Position Title: Employee Wellness Advisor
Work Location: Human Resource Services - Education Centre Aurora (60 Wellington St. W., Aurora, L4G 3H2)
Application Deadline: August 17, 2020
Interested candidates are required to complete the following on-line application to the attention of: The Recruitment Team. This temporary position is effective November 16, 2020 and will end on or about January 10, 2022.
In compliance with Board policies and procedures, responsible for providing wellness expertise to the organization through strategic planning, analysis, development, management and evaluation of the Board’s employee well being program in accordance with Board policies and procedures
To support staff well-being in the context of timely Board priorities, such as COVID-19 pandemic response and anti-Black racism initiatives.
To develop, promote and evaluate board-wide employee workplace wellness and mental health strategies, consistent with the principles of Excellence Canada’s Canadian Healthy Workplace © framework and the CSA Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace.
To work with the Mental Health at Work Steering Committee and Inter-Building Wellness Committee, conduct needs assessments, develop, implement and evaluate wellness programs that support employee well-being.
To plan and organize healthy workplace network meetings and other relevant resources.
To write communications on health related topics for distribution and posting on the Board’s employee well-being site.
To plan, coordinate and deliver wellness events of various size and complexity.
To consult with and provide advice to various corporate departments and schools on employee well-being issues, options and directions.
To develop and execute processes to implement the CSA Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace.
To participate in the development of financial plans for the delivery of the wellness strategy and monitor expenditures.
To prepare update, progress reports and new proposals for grant or board approval.
To research and remain current on best practices and effective strategies/resources to promote employee well-being.
To participate on committees as required.
To carry out other duties as assigned.
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:
A four year university degree in Health Sciences, Workplace Wellness, Health Promotion or related field or the equivalent approved combination of education and experience.
Minimum five years experience in planning, implementing and evaluating workplace wellness and mental health programs, including health promotion and health education programs.
Ability to conduct needs assessments, plan, implement and evaluate health promotion programs/strategies/activities.
Experience in the development of policies, including research, writing, interpreting and evaluating polices.
Solid understanding of CSA Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace.
Ability to work outside of regular business hours, as required.
Must possess a valid Ontario Driver’s License and have access to own transportation.
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Statement
The York Region District School Board (YRDSB) believes in giving each and every applicant an equal opportunity to succeed on their own merit and we strive to hire staff that reflect and support the diverse perspectives, experiences and needs of our students and our communities. We remain committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. We know that diversity underpins excellence, and that we all share responsibility for creating an equitable, diverse and inclusive Board-community. Therefore, in pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across the organizational hierarchy in actualizing the Board’s priorities, goals and principles outlined in the Director’s Action Plan.
We actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including, but not limited to:
First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, and all other Indigenous peoples;
members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, colour, religion and/or spiritual beliefs, or place of origin;
persons with visible and/or invisible (physical and/or mental) disabilities;
persons who identify as women; and
persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.
At YRDSB, we recognize that many of these identities intersect and therefore, equity, diversity and inclusion can be complex. We value and respect the contributions that each person brings to enriching the Board and are committed to ensuring full and equal participation for all in communities that we serve.
Accessibility and Accommodation Statement
We also recognize our duty to accommodate and foster a culture of inclusion. Consistent with the principles of dignity, individualization and inclusion, we will make any appropriate accommodation based on any of the protected grounds in the Human Rights Code to support candidate participation in the hiring process. When contacted, candidates will be provided with an overview of the various elements of the hiring process, such as skills assessments, written practicum, presentation, interview, etc. We will provide accommodations during the hiring process. If an accommodation is required, please inform the Recruitment and Retention Team in advance of any part of the process. All information received relating to a candidate’s required accommodation will be addressed confidentially by the Recruitment and Retention Team.