- Apr 7, 2020
- AFL Club
Don't think a qualified psychologist is required for the role.
An empathetic Mum is all that's necessary
P&C committee volunteers would be providing student welfare services if that’s the case.
Students do need some form of welfare support provided by a qualified secular source. Whilst a psychology degree may be overkill (although I think a psychologist should be on hand, maybe 1 per 5 schools or something) each school should have at least one welfare support person with at least a diploma in counselling.
That person should in no way, shape or form be required to be of a religious affiliation to hold a government job.
Imagine if we said only religious people were allowed to be public health nurses, police officers, paramedics, garbos, park rangers, librarians etc? Why are public school welfare officers any different?