Youth Worker The Lakes employs a Youth Worker to empower students and advocate for the development of their independence, participation, connectedness, and overall wellbeing. The Lakes Youth Worker works across both campuses, running Tier 2 Targeted Interventions. Students can self-refer to our Youth Worker, or may be referred by families/teachers to address specific wellbeing needs.
Secondary School Nurse The Lakes, supported through the regional offices of the Department, has access to a Secondary School Nurse two days per week (Secondary Campus). Our Nurse aims to reduce risk to young people and promote better health in the wider community, through:
reducing negative health outcomes and risk-taking behaviours among young people, including drug and alcohol abuse, tobacco smoking, eating disorders, obesity, depression, suicide and injuries
prevention of ill health and problem behaviours by ensuring coordination between the school and community-based health and support services
addressing contemporary health and social issues facing young people and their families
providing appropriate primary health care through professional clinical nursing, including assessment, care, referral and support
establishing collaborative working relationships between primary and secondary school nurses to assist young people in their transition to secondary school
Secondary Students can self-refer to our Secondary School Nurse, or may be referred by families/teachers to address specific health/wellbeing needs.
Targeted Group Sessions These interventions may be facilitated by our Wellbeing Team (Engagement and Wellbeing Leading Teachers/Learning Specialists, Youth Worker, Secondary School Nurse, Mental Health Practitioner, SSSO Psychologist) or co-facilitated with external organisations. Targeted Group Sessions have a specific wellbeing focus and may be delivered in single sessions or multiple sessions across a few weeks. Targeted group sessions may run at the College, or may run at external venues. Students can self-refer to Targeted Group Sessions, or may be referred by families/teachers to address specific wellbeing needs.
Koori Education Support Officer KESOs are area-based professionals who are members of the local Aboriginal community with an understanding of Aboriginal culture and the history of their community. KESOs provide advice to schools about culturally inclusive learning environments, coordination of services to support engagement and improved outcomes for Koorie children and young people. KESOs work with families, communities, education and service providers to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learners to participate fully in education. They support students and families through transitions across all learning stages where appropriate: into early years, primary, secondary and further education.
The Lakes South Morang College respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners of country and pay respect to the ongoing living cultures of First Peoples, recognising their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. The Lakes is located on the land of the Wurundjeri Willum people of the Kulin Nation.