Tsuut’ina Education Department
Family Liaison Worker Ref #35
Title: Family Liaison Worker
Department: Tsuut’ina Education
Reports to: Principals, Director of Education
Designation: 10 month, Contract Position
Family Liaison Worker is responsible for supporting the school and family. They act as a liaison for the family in accessing services for students with Special Needs.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Without restricting the generality of the purposes above, the Family Liaison shall perform such duties and responsibilities as may be assigned including but not restricted to the following:
· Participate as an active member of the student services team both District-wide and school-based in carrying out the student services department mandate.
· Assists students, staff, teachers, parents and community members (e.g. applications for services, transporting parents/students, interpreting technical information, etc.) for the purpose of providing and/or conveying information and other services required by parents or teachers.
· Communicates with parents on behalf of school (e.g. attendance and homework issues, available programs/services, completing paperwork, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring that an ongoing partnership between the home and school is formed.
· Promote attendance and work with child/ren and parents on the importance of daily attendance.
· Forward reports from outside agencies to Principals and/or Director of Education.
· Conducts parent meetings as assigned for the purpose of gaining information and/or discussing needs and problems involving students and their families.
· Confers with teachers, parents and/or appropriate community agency personnel for the purpose of assisting in evaluating student progress and/or implementing student objectives.
· Coordinates home visits and parent meetings for the purpose of gaining information and/or discussing needs and problems involving students and their families.
· Maintains a variety of confidential and non-confidential manual and electronic lists and records (e.g. activity logs, phone logs, community resources, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities, providing up-to-date reference and audit trail and/or ensuring the availability of item.
· Participates in a variety of meetings, workshops and committees for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions and remaining knowledgeable with program guidelines.
· Performs record keeping and clerical functions (e.g. scheduling, copying, etc.) for the purpose of supporting the teacher and/or administrator in providing necessary records/materials.
· Prepares a variety of documents, reports and written materials (e.g. registrations, homeless lists, activity logs, phone logs, etc.) for the purpose of communicating information to parents, staff; providing written support, developing recommendations and/or conveying information.
· Refers students and their families to outside agencies with the consultation with Principals and/or COPE Counselor (e.g. provincial agencies, medical professionals, counselors, foundations, charities, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring the need of students and families are met.
· Communicate and collaborate with Principals and/or Director of Education.
· Perform additional duties as may be assigned by the Principals, and/or Education Director.
· Conduct oneself in a manner appropriate to a professional learning environment.
· Attend meetings as requested.
· Prepares and submits reports as required by the Director of Education.
Required Education, Knowledge, Qualifications and Experience:
· Grade 12 Diploma or equivalent.
· A social work certification or working towards the certification with defined timelines is an asset.
· Minimum 2 years working with children and youth.
· Knowledge of the role of other Human Service Agencies in the support of learning.
Required Skills and Abilities:
· Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
· Ability to establish a strong rapport with students, families, and school personnel.
· Ability to work as a team player.
· Good written and oral communication skills.
· Excellent interpersonal skills.
· Display a positive attitude and work ethic.
· Knowledge of computers and applicable software.
· Ability to provide personal care of students with intensive needs.
· Ability to handle/work with physically/emotionally demanding children (ie. aggressive, hyperactive).
Judgement, Independence, and client/Peer Contact: Confidentiality
At no time should a Family Liaison discuss, in public, information pertaining to a student. A Family Liaison is expected to respect the confidential nature of the position by avoiding discussion about any topics that are not formally communicated to the public by the administration of the school district. Any breach of confidentiality in this regard is a serious violation of acceptable professional conduct.
The Family Liaison is expected to work independently as well as a team member of school-based staff, the student services team, and the district team.
This position involves working collegially with students, support staff, teachers, parents, school-based administration and district staff on a daily basis in support of the district/school/student goals.
Responsibility for Quality of Assigned Work:
The employee is under direct supervision of the Special Education Coordinator and is responsible to achieve the quality of work as assigned.
Please note that this organization adheres to Sections 1 – 9 of the Aboriginal Employee Preference Policy for selection and displacement. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate will be under a probationary period at the commencement of his or her employment.
Please apply in writing, including a Resume and clear Vulnerable Sector Check to:
Tsuut’ina Nation Human Resources Department 9911 Chiila Boulevard, Tsuut’ina, Alberta T2W 6H6
Email: Jobs@tsuutina.com and put the Reference Number in the Subject Line #35
NOTE: A Vulnerable Sector check from all provinces states or countries lived in for the last five years that have been completed within the last month MUST be provided upon application.
Competition Opens: April 28, 2021
Competition Closes: May 11, 2021