(Non-Union Support Staff)
Job Location: Red Lake/Ear Falls Attendance Areas
Under the supervision of the Superintendent of Education, ensures the social and emotional needs of students are being met in order to assist them in achieving academic success. This position requires the individual to be aware of children’s mental health needs and pathways to care. This individual will work in the Red Lake/Ear Falls area schools of the Keewatin-Patricia District School Board, and in collaboration with the KPDSB Mental Health Leader, Mental Health Co-Leader, Safe and Supportive Schools Administrator and current Red Lake Student Counsellor.
- As a caring adult, provide assistance and support to vulnerable students presenting with mental health concerns;
- Awareness of and ability to identify red flags for mental health concerns;
- Provide mental health awareness, literacy and capacity development to educators;
- Provide supportive and consultative strategies to assist students with mental health challenges and needs, including support services for parents, guardians, and school staff;
- Assist school personnel to plan proactive strategies for dealing with high risk students and create student support networks both within the school and the community, identifying, promoting and linking students to pathways to care;
- Provide, when necessary, a mediating function using Restorative Practices in school/home/community situations involving students;
- Participate in case conferences, join school staff in meetings with parents, and serve as a resource to Special Education/ISST/IPRC meetings and Supervised Alternative Learning (SAL) program meetings as required;
- Participate in Tragic Event Response Team (TERT) by supporting students in crisis and offering advice to those staff dealing with the students;
- Liaise with outside agencies to:
i) link school staff, students and their parents with community resources;
ii) ensure clarity of communication and of referral processes;
iii) ensure consistency of application of strategies;
iv) support and encourage community agencies to expand services for students;
- Consult with Guidance Counsellors regarding provision for career counselling when appropriate;
- Assist Administration in responding to attendance referrals in accordance with The Education Act;
- Maintain case files; prepare case notes and reports as required.
Social Service Worker Diploma or equivalent certificate program in the Human Services field and a minimum of 4 years related experience. Must have a good understanding of the issues faced by students. Good interpersonal, communication and organization skills.
Applicants must include the name of three references, one reference must be a recent/immediate supervisor, and authorization for the Keewatin Patricia District School Board to contact the references under the terms of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
Kathy Bartlett, Human Resources Officer
Confidential information provided by applicants will be used for the purpose of this competition only and will be protected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
The Keewatin Patricia District School Board thanks all applicants for making known their interest in the position. Only those applicants who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Board is an equal opportunity employer.
The Keewatin Patricia District School Board encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
S. Monteith, Director of Education D. Penney, Board Chair