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February

Guidance Officer (Primary) - Gympie Area

QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT - Sunshine, NSW

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

A unique opportunity is available for a dedicated and motivated educator to join the team as Guidance Officer (Primary) - Gympie Area.

Your Opportunity

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. The program will be negotiated with and authorised by a line manager, usually the Principal. Guidance Officers are required to provide this service in collaboration with other school based personnel and external support providers in a variety of educational contexts, including schools and alternative education programs.

Your 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.

Please refer to the Role Description for a full list of 'Your Role'

Mandatory requirement of this role is:

  • Current full registration or current provisional registration with eligibility for full registration, as a teacher in Queensland. For more information please CLICK HERE. 
  • Teachers working in Education and Care Services (including State Delivered Kindergarten programs) require an exemption card issued by BlueCard Services. For more information please CLICK HERE

AND one of the following:

  • Completed coursework Masters, majoring in guidance and counselling, or an equivalent completed coursework Masters including study in the areas of psychoeducational assessment, counselling and mental health OR
  • General or provisional registration as a psychologist through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) Psychology Board OR
  • an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited four or five year qualification in psychology that will enable general registration as a psychologist following completion of a board approved internship or accredited sequence of study.

Highly desirable:

  • A minimum of two (2) years full-time, or equivalent, teaching experience
  • Current membership of the Queensland Guidance and Counselling Association (QGCA).

To apply please attach the following:

  • A brief resume (maximum 3 pages) including contact details for 2 referees (one of whom should be your current supervisor)
  • A maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role referring to the key capabilities 1 to 4 under the ‘How you will be assessed' section 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.

Sunshine, NSW

Education, Childcare & Training




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