The Alberta Health Services Addiction and Mental Health Strategic Clinical Network (AMH SCN) together with PolicyWise for Children & Families are recruiting up to five individuals who are interested in supporting regional partnerships working to improve mental health services for children and youth in schools. The objectives of the regional partnerships will be to:
You will support this work through a Collaborative Learning Approach (CLA). By supporting this CLA you will:
 The term model(s) is used in this document to reflect an intent to develop a provincial pathway that will allow for some adaptation to fit local contexts. Local models will include all core elements of the provincial model.
 A continuum of intervention is a framework for delivering and monitoring services and treatments, so that the most effective yet least resource intensive treatment is delivered first; only ‘stepping up’ to intensive/specialist services as clinically required. Typically the ‘middle tier’ represents services inclusive of targeted prevention and early intervention to identify youth at risk.
A total of five (5) Regional Improvement Coach Positions are available. These positions are a temporary one year contract or secondment opportunity. They will be located across the province.
Starting in January 2020 and continuing through to December 2020, the AMH SCN and PolicyWise will be facilitating a CLA designed to help educators, health services clinicians, and other stakeholders implement or reinforce core elements to address of intervention in school settings.
The CLA will include:
CLA participants will be multi-stakeholder teams of three to ten people with a mandate to attend the learning series sessions, introduce local improvements aligned with the conceptual model and its core elements, and collect and provide data to the developmental evaluators. Each participating team will include representation from education, health, community agencies and organizations, and families and youth. Teams will be supported by Regional Improvement Coaches and Developmental Evaluators.
As a Regional Improvement Coaches you will support the CLA Participants in the design, development and evaluation of the model. You will have a strong understanding of health and education systems, addiction and mental health service delivery, and experience with implementing change. As a Regional Improvement Coach you will be embedded in the evaluation team.
Key responsibilities include:
Regional Improvement Coaches must:
A Masters degree in a related field is preferred; however relevant experience and education will be considered.
Please submit a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 15, 2019 4:00 PM MST.
Your cover letter should demonstrate your understanding of addiction and mental health supports in a school context in which the CLA and model(s) of support and services will be implemented, experience with Education and/or Addiction and Mental Health systems, experience with improvement and change supports, and assessing capacity and readiness.
Additionally, for those applying for a secondment opportunity, please include a letter of support from your organization with your application.