Assistant Coordinator of Mental Health
Position Title: Assistant Coordinator of Mental Health
Work Location: Regional Student Services (Centre for Leadership and Learning 300 Harry Walker Pkwy S Newmarket, Ontario L3Y8E2 Canada)
Salary: $70,759 - $101,977
Number of Positions: One (1)
Application Deadline: January 15, 2021
Interested staff members are required to complete the following on-line application to the attention of: The Recruitment Team. This position is effective immediately.
In compliance with Board policies and procedures, the Assistant Coordinator of Mental Health will support the work of Student Mental Health and Addictions to provide service to YRDSB Board and schools, staff and the YRDSB community.
- To maintain an active knowledge of the Mental Health and Well-Being needs of students in the Board (including the mental health needs and considerations related to students’ intersecting social identities) and work collaboratively with, and under the direction of the Mental Health Lead to plan and implement services to meet these needs in accordance with the Board’s Mental Health and Addiction Strategy.
- To plan, implement and provide services to the Board and schools to support the mental health and well-being of students and families.
- To provide consultation to existing Social Work and Psychology staff members regarding the implementation of Board wide mental health and addiction initiatives.
- To work collaboratively with other professionals who are involved in the provision of special education or general educational services to students within the Board (e.g. Social Work, Psychology, Student Success Teachers, Inclusive Schools and Indigenous Education etc.)
- To work collaboratively with other Student Services and other YRDSB departments to support system policy, initiatives and priorities (e.g. Student Mental Health and Addiction Strategy, Suicide Intervention, Student Voice and Leadership initiatives, and the Director’s Action Plan (DAP).
- To contribute to the development and review of Board policies and procedures specific Mental Health and Addiction Services as assigned by the Superintendent of Student Services, the Principals of Student Services and the Mental Health Lead, as well as support the interpretation of these policies/procedures to Social Work and Attendance Services, and Psychology staff members.
- To assist with the development, coordination and delivery of various professional learning activities for teachers, support staff, parents and other Board personnel including Social Work and Attendance Services and Psychology staff.
- To liaise and collaborate with all Board stakeholders and outside agencies/community services to coordinate the implementation of the student mental health and well-being strategy.
- To oversee, in alignment with Policy #663, implementation of partnership agreements and protocols related to mental health and well-being for schools in conjunction with the Mental Health Lead the Chiefs of Social Work and Psychology
- To manage and track incoming partnership agreement requests, and ensure all agreements and protocols are up to date.
- To contribute to the development of resources for schools and families including communications such as newsletters, resource inserts, tip sheets and activities.
- To carry out other duties as assigned by the Superintendent of Student Services, the Principals of Student Services, and the Mental Health Lead.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:
- A Master’s degree in Social Work, or Psychology is required or equivalent, as approved by the Board.
- Registration and good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers or the College of Psychologists of Ontario are required.
- A minimum of three years of experience in social work or psychology is required.
- Possession of specialized knowledge of children’s mental health, anti-oppressive practice, evidence based and informed practices in school based mental health service delivery and knowledge of the Education Act are required.
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Statement
The York Region District School Board (YRDSB) believes in giving each and every applicant an equal opportunity to succeed on their own merit and we strive to hire staff that reflect and support the diverse perspectives, experiences and needs of our students and our communities. We remain committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. We know that diversity underpins excellence, and that we all share responsibility for creating an equitable, diverse and inclusive Board-community. Therefore, in pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across the organizational hierarchy in actualizing the Board’s priorities, goals and principles outlined in the Director’s Action Plan.
We actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including, but not limited to:
- First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, and all other Indigenous peoples;
- members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, colour, religion and/or spiritual beliefs, or place of origin;
- persons with visible and/or invisible (physical and/or mental) disabilities;
- persons who identify as women; and
- persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.
At YRDSB, we recognize that many of these identities intersect and therefore, equity, diversity and inclusion can be complex. We value and respect the contributions that each person brings to enriching the Board and are committed to ensuring full and equal participation for all in communities that we serve.
Accessibility and Accommodation Statement
We also recognize our duty to accommodate and foster a culture of inclusion. Consistent with the principles of dignity, individualization and inclusion, we will make any appropriate accommodation based on any of the protected grounds in the Human Rights Code to support candidate participation in the hiring process. When contacted, candidates will be provided with an overview of the various elements of the hiring process, such as skills assessments, written practicum, presentation, interview, etc. We will provide accommodations during the hiring process. If an accommodation is required, please inform the Recruitment and Retention Team in advance of any part of the process. All information received relating to a candidate’s required accommodation will be addressed confidentially by the Recruitment and Retention Team.
All applications will be screened based on the required education, experience and qualifications as noted in the posting and job description and as reflected in the application. Only those candidates meeting these criteria will be eligible to participate in the selection process and only qualified candidates will be contacted.