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CIS Ontario Member School: St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School
St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School

Social Worker 

3 days per week (60% FTE) - Monday to Wednesday, 8:00am to 4:00pm

Part-time Temporary Contract: April 2023 to June 15, 2023

Reports to: Dean of Students, Wellbeing & Inclusion


  • Bachelor of Social Work 
  • Masters of Social Work (asset)
  • Good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Worker
  • Experience: 5 + years social worker experience
  • Experience working with School aged children (Preschool-Grade 12)
  • Experience in a non-profit setting (asset)
  • Experience in an Independent School (asset)

Working Conditions: School/Office Environment, Mac, Google

St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School

Inspired Girls. Empowered Women. St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School (SMLS) is recognized as one of the premier independent schools in the country and brings a long history of educational excellence to girls from preschool to university entrance. For well over a century, SMLS has helped develop courageous girls who challenge and change the world.

Role Overview

Reporting to the Dean of Students, Wellbeing & Inclusion, the Social Worker provides support to ensure the social and emotional wellbeing of students. The Social Worker works closely with the divisional School Heads and interdisciplinary teams to counsel students in order to resolve issues and proactively build resilience and coping skills in students.

Key Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Attend and contribute to regular Circle of Care meetings in all three School divisions

  • Provide support to students across the School

  • Meet with parents and participate in family meetings

  • Attend and contribute to Student Success Team (SST) Meetings 

  • Attend IEP meetings when needed

  • Manage referrals for students and parents

  • Conduct classroom presentations/workshops to talk about self-regulation, conflict management, bullying, problem solving

  • Lead student sessions for stress management, conflict resolution, and social media 

  • Facilitate restorative justice circles (when conflict arises)

  • Attend meetings with teachers and students to resolve in-class conflict

  • Support emergency student visits to hospital for mental health

  • Support student-led initiatives

  • Attend student “return to school” meetings at the hospital and provide report to school

  • Design and conduct parent talks (anxiety, self regulation, relationships, etc.)

  • Attend meetings with Global Citizenship staff for students travelling abroad (red flags)

  • Participate in the School’s Wellbeing Strategy Committee

  • Liaise with CAS on family and student issues as they pertain to SMLS

  • Support SMLS employees with all Duty To Report CAS calls


SMLS Values

Respect:  We welcome and support the diversity of our school community and the broader communities and environment in which we learn, work and live. We respect our Anglican roots and our traditions.

Integrity:  Honesty and responsibility are fundamental to everything we do – from the classroom to the boardroom.

Innovation:  We are in a place where new ideas and promising practices can be explored, evaluated and flourish.

Commitment:  We recognize our responsibilities to each other and to the world, and we will stand by our word and persevere with passion, pride and hard work.

Courage:  We are not afraid to confront the uncertainties or difficulties the future may bring.  We are resilient and are prepared to be bold and take action. 

If you are interested in joining the School team and playing an integral role in the development of young women, please apply online at

We appreciate and thank all applicants for your interest in SMLS, however, only those candidates invited for an interview will be contacted. 

SMLS is an equal opportunity employer and we accommodate any needs under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Respect for the dignity and worth of every individual in the workplace is fundamental at SMLS. Our school recognizes the importance of diversity and fosters an inclusive, cohesive, and compassionate culture modeled by faculty, staff, students and parents.

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