Roles and Responsibilities for LINKS Advisors
- Facilitate delivery of LINKS lessons.
- Facilitate student achievement and personal growth through collaborative classroom guidance experiences.
- Advocate for your advisees.
- Serve as a positive role model for your students.
- Maintain appropriate student-adult boundaries.
- Establish a nurturing environment that promotes communication.
- Support advisee success by being the primary school contact for your LINKS students and other relevant stakeholders, including parents and guardians
- Develop a partnership with parents/guardians to support student progress.
- Meet face-to-face with parents at least 2x per year
- Develop and update Individual Student Transition Plan (ISTP)
- Conference regarding other student information
- Communicate regularly with parents, including positive updates as well as other information to provide for student needs
- Provide information on available resources (e.g. tutoring)
- Monitor student needs regarding attendance, behavior, academics, extra-curricular activities, etc.
- Monitor academic progress, and promote career awareness and personal growth.
- Assist with career/academic portfolio development.
- House career/academic portfolios for your advisees.
- Develop positive relationships and provide extra support for individual students as needed. (The advisor is not a substitute for the school counselor.)
- Collaborate with relevant community stakeholders to address student needs.
- Collaborate with coordinator, school counselor, and school administrator to secure resources and support students.
- Facilitate the evaluation process.
- Take online survey http://wvde.state.wv.us/forms/links-assessment and make every effort to ensure every student in your advisement group completes the survey at the beginning and end of each school year.
- Use other online tools to evaluate LINKS lessons and program (found in the evaluation section of the website).
- Facilitate student completion of online LINKS lesson evaluate at least twice per semester.