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MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS THERAPIST

Required For St. Paul Education

St. Paul Education is accepting applications for a 1.0 FTE Mental Health and Wellness Therapist commencing the 2024-2025 school year.

St. Paul Education is located in St. Paul, Alberta and serves approximately 3700 students at 18 school sites.

The Mental Health and Wellness Therapist provides counselling support to students and families to increase the student's chances of success by developing positive skills that assist them in managing issues and events impacting their functioning. The Mental Health and Wellness Therapist is accountable for the development and facilitation of interventions designed to foster and promote stable home and community relationships. The Mental Health and Wellness Therapist uses systemic approaches to enhance students' social/emotional well-being in the school environment by establishing settings that promote mental health and wellness.

Specific Accountabilities

Suggests... opportunities for students to develop skills promoting mental wellness

Consults with school personnel to foster environments supporting the social/emotional well-being of students

Delivers crisis intervention and management to the school community, i.e. trauma, suicidal ideation, non-suicidal self-injury, etc.

Enhances communication and relationships between school and home environments

Supports school functioning through mental health support and resource support

Works collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team to provide resources and strategies for the student

Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Psychology or Social Work. Master's Degree in Psychology or Social Work considered an asset.

Minimum of three (3) years experience providing therapeutic support to children, youth and families

Experience in the counselling of children, and youth in relation to emergent social/emotional/behavioural issues

Experience in supporting children and youth experiencing trauma

Belief in a strength-based and solution-focused approach

Strong interpersonal, communication, and collaboration skills

Strong organizational and time management skill

Salary and benefits are to be determined by qualifications and experience.

Applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume to Ms. Bridget Severin, Counseling Coordinator, at sevebrid@sperd.ca by Wednesday, June 12, 2024, at 12:00 p.m.

For more information, contact Ms. Bridget Severin, Counseling Coordinator, at 780-645-3323 , or by email, sevebrid@sperd.ca

Qualified persons wishing to be considered for this position are invited to complete an online portfolio at https://stpauleducation.simplication.com . Instructions on applying for positions are available on our website https://www.stpauleducation.ab.ca/staff/work-at-sperd .

The successful applicant will be required to provide a current Criminal Record - Vulnerable Check and an Alberta Children's Services Intervention Check.

We thank you for your interest; however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

About St. Paul Education

Geographically and demographically, St. Paul Education covers a large rural/urban area in Northeast Alberta. We serve the communities of St. Paul, Elk Point, Two Hills, Mallaig, Ashmont, Myrnam and Heinsburg. We also serve students from Saddle Lake Cree Nation, Whitefish Lake First Nation #128, Frog Lake First Nation and Kehewin Cree Nation.

In 1995, parent and community stakeholders initiated the amalgamation of five school boards into what is now St. Paul Education. In doing so, St. Paul Education became the only school division in Alberta to operate both separate and public schools under one board. The Division's religious, linguistic and cultural diversity is a source of strength and pride.

We serve 3625 students (K-12), including Catholic, First Nation, Mennonite, Hutterite and Home Schooling learners. Our 19 definable school sites are staffed by approximately 240 FTE teaching staff and 345 support staff
St. Paul AB

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