Student Placements

Learning Opportunities at Lynwood Charlton Centre

We provide learning opportunities for students on placement from several colleges and universities, including:

  • Mohawk College Child and Youth Worker (CYW), Social Services and Concurrent Disorders programs,
  • McMaster University School of Social Work,
  • McMaster School of Nursing,
  • Toronto Art Therapy Institute,
  • Various high school co-op placements, and
  • Developmental Service Worker (DSW) students.

Students provide us with new ideas, challenging questions, and extra sets of hands, eyes and ears to support the children and youth with whom we work.

Students on placement are supervised by qualified staff at all times, and gain valuable hands-on experience in the field of Child and Youth mental health.

Social Work Program Students

Social Work students are supervised by Registered MSW staff, and may participate in individual, family and group therapy, as well as case management and clinical documentation in a variety of programs. Requests for Social Work placements should be forwarded to the Director of Systems Operations.
Director of System Planning
Maggie Inrig
905-389-1361 ext 282

College Students

College students are supervised by senior Child and Youth Worker (CYW) staff, and may be placed in a residential, day treatment or community-based program.  Placement in a residential program involves working day and afternoon shifts, and may include weekend work.  College students will participate in the development and provision of therapeutic individual and group programming, and the supervision and support of children and youth developing social and life skills through daily routines and activities. Requests for placement as part of a College program should be forwarded to the Director of Program Operations.
Director of Program Operations
Vicki Downie
905-389-1361 ext 232

High School Students

There are a limited number of high school cooperative placements available in the Upper Paradise Day Treatment Program. High school students are supervised by teachers and Child and Youth Workers in the classroom setting.  Requests for high school co-op placement should be forwarded to the Manager of Community and School Based Services.
Manager of Community & School Based Services
Lynn Vanderbrug
905-389-1361 ext 235

Art Therapy Students

Art therapy students are supervised by a Registered Art Therapist in the Compass Day Treatment Program.  Students will participate in the development and implementation of art therapy activities in a classroom setting.  Requests for art therapy placement should be forwarded to the Team Leader of the Compass Day Treatment program.

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