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Guidance Officer

 
South East Region Learning College values the personal wellbeing of every student and provides Guidance Officer support across all three campuses.  Guidance Officers are fully qualified teachers with post-graduate degrees in education and counselling.  Guidance Officers work with teachers, parents and community members, external agencies and other stakeholders to support the social and emotional health of students and maximise educational outcomes.  Guidance Officers work to benefit all students; ensuring that students of all abilities are catered for. 
 
The Guidance Officer provides confidential support for students in a range of ways:
 
Career Guidance: 
  • Provision of advice/support in identifying career options.
  • Assistance in identifying and gathering information about chosen careers and pathways.
  • Support students accessing tertiary study through University and TAFE.
Education Support:
  • Support students with disabilities and learning difficulties to be successful in the classroom.
  • Provide support to teaching staff to assist students with high support needs.
  • Support students to make subject selections to ensure pathways are clear.
Welfare:
  • Offer counselling support to students in crisis.
  • Connect students with external support agencies to ensure their needs are met outside of the school context.
  • Teaching strategies to manage various mental health concerns.
  • Assist students with developmental issues such as peer-group relationships, decision making, problem solving, self-esteem and issues at home.
  • Advocate for students who are disadvantaged.
 
A Guidance Officer is available at each of the South East Region Learning Colleges and appointments can be made through the administration desk at each of the College campuses.