Generation SDG seeks an energetic and dynamic Mental Health Consultant (the Consultant) to work with the project team and support project participants as they create youth-led service initiatives. The Consultant will work collaboratively with project staff and youth by providing mental health expertise, guidance, and support as needed. The Consultant will also work with the project team to facilitate mental health workshops for participants.
Expected Outputs / Deliverables
Collaborate with project team -Senior Director, Project Manager and Project Officers to develop guidelines and instruments, such as surveys, questionnaires, participatory research guidelines, and other tools for SDG Ambassadors and their mentors to be used during training workshops or other related project activities.
Provide an assessment of current project operations to provide insight on improvement for delivering youth-targeted programming.
Facilitate knowledge transfer sessions to Generation SDG staff, community liaisons and participants on activating the concepts of mental health and self-care in through workshops.
Provide expertise, guidance, support and consultation to Generation SDG staff of the strategies and community resources available for youth.
Utilize social determinants of health guidelines to successfully access and link youth to appropriate supports, community resources, and service, as needed.
Apply knowledge of the recovery model and utilize skills in crisis intervention and other evidence-based practices (CBT, DBT, solution-focused interventions, mindfulness, etc.).
Maintain and provide up-to-date knowledge of government and legislative acts that impact youth in Eastern Ontario and Gatineau to incorporate into Generation SDG programming and procedure.
Collect statistical information and complete data entry for funding reports as required.
Compile and share an exhaustive list of reference materials and resources that can be accessed by staff for on-going and additional learning as needed.
Conduct one on one check-ins with all the participants.
Timeline, Scope and Management
Product/Activity – Suggested Completion Date
Review current project operations and practices on project administration and participants. January 18th, 2021
Conduct focus groups and create instruments to, such as surveys, questionnaires, participatory research guidelines for partners and participants. February 3rd, 2021
Facilitate mental health circles for participants and staff. Between January 2021 and February 19th, 2021
Adequate knowledge transfer to the project team. March 4th, 2021
Create an assessment for the project based on findings. March 25th, 2021
Qualifications and Skills
Possess a university degree in Social Work, Psychology or related field. A BSW with a counselling certificate in mental health is preferred.
Technical Experience and Requirements
At least 5 years of experience working with youth and diverse communities, working within an anti-oppressive and anti-racism framework;
Experience in delivering training workshops on mental health;
Excellent interview skills with individuals or group consultations (e.g. leading a focus group);
Knowledge and empathy for active engagement with youth from diverse cultural and social economic communities and backgrounds;
Self-directed and able to work independently and remotely, and open to input from team and focus group participants;
Able to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends, if necessary;
Training in ASIST & CPI.
Excellent communication skills in English and French – reading, writing and oral.
Interested candidates must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
Proposal (Maximum 1 page)
Explaining why they are the most suitable to perform the work and deliver the outputs
Provide a brief methodology on how they will approach and conduct the work
Examples of progress reports evaluating mental health practices
Estimated renumeration based on proposed tasks and timeline
Curriculum Vitae (Maximum 2 pages)
Highlighting past experiences in similar projects/assignments and indicating at least 3 references.
The compensation for this contract will be dependent on the completion of outlined tasks and deliverables and will be amenable to both parties, based on industry standards, and payable upon receipt of invoices.
Interested applicants should send their proposal and CV to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Generation SDG Mental Health submission” by January 4, 2021 at 11:59 pm EST.