In this newly created role we are looking for a Wellness Coordinator to work directly with employees and LPS Executive on wellness initiatives.
The Wellness Coordinator focus is employee wellbeing promotion and injury/illness prevention programs. The position facilitates employee wellness initiatives and resources, and assists with the development and implementation of plans and procedures.
The City of Lethbridge (www.lethbridge.ca) proudly acknowledges that we are located at the heart of Siksikaitsitapi (Blackfoot) Territory, home of Kainai, Piikani, Siksika and Amskapi Piikani (Montana, USA) First Nations. Lethbridge is also located within the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III. Lethbridge is southwestern Alberta’s largest community, close to the Rocky Mountains and strategically located two hours south of Calgary. We are home to just over 101,000 residents and two major post-secondary institutions - the University of Lethbridge and Lethbridge College. The City of Lethbridge recognizes the diversity of our community and is working to ensure programs, services, facilities, and employment opportunities are inclusive to all people.
As the Wellness Coordinator you will:
Develop programming and planning:
- Implements supports, education and awareness initiatives to improve the function, health and overall quality of life for all employees
- Promotes a broader psychological wellness approach and provide a coordinated response to mental health
- Support and assists with the development of internal psychological wellness procedures, plans and strategies aligned with current best practices.
- Evaluating, exploring and participating in an early intervention program with a focus on supporting employees
- Promotes a positive environment for the open discussion about mental health through strategies to reduce stigma
- Promotes and facilitates wellness promotion initiatives (Lunch and Learns, incentive challenges, etc.)
- Recommends initiatives and goals of workplace wellness programs as part of the strategic direction of the Service.
Training and Administering Resources:
- Develops and delivers ongoing wellness training and information, mental health and wellness initiatives, new employee orientation and family events, and wellness initiatives for new supervisory training.
- Organizes training opportunities for employees and family relating to wellness initiatives
- Ensures training is offered for new employees and supervisors as it relates to wellness initiatives
- Actively works to maintain and promote a culture of understanding and inclusivity related to the impact of the environmental and individual stressors our employees face.
- Promotes and maintains centralized resources for access by all employees and their families.
- Collaborates with senior leaders to assist in expanding mental health programs and resources available for employees.
- Provides support and assistance to employees and acts as a resource supporting healthy lifestyles, exercise, injury prevention and fitness development.
- Works with and liaises with employees, supervisors, Association, Wellness Committee, and crisis support to ensure a consistent and coordinated approach to support employees and their families.
- Liaises with the Support Services Section (Training Unit), Human Resource Section and relevant internal committees by promoting programs to support the physical activity and health of employees ranging from general health programs to customized performance and fitness programs.
- Consults and develops strong partnerships with local treatment centres, fitness providers and healthcare providers to aid in expediency with referrals. Fosters external partnerships and collaborates with professional providers, industry partners and support programs.
- Establishes relationships with relevant educational institutions and professional organizations to gain critical information respecting the effectiveness of resiliency/wellness initiative and maintain current knowledge of industry trends and practices.
- Liaise with the Police Psychologist team, the City of Lethbridge Disability Management team, and LPS Occupational Health & Safety Committee.
Supports Employees and Internal Teams
- Provides support to the Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Team and other wellness initiatives.
- Supports and promotes early intervention procedures and the mobilization of supports and practices following critical incidents/events.
- Organizes post incident peer support activities for employees and employee families.
- Ensures CISM members understand adherence to confidentiality in support of creating a safe and supportive climate for employees requiring assistance.
- Monitors critical incident calls identified through the approved procedures, systems and alerts.
Reports and Measurement
- Prepares and generates various statistical reports by conducting research, gathering and summarizing information.
- Prepares and formats reports, presentations, and memos.
- Develops a measurement system to evaluate the impact, efficiency and effectiveness of wellness program initiatives through data collection, analysis and reporting of trends and strategic drivers.
- Collects non-personal identifying data with support from multiple sources to analyze impact of wellness and resiliency building strategies and continuous program improvement.
Data Management / Files and E-Resource Materials
- Creates and maintains the unit files manually and electronically in accordance with Service policy.
- Develops and maintains a wellness page as a centralized resource for employees
- Facilitate employee feedback on matters concerning employee wellness.
- Develop recommendations and write reports for use in the development, implementation and delivery of programs, policy and procedures.
Your professional skillset and experience:
- Bachelor's Degree in (i.e. Health Sciences, Health Education or a related discipline) or equivalent
- Minimum 3 years experience in the field; an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered (experience within wellness/health/physical fitness/wellbeing)
- Experience in coordination and program development
- Highly self-motivated and directed
- Adept analytical, evaluative and problem-solving skills
- Proven ability to manage multiple projects
- Ability to interact with staff, management and senior executives to resolve complex challenges through visualization
- Available and responsive to 24x7x365 demands commonly originating within a public safety environment
- Availability to travel for professional development opportunities
- Respond to events that occur outside regularly scheduled hours and must be willing to carry a work phone and be accessible while off-duty
- Demonstrating positive self-care and supports self-care and well-being of others
- Comprehensive understanding of mental health wellness programming and principles, including application of the program in everyday work (is considered an asset)
- Current Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM), Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), or other related training, course work or certificates in the field of mental health and wellness is considered an asset.
We are looking for a results-oriented team member who demonstrates professionalism and is committed to providing exemplary public service in support of our employees and the community. The City of Lethbridge offers a competitive and flexible compensation package.
SALARY RANGE: The City of Lethbridge, Lethbridge Police Service offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive flexible benefits package. Salary range for this position is $91,213.50 - $113,880.00.
The successful candidate is required to consent to a police security clearance, which includes the voluntary completion and submission of a personal disclosure form (lifestyle questionnaire), criminal and police records check, reference checks and truth verification through polygraph examination.
STEPS OF HIRING PROCESS
- Resumes will be reviewed for qualifications, education, experience, training and skills
- Selected applicants will be contacted to complete a Personal Disclosure Form and Security Clearance Declaration
- Completion of a Psychometric Assessment
- Successful applicants will be contacted for a Behavioral Descriptive Interview
- Security Clearance Check will be conducted
- Successful completion of a Polygraph Examination Procedure (applicable to applicants outside LPS)
- Reference verification of a minimum of three professional references
- A successful candidate(s) will be selected and offered the position
- All components of the selection process will be administered, scored, evaluated and interpreted in a fair and uniform manner
- Duration of the process will be approximately two months
Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume with cover letter, online at: https://lethbridgepolice.bamboohr.com/careers/187
Submissions will be accepted until May 26, 2023 with the intent of hiring by late July 2023.
“THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER”
Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted. All candidates are thanked in advance for their interest and are free to apply to other opportunities.
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