Employment Services

CMHA is a partner of WorkBC to deliver one-to-one employment services.  Visit WorkBC Vernon for more information.

WorkBC

In partnership with Work BC Centre Vernon, CMHA supports and delivers Work BC One-to-One employment services to people who are living with mental health concerns. These services include Case Management, Customized employment, Job Search services, Employability workshops, skills training, Job start supports and more. If you, or someone you know is living with mental health issues and is looking for employment, reach out to us for one-to-one support today! The dedicated Case Manager and Customized Employment Advisor can help you with looking for work, prepping for interviews, starting a new job and keeping long term employment.

Work BC Case Manager: Rhea Evans, 250-542-3114 ext 245

Work BC Customized Employment Advisor: Edmund Jones, 250-542-3114 ext 242

For more information on WorkBC Employment Services and how to access support please visit: www.workbccentre-vernon.ca

Links to Employment Program

Links to Employment helps job seekers with persistent and multiple barriers reach their goals of obtaining meaningful training, volunteer work, and/or employment. Employment can be central to recovery and growth as work is a structured, purposeful activity that can enhance self-esteem and a sense of well-being within society. Employment and education are also a vital aspect of fostering connection, wellness, and resilience for members of a diverse community.

Launched in 2020, the program is a partnership between the Canadian Mental Health Association and the University of BC.

Full details about the Links to Employment program can be found on CMHA BC website. Click here to access. 

Program staff includes:

An Occupational Therapist supporting participants with their mental and physical wellness using a trauma-informed and evidence-based approach. Some services include but are not limited to skill building, self-management and psychosocial assessment and intervention.

A Vocational Counsellor providing participants with personalized, evidence-based employment support to help participants obtain meaningful work.

A Job Developer establishing meaningful and focused connections with employers to create links to long-term employment opportunities for program participants, and providing tailored job options with accommodations to meet the needs of each participant.

Vernon team: Asia Nijjar – [email protected]

Kayla Salkeld – [email protected]

Do you need to chat?Our Crisis Chat service is available now

Picking up the phone can be challenging and uncomfortable and we get that. We encourage you to use our online Crisis Chat. Crisis Chat is available from 5pm – 9pm Thursday through Sunday. You can access Crisis Chat here.

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