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Settlement Counsellor in Schools

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Ridhim Mehta

on 30 July 2013

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Transcript of Settlement Counsellor in Schools

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Settlement Counsellors in Schools
Balancing Act
Support for Newcomer parents
and students
Receive Consent form
from Assessment Centre
The Settlement Counsellor
Process
Settlement
Counsellor
Call Parents to introduce
self and MSEP services
Set up appointment
if necessary
Meet with Newcomer
Student/ Parents.
Discuss any Immediate issues,
challenges that the youth and families might have by conducting a needs assessment.
Follow up as needed
COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS IN SCHOOLS



MSEP Initiated Events

Family Literacy Program/Workshop

Newcomers’ Club

English Conversation Circle

Tax Clinic

Workshops for parents
(money management, Bullying, Service Canada, Parks and Recreation)

Workshops for Students
(plagiarism, Study tips, employment)
Sport Activities

Summer Programming - Ifun and WOW

Kindergarten Registration
Open House
Family Literacy Night
EQAO Night
Grade 9 Orientation
Parent/Teacher Interview
Career Pathways
Grade 8 Parents' Night
Education Week
Parent Council Meeting
Staff Meeting
After School Activities
Settlement Counselors are cultural interpreters for the school admin and clients. We understand the client and understand school policy - we build a bridge of understanding


WHY IS MSEP CRITICAL
Schools are the first point of contact for parents

Community Connections - clients both parents and students confide in us as we are not school staff. They know we are there to help and there will be no consequences to expressing their feelings

Schools Served in Brampton
PEEL DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD
Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board
72 SCHOOLS

46 Elementary
24 High Schools
2 Assessment Centres

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