by Ethan Paquet
The Canadian Mental Health Association – PEI Division (CMHA PEI) is a non-profit organization that offers programs and services to help individuals and families find mental health care.
There are more than 100 staff members across the Island who help facilitate access to the resources people need to maintain and improve mental well-being, including community integration, building resilience, and support for recovery from mental illness.
Their community programs include housing, peer support, and community education programs for children, youth, and families. Through their Learning, Training and Support Hub, they also offer free courses, webinars, and events to those wanting to gain new skills in mental well-being.
Their clubhouse programs in Charlottetown, Summerside, and Alberton use a person-centered, holistic approach. They offer a variety of services and supports geared to the needs of each Clubhouse member, including housing, education, employment, skills development, social and personal development, advocacy, and more.
“Hiring is ongoing in a variety of roles,” says Rubylyn Tabangin, Human Resource Coordinator. “We’re experiencing a shortage of candidates in this current labour market, and we need people who can help us in our mission of advocating for mental health for all.”
Housing Support Workers are needed in Charlottetown and Alberton. Other vacancies in Charlottetown include the positions of Community Educator and Director of Finance, Administration, and Corporate Support.
When hiring, CMHA looks for individuals with skills, education, or experience in the social sciences field, including Psychology, Social Work, Human Services, or Youth Care Worker. “We are also open to hiring those who have worked in the field who can demonstrate the equivalencies, experience or education,” Rubylyn says.
All current job listings can be found online on WorkPEI.ca and Indeed.com. Potential candidates can apply directly through those websites or by contacting Rubylyn directly. “If the candidate meets the qualifications, our hiring panel will proceed with an interview,” she says. “From there, we will decide whether to proceed with the application.”
Her advice for those wanting to stand out during the interview is to tell the hiring panel why they are a good fit for the role they are applying for. “Be very clear about your skills and how your skills, education and experience can transfer to the position you are applying for.”