EOI: Guidance Officer - Metropolitan Region
This temporary vacancy is open to Expressions of Interest and accordingly any appointment (and extension to this appointment) will not extend beyond 12 months. Please note applicants who complete their study by the end of 2018 are eligible to apply. As the Guidance Officer you will: Provide professional expertise, leadership and support to school communities and networks in the development and implementation of plans, programs, and procedures to assist students in achieving positive educational, developmental and lifelong learning outcomes.
Collaboratively negotiate, develop and implement programs for students that have a focus on preventative and early intervention strategies; are responsive to identified personal, social, emotional and educational needs; and aim to foster resilience and personal skills development. Guidance Officers contribute towards, and are accountable for the provision of a comprehensive student support program that is responsive to the identified and changing needs of students. Your role Participate in regular clinical and technical supervision with a Senior Guidance Officer or their nominee, to ensure the provision of ongoing professional support and development.
Provide specific support in secondary schools that may include involvement in the process of Senior Education and Training (SET) planning, career development and future pathway options counselling. Balance the ethical issues of privacy and confidentiality for each student with the appropriateness of sharing information with others, and maintain a comprehensive and professional record keeping system that complies with policy and legal requirements of parental and legal access to official records. Participate in relevant professional development, and prepare and implement professional and personal skill development programs and in service activities for administrators, teachers and parents.
Provide leadership and specialised support in response to student protection issues; critical incidents and emergencies; and the transition of students into alternative education programs, and their reintegration back into mainstream schooling. Mandatory requirements of this role are: Current full registration or current provisional registration with eligibility for full registration, as a teacher in Queensland. For more information on registration requirements, please visit the Queensland College of Teachers website.
Minimum of 2 years full-time, supervised experience working with children and/or young people in an education, child protection or counselling environment. AND one of the following: 1 year (minimum) full-time (or part-time equivalent) coursework Masters, majoring in guidance and counselling; OR Full registration as a psychologist through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) Psychology Board or a fourth year qualification in psychology that will enable general registration as a psychologist through the AHPRA Psychology Board follo....