Wellness Coach

Learning Supports

Our Approach

At the heart of everything we do is the child. For 40 years Calgary Academy has been providing an unparalleled environment that embraces students’ unique learning profiles, providing individual pathways to student success! We design engaging, student-centered experiences that nurture a love of learning. Our approach to teaching and learning is supported by our four pillars, beliefs, and the CA Way which empower diverse learners to pursue lives of passion and purpose.

About the Role

The fundamental goal of education in Alberta is to inspire all students to achieve success, fulfillment and to reach their full potential. Teachers at Calgary Academy work to meet and surpass this goal every day in their classrooms.

To further support this practice, Calgary Academy is looking for a Wellness Coach to join our Learning Team on a Term Contract from August 24, 2023 – August 21, 2025. This role will be working towards the goals of a research grant awarded to Calgary Academy to implement mental health and well-being initiatives for students, staff, and the greater Calgary Academy community.

The Wellness Coach will foster collaboration and engagement and empower all partners in the school community to enable each learner to achieve their potential. This role will oversee all aspects of the MindUp for Life Program, including program oversight, management, and accountability. The Wellness Coach will support K-9 teachers with classroom implementation of Open Parachute, which will be led by classroom teachers.

Highlights of Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the classroom implementation of the MindUp for Life program at Calgary Academy for Grades K-8.
  • Support teachers with classroom implementation of Open Parachute for Grades 9-12.
  • Conduct regular check-ins with classroom teachers for generalized application of MindUp skills.
  • Troubleshoot and support teachers with program implementation challenges.
  • Liaise with the Research & Innovation Team and School Leadership Team to ensure effectiveness of an iterative process for MindUp implementation.
  • Coordinate the divisional scheduling of MindUp in consultation with the School Leadership Team.
  • Support the design and delivery of information sessions for families to advance their understanding of wellness, and mental health inclusive of the MindUp for Life program.
  • Collaborate on the communication to stakeholders about the implementation of programming and supports for increasing wellbeing in the home.
  • Plan and implement school-wide health awareness events in collaboration with leadership and Director of Research & Innovation.
  • Assist the Director of Research & Innovation in monitoring compliance of grant rules, regulations and reporting requirements.
  • Support the Research Assistant in gathering and securing the necessary process and outcome data used to evaluate the impact of school-based initiatives including MindUp for Life and Open Parachute.
  • Develop recommendations and write reports for use by leadership in the development, implementation and delivery of wellness programs.


  • Minimum of three years of demonstrated success working with students in an educational context.
  • Experience with program facilitation and training.
  • Possess MindUp for Life certification or willingness to obtain.
  • 2+ years of post-secondary education in a related field.
  • Experience or background in Social Emotional Learning/Mental Health/Wellbeing is an asset.
  • Trauma Informed Certification, Current Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM), Suicide Intervention (ASIST) are an asset.
  • Strong abilities for problem-solving, collaboration and communication (verbal and written) skills.
  • Demonstrates warmth, respect, and enthusiasm, patience, kindness, and empathy.
  • Positive outcome of a current Criminal Record Check, inclusive of Vulnerable Sectors Check.

Our Assets

Our culture is defined by REACH and that is visible in everything we do, including continuous efforts to be the employer of choice and to provide the best workplace for all employees. We offer a collaborative work environment and professional learning opportunities, all driven by our strategic plan. We also offer a competitive salary, flexible benefits package, wellness allowance, and a matching RRSP program. This position adheres to the School Calendar which means paid winter break, spring break and summer break!

All positions with the Headwater Learning Group require a positive outcome of a current Criminal Record Check, inclusive of Vulnerable Sector.

Our Application Process

Cover Letter

Demonstrate how your skills and experience align with Calgary Academy’s philosophy and mission. After exploring the Headwater Learning and Calgary Academy websites, share what makes you feel particularly connected to the work we do and how you can help us achieve our goals!


Demonstrate your competencies, skills and experience.

To apply through ADP Workforce Now, click the apply now button below. Please apply by May 31, 2023 to be considered for the role, we will continue to accept applications until the role is filled however it is not guaranteed your resume will be reviewed after the apply by date closes.

We wish to thank all candidates for their interest in Calgary Academy but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.