National Workplace Mental Health Specialist
Full Time, Permanent Position
Position Summary: The role offers a unique opportunity to contribute to the development of a large portfolio of services and supports for Canadian workplaces. This position will be report to National Director, Programs & Services, however in the interim will report to National Director, Finance & Operations. The position holder will be responsible for developing evidence-based program content for CMHA National’s Workplace Mental Health programs including Not Myself Today®, CMHA Certified Psychological Health and Safety Advisor Training, as well as multiple projects in development. They must possess strong background and understanding of the workplace mental health space and demonstrated ability to translate the findings of academic research into deployable programs.
Location: This position will be based at our head office, located in downtown Toronto. However, until further notice, staff are working from home.
- Develop evidence-based contents for the Workplace Mental Health programs including Not Myself Today®, CMHA Certified Psychological Health and Safety Advisor Training and other projects in development.
- Collect compile and monitor customer feedback and program usage for Not Myself Today® using a variety of tools and strategies including client surveys, web metrics, etc.
- Demonstrate a thorough understanding of workplace mental health concepts and trends.
- Demonstrate high levels of technical and professional knowledge related to workplace mental health and quickly assimilate new knowledge.
- Keep up-to-date with current developments and trends in workplace mental health capabilities and mental health sector knowledge.
- Responsible for developing and leading workshops, webinars and trainings covering various topics within workplace mental health space.
- Support development of knowledge transfer products and resource development for various Workplace Mental Health programs.
- Work with different cross-functional team, update and develop various reports and publications as needed.
- Develop, coordinate and deliver online and in-person training and education sessions, and consultative advice on workplace mental health needs to a wide range of audiences.
- Work as subject-matter expert to develop online interactive modules.
- Ensure all learning initiatives comply with best practice and Canada’s National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace (CSA-Z1003), in order to ensure credible evidence-based workshops and other learning activities.
- Researches and synthesizes information to create high quality written materials in a variety of styles for websites, newsletters, policy briefs, data bases, etc.
- Review various Mental Health journal article periodically and update programs and services staff.
- Provide oversight, direction and support to the team working on these initiatives in accordance with workplace mental health practices.
- Actively participate in team meetings and provide input/suggestion/feedback on initiatives within the scope of the Programs & Services team.
- Continuously engage with CMHA divisions/branches/regions to promote workplace mental health across CMHA Federation.
Education & Qualification:
- Graduate degree in related discipline i.e. Adult Education, Mental Health, Organizational Development, Psychology, Communication, Occupational Therapy, Behavioral Health, Health Promotion or related field.
- Certification in Mental Health would be an asset.
- Project Management Professional (PMP)® designation is an asset.
- 5+ years experience in translating research into knowledge and develop educational contents.
- Extensive experience managing complex projects with multiple stakeholders, inputs, outputs, and rigid timelines.
- Lived experience with mental illness including addiction, either through self or a loved one would be an asset.
- Strong background and understanding of the workplace mental health space.
- Advanced knowledge of a broad range of psycho-education principles, topics, and best-practices.
- Knowledge of best practices in adult learning and knowledge mobilization/translation required.
- Expert working knowledge using Microsoft Office product suite required.
- Demonstrated ability to translate the findings of academic research into deployable programs.
- Exceptional organizational and time management skills with a strong attention to detail.
- Exceptional verbal and written communication, relationship management, and presentation skills.
- Effectively able to work under pressure and manage change in a fast-paced environment.
- Strong employee relations orientation and a commitment to serve staff and management.
- Self-starter able to work with limited supervision in a remote work setting.
- Capability to work independently or within group dynamics as required.
- Innovative thinker with strong organizational, interpersonal, and leadership skills.
- Proficient critical and analytical thinking, problem solving and judgment abilities.
- Highly motivated and passionate about mental health.
- Bilingual (French & English) would be an asset.
Compensation: $70,000-$75,000 per year along with benefits and a flexible work environment.
Are you a fit?
If you are interested in applying for the role, please submit a PDF copy of your resume along with a cover letter to email@example.com by October 23, 2020. The subject line should mention ”National WMH Specialist”. We thank you for your interest and please note that only those identified for an interview will be contacted.
Founded in 1918, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is the most established, most extensive community mental health organization in Canada. Through a presence in more than 330 communities across every province, CMHA provides advocacy and resources that help to prevent mental health problems and illnesses, support recovery and resilience, and enable all Canadians to flourish and thrive.
To learn more about CMHA, visit: www.cmha.ca
CMHA is committed to our workforce reflecting the diversity of the communities within which we work. As such, we encourage applications from persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the diversity of our staff.