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Family School Liaison Counsellor

Position Description:

Under the supervision of School Principals and the Counseling Coordinator, the Family School Liaison Counsellor works as part of the school team to support students and their families in reducing barriers to learning and helps students to be successful in school, at home, and in their community .  FSLCs work together with families/guardians, outside agencies and school staff to help students meet their social-emotional, behaviour and learning goals at school. Support is provided through counselling, advocacy and assistance in navigating and accessing community agencies and resources. FSLC understand the cultural context of the schools they work in and ensure their work supports and complements the work of the school team. The Family School Liaison Counsellor is committed to targeted learning and professional development to support their role as part of the school based team and achievement of system goals.

Duties:

  • In consultation with SBT determine necessary plan for counselling interventions, capacity building sessions or consultations as required
  • FSLC utilizes a cognitive based model in providing brief counselling to students and families.
  • FSLC will share student and family information within the collaborative problem solving team model.
  • Link student/family and educators to appropriate resources that contribute to the resolution of student related school/challenges with follow through to ensure access to multi-system or agency supports.
  • Provide preventative, proactive and early intervention plans, capacity building opportunities for students/families and educators (i.e. Positive Mental Health, Trauma Informed Practices).
  • Conduct risk assessments and intervention plans.
  • Work with students and families as part of the SBT to provide a continuum of support.
  • Work to build collaborative working partnerships between organizations, institutions and systems relevant to child, youth and family well-being; including participation in interagency groups and committees.
  • Assess and respond to crisis and threats that affect students, staff and the school community as part of the VTRA/Critical Response Team.
  • Keep current statistics on student interventions and work with Counseling Coordinator in preparing and presenting funding proposal requests.
  • Coordinate and implement groups for identified students with specified emotional, social and behavioural needs.

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Position closes when the right candidate is chosen.