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Palliser School Division

Family School Liaison Counselor - Temp Full-Time Vulcan County

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  • Full time , Part time

  • 1 position to fill as soon as possible

Temporary Full-Time Family School Liaison Counselor (FSLC)

Location: Vulcan County (Vulcan Prairieview Elementary, County Central High School, Champion School)

Anticipated Start Date: August 26, 2024

Anticipated End Date: March 18, 2025 (or return of incumbent)

Assignment: FSLC

FTE: 1.0 (Temporary)

Specialty Required : FSLC, Social Worker Degree, Counselling/Psych Degree, or similar

Palliser School Division, headquartered in Lethbridge, Alberta, educates around 9,300 students from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12. It has a diverse network of 51 schools, including traditional public schools, outreach programs, Low German Mennonite schools, faith-based schools, Hutterite colony schools, the National Sports School and even an online school. Notably, 10 of the faith-based schools are located in Calgary.

Become a Champion for Student Wellbeing.

At Palliser we are deeply committed to providing learning environments that are safe, caring, inclusive and responsive to the needs of our students. We believe in fostering empathy, integrity, respect, trust, and responsibility in our students and the division acknowledges its responsibility to provide an exemplary education that will help them develop these values. Additionally, the Palliser School Division encourages an inclusive and equitable workplace, which supports our diverse student and employee community. We encourage all applicants to join our dynamic, diverse, and collaborative culture and welcome applications from all qualified individuals.

The Palliser School Division is currently welcoming applications for the position of a Full-time, Temporary, Family School Liaison Counselor, commencing August 26th, 2024, until March 18, 2025, or return of incumbent.

Reporting to the Clinical Team Lead you will be a game-changer for student success! The FSLC role equips students with strategies to navigate life's challenges. Beyond the classroom, you will be a guiding force for students and families facing obstacles, advocating for their needs and helping them overcome barriers. This is your chance to ignite positive change and cultivate a thriving school community where students and families can flourish.


This position entitles the successful candidate to qualify for Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan (ASEBP) coverage.


Provision of direct counseling intervention to children and their families;

Provision of preventative and educational programming to students, parents, school staff and other interested community members;

Crisis management and risk assessment services provided to students

The Family School Liaison Counselor (FSLC) will be a strong team member, working in partnership with school staff and interagency partners.

Experience & Qualifications:

Successful candidate will possess an equivalent Master’s degree in the counseling area, a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Social Work, or equivalent.

Successful Criminal Reference Check, including vulnerable sectors (within 3 months of contract start date).

Skills and Competencies:

Strong work ethic;

Ability to relate well with students, staff and parents;

An ethic of service to students, colleagues, and community;

Strong interpersonal skills combined with the ability to create positive relationships and establish rapport;

Trustworthiness and integrity;

Commitment to the Palliser Policy-Governance model;

Commitment to fostering collaborative working relationships;

Ability to manage professional learning time and be a self-starter;

Ability to work collaboratively in a team situation;

Commitment to personal lifelong learning;

Commitment to the lifelong quest for self-understanding;

Commitment to strengthening communication skills.

In order to maintain a safe and secure working environment, applicants new to The Palliser School Division must provide:

Criminal Record Check, including vulnerable sector check from Local Police Service or RCMP detachment;

Social Insurance Number (SIN) card or document issued by Service Canada; SIN card/document must be in current legal name. Name on SIN card/document must match your Government Issued ID and Criminal Record Check;

Government issued ID - valid driver's license, valid passport or Nexus card.

Please ensure you attach the following documentation to your application:

Cover letter directed to Erika Publow, Clinical Team Lead ;

Resume summarizing training and experience;

Copy of your most recent evaluation;

Copy of your degree or post-secondary transcripts;

Minimum of three professional references.

We thank all those who apply, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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

Mr. Tom Hamer, Deputy Superintendent

Palliser School Division


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