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Guidance Officer

Guidance officer


Welcome to the guidance and counselling page. My name is Maggie Butler  and I hope that this page will be a useful point of contact for parents and students who are looking for some additional support.

My email address is if you would like to contact me.

Firstly – What does a guidance officer do?

The job of a guidance officer (sometimes called school counsellor) is varied. Guidance officers work closely with students and their families and teachers. They do this in order to provide a wide range of support to students.

A guidance officer's responsibilities include:

  • working directly with students and teachers, support personnel, family and other specialists/professionals

  • providing guidance and counselling services to students and their families

  • performing case management and referral services to optimise students' access and engagement in education

  • preparing and implementing professional and personal skill development programs for administrators, teachers and parents

  • working collaboratively with other school-based support personnel to assess and address the needs of students

  • planning or assisting in planning support programs that can help students achieve positive outcomes

  • identifying factors that can be barriers to the learning and development of students

  • supporting the personal and social development of students
    providing advice about education and career pathways.

Related links


Kids Matter


The Alannah and Madeline Foundation


Parents Helpline

Telephone: 1300 301 300


Kids Helpline

Telephone: 1800 551 800


Northern Gold Coast Communities for Children

Telephone: (07) 5580 4993


Beaucare Family Support

Telephone: (07) 5541 3290 Email:



Telephone: 131 114