role of the Guidance Officer in Education Queensland Schools
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
Assist the school 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.
Guidance Officers, while respecting student
privacy and confidentiality, work as members of a support team and are
committed to providing quality education services for every young Queenslander
regardless of their circumstances.
Aldridge Guidance Services
Mr David Clark is the school's Guidance Officer. Part of his
role as Guidance Officer is to provide support to students and families in
terms of maximizing students’ educational, social and emotional wellbeing.
As young people move through adolescence, they and their
families face a number of challenges that range from personal issues,
relationship issues, educational concerns and planning a starting point for
their future after school.
Mr Clark is available to speak with students or families
about any concerns that may be occurring in the school or home setting that may
be impacting on a young person’s wellbeing. The aim is to assist all parties to
reframe the particular problem or problems so that solutions can be found.
In addition, Mr Clark can provide students and families with
a range of resources that can assist all parties in the transition from the
school setting to either other educational institutions or workplaces.
Mr Clark is available to speak or meet with students and
families at arranged times.
Please contact the school office on (07) 4120 8444 to
arrange an appointment.
Students are also free to make an appointment time.