get me out of here

For individuals with lived experience who have demonstrated an interest in the mental health field, but due to mental health issues, have experienced barriers to employment.

This program is offered on a one year contract basis. An individual is selected to work with the Centre’s staff to gain front-line experience working within the mental health community.  On- the-job training, workshops, education, external job placements, coaching from colleagues and intensive supervision help program participants achieve goals including increasing their skills and ability to conduct crisis intervention with the eventual outcome of securing employment within the field.

Individuals interested in this program must have personal experience with the mental health system, 6 months full time work exposure in any field or equivalent volunteer experience, good written and verbal communication, be non-judgmental and able to work under pressure.