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
utilizes a cognitive based model in providing brief counselling to
students and families.
will share student and family information within the collaborative problem
solving team model.
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.
preventative, proactive and early intervention plans, capacity building
opportunities for students/families and educators (i.e. Positive Mental
Health, Trauma Informed Practices).
risk assessments and intervention plans.
with students and families as part of the SBT to provide a continuum of
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.
and respond to crisis and threats that affect students, staff and the
school community as part of the VTRA/Critical Response Team.
current statistics on student interventions and work with Counseling
Coordinator in preparing and presenting funding proposal requests.
and implement groups for identified students with specified emotional,
social and behavioural needs.
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.