Regional Municipality of Peel

  • Advisor, Psychological Health and Wellness

    Posted Date 1 week ago(5/16/2018 9:27 AM)
    System ID
    # Positions
    Position Type and Status
    Regular Full-time
    Job Industry
    Government and Public Sector, Healthcare and Medical Services, Human Resources
    Career Level
    Post End Date
    5/30/2018 11:59 PM
    CAD $88,093.00/Yr.
    CAD $110,115.00/Yr.
  • About Us

    The Region of Peel serves a vibrant and culturally diverse community of more than 1.4 million residents and 88,000 businesses in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga.  Committed to service excellence, transparency in decision-making and responsible tax management, the Region delivers a wide range of municipal services that are customer-focused and cost-effective.


    The Region of Peel has recently completed a Strategic Planning process that engaged our residents and stakeholders to answer one question: “What can you imagine for the future of Peel?” All the feedback received formed the path forward and the strategic direction for the Region over the next 20 years.



    To learn more about the Region of Peel please visit our website or watch the Faces of Peel video to see how our employees impact the residents of Peel.


    Job Description

    Advisor, Psychological Health and Wellness

    Corporate Services - Human Resources


    This role rrovides operational overview for the delivery of psychological health and wellness programs. The work includes developing, implementing, managing all processes with the aim deliverable of supporting and encouraging psychological health and wellness in the workplace, across all the varied work environments/ functions/ departments of the Region of Peel.


    Major Responsibilities:


    Oversees the execution of work to achieve medium to longer term results that increase psychological workplace health and wellness, including:

    • Developing and managing strategies and programs related to psychological health and wellness, which integrates all aspects of the Region’s proactive and reactive response to psychological health and wellness/ resilience, including prevention of stress, psychological protection, healthy leadership and clear expectations of work, work/ life integration, conflict resolution, and embedding psychological health and wellness in the work culture, in collaboration with the Region’s staff across the organization
    • Monitoring ongoing compliance within existing municipal/ provincial/ national legislation, as well as corporate policies/regulations and best practices in the field
    • Recommending specific courses of action related to this section, with escalation to manager
    • Leading and/or influencing internal project-based initiatives/ training/programs
    • Managing task forces and working groups, as required, focused on psychological health and wellness
    • Managing the employee and family assistance program (EFAP)
    • Conducts research, reviews documentation, analyzes information, develops reports/presentations, and makes recommendations related to the departmental objectives
    • Monitors/ collects statistical data/ performs analyses/ reports on trends/gaps/issues/opportunities/ risks related to the section
    • Develops and reviews all communications for the Region’s workforce on psychological health and wellness
    • Reviews a wide range of complex and sensitive information relating to any individual incident for purposes of statistics/analysis
    • Provides specialized guidance and expert opinion on psychological health and wellness 
    • Provides input into continuous improvement of the section and its related procedures/processes/policies/training programs
    • Identifies, develops and manages strong working relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders/interested parties internal/external to the Region
    • Develops strong working relationships with other Peel Region departments, who play a role in the development and delivery of the section’s objectives
    • Some checks and balances on work, usually through manager review and sign-off
    • Financial accountability for input to planning/ monitoring the section budget
    • Recommends courses of action within the program with substantial decision-making and planning responsibility
    • Manages and develops direct reports, including input to hiring, coaching, motivating, disciplining, assigning and delegating work, conducting performance reviews, and developing job objectives, while also ensuring that employees carry out their job duties in a safe/ healthy manner
    • Models responsiveness. Leads staff through an open door policy, and encourages honesty and integrity in all interactions
    • Provides direction, mentoring and coaching, to ensure staff are effective in their roles




    • Post-secondary degree in a health or safety related discipline (such as occupational health & safety, nursing, psychology, public health) with additional training/ experience in complex work environments (including both unionized and non-unionized workforce). Prior experience working in a municipal public sector employer would be an asset
    • Minimum of 5 years of related and progressive experience, in the area of workplace mental/ psychological health and wellness
    • Demonstrated leadership experience
    • Solid understanding of the Region of Peel/municipal/regional government, including internal stakeholders, and related policies/legislation/regulation at all levels of government for the area of psychological health and wellness
    • Excellent communication (written and verbal), relationship building, problem solving, planning and critical thinking skills
    • Knowledge and skills in the areas of mental/psychological health, workplace health assessment, program planning and evaluation, determinants of health, health behaviour change, policy development, capacity building and social marketing
    • Knowledge of relevant employment legislation (Employment Standards Act, Occupational Health & Safety Act, Ontario Labour Relations Act, Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, the Human Rights Code, and the National Standard on Psychological Health & Safety in the Workplace)
    • Solid understanding of the Region of Peel/ municipal/ regional government, including internal stakeholders, and related policies/ legislation/ regulation at all levels of government for the area of psychological health and wellness
    • Strong analytical or problem solving/ decision making skills
    • Strong oral and written communication skills, including both one-on-one and group communications for the purposes of facilitating problem solving, goal setting, education and support; in addition, experience with effective corporate communications across a diverse workforce
    • Ability to work with/ collaborate and build strong relationships across a diverse workforce and at all levels in the organization
    • Good political acumen, solid project management skills
    • Effective time management, working knowledge of Microsoft Office
    • Excellent skills in consulting, facilitation, influencing, and relationship management
    • Access to a reliable transportation and the ability to travel between sites on potentially short notice

    Location: 10 Peel Centre Drive, Brampton

    Hours of Work: 35 hours/week – Monday through Friday


    If this opportunity matches your qualifications and experience, please apply online.

    Additional Information

    At the Region of Peel, we respect diversity and treat one another in ways that are fair, courteous and compassionate, recognizing everyone’s contributions. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse population we serve. The Region of Peel is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodation please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.


    Please be advised, the Region of Peel uses email to communicate with their applicants for open job competitions. It is the applicant’s responsibility to include an updated email address that is checked daily and accepts emails from unknown users. As we send time sensitive correspondence via email (i.e. testing bookings, interview dates), it is imperative that applicants check their email regularly. If we do not hear back from applicants, we will assume that you are no longer interested in the Job Competition and your application will be removed from the Competition.


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