Faculty/Department: Student Affairs
Employee Group: Administrative
Campus: Trafalgar (May be assigned activity at any Sheridan Campus)
Reference Number: 17/A/32
Hiring Range: $105,035.00 - $111,599.05
Salary Range: $105,035.00 - $131,293.00
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Reporting to the Associate Dean, Student Development, the Manager provides strategic leadership and vision for the delivery of Sheridan’s counselling and wellness services to enhance student wellbeing and enrich the programs which support the diverse communities at all Sheridan campuses. At Sheridan, student wellness is embedded in the Academic Plan. The Manager promotes Sheridan’s commitment to ensuring student wellness is a shared responsibility and takes a collaborative, inclusive and integrative approach. This includes building and maintaining exceptional partnerships both internally and externally to enhance case management, support intersections, integration of efforts, the broader circle of care and programs. The Manager creatively champions and leads student support services such as service delivery model, intake assessments, counselling provision, crisis intervention, wellness strategy and delivery, outreach programming for students as well as management of clinical supervision. The Manager inspires the Wellness and Counselling Services team in providing exceptional guidance to faculty, staff, students and external partners on student mental health and wellness at Sheridan.
The successful candidate will possess a Master’s Degree in in a relevant field (e.g. Clinical or Applied Psychology, Counselling, Social Work or other relevant health related discipline), along with 7 years of leadership experience in a student, community or service focused role ensuring high standards of support, preferably in a post-secondary setting (or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience). Experience as a practitioner, clinician, educator and/or manager in a post-secondary setting is preferred. The successful candidate will have a clear understanding of the role health and wellbeing plays in a post-secondary environment; will understand the post-secondary student life cycle; will exhibit a progressive attitude to wellness and demonstrate an awareness of current mental health issues of students, trends in mental health and treatment modalities. The incumbent will also have the ability to analyze and respond to complex student issues and mental health diagnoses, using a supportive and holistic approach. Experience with program design and implementation of wellness and service initiatives is necessary. The incumbent must be trained in conflict resolution and have the ability to manage crisis related situations. Knowledge of relevant regulations (e.g. PHIPA-Personal Health Information Protection Act) and demonstrate an awareness of diversity issues is required. Competencies will include strategic planning, service integration, operational management, financial acumen and facilitation skills as well as effective interpersonal communication skills to build relations with diverse groups, creative thinking and change leadership skills, proven ability to work collaboratively and build successful partnerships and organizational skills. A current member, in good standing, of a college under the Regulated Health Professions Act for clinical supervision (e.g. Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers or College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario) is preferred. Must be able to travel to multiple campuses, often on the same day.
Sheridan welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minorities, Indigenous People, and persons with disabilities. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Sheridan is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process. At any stage of the hiring process, Human Resources will work with applicants requesting accommodation.
Note: Copies of educational credentials are requested at the time of an interview. As a condition of employment, Sheridan requires confirmation of educational credentials in the form of an official Canadian transcript or an official evaluation of international credentials which determines Canadian equivalency.