Opportunities with mental health organization
by Stacy Dunn
Canadian Mental Health Association – PEI Division (CMHA PEI) is a non-profit organization and the nation-wide leader and champion for mental health, providing programs and services to individuals and families.
They facilitate access to the resources that people require to maintain and improve mental health and community integration, build resilience, and support recovery from mental illness.
CMHA PEI’s community programs include housing, peer support, and community education programs for children, youth, families, and self-help groups. They also have the Learning, Training and Support Hub, which offers free courses, webinars, and events to anyone who wants to gain new skills in mental well-being.
The clubhouse programs in Charlottetown, Summerside, and Alberton use a person-centered holistic approach and offer a variety of services and supports geared to the individual Clubhouse member. Examples of these supports include housing, education, employment, skills development, social and personal development, and advocacy.
“CMHA PEI is looking to hire full-time staff and summer students in a variety of areas,” says Rubylyn Tabangin, Human Resource Coordinator. “There are opportunities at our Fitzroy Centre Clubhouse in Charlottetown, Notre Dame Clubhouse in Summerside, our program area in Montague, and our Transitional Housing and Housing First Program.”
CMHA PEI is looking for job candidates with an education in the social sciences: Psychology, Sociology, Human Services, or Child & Youth Worker. “We also consider individuals who have demonstrated experience working in the field.
“An asset to any positions we are hiring for is a solid knowledge, sensitivity, and/or lived experience relating to the issues of mental health and addictions.”
Open positions are advertised through Indeed, Holland College, UPEI, WorkPEI, The Employment Journey, and Career Development Services. CMHA PEI has also reached out to the BIPOC and Atlantic Student Development Alliance (ASDA) community and to the Immigrant & Refugee Services Association PEI (IRSA). “We want to see as many candidates as we can come from diverse backgrounds.”
FOR MORE INFORMATION
about careers at Canadian Mental Health Association – PEI Division, visit www.pei.cmha.ca
Click Who we are and then Careers.