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Guidance officer

 

​The guidance officer works with the administration team as a team member to respond to special needs in the school. Parents, students and teachers can initiate referrals to the guidance officer via the student services team.

The guidance officer will work with persons to:

  • Identify concerns.
  • Discover ways to solve the problem.
  • Determine responsibilities.
  • Monitor change.
  • Develop a picture of how things may change when the problem is solved.

Concerns raised are usually of a behavioural and/or learning nature. Ways to solve issues cover collaborative consultation, problem-solving, counselling and contracting, teaching, referral to out-of-school agencies and assessment.