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Guidance Officer

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Rob Symon 

Phone: 3249 1333   

Email: rsymo1@eq.edu.au

Office: Guidance room is located inside the library (near the administration)

Guidance officers have teaching qualifications with additional specialist training and qualifications in guidance, counselling and psycho-educational assessment.

Roles and duties

Work with identified students and their parents or caregivers, often in conjunction with teachers, specialist support personnel and other community agencies.

  1. Assess students' developmental levels and abilities.
  2. Consider educational adjustment Assess students' placement and specialist support needs.
  3. Assist students in adjustment to new settings.

Identify factors that can be barriers to a student's learning and development, and plan, within a team framework, programs that can help those students achieve positive outcomes.

  1. Provide small group intervention for example, anxiety & social skill programs.
  2. Provide personal counselling in relation to individual safety and crisis management.
  3. Helping students manage relationships and behavioural difficulties.

Lead well-being practice by developing, articulating and committing to a shared educational vision focussed on providing quality learning outcomes for all students.

  1. Mediation and practice with restorative justice.
  2. Interagency collaboration and referral.
  3. Provide professional Development for staff to build capacity around wellbeing programs embedded in the school's improvement agenda.
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Last reviewed 10 February 2020
Last updated 10 February 2020