Human Resources
Family School Liaison Counsellor (FSLC)
School: Other/Multiple
City/Town: Lethbridge

 

FAMILY SCHOOL LIAISON COUNSELLOR (FSLC)

External applicants must provide a current police information (including vulnerable sectors) check, and a current intervention record check prior to receiving a contract, if chosen as the successful candidate.

The Holy Spirit Catholic Board of Education requires a full time temporary Family School Liaison Counsellor to serve school communities in the Division, commencing as soon as possible. 

The Family School Liaison Counsellor (FSLC) works within the school environment to support children and students experiencing emotional and/or behavioural matters. The FSLC supports students and their families through individual and small group counselling, prevention and educational programming, community liaison and crisis intervention. 

Qualifications and Skills

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or Psychology and registered as a member of a corresponding professional organization;
  • A minimum of two years of experience in a related field of work;
  • Able to manage time well, possess strong team-building skills, a proven ability to prioritize demands and possess excellent written and spoken communication skills are critical;
  • A strong understanding of community support and ability to navigate this support with families;
  • Experience in working with elementary, junior high and high school-aged students with social emotional needs;
  • Experience in effectively working with and supporting First Nations, Metis and Inuit students and their families;
  • Due to the potential sensitivity of issues and the protection of personal information, FSLC are to maintain extreme confidentiality in day-to-day operations;
  • Knowledge of Violent Threat Risk Assessment
  • Willingness to engage in and complete ‘Brain Story Certification’ through Alberta Family Wellness Institute https://www.albertafamilywellness.org/training
  • A valid driver’s licence, a clear driver’s abstract and a vehicle for daily use;
  • This position also requires a current Criminal Records (including Vulnerable Sector Search) check, as well as a current Child Welfare check.

For more information regarding this position, please call the Director of Support Services, Mrs. Michelle MacKinnon at (403) 327-9555. Visit our webpage to view our counsellor brochure and handbook.

 

Application package must include the following:

- A cover letter indicating the position applied for;

- Holy Spirit Support Staff Application Form located on our website: http://www.holyspirit.ab.ca/page.cfm?pgID=41

- Documentation which would support the education requirements for this position;

- Contact information for 3 references.  

Interested, qualified applicants are asked to submit by email a complete application package as described above by noon on Thursday, September 12, 2019 to:

 

Mr. Ken Sampson, Deputy Superintendent

Holy Spirit Catholic School Division

Email: meakerj@holyspirit.ab.ca

  

Please note: This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. We wish to thank all applicants in advance for submitting résumés, however only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. 

 

By virtue of the submission of an application, the applicant agrees that the principal or designate can contact previous employers for the purpose of conducting confidential reference checks whether or not the application has listed a reference for that employer. 

 

 



 
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