What does a Guidance Officer do?
Guidance is about student support and wise decision making.
A student’s educations progress can be affected by a number of issues external to the classroom. This can include issues around peer and family relationships, grief and loss, cognitive thinking skills and mental health concerns. A Guidance Officer helps to address these issues, ensuring that students are able to effectively work towards their goals while at school.
The role of a Guidance Officer is very broad and they are involved in many areas. The guidance officer at Wilsonton State School provides a range of specialist support services to the school community which can be grouped under a few general headings:
- counselling and advice on personal issues,
- assessment for academic strengths and weaknesses,
- personal development and mental health issues,
- support in behaviour management of students and advice to parents.
Whilst respecting client privacy and confidentiality, Guidance Officers work as members of a support team and are committed to providing quality education services to enhance the educational opportunities for every young Queenslander regardless of their circumstances.