Mental Health/Well-Being Co-Lead
Position Located in Dryden or Sioux Lookout Community
(Salary Commensurate with Experience and Qualifications)
In keeping with directions outlined in the Ontario Comprehensive Mental Health and Addictions Strategy, the Keewatin Patricia District School Board is seeking a Mental Health/Well-Being Co-Lead. This position will report to the Keewatin Patricia District School Board’s Mental Health Leader to help with implementation of the Board’s Mental Health and Addictions Strategic Plan. This individual will serve as a liaison between the board and various community agencies across the district. In addition, the Mental Health/Well-Being Co-Lead will support district capacity building for mental health services and support in schools, evidence informed practice and system navigation.
Under the Direction of the Superintendent of Education with responsibilities for Special Education, duties will include but not limited to:
- Collaboration with Board Mental Health Leader for implementation of the KPDSB's Mental Health and Addictions Strategic Plan
- Community outreach, including building connections with communities to identify key contacts for discussion regarding mental health promotion, identifying vulnerable students, suicide prevention, intervention and postvention support and community collaboration
- In collaboration with Tragic Events Response Teams (TERT) will support schools in crisis response. Working closely with the Mental Health Leader to ensure consistency in crisis response across the board
- Implementation of promotion, literacy and capacity building in regards to mental health, as directed by Board’s Mental Health Leader. Includes delivery of material/professional development to administrators and board staff
- Position based in Dryden or Sioux Lookout
- Experience with and qualifications for clinical supervision preferred
- Extensive knowledge and experience with Indigenous agencies and communities
A valid driver’s license and willingness and ability to travel for school board related business as required. Completion of a graduate degree (Masters or PhD) in Social Work, Clinical/School Psychology, Psychiatry and/or related field. Extensive clinical experience within a school district setting, across the tiers of mental health intervention (promotion, prevention, intervention, system navigation), crisis response experience, fluent understanding of evidence-informed practice, implementation science, and knowledge mobilization in schools, demonstrated knowledge and experience in implementation of strategic planning in the area of mental health and well-being, experience providing and/or facilitating adult learning, experience with supervision.
Ability to deal with tact and sound judgement in oral and written communications with staff and the public, the ability to coordinate and organize work; and demonstrated ability to work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team environment.
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