Guidance Officers provide:
A counselling and referral service to assist students in decision making about critical educational, personal, social, emotional and career development, and provide ongoing support during the implementation phase of their decision.
Advocate for students, considering individual circumstances through assessment and information gathering to inform recommendations and advice to students, teachers and parents concerning educational, behavioural, social/emotional wellbeing, career development, mental health and family issues.
Work as part of a multidisciplinary team including school support staff, parents and external support agencies in order to provide a comprehensive support, case management and referral service that optimises students' access and engagement in educational programs.
Conduct activities such as student observation and psychoeducational assessment in order to determine the nature of student learning difficulties, disability, developmental levels or psychological and emotional status in order to make recommendations for educational adjustments and interventions.
Assist schools in the implementation of student protection, gifted and talented education, behaviour support policies and risk management processes that may involve the development of individualised student plans, including Educational Support Plans.
Mrs Nielsen receives referrals from staff, parents and student self-referrals. She is contactable via the school office or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org