Job Posting Number: APSSP 2021-05
The Board conducts intentional recruitment and selection as it seeks to achieve a state of greater equity for employees and students and to diversify its workforce.
The Waterloo Catholic District School Board is welcoming of candidates from diverse communities, backgrounds and identities and encourages applications from qualified members of these groups.
Applicants are invited to self-identify if you are First Nations, Metis, Inuit, a member of a visible minority group(s) or a person with disabilities. This information is collected under the authority of the Ontario Human Rights Code and will be used to keep track of recruitment information. No personal information will be included.
In keeping with directions outlined in the Ontario Comprehensive Mental Health and Addictions Strategy, the Waterloo Catholic District School Board is seeking a Mental Health Leader to coordinate, align, and implement a School Board Mental Health Strategy. In addition to providing leadership within the board and community in the area of school mental health, this individual will serve as a liaison with provincial mental health initiatives and will monitor and share our implementation progress and learning. Moreover, the Mental Health Leader will support district capacity building for mental health services and support in schools, evidence informed practice, and system navigation.
The Mental Health Leader will report to the Supervisory Officer responsible for: Leadership Strategy, Safe Schools & 21st Century Learning.
- Serve as a liaison for provincial mental health initiatives. Collaborate with other Mental Health Leaders across the province to share learning and to provide input to the development and implementation of provincial resources.
- Work with system leaders in the board and community to further develop, implement, and communicate a comprehensive board Mental Health and Addictions Strategy.
- Collaborate with the Special Education Department and the community partners, to develop an integrated system of care, and to facilitate navigation for students and their families.
- Conduct/update a district needs assessment and resource mapping to identify specific service delivery gaps in the area of mental health and addictions for students.
- Coordinate the delivery of mental health awareness and literacy programming, for a range of stakeholders within the board.
- Assist in the selection and implementation of mental health promotion and prevention programming strategies for the board.
- Submit reports to the Ministry as required throughout the year on project activities and findings. Work with the Special Education Program and Policy Branch to develop a reporting framework.
- Completion of a Master’s degree in Psychiatry, Clinical/School Psychology or Social Work
- Registration with the appropriate professional college
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience in strategy development, coordination, and implementation, in the area of mental health
- Extensive clinical experience within a school district setting, across the tiers of mental health intervention (promotion, prevention, intervention, crisis, system navigation)
- Experience providing and/or facilitating adult learning, professional learning and training
- Excellent communication, coordination, and organizational skills
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team environment
- Driver’s License and access to a personal vehicle as some travel will be required
Salary Range: $60,947 – $93,719 per (per the APSSP Collective agreement based on 194 school days)
Schedule: Full time Permanent Monday – Friday
Location(s): Catholic Education Centre – 35 Weber St Kitchener
Application Process: If you possess the skills, qualifications and personal attributes listed above and wish to be considered for this position, please send:
- A complete up-to-date personal resumé or curriculum vitae;
- Two current professional references;
- Documentation to support the qualifications and assets identified above.
External applicants are required to apply directly through Apply to Education at: www.applytoeducation.com
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Internal applicants are required to apply by submitting your required documents to firstname.lastname@example.org . Please include your first name, last name and posting number (provided above) in the subject line.
Further information on the application process can be found at: https://www.wcdsb.ca/careers/how-to-apply/
Applications will be accepted until 4:00 pm on July 14, 2021.
Only those candidates selected for an interview will be notified.
To request this file in large print, please email email@example.com. If you require a disability related accommodation to participate the recruitment process, please contact us at (519) 578-3677, extension 2368 to discuss your needs under the Human Rights Code. Responses to inquiries will be provided within 72 hours.
The successful candidate will be required to produce a satisfactory Criminal Background Check. For further information refer to policy APS 038 on the website of the Waterloo Catholic District School Board