Clinical Services Coordinator

The Clinical Services Coordinator is responsible for coordinating all psychological services provided by Weechi-it-te-win Family Services.  This position is also instrumental in assisting First Nation Community Care Programs with capacity building for their family counselor and family preservation worker programs.  The Clinical Services Coordinator is the primary link and resource for the First Nation Family Counsellor Program.  The Clinical Services Coordinator also serves as the single point of access and coordinator for the WFS Crisis Response Team.

To reach the Clinical Services Coordinator, please call (807)274-0483 ext. 1, or email

lauris.werenko@weechi.ca

Primary Responsibilities

Coordination of Specialized Psychological Services:

  • Psychological Assessments
  • Psychometric Assessments
  • Developmental Assessments
  • Parenting Capacity Assessments
  • Vocational Assessments
  • F.A.S.D. Assessments
  • Ensuring the Psychological Services Policy and referral process is implemented

Capacity Building

  • Clinical Support and Mentoring to Family Counselors, Family Preservation Workers and CCP Teams
  • Bi-Cultural Capacity Building and/or training coordination for Family Counsellors, Family Preservation Workers
  • Orientation to Newly Hired Family Counselors and Family Preservation Workers
  • Networking sessions (peer supervision) for Family Counsellors and Family Preservation Workers

Capacity Trainings/Orientations/Programs offered by the Clinical Services Coordinator:

  • Crisis Response
  • Clinical Assessment Approaches
  • Trauma Assessment/Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Suicide Risk Assessment
  • Grief Recovery Approaches
  • White Bison Group Facilitation
  • Cultural Competence
  • Circle of Care
  • Family Group Conferencing
  • Access to Toronto Sick Kids for Professional Consultation

Crisis Response

  • Single point of access for Crisis Response Services
  • Primary Lead and Liaison for WFS during Crisis Response
  • Implements WFS Crisis Response Policy

Please fax the Clinical Referral Template with signatures and supporting documentation to 807-274-5204 (Attention:  Lauris)

Clinical Services Referral form

Crisis Response Policy

Psychological Services Process Map

Psychological Services Policy

Brochure

Meet the Clinical Services Coordinator

My name is Lauris Werenko and I was born and raised in Fort Frances, Ontario.  I have been employed at Weechi-it-te-win Family Services since 1998 as an Alternative Care Coordinator, Family Counselor, Children’s Mental Health Coordinator, and recently as the Clinical Services Coordinator.  I am a graduate of Lakehead University (Honors Bachelor of Psychology), and of Confederation College with diplomas in Social Service Work and Business. 

As the Clinical Services Coordinator, I am responsible for coordinating all psychological services provided by Weechi-it-te-win Family Services; assisting First Nation Community Care Programs with capacity building for their Family Counselor Program and Family Preservation Worker Program, and other non-mandated programs.  The Clinical Services Coordinator is the primary resource link and resource for the First Nation Family Counselor Program and the Family Preservation Worker Program, and also serves as the single point of access and provides coordination for Weechi-it-te-win’s Crisis Response Services.