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Student Wellness Officer

Position Type Staff
School Name St. Michael's College School
City, State Toronto, ON 
Posted 12/04/2018

About Us

Since 1852, under the direction of the Basilian Fathers, St. Michael’s College School has been educating young men in goodness, discipline, and knowledge for lives of leadership and service, and forming them in faith to present the face of Jesus Christ to a world that is in need of his grace and his peace.

We are Canada’s only Catholic, Basilian, faith-based independent school. We educate young men from Grades 7 to 12 in a university-preparatory programme. Our scholastic environment for all boys is well designed and suited to their particular strengths, aptitudes, and needs. It provides a unique learning and growing experience during which a boy develops the framework of his character and builds the foundation for his life as a man.

In graduating young men who change the world through lives of faith, character, and service, St. Michael’s College School brings integrity, unity, and healing to a fractured and uncertain world.

Whatever the role at St. Michael’s College School, it is more than a job – it is joining a community of likeminded colleagues who embrace the school’s values and deliver those values in everything that they do.

Position Available:

Working in a team setting, the Student Wellness Officer role is a key contributor to the ongoing commitment to safety and well-being of students at the School.

Reports to:             Acting Principals then Principal

Supervises:            N/A

Position:                Full time position; Monday to Friday; some evening and weekend work may be required.

Rate of Pay:           Salary is commensurate with experience. Remuneration includes a comprehensive benefit package and access to participate in the organization’s defined contribution pension programme.

Duties include:

• Provides short and long-term student, family, and group counselling services;

• Directly refer, liaise, and provide consultation with students, school personnel, parents and community agencies, as required;

• Provides crisis intervention/tragic response to students, families, and the school community;

• Supports and guides School Administration on identifying and reporting child abuse incidents, and provide support to the victims and offenders;

• Will coordinate and develop a Safe Schools Office

• Establish collaborative and supportive working relationships with School colleagues to provide effective and sound student-care plans;

• Develops, implements, and provides effective professional learning opportunities to colleagues in the areas of child abuse, behavior management, and social emotional issues;

• Coordinates and promotes school-wide initiatives on student mental health and wellness;

• Participates in development, implementation, and delivery of programmes that address diversity needs of the School;

• Attend and participate in meetings, as required;

• Remain current on relevant research, best practices, legislation, and professional literature;

• Manage and maintain student records and caseload.


Other items:

• Maintain a high level of confidentiality in all interactions

• Availability to work flexible hours (evenings, weekends) as determined, planned in advance

• Adhere to established processes and procedures

• Perform other duties as assigned by the Principal


What you bring to this role:

 • A commitment to the vocation of Catholic education as it is embodied in the tradition of the Basilian Fathers and in the mission and vision of St. Michael’s College School;

 • Master’s Degree in Social Work with three year post MSW Social Work experience with boys from Grades 7 to 12, under the supervision of a Registered Social Worker, preferably in a school setting;

 • Member in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers;

 • Demonstrated expertise and experience in identifying, reporting and supporting victims of child abuse/neglect;

 • Demonstrated ability to work in an interdisciplinary team environment;

 • Demonstrated assessment and treatment skills to provide direct services to individual students, groups of students, and their families;

 • Demonstrated knowledge and experience to provide consultation to professional colleagues;

 • Demonstrated ability to identify and address policy and procedure gaps;

 • Excellent communication and presentation skills.

How to apply:

Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to Human Resources at
St. Michael’s College School by email to resume@smcsmail.com indicating “Student Wellness Officer” in the subject line.

Deadline for this application process is Friday, December 14, 2018.

We thank all candidates in advance. However, we will contact only those selected for an interview. No phone calls or agencies, please.

To work at St. Michael's College School, all employees must provide a Police Vulnerable Sector check and review and complete the Child Protection Policy Questionnaire. Please click here for more information.

St. Michael's College School will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities in the job application process. Applicants are required to make their needs known in advance.


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