WELLNESS, CENTRE FOR GROWTH AND HARMONY
NorQuest College is seeking a Social Worker to assist students by performing needs assessments to identify basic living needs and respond through provision of information, support, and community referrals.
As part of the Centre for Growth and Harmony and reporting to the Manager of Wellness, this position will coordinate with other areas in the College in order to foster communication and encourage collaboration for effective service delivery. In addition, this position may occasionally need to respond to mental health emergencies.
Basic Need Support
Perform needs assessments to identify major barriers to student success including but not limited to mental health, housing, financial, cultural, and family issues.
Support students by providing information and referrals when appropriate regarding accessing health care, recreation activities in the community, low income housing programs, homework clubs for children, religious supports within their ethnic/cultural community etc.
Organize and deliver presentations and fairs on identified student need.
Mental Health Support
Provide psychosocial interventions and crisis counselling to at-risk students and students with mental health barriers.
Liaise with Internal and External Stakeholders: establish relationships with other NorQuest College staff and faculty to ensure needs are being met. Establish and maintain a network of contacts in the community to assist with appropriate community referrals.
Collaborate with other professionals including psychologists, wellness coach and nurses.
Liaise with regional NorQuest campuses.
Represent the College at various events, conferences, meetings, agencies, etc.
Bachelor of Social Work.
Registration with the College of Alberta Social Workers.
3 -5 years of experience is required, experience in a post-secondary education environment would be an asset.
Experience providing needs assessments to identify major barriers to success.
Experience providing mental health crisis support.
Experience developing and delivering resources and presentations.
Experience working in a multidisciplinary setting.
Experience establishing/maintaining a network of contacts with community resources.
Experience supporting individuals who experienced sexual violence.
Excellent critical thinking and analytical skills.
Experience with acculturation issues.
Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively, in both verbal and written formats.
Must be independent, organized, and detail-oriented.
Communicates with a high level of professionalism, discretion, and courtesy.
SALARY: $52,052 – 67,626. This is a term position ending March 2020 with the possibility of extension.
COMPETITION NUMBER: 2019-2585
CLOSING DATE: Open until a suitable candidate is found.
TO APPLY: If you meet the requirements of this position and wish to apply, please continue with this online process by uploading your resume and cover letter combined as one document.
NOTE: Notification of receipt will be sent only to online applicants.
NorQuest College helps students unlock their potential and realize their dreams. We are Challenge Positive and embrace every situation as an opportunity. As the Edmonton region’s community college, we play an integral role in Alberta’s education system. NorQuest College offers a vibrant, inclusive, diverse, and student-centred learning environment that transforms lives and strengthens communities. We are nationally recognized leaders in health, community studies, and business post-secondary career programs, as well as foundational, intercultural, and language training. We are proud to offer our employees meaningful work, competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits program, and a commitment to a positive work/life balance.
NorQuest College is committed to being an employer of choice for First Nations, Metis and Inuit people in Canada by leading, supporting, and being an ally to Indigenous people through the institution’s work toward decolonization, reconciliation, and Indigenization. We encourage applications from First Nation, Metis, and Inuit peoples to support the College in its efforts to work towards these goals and to build a better future for Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. NorQuest College is committed to recruiting and retaining Indigenous people to ensure we are leading, supporting, and moving forward in a good way.
This is an exciting time to be a part of NorQuest College. Take a step forward with us. Together, we can help build and sustain a strong province for future generations.