This posting is for 2 temporary full-time positions with an anticipated end date of 2021
Strathcona County’s Mental Health Capacity Building Team is expanding.
Would you like to be part of a team who is implementing an innovative model that builds on our existing program experiences and expands reach to marginalized and vulnerable people? If you would enjoy working with youth, families, schools staff and community partners to foster skills and attitudes that support mental health and healthy relationships as a priority while increasing access to services this position is for you!
The expansion of our current MHCB program will be delivered in partnership with altView, a local non-profit organization providing supports for the LGBTQ2S+ population.
At the school, the success candidates’ primary focus will be 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 by role modelling, coaching and mentoring. The MHCB intentionally engages and connects parents/caregivers to support and reinforce the student learning outside the school.
The remainder of the time is spent providing service in community settings this includes the summer months. This position is of the Solution Navigation, and will provide direct services to residents including community social work, skill building information and support to access services.
- 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
- Ability to work in a strength-based, short-term, action-oriented approach
- 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
- Ability to respond in times of natural disaster
- 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.
- Experience in the following would be considered an asset:
- Specific training on Adverse Childhood Experiences, Trauma Informed Care, and diversity and inclusion
- Incident Command System training level 200 (ICS 200)
- Project and committee work
Conditions of Employment
- Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector check are required
- Valid Class 5 Alberta Operators licence
- Driver’s Abstract and use of personal vehicle
- Available to work days, evenings and weekends
In addition to providing a dynamic working environment, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Funding for this position is provided by Alberta Health Services.
This competition may be used to fill future vacancies for similar positions within the next 6 months.
Competition #087-2019-EXT-FCS closes March 17, 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.