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Limestone District School Board

Mental Health Lead



Company Information

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assists in the development of a comprehensive LDSB strategy focused on the development and implementation of a board-level system response to address student mental health and addictions needs.
  • Provides expertise and leadership in the development of crisis response protocols.
  • Liaises with the School Mental Health ASSIST to support LDSB planning and capacity building that focuses on addressing student mental health and additions needs in schools.
  • Collaborates with School Mental Health ASSIST and other Mental Health Leaders to inform planning at the Board level and share learning and resources regionally and provincially.
  • Drawing on clinical and leadership experiences, coordinates the delivery of mental health awareness and literacy programming for a range of stakeholders with the LDSB.
  • Works with community partners to enhance the system of care for students and families and to facilitate navigation for students and their families.
  • Represents the Board in the professional community by providing input, liaison and leadership on psychological and interdisciplinary terms and associations to help support student needs in the community, enhance links with community providers and assist school and Board staff and parents/families to access services for students in their care.
  • Participates in Ministry level meetings to inform planning at the provincial level, including reporting to the Ministry of Education as required annually on project activities.
  • Supervision of Staff (including hiring and assigning staff based on need and referral information, orienting/training, managing and evaluating staff performances, monitoring and approving budgetary expenses).
  • Other role-related projects and/or responsibilities, as required.


Qualifications & Required Skills:

  • Graduate degree (Masters or PhD) in Social Work, Clinical/School Psychology or Psychiatry
  • Eligible for registration with the College governing mental health professionals
  • Minimum of three (3) years of related experience
  • Extensive clinical experience within a school district setting across the tiers of mental health intervention (promotion, prevention, intervention, crisis, system navigation)
  • Fluent understanding of evidence-informed practice, implementation science and knowledge mobilization in schools
  • Demonstration knowledge and experience in strategy development, coordination and implementation in the area of mental health
  • Experience providing and/or facilitating adult learning, professional learning and training
  • Working knowledge of the elementary and secondary education systems in Ontario
  • Excellent communication, coordination and organizations skills
  • Willingness to travel and work anywhere within the jurisdiction of the Board
  • Valid Driver’s License

Job Description

The position of Mental Health Lead provides leadership in aligning and implementing the board wide Mental Health and Addictions Strategy.

Contact Information

Limestone District School Board
Debra Cadue
HR Support Staff Specialist
613-544-6925 ext. 263
Posting Date: 02-Oct-2017Social Work Permanent, Full-Time $86,657 - $98,665/yr 101-Nov-2017