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Guidance Officer - Stretton State College

QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - Brisbane City, QLD

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Description

An exciting opportunity exists at Stretton State College for an experienced Guidance Officer based on the Primary Campus. We are seeking to appoint an outstanding and dedicated Guidance Officer with a passion for supporting our large school community.

Position status: Permanent
Position type: Full-time
Occupational group: Education & Training
Classification: Stream 2 /GO2
Workplace Location: Brisbane - South
Job ad reference: QLD/MER374947/21P
Closing date: 20-Jun-2021
Yearly salary: $114886 - $120682
Fortnightly salary: $4403.60 - $4625.70
Job duration:
Contact person: Racheal Jones
Contact details: (07) 3273 0333
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About the School:

Our over-arching goal at Stretton State College is to nurture and develop each individual student so that after 13 years of education with us, they leave school with the skills, knowledge and values necessary to be a world-ready citizen. Stretton opened in 2006 and has approximately 3,200 students from Prep to Year 12. Our staff are passionate, supportive and experts in their fields.

About the Role:

As the Guidance Officer you will have responsibility for (but not limited to) 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.
  • 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.

A mandatory requirement of this role is:

  • Current full registration as a teacher in Queensland.
  • Teachers working in Education and Care Services (including State Delivered Kindergarten programs) require an exemption card issued by Blue Card Services.

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.

To apply please attach the following:

  • A brief resume 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 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.