Guidance Officer - Frenchville State School

$118,045 - $124,001 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Rockhampton QLD, Australia
  • 25 Nov, 2021
Full time - Fixed Term Student Services Administrative and other Support Services

Job Description

Frenchville State School seeks a passionate and relational Guidance Office to join our school community for 2022 school year. In this role, you will provide professional expertise, leadership and support to the school and networks in the development and implementation of plans, programs, and procedures to assist students in achieving positive educational, developmental and lifelong learning outcomes.

Position status Fixed Term Temporary
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Education & Training
Classification Stream 2 /SGO3
Workplace Location Rockhampton region
Job ad reference QLD/CQR396919/21T
Closing date 08-Dec-2021
Yearly salary $118045 - $124001
Fortnightly salary $4524.70 - $4752.90
Job duration Until 24 June 2022 unless otherwise determined
Contact person Katrina Jones
Contact details 0466 924 305

About the School:

The aim of our school is for every child to reach and exceed their potential. In an ever changing world, our students need skills to collaborate, communicate effectively and think critically and creatively with resilience and determination to succeed on their lifelong learning journey. We are built on established traditions and high expectations with a culture of learning and growing.

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.

Subject

Psychology

School Type

Primary

Job Closing Date

08 Dec, 2021