Public School Wellness Navigator

Grande Yellowhead Public School Division No.77
Jasper, AB
$3,366–$4,583 a month - Full-time, Fixed term contract
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Applications are invited for the position of:

Wellness Navigator

Position : Full-Time Wellness Navigator

Location : Jasper Junior Senior High School – Jasper, AB

Term Date : August 28, 2023 until July 31, 2025.

Hours of Work : 1.0 FTE (37.5 hours per week) Monday-Friday

The competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

The Grande Yellowhead Public School Division is looking for a Wellness Navigator . The Wellness Navigator will work under the direction of the Wellness Navigator Supervisor as part of a term pilot project with Alberta Education that will commence August 28, 2023 and conclude July 31, 2025. This position will support the work to improve mental health supports and foster mental health wellbeing for all high school students in the Division. The wellness navigator will assist the Division in this goal by empowering student voice and strengthening student self-efficacy.

This position supports Jasper Junior Senior High School which is located in Jasper, Alberta. A high school providing excellent education to approximately 225 students in grades 7-12.

Role and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be a collaborative person with proficiency in the area of student mental health and wellness. The responsibilities include:

Working in partnership with BEST Coaches to support the development of resources, relationship building, and mentoring the growth/strength of student efficacy (as it relates to mental health).
Mentoring students and guiding them through the completion of high school CEUs for student designed presentations/learning opportunities/events.
Providing mental health programming in classes at a universal level. - The Wellness Navigator provides small targeted group programming at the high school to support student needs.
In partnership with our BEST coaches, will support staff in learning how to best support students struggling with mental health and wellness needs.
Work to find inroads into the curriculum to support in the classroom. This can be in such classes as English, Career and Life Management, Community Health, Science, Biology and others.
Support and facilitate information sessions - that are co-constructed with students - and develop events for days related to mental health such as PINK Shirt Day, Mental Health and Wellness Week and community events such as Mental Health and Wellness Fairs.
Work collaboratively with SYC and YPAR to ensure student voice is at the forefront.

The successful candidate will:

Have the ability to build positive relationships and is experienced in trauma informed practices
Have experience in planning interventions (universal, targeted and/or individualized mental health/indicators of mental health assessments, development of social-emotional competencies, mental health literacy, etc.)
Experience providing tools, training and resources to a community (school community).
Experience working with community support agencies, care providers and school staff who provide support to students; this includes processes for coordination and collaboration between schools and their communities.
A related post-secondary degree or diploma in social sciences is preferred, or relevant courses and experience
Benefits of GYPSD

Comprehensive Health Benefits including 100 % Division paid for Extended Health Care, Vision and Dental
Life Insurance and AD&D Insurance
$725 per year to allocate within a Health and Wellness Spending Account.
Access to Professional Development
Vacation Entitlement
Salary will be based upon a review of the candidate’s relevant education and experience.
Monthly salary range $3,366.00 - $4,583.00
Applicants are asked to include the following in their applications:

Cover Letter
Contact information for a minimum of three employment-related references
Note: We thank all applicants for their interest but advise that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

In accordance with Board Policy, the successful applicant will be required to provide the following:

a Criminal Record with Vulnerable Sector Check
a Child Intervention Record Check