The Engagement Support Officer (ESO) program is designed to support children and young people who are struggling with moderate to severe behaviour challenges and who may be, or are currently at risk to themselves or others.
ESOs are trained in working with this cohort of students to engage and support individual children within the classroom and school yard settings.
The role of ESOs is to support the schools’ behavioural intervention plan and to ensure the safety of the targeted child, other children and staff, in that sense, the ESOs can be considered as a part of a broader support plan for the child.
ESOs receive training is divided in to practical theory and physical training covering the following areas:
Introduction to ESO Program and DET policies on working with children with challenging behaviours
Working with the child and framework on children’s development
Causes and understanding of children’s behavioural difficulties
The escalation and de-escalation cycle
Legal parameters and responsibilities
Physical Training including but not limited to:
Body Language and Positioning
Control of situations
For more information about our Engagement Support Services, please contact Clint Cassell by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org