This is a temporary, thirty-seven and one half (37.5) hour per week position with duties effective immediately, ending no later than December 31st, 2021.

LOCATION:                         Catholic Education Center, Burlington
EFFECTIVE DATE:             Immediately
SALARY:                             Salary Band 9 ($116,778 to $132,899 per annum)

Reporting to the Superintendent of Special Education Services, the Temporary Chief of Mental Health Programming is a dynamic leader who has the ability to work effectively in a Catholic School Board environment. The Chief of Mental Health Programming will ensure that all mental health programs delivered in our schools are evidenced-based or evidenced-informed, reflective of the Tiered Model of Intervention, and are in compliance with the Board’s Mental Health strategy.  The Temporary Chief of Mental Health Programming is required to make regular written reports to the Ministry of Education, School Mental Health Assist and is responsible for the coordination and implementation of all Mental Health Literacy Programs to clinical and school board staff.  This position involves the supervision and leadership of Child and Youth Counsellors.


  • Responsible for the ongoing assessment, evaluation, review, coordination and implementation and updating of the Board’s Mental Health Strategy and ensures that the strategy aligns with Board Policies and Procedures, Board Improvement Plan and Board Pillars.
  • Leads the Board’s Mental Health Leadership Team and organizes relevant structures, programs, and reports.
  • Acts as the Board representative for provincial initiatives and collaborate with other mental health leaders to share learning and provide input into the development and implementation of provincial resources.
  • Participates in Provincial and Regional Mental Health Leadership and Special Interest Group Meetings as well as participation in regional, provincial or national conferences related to School Mental Health.
  • Makes regular presentations to the Board of Trustees, Senior Administration Team, Principals, Special Education Advisory Committee, Catholic Parent Involvement Committee on the progress of the Mental Health Strategy and specific programs available to the schools.
  • Facilitates the delivery of programming related to the Board’s Mental Health Strategy such as SafeTalk, ASIST, Friends for Life, Team Unbreakable.
  • One of the leads on the system Compassionate Care Crisis Response Team.
  • Works collaboratively with the Chief of Social Work Services, Chief of Psychological Services, Managers of Educational Assistants and Coordinator of Special Education Services in addressing system needs through presentations and workshops on topics related to Mental Health and Social Work.


  • Master’s Degree in Child and Youth Work, Nursing, Social Work, or Psychology. Registered member of appropriate college required if applicable.
  • Minimum 7 years of school board or related experience in a similarly relevant environment is an asset.
  • Experience in assessment and provision of clinical services to children, adolescents and families.
  • Expert knowledge in evidence based and evidence informed universal prevention and intervention programs/services with a focus on mental health.
  • Proven ability to work on a multi- disciplinary team with clinical and academic partners.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills both written and verbal is required.
  • Ability to navigate the complexities of providing Mental Health programming for children in a Faith based organization.

To be considered for this position, please submit an updated resume, detailing your experience and qualifications to the following e-mail address: no later than Thursday, October 14th, 2021Please note that resumes sent to any other e-mail address or by fax or mail will not be considered.  Please quote the competition number “ADMIN–2021–22” in the subject line of your e-mail. 

Date of Release:  Wednesday, October 6th, 2021
Competition #:    ADMIN–2021-22

The Halton Catholic District School Board will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. If you are selected to participate in our recruitment process, please inform our Human Resources Staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require. Information received relating to accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially.

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