Community Mental Health Worker (Canada Summer Jobs)

  • Full Time
  • Toronto

Skills for Change

JOB CLASSIFICATION: Community Mental Health Worker (Canada Summer Jobs)

DEPARTMENT/PROGRAM: Employment Services

COMPANY: Skills for Change

LOCATION: 65 Overlea Blvd, Suite 260, Toronto, Ontario

REPORTS TO: Supervisor, Employment Services


HOURS: 35 hours per week (Monday-Friday, with occasional evening and/or weekend hours)

RATE: $16.55

START DATE: Immediately

DURATION: 8 weeks



Located on the traditional territories of the Mississauga of the Credit, the Anishinaabeg, the Chippewa, Haudenosaunee, and the Wendat peoples, Skills for Change is working towards advancing the Sustainable Development Goals for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Named Charity Village’s Best Non-Profit Employer – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and winner of the 2021 Canada Volunteer Awards for innovation, our organization is committed to reducing poverty, improve mental health, eliminating gender-based violence, building community, eradicating systemic racism, and settling and creating sustainable communities for all immigrants, refugees, and underserved communities.

Founded in 1982, Skills for Change is a leading registered charity and non-profit organization serving immigrants and refugees in Canada. Our mission is to build welcoming and equitable communities. Skills for Change is known for pioneering programs that respond to shifting immigration and workplace trends and lead to employment. We create skills development opportunities for immigrants and refugees to access and fully participate in the workplace and wider community. Our Agency has played a major role in uplifting immigrant and equity-seeking communities for 40 years. As one of the leading holistic service providers in our sector, Skills for Change offers more than 25 programs and services and annually serves 16,000 people who are newcomers, immigrants, and equity-seeking groups in services around employment, integration, mental health, leadership, entrepreneurship, and more. Skill for Change has a $10+ million annual budget and 100 employees serving clients at across multiple locations.


With 40+ years of operations, Skills for Change is a highly respected non-profit charity with a province-wide reputation for pioneering programs that respond to shifting immigration and workplace trends and lead to employment. Skills for Change provides multi-sited employment, job skills, career exploration through mentoring and entrepreneurship, job development, mental health and wellness, language and settlement programs, and services throughout the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Areas.


  • Research specific workshop topics; assist with developing workshop presentation slide decks; assist data recording
  • Assists in planning, organizing and implementing virtual and in-person events, activities/workshops
  • Assist in workshop development and facilitation, referrals to other programs (e.g., mentoring, mental health program)
  • Support administrative tasks (e.g., answering phones, responding to community inquiries, filing, photocopying etc.)
  • Provide administrative assistance (e.g., filing, data entry, event planning)
  • Other tasks as required.


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented, with the ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines simultaneously;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel, PowerPoint, and Word;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information with discretion;
  • A positive attitude and willingness to learn.


  • Applicants must have reached the age of 15 and not yet reached the age of 30 upon commencement of employment.
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • Completed or in pursuit of post-secondary education in journalism, communications or relevant subject area and experience, as well as highly developed communication skills, drafting skills and familiarity with a range of media tools.


Skills for Change provides learning and training opportunities for immigrants, refugees and equity seeking groups to access and fully participate in the workplace and wider community to persons with disabilities to newcomers to Canada (including refugees) to Indigenous peoples to members of a visible minority to children or youth to seniors to the 2SLGBTQ+ community. Skills for Change offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in each stage of the hiring process. If you are contacted regarding a job opportunity, please advise if you require accommodation. This document is available in alternate format on request.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.