Home School Liaison Officer

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Home School Liaison Officers (HSLO) are trained teachers who aim to support school communities to promote and maintain regular school attendance. When school personnel have difficulty restoring the regular attendance of students, the principal may request the assistance of HSLOs to support the school's attendance program.

Typical duties of a Home School Liaison Officers:

  • Provide welfare support by liaising between all parties to assist in the resolution of attendance problems
  • Visit schools on referral to resolve attendance issues and conduct periodic roll checks
  • Interview students, families, community members and staff to clarify contributing factors associated with attendance concerns
  • Support students, parents and schools by establishing and delivering student absence reduction programs

 

A strong interest in student welfare, an understanding of the socio-cultural and psychological issues impacting on student attendance and successful teaching experience are desirable for this role. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are essential as are team and negotiation skills.