%
Teacher conferences 11%
Administrative meetings 10%
Classroom observations 7%
Crisis management 7%
Groups 4%
Other 5%

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Some of the problems dealt with by counselors included:

  • Counseling students with terminally ill parents

  • Counseling students dealing with loss of parents or grandparents

  • Counseling students of divorced or separated parents

  • Assisting schools in referral of abused children

  • Assisting students in dealing with threats of violence

  • Counseling students dealing with loss of a schoolmate

  • Screening children for Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD, ADHD)

  • Screening children for Learning Problems

  • Resolving conflicts between students

  • Conducting groups on bullying and cliques

Students or parents requesting a meeting on a non-emergency basis were usually seen in one to two weeks.

Partial List of Schools United Testing Service has Provided Guidance Counselors

All Saints (Dallas)

Ascension (Melbourne)

Basilica School of St. Paul (Daytona Beach)

Bishop Gorman High School (Las Vegas)

Bishop Larkin (Port Richey)

Blessed Trinity (Miami)

Coral Academy of Science (Las Vegas)

Corpus Christi (Miami)

Divine Mercy (Merritt Island)

Epiphany (Miami)

Epiphany Cathedral (Venice)

Good Shepherd (Miami)

Holy Family (North Miami)

Holy Family (Orlando)

Holy Family of Nazareth (Dallas)

Holy Redeemer (Kissimmee)

Incarnation School (Sarasota)

James L., Collins (Corsicana)

John Paul II (Houston)

Little Flower (Hollywood)

Lourdes Academy (Daytona Beach)

Mary Immaculate (Dallas)

Mt St Michael (Dallas)

Our Lady of Divine Providence (Miami)

Our Lady of Las Vegas (Las Vegas)

Our Lady of Lourdes (Miami)

Our Lady Queen of Martyrs (Ft. Lauderdale)

Our Saviour (Cocoa Beach)

Russell Byers Charter (Philadelphia)

Sacred Heart (Muenster, TX)

Sacred Heart (New Smyrna Beach)

St. Andrew (Cape Coral)

St. Andrew (Coral Springs)

St. Anthony (Ft. Lauderdale)

St. Brendan (Miami)

St. Brendan (Ormond Beach)

St. Charles (Orlando)

St. Clement (Oakland Park)

St. Coleman (Pompano Beach)

St. David (Miramar)

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (Keller, TX)

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (Palm Coast)

St. Francis de Sales (Las Vegas)

St. Gregory (Plantation)

St. Hugh (Coconut Grove)

St. James (North Miami)

St. James the Apostle (San Antonio)

St. Jerome (Ft. Lauderdale)

St. John Neumann (Miami)

St. John the Apostle (Hialeah)

St. John Vianney (St. Pete Beach)

St. Joseph (Arlington, TX)

St. Joseph (Bryan, TX)

St. Joseph (Miami)

St. Joseph (Palm Bay)

St. Joseph (Tampa)

St. Lawrence (Miami Beach)

St. Lawrence (Tampa)

St. Malachy (Tamarac)

St. Mark (Plano, TX)

St. Mary (Rockledge)

St. Mary of Carmel (Dallas)

St. Michael the Archangel (Miami)

St. Monica (Miami)

St. Patrick Interparish (Gainsville)

St. Patrick (Miami Beach)

St. Patrick (Tampa)

St. Paul (St. Petersburg)

St. Pius X (Dallas)

St. Raphael (St. Petersburg)

St. Stephen (Miramar)

St. Thomas Aquinas (Dallas)

St. Thomas Aquinas (St. Cloud)

St. Timothy (Miami)

St. Viator (Las Vegas)

Included with Every School Guidance Counselor Service:

UTS support system including IQ Testing, LD Screenings, ADHD/ADD and Behavioral Evaluations
Additional protection for your school – $1 Million of Sexual Molestation Insurance coverage as now being required by many dioceses across the country.
Individualized payment structure for your school – quarterly, monthly, or even weekly – depending on your school’s budgetary needs.

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