Job Description
Competition No.: 271 Hours Per Week: Full time
Close Date: 14/02/2024 05:00 PM Remuneration: $95,784 to $114,426 per year
Location: ALL SCHOOLS Instructions: Online/via email
Duration: Full Time

Yellowknife Education District No. 1 invites applications for the following term positions:


Wellness Mentors 

Serving all schools within YK1

Up to 5 Full-time Positions



The main role of the Wellness Mentor is to deliver protective and preventative programming to promote positive mental health and well-being. The Wellness Mentor is a core member of the Mental Health and Wellness Team. This position is a member of the Regional-based Support Team (RBST) and School-Based Support Teams (SBST) in activities supporting the implementation of the NWT Ministerial Directive on Inclusive Schooling, as well as Safe and Caring School Committees in all activities pertaining to the NWT Safe Schools Regulations and plans’ cycle. The Wellness Mentor focuses on building capacity among students in universal strategies, provides small group support, and 1:1 targeted skill development. This role also supports educators and school staff to embed cultural awareness, trauma-informed, and social/emotional well-being practices in school environments to ensure YK1 schools grow in the areas of mental health literacy and advocacy.



The ideal candidate should possess education or certification in one of the following fields:

  • Counselling

  • Social Work

  • Child Development 

  • Psychology

  • Nursing

Competencies and Knowledge:

The successful candidates should possess and/or have an understanding of the following:

  • Experience in group facilitation and mentorship

  • Crisis response and debriefing

  • Trauma Informed Practice

  • Student-centered approach

  • Ability to discuss mental health topics, knowledge and application in prevention, run group supports, work with a children to build skills around coping strategies

  • Anti-Racism/Cultural Awareness/Safety

  • Expertise in child and youth mental health 

  • Knowledge of child development

  • Understanding of educational history, context, and inclusive schooling in the NWT

  • Ability to work cooperatively in team situations

  • Ability to co/self-regulate, respond vs. react, and reflect on situations

  • Strong coordination, facilitation and interpersonal skills demonstrated in a variety of diverse cultural contexts, including working with Elders and community cultural resource people

  • Ability to communicate effectively 

  • Ability to manage time and tasks efficiently and effectively.  


Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume, cover letter, and three reference (names and phone numbers) to Landon Kowalzik, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources, via email at and Iona Strachan, Regional Inclusive Schooling Coordinator, via email at, by 5:00 PM, Wednesday, February 14, 2024.

Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

All employees are required to submit a CRC/Vulnerable Sector Check that has been completed within the past 90 days of their application. 

Required Certificates :
  • Three References: email/name
  • Attach Resume & Cover letter
  • Vulnerable Sector Check
Required Education and Training :
  • none
Preferred Education and Training :
  • none