Competition number 013-2019-EXT-FCS

Mental Health Capacity Builder


Permanent Full-Time

Closing date

Jan. 16, 2019

Competition status

  • Active: Accepting applications until 11:59 pm MST on the closing date.
  • Screening: Applications are under review.
  • Interviewing: Applicants have been selected for interviews.
  • Closed: A candidate has been selected and/or competition has closed.
  • Ongoing: Accepting applications, which will be reviewed on an as-needed basis.
  • Cancelled: The competition has been cancelled.



Family and Community Services


35 hours per week

Pay range

$65,829 to $82,300 per year

Job Description

This posting is for 1 permanent full time position.

Would you like to be part of a team that is the cornerstone for positive mental health, social emotional learning and our community? Then this position is for you! 

In response to the Strathcona County Social Framework and the Valuing Mental Health Report (2015: Alberta Mental Health Review Committee), the Mental Health Capacity Builder (MHCB) works with school staff, parents/caregivers, youth and community partners to foster skills and attitudes that support mental health as a priority and increase access to services.

At junior high schools, MHCB works collaboratively and in partnership with school staff, parents/caregivers, and students to shape cultures that support positive mental health and healthy relationships by working alongside school staff in the development and integration of positive mental health, social emotional learning and healthy relationships into the school culture and curriculum, role modelling, coaching and mentoring. The MHCB also develops strategies for parents/caregivers to support and reinforce student learning outside the school.

The MHCB is a part of the Solutions Navigation team; the MHCB also provides direct services to residents seeking to increase their access to community resources and services.  As part of this team, the MHCB also works with the community to facilitate early intervention for children, youth, and parents/caregivers.


  • Build upon the strengths and capacity in school staff, parents/caregivers and community partners to support positive mental health (social skills, self-confidence, peer relationships, emotional management and personal development), social emotional learning and healthy relationships in youth
  • Provide information, support and system navigation to a wide-range of community resources using an action-oriented strength based approach
  • Ensure quality service through regular supervision and work plan review while adhering to program standards and guidelines
  • Participate with colleagues in project and committee work through research, addressing root causes and completing specific tasks related to planning, development, implementation and evaluation

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent working knowledge of positive mental health, social emotional development and healthy relationships
  • Excellent organization, coordinate and analysis skills with the ability to multi-task and manage workload between traveling and office time
  • Possess strong interpersonal and collaboration skills with a teamwork orientation
  • Strong facilitator, verbal and written communication skills with an openness to others ideas
  • Demonstrated ability to gather information and apply critical thinking within a changing environment
  • Ability to independently and proficiently apply knowledge and skills to practice
  • Must be able to travel to various urban and rural locations throughout Strathcona County and surrounding area


  • University degree in social science with preference for those fields with regulated practice plus three years related experience. Required to attain and maintain appropriate registrations and certifications, if applicable or a Diploma in social science plus 5 years’ experience may be considered
  • Minimum two years’ experience using a capacity building approach to work with adults including coaching, mentoring and training
  • Incident Command System training level 200 (ICS 200) is an asset
  • Experience with project and committee work would be an asset

Conditions of Employment

  • Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector check are required
  • Driver’s Abstract and use of personal vehicle
  • Ability to respond in times of natural disaster
  • Available to work days, evenings and weekends

In addition to providing a dynamic working environment, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package.  

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies for similar positions within the next 6 months.

Competition #013-2019-EXT-FCS closes January 16, 2019

Thank you for your interest in Strathcona County. We only contact candidates selected for interviews.

A cover letter must be submitted along with a resume describing the interest in this position.

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