Mental Health and Wellness Counselor Child and Youth Worker
There is an opening for a Mental Health and Wellness Counselor Child & Youth Worker (CYW) position anticipated 2-year term.
Under the general direction of the Superintendent of Student Support Services, the Mental Health and Wellness Counselor works in collaboration with AMDSB Mental Health Team, school administrators and relevant staff to deliver counselling services, programs and interventions which support the well being of students. The Mental Health and Wellness Counselor CYW will be clinically supervised by the AMDSB Mental Health Lead or designate, and will be deployed to assist in schools as scheduled, or as needed.
The basic qualifications for this position include:
- Minimum community college diploma in Child and Youth Work or Social Services Work
- Minimum three years (3) of Child and Youth Work or Social Services practice within an educational system providing counselling
- Valid driver’s license and own vehicle (Mileage to be paid from assigned office)
- Police check including vulnerable sector screening
- Training and experience in evidence based and trauma informed psycho-therapeutic interventions
- Working knowledge and experience with implementing bio-psycho-social models of care and developing client support plans with a focus on mental health, social emotional learning and wellness
- Demonstrated experience providing support to children, youth and adolescents and their identified families
- Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with community support services to meet student needs
- Membership in the Ontario Association of Child and Youth Counselors or Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers
- Prior training in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) would be considered an asset
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
Under the clinical supervision of the Mental Health Lead, the Mental Health Counselor CYW will:
- Assist in the delivery of the AMDSB Mental Health, Addictions and Well-Being Strategy
- Provide individual counselling and /or referral services for students who require intervention in various schools throughout the district
- Maintain case management files, statistics and other forms of documentation
- Assess, consult, counsel, and prepare reports for young people social, emotional needs
- Meet regularly with the Mental Health Team to consult, prioritize service, monitor the collection of data and assist with mental health and well-being promotion and information sharing throughout the district
- Support and work with other board professionals and support staff to promote a multi-disciplinary approach, as well as collaborate with community partners
- Respond to emergency or crisis situations in assigned schools and where necessary triage and assist with the pathway to care (e.g. hospital, Crisis)
- Build capacity on student well being by offering professional development to school and system staff
- Other duties as assigned
Questions concerning this position may be directed to Jodie Baker, Superintendent of Student Support Services
Hours of Work: 35 hours per week
Start Date: August 17, 2020
Rate of Pay: Level 7 of OSSTF-ESS Collective Agreement
AMDSB is committed to equity in employment and equitable hiring practices that allow us to engage qualified staff who reflect diversity. We will make any reasonable accommodation, based on any of the human rights protected grounds, to support candidates to participate in the hiring process.
Interested applicants are requested to submit their resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by 4:00 PM on Monday July 13, 2020. If you have any questions please contact Emily Little at email@example.com We thank those who submit a resume and advise that only those who are chosen for an interview will receive a reply.
Dr. Lisa Walsh Lynette Geddes
Director of Education Chair