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    sarbast rashid

    Full Job Description:
    The Staff Wellness Centre in Human Resources is currently seeking a Full-time Temporary Relief Consultant, Mental Health and Wellbeing for approximately 18 months. The Mental Health Consultant reports to the Team Lead of Wellbeing and Worklife within Staff Wellness. The Mental Health and Wellbeing Consultant supports an integrated model of care for wellbeing in the workplace. The Mental Health Consultant fulfills the role of subject matter expert on resource access, early intervention strategies, post trauma and critical incident situations. This position is accountable, in collaboration with other stakeholders, for the development and implementation of programs relevant to mental health and wellbeing and psychological health and safety in the workplace as required under related legislation, regulation, standards and best practices. The person in the position provides services, as required, in crisis intervention that allow for timely support for staff/faculty should critical incidents occur affecting the university community.

    Position Description
    Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):
    – Connect with individuals who present at various stages on the mental health continuum model to recommend resources and supports both internal and external to UCalgary.
    – Provide early intervention for employees who present with symptoms of illness but are not yet requiring absence.
    – Establish expertise in the array of resources to support employees in time of illness that would include in depth understanding of the EFAP resources and a network of community resources.
    – Track consults and recognize trends as they pertain to mental health and wellbeing.
    – Provide support to leaders who are supporting staff with mental health and wellbeing concerns.
    – Provide support for departments to support employee wellbeing.
    – Assist with the management of critical incidents affecting university employees (e.g. sudden or unexpected death of an employee or student on or off campus).
    – Liaise with the existing university resources (Emergency Operations Group, Threat Assessment Committee, Campus Security etc.), as requested, based on the severity of the situation.
    – Refer staff, faculty and post-docs to EFAP program and community resources.
    – Provide collaborative support for on-site psychological needs related to the crises including follow up and debriefing.
    – May engage in and/or facilitate small group incident reviews following a loss or critical incident.
    – Coach and support leaders in crisis intervention, resource allocation, and support of their teams during and following a critical incident.
    – Provide workplace training related to mental health, wellbeing and psychological safety at work (e.g. The Working Mind training).
    – Support implementation of the Community Wellbeing Strategy.
    Qualifications / Requirements:
    – Degree in Nursing, Social Work or relevant paramedical profession with mental health experience, and registration in a corresponding professional association.
    – Minimum 3 years’ experience working within the mental health field.
    – Experience with developing best practices in psychological health and safety within a workplace setting is an asset.
    – Suicide risk assessment and safety planning experience. Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is an asset.
    – Critical incident and crisis management response experience.
    – Recovery and addictions knowledge an asset.
    – Experience working with a large, multi-union organization is an asset.

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