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What can guidance professionals do

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‚ÄčAssessment and Intervention

  • Undertake educational and psychological assessment in child and adolescent development
  • Collaboratively plan and implement evidence-based interventions with school staff, other professionals, external agencies and families

Counselling

  • Provide counselling, therapy and programs for individuals and groups
  • Address a range of personal, mental health, emotional and family issues to promote engagement in learning
  • Provide crisis counselling
  • Social, Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Promote whole of school positive mental health and well being and early intervention programs
  • Respond to suicide ideation and refer to relevant outside agencies
  • As part of the leadership team, respond to emergencies and critical incidents

Behaviour

  • Provide behavioural advice and support to students, families, teachers and principals
  • Assist with whole school and individual assessment plans and interventions to re-engage students in learning
  • Develop crisis and risk management plans
  • Provide intensive individual and group parenting program

Organisational Leadership

  • Actively contribute in various school leadership teams
  • Provide complex case management
  • Link and network with external agencies and community groups to provide 'wrap around' support for students and their families
  • Respond to and assist schools with the organisation of their response to critical and traumatic incidents
  • Provide advice and support to principals and staff regarding student protection issues, and liaise with relevant Queensland Government agencies
  • Gather and apply relevant data to inform evidenced based practice
  • Collate and maintain student information and records of intervention to meet legislative and systemic requirements

They have the unique capacity to:

  • Apply contemporary psychological theory to inform classroom practice
  • Consult with teachers to link assessment results to adjustments in teaching, learning, assessment and reporting
  • Use the results of educational assessment to assist in developing individual learning programs
  • Facilitate individual student and complex case management with all stake-holders

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Last reviewed 23 May 2019
Last updated 23 May 2019