Koorie Engagement Support Officers (KESOs) (DET)

About this service

KESOs support the positive engagement of Koorie children, young people and families with early childhood providers and schools in order to close the education achievement gap between indigenous and non-indigenous students.  They work in conjunction with school leaders, teachers and support staff to build positive relationships with students and families in order to enable Koorie students to successfully complete Year 12 or its equivalent.  They assist schools to become welcoming and culturally inclusive environments, and support children and families where the child is at risk of not completing school.

    • Service name

      Koorie Engagement Support Officers (KESOs) (DET)

    • Service address

      Department of Education and Training GPO Box 4367 Melbourne VIC 3001
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    • Phone

      0475 833 174 OR 0459 810 334

    • Urgency levels

      Direct Help, Some Help, Just Curious

    • Service area

      Bayside City Council, City of Kingston, City of Glen Eira, City of Port Phillip, City of Stonnington

    • Service hours

      Mon to Fri 9am - 5pm

    • Age group

      Maximum age 18 years

    • Additional age criteria

      KESO staff support children of all ages to successfully complete Year 12 or its equivalent

    • Service type

      INDIVIDUAL

    • Costs

      No Costs

    • Outreach

      Yes

More information for teachers, wellbeing staff and service professionals

    • Secondary consult

      Yes

    • Staff profile

      Qualified Staff

    • Who can refer

      Anyone