Wellness Enhancement Specialist (MT0813, SAF3B, GR07)

Job Category: 
Term positions for Management and Professionals


Position Summary:

Reporting to the Director – Student Wellness Hub, ensures that the Hub embeds a culture of resiliency both within Faculties / Areas as well as within the Hub. Works collaboratively with Faculties, Schools and professional staff within the Hub to ensure that appropriate services are provided to students beyond the Hub's physical location, and that the university’s culture and approach to wellness is universally-embedded within the student experience.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • In consultation with the Director – Student Wellness Hub (SWH), actively seeks out representation from all major stakeholders within each faculty.
  • Creates a committee/working group based on this representation within each faculty/area’s culture. Members will work with the Hub to advocate for enhancement of resilience wellness at each Faculty/Area. Fosters communication and disseminate information about the Hub locally, as needed.
    • Creates a feedback loop to determine what each faculty’s culture needs, and work to help develop, organize, coordinate, and meet those needs.
    • Works with the Manager, Wellness, guide the Wellness Advisors to maintain this relationship with the Faculty representatives so there is a greater capacity for engagement and advocacy of the hub.
    • Monitors the development of the groups within the Faculties/Areas. Adjusts membership, as appropriate.
  • Teaches / Coaches / Guides / Mentors Wellness Advisors and all other clinicians within the SWH in an effort to develop broad resilience, skill-building and engaging students through universal design approaches so that they can do what is needed within their Faculty context / with students that we are seeing.
  • Reviews current workshop offerings to ensure that they meet the identified and the emerging needs of various stakeholders across campus. Working with the Curriculum and Training Developer and the subject matter expert(s) across the Hub, updates workshops, as needed.
  • In cooperation with the Curriculum and Training Developer, creates workshops to address emerging needs:
    • Creates wellness workshops focusing on Wellness and Resilience.
    • Assists Wellness Advisors in tailoring existing offerings to their Faculty/Area.
    • Works with subject-matter experts to adapt, target and create workshops. Supports Wellness Advisors and other clinicians in the delivery of various workshops.
  • Provides Director, SWH with a concise report for all faculties, cultures and services on the effectiveness of building resilience, on an on-going basis.
  • In conjunction with the Assessment Team conducts a needs assessment to ensure the materials and initiatives are appropriate and relevant. Set up the framework to ensure that all outreach initiatives follow appropriate evaluations methods.
  • Fosters awareness resilience and wellness enhancement with various stakeholders of outreach activities through virtual and in-person workshops.

Education and Experience:

Master's degree or Ph.D. (Educational Psychology or relevant field)

Two (2) years' related experience

Other Qualifying Skills and Abilities:

Doctoral degree in Educational Psychology, strongly preferred. Demonstrated ability to take responsibility and deliver results with minimum direction and oversight. Must be self-directed and able to work autonomously and as part of a team in a dynamic and deadline-oriented environment. Demonstrated problem solving and organizational skills with a proven ability to manage multiple activities and projects at the same time. Proven planning, organizational and priority-setting skills. Ability to adapt quickly; must demonstrate flexibility in the performance of tasks. Must be composed under pressure with an ability to cope effectively with change. Proven ability to develop workshops and train individuals; experience mentoring staff, strongly preferred. Effective presentation skills. Student-focused and service-oriented with a demonstrated ability to build constructive and effective relationships with all levels of staff, students and the public. Experience in health promotion, awareness, collaborative care models, single session interventions & early intervention. Recognized expertise in wellness enhancement and resiliency in emerging adulthood. Demonstrated skills in a PC environment using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, e-mail, internet search engines and data management systems. English & French, spoken and written.

Additional Information:

Overtime may be required during peak periods.

How to Apply:

Please submit your cover letter and curriculum vitae, clearly indicating the reference number, to Student Services at staffing.s2 [at] mcgill.ca.

The deadline to apply for this position is December 5, 2019 at 5:00 PM.

*Current employees: please indicate your McGill ID number in your application.*

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Student Services
Student Wellness Hub
Salary Range: 
(Grade 07) $67,300 - $89,800 (midpoint) - $116,800
Until April 30, 2021
Reporting to: 
Director Wellness Hub
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