Wellness Support Specialist

Job Order ID:7684
Employment Type:Yearly Salary
Web Publication Date:6/12/2024
Number of Positions:1
Brief Description:

Our employer puts students at the centre of their Jewish experience by providing meaningful and relevant opportunities for them to connect to Judaism, Israel and their various intersecting identities. They are seeking a Wellness Support Specialist.

Job Function:

The Wellness Program has 3 primary initiatives:

(1) development and facilitation of wellness initiatives and psycho educational programming/ groups on campus,

(2) identification of students in need of furthermore specialized support, and referral to appropriate community resources both through the employer, and in the greater community,

(3) engagement and mentorship of Jewish students. By focusing on these three areas, we are better equipped to empower our students around their physical, psychological, social, and spiritual wellness.


What You'll Do

  • Work as part of the employer's team to engage and involve Jewish students at the universities.
    • Locations: Western University, University of Toronto, Queen's University
  • Support students in the development and implementation of wellness-related events and activities.
  • Oversee the infusion of wellness values into all programming
  • Provide in-the-moment support (mental health first aid) to students in crisis, case management, and referral to appropriate resources
  • Maintain confidential records of students with whom there is involvement
  • Weekly supervision from the campus director
Job Requirement:

What You'll Bring:

  • A degree in Social Work, Psychology, or a related field (Masters level preferred)
  • 3-5 years of experience working in a social services or therapeutic environment
  • Experience working with college-age students preferred
  • Commitment to cultivating inclusive and welcoming environments
  • Case management experience and desire to advocate for others
  • Professional written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organization, time management and multitasking abilities
  • Self-starter, takes initiative, and motivated
  • Works collaboratively in a team-based setting