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Mental Health / Social-Emotional Specialist

Yellowknife Catholic Schools
October 20, 2022
Yellowknife, NT
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Yellowknife Catholic Schools

invites qualified applicants for a:

Mental Health/Social Emotional Specialist 

École St. Patrick High School

Term Position Term Dates: ASAP - June 23, 2023

Required Education and Recommended Knowledge, Qualifications and Experience

  • Post-secondary education in Sociology or Social Work, Education or Inclusive Schooling
  • Knowledge of the trans-generational impact of residential schooling
  • Knowledge of cultural factors that impact learning, school success, and social/emotional development
  • Knowledge of the functions of brain-based neurodiversity, self-regulation, trauma, and healing supports for youth and young adults (18+)
  • Knowledge of Mental Health, illness, disorders, and psychiatric profiles
  • Knowledge of Mental Health Wellness Plans
  • Knowledge of collaboration and multidisciplinary approaches within a school environment

Required Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to practice in a non-judgmental, culturally sensitive, and empathetic manner
  • Ability to work with youth and adults who have diverse trauma and/or neurodiversity
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent listening communication skills as primary, verbal, and written secondary
  • Effective negotiation and consultation skills
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Decision-making skills and managing several tasks at one time
  • Stress management skills

Closing date: Open until filled

Submit your resume with 3 professional references to:

March Gacayan 

Yellowknife Catholic Schools

P.O. Box 1830, 5124 - 49th Street

Yellowknife NT X1A 2P4

When submitting your resume, please clearly indicate if you are Catholic and if you qualify under the Affirmative Action Policy.

We appreciate all applicants for their interest in this position. However, only applicants who qualify for an interview will be contacted.

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