Guidance Officers (GOs) provide information, counselling and support services to students who require:
- assistance to access the curriculum due to the impact of disability or suspected disability
- psychoeducational assessment to determine the nature of a student's learning difficulties, disabilities, or developmental levels in order to make recommendations for educational adjustments and interventions
- assistance in implementing recommendations made from health practitioners
- access to early childhood development program or services
- assistance resolving personal, social or emotional problems that are having a major impact upon their learning
- advice in relation to obtaining a Queensland Certificate of Education or Queensland Certificate of Individual Achievement
- support with study skills, subject selection, career planning or transition planning to access post school services from Department of Communities - Disability Services
Guidance officers also:
provide resources and professional development to school staff, parents and the school community
- manage complex case loads
- liaise with other agencies such as Department of Communities - Disability Services and Queensland Health, and
- provide parenting support for families of students with disabilities.
It is best to speak to your child's teacher or the principal first if you have any concerns.