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Health And Wellness Education Coordinator (Temporary Contract)

College Scarborough Centennial College of Applied Arts and Technology
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Diversity, equity and inclusion are fundamental to our mission to educate students. We are committed to education that places strong emphasis on global citizenship, social justice and equity. We live this value through the strength and richness that diversity brings to our workforce and welcome contributors from equity groups including: Indigenous Peoples, Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities, Lesbian Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer persons

Title Health and Wellness Education Coordinator (Temporary Contract)
Competition Number 19-S-151
Campus/Site Progress Campus
Position Summary
Temporary Contract (January 2020 to July 2021)
Centre for Accessible Learning and Counselling Services
The Health and Wellness Education Coordinator is primarily responsible for the development, implementation, and assessment of initiatives designed to support and engage students in maintaining and enhancing their overall wellbeing.
With a focus on the implementation of initiatives tied to the College’s Mental Health and Wellness Strategy, the incumbent will develop and oversee services designed to enhance proactive intervention and access. This will include outreach and peer support initiatives that involve students, liaising with campus and community partners, as well as design and delivery of wellness and intervention training, consultation, and education. The Coordinator works in collaboration with College programs and services and with community resources to ensure students have access to, and knowledge of, all well-being supports and services available both on and off campus.
  • Develop and lead implementation of an evidence-based wellness education and communications strategy, informed by the student life cycle within each campus and program and predictable cycles of student need
  • Conduct a systematic review of digital information and web presence of student health and wellness initiatives, informed by deep data analytics and engagement data – ensure web content remains current, simple, and aligned with student / stakeholder engagement and needs from digital information
  • Collaborate with campus and community partners to develop and coordinate the implementation of independent learning opportunities (i.e. passive programming) and collective learning experiences (including psychoeducational workshops) relating to topics that foster and promote healthy campus communities (e.g. healthy relationships, safe drinking practices, etc.)
  • Facilitate selection, training, and ongoing supervision to Peer Health and Wellness Ambassadors who support peer outreach and education through: class visits, independent learning initiatives, large scale workshops, presence at fairs and large events, and coordinating departmental social media engagement
  • Support the development of intensive peer support programs within the CALCS service model, including:
    • Logistical coordination and functional guidance and direction to peer drop-in support (active listening, connection) and student academic practicum in collaboration with CALCS Counsellors
    • Coordination of curricular and co-curricular peer-facilitated intensive programming (e.g. Thriving in Action, Inquiring Minds, WRAP, etc.)
  • Conduct ongoing research and engagement within related communities of practice to monitor emerging trends and best practices which may inform resource development, programming, and partnership opportunities
  • Coordinate College efforts in recruiting participation, marketing, and communicating the findings resulting from the National College Health Assessment 
  • Work closely with Institutional Research and Planning in data interpretation, benchmarking provincially and nationally, and designing reporting metrics for broader consumption
  • Identify additional opportunities to integrate evidence-based practices into the portfolio and support the department in their efforts to communicate results, leverage data, etc.
  • Four (4) year degree in a field related to mental health, health sciences, and/or social sciences
  • Additional certification, education or professional designation in Mental Health, Counselling Techniques, Education, Leadership, or Student Affairs and Services would be an asset
  • Minimum three (3) years’ practical experience providing guidance, direction, and leadership to peer support programs in the area of mental health and wellness, counselling techniques, or equivalent
  • Demonstrated experience supporting students (both one-on-one and in group settings) in building skills related to social connection, resilience, coping, personal capacity for health, and other dimensions of well-being • Demonstrated excellent communication skills – including culturally inclusive active listening and appropriate non-verbal communication
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office 365 suite and adept with technology in educational settings
  • Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision both independently and within a collaborative care setting
  • Proven ability to analyze and interpret assessment and benchmarking data to inform practice
  • Strong organization, professionalism, and time management skills
  • Grant writing experience an asset
Classification Temporary - Support
Hours of Work 35 Hours
Additional Information as Applicable 8:30am to 4:30pm; flexibility to work outside regular office hours, to support program and service coverage after hours
Posting Date 10/1/2019
Closing Date 10/15/2019
Application Info
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Proof of credentials or equivalencies from accredited regional or federal post secondary institutions and/or their foreign equivalents will be required at the time of job offer.
When applying, your cover letter and résumé must include examples that reflect all of the requested skills and qualifications and must be submitted online by October 15, 2019. Please quote Competition #19-S-151. Misrepresentation of applicant information will be grounds for your exclusion from the competition or for dismissal should you subsequently be hired for the position. We regret we cannot accept phone calls. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
We are committed to providing persons with disabilities equal opportunities regarding all employment activities, including access to jobs and accommodations during employment as required, in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC) and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).
Salary Range Pay band I ($34.01 to $39.41 per hour)
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