Be Career Ready In 12 Months With The Addictions & Mental Health Worker Program
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?
Do you want to be a part of a growing field in Ontario’s health care system?
As an Addictions & Mental Health Worker (AMHW), you will help individuals by screening, assessing and responding to people with mental health, mental illness, substance use and addictions from diverse cultural and community perspectives. In this career, you will learn to develop plans to assist individuals and groups alike to help achieve their goals for mental wellness and substance use/addiction.
AMHW’s consider social policy, legislation, and political, social and economic systems, and their impacts on service delivery. In addition, they learn to provide appropriate treatment, prevention and harm reduction strategies to individuals and families impacted by addiction and mental health issues. Futhermore, AMHW’s learn to recognize diverse needs and experiences of individuals, groups, families and communities to develop and promote accessible and responsive programs and services. As an Addictions Worker or Mental Health Worker you will respond accordingly to individuals in crisis to provide appropriate assistance and referral where necessary in a professional and ethical manner. Individuals learn to develop creative concepts for addiction and mental health practice that meet innovation, entrepreneurship and social enterprise objectives.
Choose Canadian College of Health, Science & Technology To Advance Your Career Potential
Throughout the Addictions & Mental Health Worker program you’ll gain hands-on experience, as your instructors are experts in their field who actively work in the 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 practical skills on how to:
- Assist individuals to achieve their goals
- Respond to diverse cultural and community perspectives
- Create harm reduction strategies
- Develop creative concepts for addiction and mental health practice
- Work with case management
- Deal with relapse prevention situations
- Work with persons who have concurrent disorders
- Learn non-violent crisis intervention (NVCI) techniques
- Utilize group facilitation concepts including group work
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 as the internship provides students with hands-on experience. And, from time to time your internship can lead to employment.
If you are interested in learning more about the admissions requirements, start dates, tuition costs and funding options, please contact us today!
Benefit From A College Where You Come First
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 & Technology has a dedicated Career Services department which offers:
- Job search workshops
- Resume writing workshops
- Interview skills workshops
- And more
The college acts as a hub connecting you to a variety of employment resources in Windsor to help move you from student to professional.
Upon graduating from the Addictions & Mental Health Worker program you may find job postings for positions with the following titles according to the Government of Canada:
- Addictions Worker
- Social Service Worker
- Mental Health Worker
- Addictions & Mental Health Worker
- Developmental Service Worker
- Direct Service Worker
- Life Skills Coach
*Hourly rate based on https://neuvoo.ca/salary/mental-health-worker/ontario/