Parents at Campbells Creek Primary School, near Castlemaine, have gathered 1,600 signatures in support of their student welfare officer Prue Robertson.
Ms Robertson has held the position for almost two years, assisting the school's 150 students, as well as providing support for the teachers and giving parents advice.
"I love this work, I love this job and everyday when I leave the school I feel like I've made a difference to the kids who attend this school," Ms Robertson said. By the end of the school term, funding for her position will disappear, after the Federal Government changed its policy on school welfare officers
Clare Baker, a parent at Campbells Creek Primary School, said the students, staff and parents all appreciated Ms Robertson and her knowledge of the region.
"We've made this progress and, for some change in policy, why should we have to find somebody else with the same skill set? And I'm not sure we will be able to find that," Ms Baker said.
"We're in regional Victoria. We don't have an enormously large number of people applying for the job."
Read more on the ABC online site: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-26/victorian-school-fights-to-keep-its-welfare-officer/5842488