Mental Health Lead

Upper Canada District School Board

Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2013-09-14


POSITION: Mental Health Lead (Temporary)
DEPARTMENT: Superintendent of School Effectiveness - School Operations
LOCATION: Regional Office (Frankville, Oxford on Rideau, Cornwall or Brockville)
TERM: Immediately- August 31, 2014
HOURS OF WORK: 35 hours/week
SALARY RANGE: $81,333-105,734 (under review)

The Mental Health Lead, will be a dynamic leader with the ability to work effectively in a School Board environment. The Mental Health Lead will facilitate the building of a mental health strategy for the Board utilizing a multi-tiered approach to intervention and services. The successful candidate will be responsible for engaging parents, students, staff and community stakeholders to define, clarify and create ongoing strategies, protocols and programs that will be used across the system to support mental health and wellness for all students. The Mental Health Lead will act as the Board representative for provincial initiatives and collaborate with other mental health leaders. The successful candidate will be responsible for collecting data and producing reports with respect to the Board's mental health strategy.

This position requires the successful candidate to travel widely to sites within and outside of the UCDSB.

Formal Education and or/certification(s):
Qualified applicants must have a graduate degree (Masters or PhD) in Social Work, Clinical/School Psychology, or Psychiatry. Registration in the appropriate Professional College is required.

Years of Experience
2-3 years' experience in counselling, social work, psychology and/or psychiatry


  • Experience providing and/or facilitating adult learning, professional learning and training
  • Experience working with children and youth who have mental health and/or addictions issues.
  • Working knowledge of the elementary and secondary education system in Ontario
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in strategy development, coordination and implementation, in the area of mental health.
  • Experience in providing clinical services to children, adolescents and families
  • Proven ability to work on a multi-disciplinary team
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both written and verbal
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Knowledgeable of early identification and interventions for Children/Youth Mental Health
  • Thorough knowledge of current theories and practices related to mental health
  • A valid driver's license and access to dependable transportation is required.

  • Works with system leaders within the Upper Canada District School Board and community to further develop, implement and communicate a comprehensive school board mental and health and addictions strategy.
  • Working with community partners, to develop an integrated system of care, and to facilitate navigation for students and their families.
  • Serves as a liaison for provincial mental health initiatives. Collaborating with other schools Mental Health Leaders/Supervisors across the province to share learning and to provide input to the development and implementation of provincial resources.
  • Collection and analysis of data to determine the effectiveness of the impact of a Schools Mental Health Strategy.
  • Drawing on clinical and leadership experience, coordinating the delivery of mental health awareness and literacy programming, for a range of stakeholders within the UCDSB.
  • Assisting in the selection and implementation of mental health promotion and prevention programming strategies for the UCDSB.
  • Manages project related budget in accordance with Board guidelines, policies and procedures.
  • Submit reports to the Ministry as required through the year on project activities and findings.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Superintendent

To apply, please send your application including cover letter, resume and a copy of your qualifications by 4:00PM on Friday, October 11th, 2013:

Attention: Casie Jones
Human Resources Department
Upper Canada District School Board
Fax: 1-855-526-5346

*Please note all applicants will be considered; however, only those to be interviewed will be contacted*


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