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Guidance officer/psychologist

Role and key duties

Guidance officers/psychologists make assessments of psychological issues, providing solutions to these issues and managing the people involved.

Duties may include: the provision of psychometric assessments of referred students in P-12 utilising a range of tools including WISCIV, WIAT and Vinelan writing reports, and conducting follow up meetings with parents and relevant school personnel; the provision of a range of social, emotional and behavioural interventions for students with behavioural and/or mental health issues; preparing reports for applications for funding for the categories of Severe Behaviour Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorder including provision of professional advice and assistance for applications for funding for the categories of Intellectual Disability and Severe Language Disorder; and providing effective Critical Incident Management support.

Minimum qualification required

Completion of a postgraduate Psychology qualification with a major in Counselling, Clinical, Educational Developmental, Forensic, Organisational or Neuropsychology.

Recommended qualification

Postgraduate Psychology qualification with a major in Counselling, Clinical, Educational Developmental, Forensic, Organisational or Neuropsychology.



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