Dave Kirkpatrick is the Youth Engagement Teacher for Smithfield State High School. He is employed by Education Queensland and works at the school part time.
Dave's principal responsibilities include:
- Assisting young people to resolve issues contributing to disengagement from learning or risking their engagement in learning at Smithfield State High School
- Assisting young people to develop social and personal skills for independent and successful adult lives in the community
- to respond to admin requests to work with young people demonstrating challenging behaviours
- co-ordinating small group programs based around identified common needs
- Conducting home visits
- to respond to admin requests to work with young people on suspension programs
- Connecting students living independently with key external agencies including, but not limited to, Centrelink, Act for kids, VPG and PLC
- to assist with work experience
- to assist teachers with teaching strategies and communicating relevant information pertaining to specific students.
If you would like to discuss any matter with Dave, please don't hesitate to contact him via email on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (07) 4058 4343