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Guidance Officer

​Guidance Officer - Michael Watson
 
The Guidance Officer provides
·      counselling and advice on personal issues
·       resources and advice on careers and courses
·       personal development and mental health issues
·       support in behaviour management of students and advice to parents

 

Students may self refer or be referred by parents, teachers or members of the administration. The Guidance Officer is able to extend beyond the teacher role and handle sensitive situations in a confidential manner, and may also maintain links with and can refer to outside agencies.

Areas of Operation
The role of a Guidance Officer is very broad and they are involved in many areas. Some of the common ones are:
·         Personal counseling
·         Assisting with behaviour management
·         Study skills development
·         Ascertainment of students with special needs
·         Career counselling and advice
·         Course information
·         Overseeing tertiary applications through QTAC
·         Information on jobs and how to get them