Working in Mental Health

We are team committed to our vision of mentally healthy people in a healthy society. That means we respect that our clients are the experts in their recovery journey and our role is to provide support, resources and opportunities based on their hopes and dreams. It means that we foster and encourage an entrepreneurial spirit to create, implement and sustain innovative, evidence based and transformational impact. We seek out and build partnerships, collaborate and share knowledge to be the most culturally competent team and fully integrated service delivery partner.

Our team cares for each other. We have our own team values of trust, respect, teamwork and communication. We hold ourselves accountable and we celebrate our wins. Because we risk, we learn and we take the opportunity and time to constantly improve our skills, the way we function as a team and ultimately deliver services.

Student Placements

We are committed to nurturing the future of tomorrow – our students. As teachers and mentors, we value the opportunity to support students in their career development by providing an interprofessional environment to help learners gain the knowledge, skill and attitudes to advance learning in professional and interprofessional care. In order to help you select the program or service you may be interested in, we encourage you to learn about our different programs and services in the Programs section of our website. Our programs offer placement opportunities for individuals enrolled in social services, nursing, social work, and occupational therapy programs.

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We require approximately three months to arrange a placement, which allows us time to match your educational interests with the needs of our programs. If you are selected for an interview for a possible placement, you will receive an email to indicate who you will be meeting, and the program that you will be interviewed for. If you are selected to do a placement in one of our programs, we will require a Criminal Reference Check.

Please be advised that, due to the large number of students who apply for placements, we are unable to place everyone, but we greatly appreciate your interest in CMHA York and South Simcoe.

Volunteer Opportunities

Contribute your time to create a stigma free community.

Programs

If you or someone you know needs help, CMHA is here to help no matter where you are in your journey.