There is an opening for a Secondary Mental Health and Wellness Coach/Counsellor for the 2018/2019 school year with the Avon Maitland District School Board.
Reporting to the Superintendent of Education and the Mental Health Lead, this coach/counsellor will:
- Co-facilitate the implementation of the Mental Health Strategy;
- Co-support the Mental Health Steering Committee and liaise between community partners with mental health related issues;
- Provide individual counselling and support to secondary school students for mental health and wellness, and addictions;
- Provide group counselling, where desired, for students;
- Provide consultation and support for administrators, teachers, support staff and parents;
- Develop and share materials, and provide professional development for students, staff, parents and the school community;
- Respond to crises and make referrals to services in community agencies; and
- Provide outreach to community partners to inspire a collaborative approach to mental health within the system of care.
The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications/skills:
- Minimum Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.); Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) preferred, from an accredited School of Social Work;
- Registration with a college governing mental health professionals;
- Demonstrated knowledge of evidence-based practices in school mental health and experience with the implementation and evaluation of mental health programs and strategies;
- Skilled in psychotherapeutic interventions such as cognitive behaviour therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, and trauma informed practices;
- Working knowledge of, and experience in the secondary education system in Ontario;
- Demonstrated ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team;
- Strong communication and presentation skills;
- Proficiency with software to support database development and maintenance;
- Valid driver’s license and personal vehicle; and,
- Demonstrated experience in developing successful relationships and collaborations with educators, various partners in mental health, and the broader community.
This pilot project is a full-time (1.0 FTE) contract for one school year, with the opportunity to extend with funding and the agreement of all parties.
Interested applicants are requested to submit a letter of application along with a resume outlining qualifications and experience, as well as two professional references, to email@example.com by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, June 22, 2018. We thank all candidates for their interest and advise that only those who are chosen for an interview will receive a reply.
AMDSB is committed to equity in employment and equitable hiring practices that allow us to engage qualified staff who reflect diversity. We will make any reasonable accommodation, based on any of the human rights protected grounds, to support candidates to participate in the hiring process.