Did you know Addictions & Mental Health Workers make $25.86/hour in Ontario?*
Do you have a passion for working with those who have addictions or challenges with mental health?
As an Addictions & Mental Health Worker (AMHWs), you will help individuals by screening, assessing and responding to people with mental health, substance use and addictions from diverse cultural and community perspectives. In this career, you will learn to develop plans to to assist individuals and groups alike to help achieve their goals for mental wellness and substance use/addiction.
AMHWs consider social policy, legislation, and political, social and economic systems, and their impacts on service delivery in addiction and mental health services. Additionally they learn to provide appropriate treatment, prevention and harm reduction strategies to individuals and families impacted by addiction and mental health issues. AMHWs learn to recognize diverse needs and experiences of individuals, groups, families and communities to develop and promote accessible and responsive programs and services and respond accordingly to individuals in crisis to provide appropriate assistance and referral where necessary. Individuals learn to develop creative concepts for addiction and mental health practice that meet innovation, entrepreneurship and social enterprise objectives.
You’ll gain hands-on practical experience throughout the Addictions & Mental Health Worker program. Your instructors are experts in their field who actively work in their profession. They bring in real life examples of how to apply the theory you are learning in each class.
Throughout the Addictions & Mental Health Worker program, you will learn how to:
At the end of your program, you will complete an internship allowing you to apply what you’ve learned. Your internship gives you a step above your competition with the real-world experience you gained. And from time to time, your internship can lead to employment.
Your goal of going to school is to prepare for a career that you love and can enjoy for years to come. The hardest part of graduating is finding your first position in your new career. The Canadian College of Health, Science and Technology is there for you to get you going in the right direction. The college has a dedicated Career Services department which offers:
The college acts as a hub connecting you to a variety of employment resources in Windsor to help move you from student to professional.
*Hourly rate based on https://neuvoo.ca/salary/mental-health-worker/ontario/