Program Mission: "To be an innovator in change by increasing capacity, opportunity, and growth within the communities we serve"

Program Vision: "Improving excellence in child and family centered care through service delivery that is safe, supportive, and empowering to all"

There are 3 primary streams of services provided by the Clinical Services Coordinator

1. Psychological Services Coordination

The Clinical Services Coordinator is the single point of access of all psychological services for children in care of WFS or families at risk that are referred by the First Nation Community Care Programs. The types of assessment

  • Psychoeducational Assessment
  • Psychometric Assessment
  • Psychosocial Assessment
  • Psychological Assessment and/or diagnosis
  • Developmental Assessment
  • Neurodevelopmental Assessment

Outside of this, the Clinical Services Coordinator can also support system navigation for accessing other mental health systems such as Developmental Services, Telemental Health, and other specialized mental health services.

2. Capacity Building

The Clinical Services Coordinator is the primary link and support for the First Nation Family Counsellors for the following:

  • Orientation and on-site mentoring for newly hired First Nation Family Counsellors.
  • Clinical Support: case mentoring/clinical consultation for CCP Family Counselors on an as-needed basis.
  • Individual and peer clinical supervision (networking sessions) for CCP Family Counselors.
  • One on one and group based training on electronic case management system - emhware.
  • Assessment of training needs for all First Nation Family Counsellors.
  • Coordination of Clinical Trainings specific to counselling and mental health support.
  • Providing access to the WFS on-site library of counselling resources, access to online psychology tools sites.
  • Providing counselling tools and cultural aids for First Nation Family Counselling Programs.

3. Crisis Response

The Clinical Services Coordinator is the single point of access for WFS Crisis Response Services and serves as the Primary Lead and Liaison during WFS Crisis Response.

The WFS Crisis Response Model is not a mental health service but rather a wraparound of emotional support this is provided to families and communities that have experienced a critical incident or event. Our Crisis Response Services can be accessed at the request of the First Nation for up to 4 days.

The WFS Crisis Response Team is made up of staff from the WFS Healing and Support Programs. Not all of our crisis responders are mental health counsellors; however, all team members are certified Crisis and Trauma Responders and will ensure individuals are supported and referred to appropriate mental health services if/when required.

Clinical Services Coordinator

Anthony Andrusco
Phone: 807-274-3201 ext. 2415
Fax: 807-274-8336

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