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.
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