Working in a team setting, the Student Wellness Officer role is a key contributor to the ongoing commitment to safety and well-being of students at the School. The Student Wellness Officer will provide individual and group counselling to students, develop learning opportunities and programming for faculty, staff and parents to learn more about youth mental health and wellness, and be an in-school subject matter expert in mental health for the school community.
Reports to: Acting Principals then Principal
Position: Full time position; Monday to Friday; some evening and weekend work may be required. This position will follow the academic school schedule (September to June).
Rate of Pay: Salary range: $75,000 to $95,000 per year. Remuneration includes a comprehensive benefit package, including a defined contribution pension programme and extensive extended medical benefits coverage.
- Provides short and long-term one-to one and group student, family, counselling services;
- Directly refer, liaise, and provide consultation with students, school personnel, parents and community agencies, as required;
- Provides crisis intervention/tragic response to students, families, and the school community;
- Supports and guides School Administration on identifying and reporting child abuse incidents, and provide support to the victims and offenders;
- Will coordinate and develop a Safe Schools Office
- Establish collaborative and supportive working relationships with School colleagues to provide effective and sound student-care plans;
- Develops, implements, and provides effective professional learning opportunities to colleagues in the areas of child abuse, behavior management, and social emotional issues;
- Coordinates and promotes school-wide initiatives on student mental health and wellness;
- Participates in development, implementation, and delivery of programmes that address diversity needs of the School;
- Attend and participate in meetings, as required;
- Remain current on relevant research, best practices, legislation, and professional literature;
- Manage and maintain student records and caseload.
- Maintain a high level of confidentiality in all interactions
- Availability to work flexible hours (evenings, weekends) as determined, planned in advance
- Adhere to established processes and procedures
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Principal
What you bring to this role:
- A commitment to the vocation of Catholic education as it is embodied in the tradition of the Basilian Fathers and in the mission and vision of St. Michael’s College School;
- Master’s Degree in Social Work with three year post MSW Social Work experience with boys from Grades 7 to 12, under the supervision of a Registered Social Worker, preferably in a school setting;
- Member in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers;
- Demonstrated expertise and experience in identifying, reporting and supporting victims of child abuse/neglect;
- Demonstrated ability to work in an interdisciplinary team environment;
- Demonstrated assessment and treatment skills to provide direct services to individual students, groups of students, and their families;
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience to provide consultation to professional colleagues;
- Demonstrated ability to identify and address policy and procedure gaps;
- Excellent communication and presentation skills.
How to apply:
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume.
We thank all candidates in advance. However, we will contact only those selected for an interview. No phone calls or agencies, please.
To work at St. Michael's College School, all employees must provide a Police Vulnerable Sector check and review and complete the Child Protection Policy Questionnaire.
St. Michael's College School will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities in the job application process. Applicants are required to make their needs known in advance.