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​INTERAGENCY TEAM

Guidance Officers

ROLE:  To provide a comprehensive Guidance and Counselling Program to students, staff and the school community by:

  • Personal counselling
  • Vocational counselling
  • Liaison/advocating with school staff regarding student welfare
  • Staff support

Community Education Counsellor

ROLE:  To provide academic and personal support to ATSI students and their parents by:

  • monitoring student progress
  • regular liaison with class teachers and admin
  • home visits with parents
  • networking (Department, local community agencies)

Youth Health Nurse

ROLE:  To work with students, school staff and parents to:

  • Address concerns and problems about health and well being
  • Create a more supportive healthy school environment
  • Participate in Health Education programs
  • Connect people to other support services inside and outside the school
  • This service includes private confidential consultations for students and/or parents and teachers;

Youth Support Coordinator

ROLE:  A Youth Worker who assists and supports students who are at risk of homelessness and early school leaving through:

  • Individual support and counselling for students at risk, and their families.
  • Advocating on behalf of students at risk and liaising with school personnel
  • Involvement in development of whole-of-school strategies- working with the school to provide a supportive environment for students at risk
  • Making linkages and referrals to community organisations to support young people

Chaplain

ROLE:  To assist the school community to experience self-worth, positive relationships and healthy community through:

  • Providing pastoral care
  • Providing spiritual guidance
  • Fostering a caring and encouraging school environment
  • Assisting alienated students to better integrate into the school community
  • Linking students into existing support structures (internal & external)
  • Providing a safe place for students to attend at lunch times
  • Building supportive relationships with all members of the school community
  • Being a positive role model

School Liaison Defence Mentor

ROLE:  To provide assistance to students from Australian Defence Force (ADF) families with any aspect of secondary schooling:

  • with transition between schools for mobile families
  • with school information e.g. Enrolment procedures, subject selection, school policies
  • recognise and support the unique needs of students from ADF families
  • encourage young people to explore options and make the most of opportunities available to them.