Office of Student Life - Student Wellness Coordinator - Limited Term
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Oshawa, ON
Office of Student Life

Number of Positions: 1

Position Title: Student Wellness Coordinator

Appointment Type: Limited Term

Salary Range: $60,986 - $71,749

Posting Date: October 8, 2019

Closing Date: October 22, 2019

Job Summary:
The Student Wellness Coordinator supports and promotes positive health and wellness among students at Ontario Tech University. Reporting to the Manager, Student Mental Health, the Coordinator is accountable for assessing the needs of students with emerging mental health concerns and triaging their support through campus and community agencies. The coordinator also promotes positive health and wellness among students via development, delivery and coordination of workshops and programs.

The Student Wellness Coordinator works in close collaboration with students, faculty and staff across the university to promote wellness and resilience and proactively respond to student mental health concerns. The coordinator is also responsible for liaising and building relationships with campus and community medical and social care agencies to promote timely, effective and seamless support for students.

Responsibilities/accountabilities:
1. Intake Coordination

Coordinates the intake process for students in need of counselling assistance by:

Assessing the needs of students using intake tools and processes to determine the most effective intervention strategies
Making referrals to mental health-based services or other appropriate campus or community resources in consultation with a clinical member of the Student Mental Health Services team
Providing advice and direction to students regarding mental health services, resources, support groups, events and initiatives
Providing information and assistance to faculty and staff regarding mental health services, referral processes, and community resources
Engaging campus resources as appropriate to provide immediate support to students in distress
2. Student Support and Case Management
Provides support and case management assistance to students with emerging mental health concerns by:

Coordinating communication between counsellors, advisors and other campus service providers to effect a timely and appropriate response to students of concern and ensure their access to the appropriate services and support
Preparing reports and case records on all student related issues
Assisting students with internal procedures related to leaves of absence, appeals, etc.
Monitoring and tracking student referrals and progress and ensuring appropriate follow up
Coordinating access to community mental health and specialized treatment programs as well as crisis intervention, hospitalizations and discharge planning
Maintaining records and data to be used in program evaluation
3. Programming

Assists in the development, delivery and coordination of programs that are designed to support students with emerging mental health concerns. This includes:

Developing and coordinating a peer mentoring program for students, including recruitment, training in consultation with a clinical member of the Student Mental Health Services team
Designing and facilitating workshops and training programs to support students along a stepped care informed continuum both online and in person
Closely collaborating with and supporting members of Advisory Committees
4. Special Projects

Carries out and participates in special projects as required.

Required Skills
Excellent customer service skills, professionalism and diplomacy
Superior organizational skills and proven ability to carry out detailed procedures
Ability to work effectively individually and within a team environment
Ability to deal with people in distress, de-escalation skills
Computer, word-processing and data base skills
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively in writing and orally
Proven ability to multi task and work well under pressure in a fast paced environment with strict deadlines
Demonstrated ability to take initiative, problem solve, exercise sound judgment and respect the confidential nature of student information
Demonstrated sensitivity to the needs of students with a variety of abilities, cultures and backgrounds
Ability to travel to and work out of two locations

Education:
Bachelor’s degree in social services/psychology/mental health/or counselling

Required Experience
One to three years proven experience working in a support role within a mental health context
Demonstrated knowledge of mental health promotion.
Training and/or experience in mental health first aid, non-violent crisis intervention, or other mental health training is an asset
Understanding of anti-oppression, equity, inclusion and accessibility and knowledge of stepped care model of support and mental health recovery model.
Demonstrated knowledge of Mental Health, and relevant policies and legislation, such as the Mental Health Act and PHIPA is required.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates should submit in electronic format a covering letter and their resume. Applications will be accepted until October 22, 2019 or until a suitable candidate is found. We appreciate all applications received; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Ontario Tech University is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, while especially encouraging applications from women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Ontario Tech University respects people's different needs and therefore will take all reasonable steps to ensure accommodation for applicants where appropriate. If you require an accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please notify the Human Resources Department.