Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) is one of the largest school divisions in Alberta, serving the education needs of approximately 17,125 students in 43 schools. Every day, the staff and students of EIPS are encouraged to pursue opportunities to grow and discover their passions in life. We pride ourselves on providing our staff and students with the tools to achieve success by offering dynamic programming, up-to-date resources and practical professional learning opportunities.
EIPS is recruiting a term certain Mental Health Capacity Building (MHCB) Wellness Coach with our Support for Students department (SFS).
EIPS is the banker board and employer for the MHCB Program in Vegreville, serving all of the schools in Vegreville, as part of Elk Island Public and Elk Island Catholic School Divisions.
The Mental Health Capacity Building (MHCB) in Schools Initiative works to promote positive mental health in children, youth, and families and supports individuals in the community who interact with children and youth. The MHCB initiative is based on research and best practice literature that demonstrates that mental and emotional wellbeing can be developed, nurtured and supported through promotion and prevention efforts.
The MHCB initiative is aligned with Alberta Health and Alberta Health Services provincial strategies which emphasize promotion and prevention along with early identification and intervention.
Commencing August 29, 2022
Ending August 25, 2023
35 hours per week (7 hours/day - Monday to Friday)
Open to internal and external applicants
EIPS offers a comprehensive benefits package for Term Certain employees
The Mental Health Capacity Building Program Wellness Coach works with the Mental Health Capacity Building Program (universal mental health) within designated school settings in Vegreville, in both Elk Island Public Schools and Elk Island Catholic School. This position participates in community initiatives and works collaboratively with community partners, as well as project and school staff to identify and assess needs and develop strategies, awareness campaigns, activities and programs to influence school culture. Critical to the success of this project is to develop capacity within school staff, parents and community partners for the continuance of these approaches beyond the life of the project.
Works collaboratively with school and community partners to increase positive mental health and healthy relationships in students
Builds capacity in students, parents, school staff, and community partners to support positive mental health, social-emotional learning, and healthy relationships
Promote positive mental health, social-emotional learning, and healthy relationships within schools and the community
Skills and Abilities
Excellent collaboration, interpersonal and networking skills with the ability to seek innovative solutions and influence outcomes
Strong self-directed work ethic with highly refined organizational, project management and time management skills
Excellent presentation, facilitation, verbal and written communication skills with the ability to work with diverse groups
Adaptable, flexible and resilient with a high tolerance for ambiguity
Sound knowledge of health promotion and prevention philosophy, strategies and principles
Skilled in Microsoft Office and social media
Degree or diploma in health, social sciences or a related field with a minimum of two years of experience; an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Experience working within the school, health, social services or not-for-profit environment is preferred
Experience working with community partners would be considered an asset
Conditions of Employment
Satisfactory Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector check
Child Intervention Check
Valid Alberta driver’s license, with driver’s abstract
For more information, please contact Kirstin McSween, MHCB Project Lead at 780-417-7180 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Only online applications will be accepted.
Elk Island Public Schools appreciates and considers all applications; however, we only contact candidates who are selected for interviews.
“If you require assistance with the application system, please call Apply to Education at 1-877-900-5627 or email email@example.com.”