Student Leader - Outreach and Wellness (student opportunity) - #8986329

SAIT Polytechnic


Date: 1 week ago
City: Shepard, AB
Salary: $16.93 - $16.93 per hour
Contract type: Part time
SAIT Polytechnic
The Learner and Academic Services (LAS) department’s role in student success is to create a culture and environment that unleashes the full potential of all the students at SAIT. Our primary goal is to support the Education Plan, and a Student-First Culture, by focusing on student success and mobilizing all campus community members in this shared goal.

The Opportunity

Student Development and Counselling (SDC) is currently hiring two students to be Outreach and Wellness Leaders (OWLs). You will participate in the delivery of positive mental health and wellness programs for students, through various campaigns and activities, providing a student perspective and voice.

Successful applicants are expected to fulfill up to 5 hours per week before, between and after classes, including lunch hour if needed for events. Note, the number of hours is an estimate and may vary throughout the year. This involvement includes training and professional development workshops held each semester, as well as content creation and bi-weekly meetings. Shift schedules vary based on events and will be determined as much in advance as possible and based on the students’ academic schedule as provided in Outlook calendar. The student is responsible for maintaining an accurate Outlook calendar.

  • This is a competitive student leadership opportunity open only to SAIT students taking classes in Winter and Fall 2023 semesters
The Role
Under the direction of the Student Wellness Promotion Specialist, contribute to the design, development, and delivery of mental health and wellness promotion programming for students
Develop an understanding of the services offered at SAIT, and learn how to appropriately refer students to them
Attend and participate in bi-weekly meetings with your supervisor and fellow OWLs
Attend and contribute as needed for on-line workshops and in-person events organized by the SDC
Promote positive mental health and well-being, holistic student success, and thriving at SAIT
Provide student input to create and deliver mental health promotion initiatives and events for students, in collaboration with the Student Wellness Promotion Specialist and Post-Secondary Mental Health Grant Coordinator
Participate in designing digital and print student mental health promotion materials for SDC and the 8 dimensions of wellness campaign
Participate in ongoing training and development opportunities provided through the OWL and LEADS program
Collaborate with various SAIT departments to deliver health promotion events

Qualifications & Experience
MUST be a SAIT student attending in Winter and Fall 2023
Has completed at least one successful semester at SAIT; or must have previously attended a post-secondary institution
Must have the ability to work during the day, in between and before and after classes; occasionally on weekends (particularly for training)
Must be available to work up to 5 hours per week including during exam dense periods
Must be comfortable with a wide range of online platforms (e.g., Teams, Zoom, etc.)
All student leaders must demonstrate their ability to balance their academics with their extracurricular commitments and must be in good academic and non-academic standing
Has strong interpersonal skills and ability to easily build rapport with students and various stakeholders
No mental health experience necessary. Training will be provided; we are looking for students with demonstrated passion or experience in anything related to health, mental health, and wellness
Has confidence to speak with others about related health and well-being topics and the ability to refer to others when needed
Proven ability to effectively problem-solve
Has high intercultural competency with the ability to be inclusive and respectful of cultural and other differences
Professional and confident with a strong work ethic and high-quality standards
Has an ability to exercise judgment and discretion when dealing with matters of a confidential/sensitive manner
Job classification: Office Assistant I
Salary range: $16.93
# of positions: 2
Position End Date: June 30 2023

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