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Guidance officer

 

​Our school guidance officer is part of the school team and as such is involved in assisting students and their families.

Guidance officer responsibilities include:

  • Providing support to schools and their communities which reflect an emphasis on support for the development of children in all areas -educational, physical, social, emotional, vocational and intellectual. This support is provided through activities such as psycho-educational assessment and intervention; individual and group counselling; advocacy for the educational and personal welfare of students; and interventions which focus on behaviour management issues.
  • Ensuring that equity of educational access, participation and outcomes for all students is achieved and addresses the individual needs of clients.
  • Providing a counselling service to the school community to assist clients in decision making about critical issues and providing ongoing support during the implementation phase of their decision.
  • Providing specialist advice and reports about students in areas concerning the nature of disabilities, developmental and psychological status.
  • Investigating and assessing a wide range of learning and adjustment issues referred by administrators, teachers, parents, clients and other agencies for guidance officer intervention.
  • Assisting staff with the implementation of life development programs.
  • Preparing and implementing professional and personal skills development programs and in-service activities for administrators, teachers, parents and other members of the school community.

For more information please contact the school.