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Mental Health Lead

Learning Support Services

Regular, Full-time (100%), 12 month work year

$83,932 to $108,369 (union exempt, level 11) Reporting to the Superintendent of Learning Support Services (LSS), the Mental Health Lead is an active and engaged member of the LSS Leadership Team, dedicated to the development and implementation of the District's Mental Health and Addiction Strategy.

The Mental Health Lead supports the work of student well-being embedded within the Boards Strategic Plan and the Board Improvement plan for Student Achievement and Well-Being; works with a range of stakeholders, including system portfolio leaders, school administrators, staff, students, parents and community partners to support system priorities. The Mental Health Lead also supervises, organizes and assigns work to Itinerant Educational Assistants (IEAs).

Candidate Profile Masters degree in Counseling, Psychology or Social Work and be a registered member in good standing of a related professional regulatory body in Ontario is required. A PhD is an asset.

Senior Mental Health Professional with experience in the areas of child and youth mental health service delivery experience including promotion, prevention, intervention, crisis response and system navigation.

Experience within a School Board setting or experience working with school systems.

Ability to work collaboratively with both Board staff at the interdepartmental level as well as with Senior Staff, Program & Learning, Indigenous Education, Equity, and ESL/ELD, Student Success and Safe Schools.

Ability to support and provide guidance to System and School Administrators regarding School Improvement Planning, whole school initiatives and leading mentally healthy schools and social emotional learning (SEL) programming.

Ability to work with community partners including child and youth mental health agencies and providers, post secondary institutions and hospitals.

Demonstrated knowledge and experience in strategy development, vision setting and implementation, system coordination and implementation.

A strong knowledge of research based practices and an ability to effectively gather and utilize data in alignment with research and ethical standards.

Experience in program evaluation and data collection would be an asset.

Demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively within an interdisciplinary team.

Experience designing and facilitating professional learning for the purposes of building capacity with mental health professionals, educators, youth, and families.

Participate at the provincial level on initiatives with School Mental Health Ontario.

Experience managing budgets and completing Ministry reports.

Ability to work collaboratively with the discipline Supervisors (Psychology, Social Work, Speech-Language Pathologists) to ensure alignment of initiatives, consistent messaging and a coordinated approach for service delivery.

Demonstrated ability to create resources (i.e. protocols, information sheets, etc.) for the District to be shared with staff, families, students and community stakeholders relating to mental health and well-being.

Ability to deal with high pressure situations in a calm and reassuring manner.

Bilingualism, an asset, to support and build capacity with French as a Second Language educator.

Strong leadership skills, excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills, expertise in collaborating on projects at the school and system level and excellent organizational skills required.Application Process:

Applications will be considered in accordance with the Union Exempt Employee Handbook. The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board uses Apply to Education (ATE) to manage job applications for all competitions. OCDSB employees can apply to this job posting using their existing ATE account. For External Applicants: If you do not have an existing ATE account, go to and

register as an External Applicant, you must Select the Job Category: EA/ECE & Support Staff ; create your username and password; Customize your portfolio. When you log into your new account, click on Search Jobs, locate the job for our District. Hit the Apply button, and upload your resume and cover letter. Note: As a condition of employment, valid Police Check for vulnerable sector required. In accordance with procedure PR.697.HS Covid-19 Vaccination Protocol, all new employees must be fully vaccinated and provide satisfactory proof thereof, unless approved for an exemption based on a protected ground in the Ontario Human Rights Code (the Code). Personal information is

collected pursuant to the Education Act and will be used to determine the

eligibility for employment with the OCDSB. Questions about this collection

should be directed to the Manager, Human Resources, 133 Greenbank Road, Nepean,

Ontario K2H 6L3 The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board is committed to equity for all students and staff and to delivering the highest quality education through a qualified workforce that reflects the diversity of the students and communities it serves.

The District seeks to be proactive in attracting Indigenous, Black and minoritized candidates.

Applicants who may require accommodations at any point in the selection process are invited to contact us at