Wellness Support Specialist

Locations:  Hillel Western, Hillel UofT, Hillel Queen’s

About Hillel Ontario

Hillel Ontario is the largest Hillel organization affiliated with Hillel International, supporting over 14,000 Jewish students across nine Universities in Ontario.  Hillel engages with, empowers, and inspires the leadership of more Jewish university and college students than all other endeavors combined.  By promoting Jewish identity through life-changing trips and campus initiatives, cultivating student leadership, and embracing religious and political diversity in an inclusive environment, students learn to make meaningful impact on the future of the Jewish people and the world while they grow intellectually, socially, and spiritually.  In the end, our mission is to enrich the lives of Ontario Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish community, Israel, and the world.

About the Role 

The Wellness Program at Hillel has 3 primary initiatives: (1) development and facilitation of wellness initiatives and psycho educational programming/ groups on campus of (2) identification of students in need of furthermore specialized support, and referral to appropriate community resources both at Hillel Ontario, and in the greater community (3) engagement and mentorship of Jewish students. By focusing on these three areas, we are better equipped to empower our students around their physical, psychological, social, and spiritual wellness.  

What You’ll Bring

  • A degree in Social Work, Psychology, or a related field (Masters level preferred)
  • 3-5 years experience working in a social services or therapeutic environment
  • Experience working with college-age students preferred  
  • Commitment to cultivating inclusive and welcoming environments  
  • Case management experience and desire to advocate for others
  • Professional written and verbal communication skills  
  • Strong organization, time management and multitasking abilities
  • Self-starter, takes initiative, and motivated  
  • Works collaboratively in a team-based setting 

What You’ll Do

  • Work as part of the Hillel staff team to engage and involve Jewish students at Hillel.
  • Support students at Hillel in the development and implementation of wellness-related events and activities.
  • Oversee the infusion of wellness values into all programming at Hillel 
  • Provide in-the-moment support (mental health first aid) to students in crisis, case management, and referral to appropriate resources
  • Maintain confidential records of students with whom there is involvement

 What You'll Receive

  • Starting Salary of $55,000 plus benefits
  • Benefits include Extended Health Benefits, professional development grants, corporate cell phone program, family friendly and flexible work environment.
  • Weekly supervision from the campus director
  • Ongoing support from the Therapist and Wellness professional at Hillel Ontario
  • A cohort experience with professional development and support through Hillel Ontraio and Hillel International. 
  • Participation in a community of practice with professionals from Hillels across the movement
  • An opportunity to be part of engaging and nurturing the next generation of global Jewish leaders


If you are excited about the opportunity to work with our team at Hillel Ontario, please take the time to apply through the provided platform.  In the event you are experiencing difficulties, you can also submit your resume at [email protected].  Please provide the Job Title in the subject line of the email to help streamline our process.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Hillel Ontario is an equal opportunity employer and employs personnel without regard to age, ancestry, colour, race, citizenship, ethnic origin, place of origin, creed, religion, disability, family status, marital status (including single status), gender identity, gender expression, record of offenses, sex (including pregnancy and breastfeeding), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by federal, provincial, or local law, regulation, or ordinance.

About Hillel International

In 1923, Rabbi Benjamin Frankel started Hillel with humble means, a noble mission and a breathtaking vision: to convey Jewish civilization to a new generation. Today, Hillel International continues to enrich the lives of Jewish students and is the largest Jewish campus organization in the world at more than 550 colleges and universities across North America and around the world. As Hillel evolves as an organization, the mission remains steadfast: to create lasting connections with every Jewish student that foster an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning, and Israel and train them to become the next Jewish leaders.

Hillel is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an accepting and inclusive environment for all.

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About Hillel Ontario
Hillel Ontario is the address for Jewish student life in Ontario. Providing an inclusive environment for all.