Guidance Officer - Calliope State High School

Guidance Officer - Calliope State High School

The State Of Queensland | rockhampton, QLD, AU

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Guidance Officer - Calliope State High School
An exciting opportunity exists at Calliope State High School for a permanent fulltime Guidance Officer. As a 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 outcomes, collaboratively 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.
Calliope State High School is a new school with a current enrolment of 370 in years 7 - 10 with year 11 and 12 to commence in 2023 and 2024 respectively. It is fantastically well equipped and set in a beautiful part of Central Queensland. Calliope is a rural community and 20 minute commute to the city of Gladstone which is a coastal community of 60 000 inhabitants and is known for its excellent beaches and is a busy industrial hub. It is a wonderful place to raise a family and subsidised teacher accommodation may be available. It is a great school and you will have an opportunity to help build the culture of this new school.
About the Role
As the Guidance Officer you will have responsibility for the following:
Advocate, provide counselling, psychoeducational assessment and individual student support, recommendations and advice to students, teachers and parents concerning educational, behavioural, career development, mental health and family issues.
Work as part of a multidisciplinary team and facilitate effective working relationships and partnerships with parents, school personnel 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.
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.
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. 
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.
Guidance Officers (Intensive Behaviour Support) work collaboratively with other school based support personnel to assess and address the needs of students requiring the most intensive behaviour support.
For a full list of mandatory requirements please see the attached role description.
Interested? To apply:
Attach a brief resume including contact details for 2 referees (one of whom should be your current supervisor)
Attach a maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role referring to the key capabilities identified in the attached role description.
Applications remain current for 12 months from the closing date and may be considered for appointment to identical or similar vacancies within the Department.
Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.
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We are committed to building inclusive cultures in the Queensland public sector that respect and promote human rights and diversity .
For a full list of the position responsibilities and mandatory requirements, please ensure you download the attached role description and candidate information fact sheet and follow the instructions.
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