Guidance Officer, Temporary Relieving Pool 2021 - Metropolitan Region

$114,886 - $120,682 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Brisbane QLD, Australia
  • 06 Apr, 2021

Job Description

Metropolitan Region is seeking applications from suitably qualified staff for a Guidance Officer pool to fill ongoing vacancies immediately, and as they occur throughout 2021. Temporary positions may be Part-Time or Full-Time, across all sectors and geographical hubs within Metropolitan.

Job details
Position status Fixed Term Temporary
Position type Full-time,Part-time
Occupational group Education & Training
Classification Stream 2 /GO2
Workplace Location Brisbane Inner City,Brisbane - North,Brisbane - South,Brisbane - East,Brisbane - West,Ipswich region
Job ad reference QLD/MER367084/21T
Closing date 21-May-2021
Yearly salary $114886 - $120682
Fortnightly salary $4403.60 - $4625.70
Contact person Andrea Connolly
Contact details (07) 3028 8154

Your Opportunity
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 (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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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.

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.
  • 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 maximum 2 page resume including QCT registration details and contact details for 2 referees (one of whom should be your current supervisor).
  • A maximum 2 page written response outlining outlining how you meet or have capacity to meet key capabilities 1-4 under the ‘How you will be assessed' section in the attached role description.
  • Certified copies of your academic transcripts (can be provided at interview)
  • Complete the online questionnaire (the questionnaire will open after you click apply and have entered your personal details).

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.