Location: Sioux Lookout Attendance Area
(12 Month or 10 Month Position, Non-Union Support Staff)
12 Month Salary: $68696-$83502
10 month Salary: $54164-$65838
Under the supervision of the Superintendent of Education, ensures the social and emotional needs of students are being met in order to assist them in achieving academic success. This position requires the individual to be aware of children’s mental health needs and pathways to care. This individual will work in the Sioux Lookout area schools of the Keewatin-Patricia District School Board, and in collaboration with the KPDSB Mental Health Leader, Safe and Supportive Schools Administrator and Student Counsellors from other attendance areas.
As a caring adult, provide assistance and support to vulnerable students presenting with mental health concerns;
Awareness of and ability to identify red flags for mental health concerns;
Provide mental health awareness, literacy and capacity development to educators;
Provide supportive and consultative strategies to assist students with mental health challenges and needs, including support services for parents, guardians, and school staff;
Assist school personnel to plan proactive strategies for dealing with high risk students and create student support networks both within the school and the community, identifying, promoting and linking students to pathways to care;
Provide, when necessary, a mediating function using Restorative Practices in school/home/community situations involving students;
In collaboration with school administrators, mental health champions and Mental Health Leader, assist in mental health promotion activities and events
Participate in case conferences, join school staff in meetings with parents, and serve as a resource to Special Education/ISST/IPRC meetings as required;
Participate in Tragic Event Response Team (TERT) by supporting students in crisis and offering advice to those staff dealing with the students;
Liaise With Outside Agencies To
i) ensure pathways to care;
ii) ensure clarity of communication and of referral processes;
iii) ensure consistency of application of strategies;
iv) support and encourage community agencies to expand services for students;
Consult with Guidance Counsellors regarding provision for career counselling when appropriate;
Assist Administration in responding to attendance referrals in accordance with The Education Act;
Maintain case files; prepare case notes and reports as required.
Degree in Social Work and registration with the Ontario College of Social Service Workers and a minimum of 1 year of related experience. Must have a good understanding of the issues faced by students. Good interpersonal, communication and organization skills.
Applicants must include the name of three professional references with authorization for the Keewatin Patricia District School Board to contact the references under the terms of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
Madison White, Human Resources Officer
Confidential information provided by applicants will be used for the purpose of this competition only and will be protected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
The Keewatin Patricia District School Board thanks all applicants for making known their interest in the position. Only those applicants who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Board is an equal opportunity employer.
The Keewatin Patricia District School Board encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
C.Radbourne, Director of Education R. Griffiths, Board Chair