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Posted: 
2021-09-23
Job Type: 
Full Time
Employment length: 
Permanent
Language requirements: 
English
Education requirements: 
Secondary (high) school graduation certificate
Job experience: 
1 year to less than 2 years
Job industry: 
Education
Job Location: 
Okotoks
Foothills School Division is currently seeking a temporary Family School Liaison Counselor for the 2021-2022 school year. Family School Liaison counsellors (FSLCs) are employed by FSD to work in each of Foothills School Division Schools. FSLCs may work across several schools in the division. These positions, will work with students and families from the K - 12 grade level.

As an integral team member, the FSLC works with a variety of educators and other service providers to assist students and families. Crisis intervention in the resolution of student related home/school conflict, establishing therapeutic relationships with students and their families to resolve concerns, developing and providing preventative programs for students/families and educators as well as networking with appropriate service agencies are part of the FSLC's role. The FSLC will hold a Bachelor or Masters degree in Social Work and/or Counseling. Previous experience working with emotionally and behaviourally challenged students and their families is an asset. If you would describe yourself as an organized self-starter with strong interpersonal skills anability to multi-task in this unique environment, we welcome your application.

Family School Liaison Counsellor Role 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.

As part of the SBT (school based team), FSLCs provide the

following support to schools: 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.

Qualifications:

Bachelor Degree or Masters

Degree (preferred) in Counselling Psychology or Social Work. A related field may be considered.

Eligibility for registration with a recognized designated governing body.

We appreciate and consider all applications, but only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.