Phone: 3249 1333
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.
- Assess students' developmental levels and abilities.
- Consider educational adjustment Assess students' placement and specialist support needs.
- 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.
- Provide small group intervention for example, anxiety & social skill programs.
- Provide personal counselling in relation to individual safety and crisis management.
- 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.
- Mediation and practice with restorative justice.
- Interagency collaboration and referral.
- Provide professional Development for staff to build capacity around wellbeing programs embedded in the school's improvement agenda.