Career Opportunities

Success Coach - Sundre

Support Staff

Location: Division Office

Competition #: 13898

Open To: Internal and External Candidates

Date Posted: November 15th, 2021

Closing Date: Open Ended

Additional Information:

Competition#:  COSS2111151255

Mental Health Capacity Building Program – YES Program!

Success Coach

Chinook’s Edge School Division is looking to hire a full time Success Coach in the community of Sundre. Focus of work will be with students in Kindergarten to Grade 8. Candidates must have the skills and energy to connect with this age demographic, be highly charismatic, and willing to be playful and engaging while creating an inclusive and caring atmosphere.  Preference will be given to applicants who have direct experience working with youth and who are comfortable with facilitating classroom programming.


Salary is between $40,588- $51,830 (based on experience), with benefits.


Job Description

The MHCB Success Coach provides mental health promotion and prevention to children, youth and families.  Working as part of a team, this position develops and delivers developmentally appropriate, evidence based social emotional learning and mental health programming that meets the objectives of the MHCB initiative.  Delivery of programming involves universal classroom programming and small group work in schools and community settings, and focuses on increasing knowledge, building skills and fostering abilities that enable students to better their own mental health and wellness. 


This position requires someone who has been formally educated in the health or social sciences field (such as health promotion & prevention, social work, nursing, early childhood development, public health, psychology) and who is knowledgeable about addiction, mental health, FNMI and LGTBQ populations. Candidates must also be comfortable presenting programs to large groups within the classrooms to a variety of age groups, as well as offer engaging mental and physical health programs at lunch, after school and in the community.


Qualifications & Work Experience 

The ideal candidate will have:

  • At least 2 years working experience in addiction and mental health or health/human services related role (experience as a practicum student considered)
  • Familiar with the developmental, educational, emotional, social and recreational needs of children, youth and families
  • Ability to research and implement evidence based strategies to increase mental health and reduce stigma of mental illness in K-12 schools
  • Experience with delivering programming and comfortable with facilitating classroom programing from Kindergarten to High School grade levels
  • Effective time management skills
  • Takes initiative and is able to work independently as well as in teams 
  • Solid comprehension and practice of personal and professional boundaries
  • Ability to develop supportive relationships with young people
  • Creative problem‐solving and decision‐making skills
  • Comfortable liaising with community members, school staff, community agencies and health care providers
  • Knowledge of the local community and resources available
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office programs and working knowledge of social media.
  • All employees must provide a criminal record check.
  • All professions must provide proof of licensure or registration with the approved Alberta regulatory college, prior to commencing duties where applicable
  • All employees must possess a valid class 5 driver’s license and insurance required to transport students as needed.
  • Other professions governed by government acts, college or regulatory body requirements may be required to provide additional documentation.


We ask that applicants prepare both a cover letter and resume, complete with the names and telephone numbers of three current work related references. Cover letters can be addressed to Ray Hoppins, Associate Superintendent – People Services, Chinook’s Edge School Division. Applications for this posting will only be accepted by using the link below, and will no longer be accepted by email.


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Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.  The successful applicant will be required to provide a Criminal Record check and a Child Intervention (Welfare) check. 


As a condition of employment, all new employees to the Division must comply with AP 4-33: COVID-19 Harm Reduction Procedure by either providing proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 or participating in regular rapid testing to verify that they are COVID-19 negative beginning January 10, 2022. 


Chinook’s Edge is one of the largest school divisions in the province, serving over 11,000 students in 43 Central Alberta schools between Calgary and Red Deer. Our schools are located in 13 small communities that sprawl east and west from the Highway 2 corridor, conveniently providing Chinook’s Edge staff and families with the best of both worlds: a friendly, healthy and affordable small-town lifestyle combined with the proximity to big city amenities! Plus, the world famous Rocky Mountains are a short drive away. The Chinook’s Edge reputation for staff and student wellness, our family-friendly communities that boast easy access to exciting cultural and recreational opportunities, and our highly regarded quality learning environments make us a desirable division in which to live, learn, work and play!  For more information on Chinook’s Edge School Division, please check our website ( 


By virtue of the submission of an application, the applicant agrees that the Supervisor or designate can contact previous employers for the purpose of conducting confidential reference checks whether or not the applicant has listed a reference for that employer.


While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.  Resumes of individuals not granted an interview will not be kept on file.