My name is Jarrod Featonby, I am the Student Support Officer at Hunter River High School. I work in conjunction with the Learning Support Team and Head Teacher Wellbeing, applying and implementing a universal practice approach to wellbeing.
In the role I support all students with empathy, advocacy and understanding that aims to enhance resilience to improve transition, learning and attendance outcomes. This approach is aimed at intervention and prevention, that connects students to both internal and external supports to assist both students and families. The role is adaptive and flexible, where care is provided in individualised case management, or within group settings that use evidence-based programs to aid student wellbeing.
As a Student Support Officer, I am enthusiastic and motivated to increase the wellbeing of our students in the school community, where every student is known, valued, and cared for.