Wellness Coach

  • Part Time
  • Canada

Renfrew Educational Services

Renfrew Educational Services is a not-for-profit, registered charity operating as an independent school. We are an acknowledged leader in program development for students with disabilities. For 50 years Renfrew has offered a wide range of programs and services to children from Calgary and surrounding areas.

We are currently accepting applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Wellness Coach to join our team for the 2024-2025 school year to support school programs in Tsuut’ina Nation (Chief Big Belly Middle School and Many Horses High School) . This is a term position with an Annual Schedule of 11.25 months with a requirement to work over July and August to support the Summer programming. Please refer to the Renfrew Educational Services webpage: http://www.renfreweducation.org under the ‘Services & Programs’ for more information about the programs and services that Renfrew provides.

About Us: Renfrew Educational Services is committed to providing inclusive and supportive educational environments for all children. Our mission is to empower children with disabilities to reach their full potential through tailored educational programs and compassionate teaching. Job Summary: The Wellness Coach provides addiction and mental health promotion and prevention to children, youth, and families.

Working as part of a team, this position develops and delivers developmentally appropriate, evidence-based programming that meets the objectives of the Mental Health Capacity Building (MHCB) in Schools Initiative. Delivery of programming involves classroom and small group work in schools and community settings, and focuses on increasing knowledge, building skills, and fostering abilities that enable others to better their own mental health and wellness. This role builds and maintains strong relationships with children, youth, and families, and act as “go to” mental health subject matter experts for students, staff, parents, and community partners.

They also assist with evaluation of activities and survey data collection. Some evening or weekend work may be required. Qualifications: This position requires a degree in the health or social sciences field (such as community health promotion & prevention, social work, nursing, early childhood development, public health, psychology) and who is knowledgeable about addiction and mental health services.

At least 2 years working experience in addiction and mental health, or health/human services related role (experience as a practicum student considered). Experience with program planning and development using evidence-based practices, delivering programming and comfortable with public speaking. Knowledge of the local community and resources available.

Ability to maintain program statistics for purposes of evaluation and assist in evaluating the effectiveness of programs. Skills in developing and adapting mental health curriculum, lesson plans and activities for universal programming in schools. Proficient use in Excel and Canva is an asset.

Skilled in Microsoft Office programs and working knowledge of social media. Ability to work within the school context to determine mental health and wellness needs of the school community. Ability to work within a multidisciplinary setting and ability to demonstrate strong collaboration skills.

Must be willing to travel in Calgary and surrounding areas and have a clean, valid Alberta driver’s license. Available to work over July and August (schedule TBD). A reliable vehicle, auto insurance with a minimum $2,000,000.00 liability and driver’s license is required.

Benefits: Competitive salary and benefits package. Professional development and growth opportunities. Supportive and collaborative work environment.

Opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the lives of children with disabilities and their families. Safe and supportive workplace How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit the following: A cover letter outlining your qualifications and experience. A current resume.

Contact information for three professional references. Please send your application to the Staff Resource Team at employmentrenfreweducation.org While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Renfrew Educational Service is an equal opportunity employer.

We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.