Mental Health Clinician

Five (5) contract positions (December 2021 - December 2022), with a possibility of extension

A Registered Mental Health Professional who is experienced working in culturally diverse communities, and committed to the principles of anti-oppression and anti-racism, will find in this role with the Peel District School Board (PDSB) an exciting opportunity to make a real difference.

Reporting to the Coordinating Principal of Social-Emotional Learning and Well-Being – Student Support, you will be part of the Mental Health Resource Team, working under the Coordinator of Student Well-Being, and will be clinically supervised by the Managers of Social Work or within the Department of Psychology. With your solid understanding of issues facing diverse communities represented in the Peel District School Board, including, but not limited to, African/Black/Afro-Caribbean, Indigenous, 2SGLBTQ+, disabled/persons with disabilities, Muslim and Sikh identities, you will provide services and support to students in a variety of ways that identify and address barriers to the well-being of underserved populations of students. There is an expectation that you will integrate equity, anti-racism and anti-oppressive practices into all professional services, with a mindset to work collaboratively with families in the Peel community.

As a Mental Health Clinician, you will provide professional development to a variety of PDSB staff related to mental health awareness and literacy, including developing capacity in staff to understand the lived experience and identities of under-served students, along with treating individuals and groups of students who are identified as needing your professional expertise. You have both the expertise and the confidence to provide support to the PDSB’s suicide prevention, intervention and post-prevention initiatives, as well as provide evidence-informed, school-based interventions for students, generally at the Tier 2 level of need. This collaborative role will see you partnering with school-based social workers and psycho-educational consultants in identifying, and intervening with, students who have mental health concerns, working closely with community agencies and advocacy groups, and coordinating with other school staff across multiple disciplines to support individuals and families. We will rely on you to translate your superior clinical knowledge of psycho-social issues into the educational system to improve the mental health and well-being of students, and use your experience working with individuals from cultural communities to provide culturally safe, reflective, relevant and affirming care, while being mindful of, and responsive to, other intersecting identities.

These one-year, full-time contracts are year-round positions.


A Registered Mental Health Professional (i.e., Registered Social Worker, Psychologist, Psychological Associate) with a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology or a related field, you have the solid credentials the pivotal role of Mental Health Clinician demands. Your success in this capacity will also be driven by the knowledge and skill set:

  • Good understanding of Employment Standards Act, Human Rights Code, and Occupational Health and Safety legislation.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Superb collaborative skills to work in a professional environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to be creative and flexible.
  • Willingness and ability to work within all regions of Peel.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working in a diverse school community and/or environment.
  • Solid understanding of, and demonstrated commitment to, the principles of anti-oppression and anti-racism.


  • Experience with virtual and group interventions.
  • Previous experience working for a school board.
  • Knowledge of languages spoken by Peel students and families.

PREFERENCE will be given to candidates:

  • who identify as Black, African, Caribbean and/or Indigenous;
  • who represent the full diversity of students and families in The Peel District School Board, including (but not limited to) candidates who identify as South Asian (Muslim, Sikh), disabled/persons with disabilities, and/or 2SLGBTQ+;
  • who speak a variety of languages spoken by students and families in the PDSB, including (but not limited to) Punjabi-speaking and/or Arabic-speaking.

Salary range: $64,808 - $105,978 per annum

To apply for the position of Mental Health Clinician, please complete an online application through Job Posting - Peel District School Board | Mental Health Clinician ( Your completed application package on Apply to Education must include your cover letter, resume and supporting educational credentials. Applications must be received no later than 4:30 p.m., December 10TH, 2021.

The Peel District School Board (PDSB) is a racially, culturally and linguistically diverse board that serves 155,000+ students and approximately 17,000 employees. We have 257 schools, 217 of which are elementary and 42 are secondary. In PDSB, 87% of students are racialized, non-white, representing 162 different ethnic backgrounds. Students in Peel have 121 different first languages. Student diversity also exists in terms of gender and gender expression, sexuality, ability and faith. A responsive and empathetic understanding of the lived experiences of the students and communities we serve is vital to those who will take on leadership roles within the PDSB. The workforce consists of teachers, office staff, custodial staff, education assistants and professional staff. The workforce is largely unionized through PDSB’s numerous affiliated bargaining agents. The Board’s strategic plan includes four pillars: high expectations for achievement; parent, community and staff engagement; equity and inclusion; and safe, positive healthy climate/well-being. Although Equity and Inclusion is a separate pillar within the strategic plan, equity and inclusion is also the lens through which all areas of the strategic plan must be seen, internalized and understood. The Board is committed to equity, inclusion, and dismantling systemic inequities that lead to marginalization and oppression of students from specific identity groups and with certain lived experiences.

Commitment to Equity, Anti-Oppression and Anti-racism

The Peel District School Board is committed to equity in employment. We are committed to equitable hiring practices that allow us to hire qualified staff who reflect the full diversity of the Region of Peel. We will provide reasonable accommodation (e.g., an accessible location, rescheduling of interviews that fall on Days of Significance, etc.) based on any of the human rights protected grounds, during the hiring process if advised in advance.

We are also committed to inclusion, anti-oppression and anti-racist practices while also supporting the continuous growth and development of an equitable and empowered education system at the PDSB.

Criminal Background Check

Successful candidates must provide a satisfactory Criminal Background Check prior to commencing employment. Please review the requirements at the CRC > link.

Recruitment Process

We appreciate the interest of all applicants, but will only be contacting candidates whose skills, experience and qualifications best meet the requirements of the position. When contacted, candidates will be provided with an overview of the various elements of the selection process; such as, test and skill demonstrations. All communication to applicants regarding this job posting, including an invitation to complete skills assessments and/or a job interview if applicable, will be made through email. Candidates are encouraged to regularly check their email as listed on their account.