Guidance Officer - Park Avenue State School

$118,045 - $124,001 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Rockhampton QLD 4700, Australia
  • 25 Nov, 2021

Job Description

We are looking for a Guidance Officer who is dedicated and passionate about student wellbeing. In this role, 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. You will 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. If this sounds like the perfect role for you - apply now!

Position status Fixed Term Temporary Position type Full-time Occupational group Education & Training Classification Stream 2 /HO1 Workplace Location Rockhampton region Job ad reference QLD/CQR396964/21T Closing date 08-Dec-2021 Yearly salary $118045 - $124001 Fortnightly salary $4524.70 - $4752.90 Job duration A period of 12 months unless otherwise determined Contact person Helen Heery Contact details (07) 4931 1111

About the School:

At Park Avenue State School you will see a shared and acknowledged commitment in all teaching and learning endeavours. This is evident through staff and student active engagement, positivity, unity, 'whatever it takes' attitude and school pride. Park Avenue is a hidden gem in the heart of Rockhampton. We are a small school where 'everyone knows your name'.

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. 

Please view the Role Description for a full list of duties.

A mandatory requirement of this role is:

  • Current 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 Blue Card 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 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.