A Family Support Worker is often the first person a family meets when their child is referred to the FVCDC or they may become involved at a later date. They support families who are receiving Early Intervention services from the Centre.
Family Support Workers seek their direction from each of the families they work with, understanding that no two are alike in terms of needs and priorities, strengths and capacity.
Family Support Workers provide these services:
- Supportive counselling;
- Coordination with other health care providers;
- Referrals to other services
- Resources and information regarding a child’s disability, parenting issues, loss and grief, and sibling support
A Family Support Worker is available who speaks Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu.
The Family Services department also offers parenting programs and educational opportunities for families, siblings and the community.
Family Support Workers and Parenting Group Facilitators have a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Bachelor of Arts Degree (Child and Youth care) or equivalent.
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If you wish to contact a Family Support Worker who speaks Punjabi, Hindu, or Urdu please contact: