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Toolooa State High School Well Being Support Staff Profile

Toolooa State High School
Well Being Support
Staff Profile
Guidance Officer
What Does A Guidance Officer Do?
Guidance officers are specialist teachers who deliver a broad range of services to school community members. They must have tertiary qualifications not only in teaching but in Guidance Counselling or Psychology. They contribute to the development of a comprehensive student support and wellbeing program that is responsive to the needs of the school community.
Guidance officers may work directly with students in addition to working with a student's teachers, school support personnel, family, other specialists or external support providers.
Support offered by guidance officers includes providing advice and counselling on educational, behavioural, vocational, personal, social, family, and mental health and wellbeing issues. 
Psychoeducational assessments and career development also form an important part of the work guidance officers undertake to enhance positive educational outcomes and career pathways for all students. 
Guidance officers provide leadership, support and case management in responding to some of the most complex and challenging of circumstances including student protection matters, critical incidents, mental health issues, and suicide prevention and postvention support.
Guidance officers require a diverse range of skills and knowledge and an ability to form strong and productive relationships with key stakeholders in order to develop and implement plans and programs that are responsive to the needs of students. 
Who are the Guidance Officers at Toolooa State High School?
David Roby
Silke Hetherington
Jenny Morris 
Meet Jenny Morris 

When Are You At Toolooa SHS?
Every day 
What Year Levels Do You Work With?
Primarily focuses on Year 9 and Year 10 students 
Where Is Your Office Located?
At the Maths block, up the stairs from the Tuckshop on your right 
How Would You Describe Yourself?
The 4 L’s -I am loud, laugh a lot, love my job and will always be there but usually running late.