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    Guidance Officer - Ferny Grove State High School

    Job Reference QLD/MER242013/17
    Closing date June 4, 2017
    Location Brisbane - North
    Type Full-Time
    Status Permanent
    Contact RecruitmentTeaching.HUMANRES@det.qld.gov.au

    About this job

    Ferny Grove State High School

    Ferny Grove State High School is an Independent Public School which has developed a strong reputation for the provision of high quality educational opportunities across academic, sporting, cultural and citizenship areas. Our vision is for all of our students to reach their true potential, achieving their individual goals and making a positive contribution to their communities.

    For more information, please visit Ferny Grove State High School. 

    Your opportunity 

    As a Guidance Officer you will have responsibility for leading the following activities and delivery of the following key tasks:

    • Plan, negotiate and provide a comprehensive guidance and counselling program.
    • Provide timely and authoritative assessment, recommendations and advice to clients and stakeholders concerning complex educational, personal, vocational and institutional issues.
    • Prepare and implement in collaboration with relevant staff professional and personal skills development programs and in-service activities on a range of guidance and counselling topics.

    Guidance officers are required to participate in clinical and technical supervision with senior guidance officers so that professional accountability is ensured.

    Mandatory requirements of this role are:

    • Current full registration or current provisional registration with eligibility for full registration, as a teacher in Queensland.  For more information on registration requirements, please visit the website https://www.qct.edu.au/. 
    • Minimum of 2 years full-time, supervised experience working with children and/or young people in an education, child protection or counselling environment.

    AND one of the following:

    • 1 year (minimum) full-time (or part-time equivalent) coursework Masters, majoring in guidance and counselling; OR
    • Full registration as a psychologist through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) Psychology Board or a fourth year qualification in psychology that will enable general registration as a psychologist through the AHPRA Psychology Board following completion of the board approved internship or accredited sequence of study; OR
    • Qualifications relevant to the role, which in the opinion of the Director-General of Education, Training and Employment are acceptable.

    How you will be assessed:

    Within the context of the duties described above, the ideal applicant will be someone who has:

    1. Capacity to provide leadership that enables the effective delivery of whole-of-school educational programs and services that support the inclusion of all students.
    2. Capacity for effective counselling and individual case management involving a multidisciplinary approach, within an environment of competing priorities.
    3. Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills and the capacity to develop and sustain productive relationships within and beyond the school community.
    4. Capacity to develop and implement student support programs and services for students with high support needs that reflect best practice and that align with departmental policies and procedures.
    5. Demonstrated capacity to effectively respond to sensitive and complex student issues within an ethical framework. (Do not write to Point 5 in your written application. Point 5 will be addressed through referee checks and elaborated on at interview)

    How to apply:

    Please ensure that you apply online by using the green 'Apply Online' button below.

    • A current resume (maximum 3 pages)
    • Contact details for 2 referees (one of whom is your current or most recent supervisor)
    • A maximum four page (one page per selection criterion) written response outlining your suitability for the role, under 'How You Will Be Assessed' in the attached role description.

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    How to apply:

    Please ensure that you apply online by using the green 'Apply Online' button below.

    • A current resume (maximum 3 pages)
    • Contact details for 2 referees (one of whom is your current or most recent supervisor)
    • A maximum four page (one page per selection criterion) written response outlining your suitability for the role, under 'How You Will Be Assessed' in the attached role description.