Learning Opportunities

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 Clinical Director and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.

    Clinical Director and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
    Nicole Karki
    905-389-1361 ext 242
    nkarki@lynwoodcharlton.ca

  • College Students

    College students are supervised by senior Child and Youth Worker (CYW) staff, and may be placed in an Intensive Out of Home Program, day treatment or community-based program. Placement in an Intensive Out of Home 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
    Phone: 905-389-1361  Ex 232
    vdownie@lynwoodcharlton.ca

  • High School Students

    There are a limited number of high school cooperative placements available in the COMPASS Elementary 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 Senior Manager of Community Based Services.

    Senior Manager of Community Based Services
    Lynn Vanderbrug
    905-389-1361 ext 235
    lvanderbrug@lynwoodcharlton.ca

  • Art Therapy Students

    Art therapy students are supervised by a Registered Art Therapist in the COMPASS Secondary 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 Senior Manager of Community Based Services.

    Senior Manager of Community Based Services

    Lynn Vanderbrug
    905-389-1361 ext 235
    lvanderbrug@lynwoodcharlton.ca

  • Human Resources and Labour Studies Student Placements

    Lynwood Charlton Centre works in association with the Human Resource Management program at Mohawk College and the McMaster University School of Labour Studies to provide placements to students requiring career field experience. The Lynwood Charlton Centre Manager of Human Resources works closely with these students to complete daily HR tasks and special projects that provide a practical application of the theories learned in their academic programs. Students interested in completing their placement at Lynwood Charlton Centre should contact the Manager of Human Resources.

    Manager of Human Resources

    Tarah Middleton
    905-389-1361 x247
    tmiddleton@lynwoodcharlton.ca

  • Summer Jobs for Youth

    Over the last number of years, the Lynwood Charlton Centre has been fortunate to receive funding from the Canada Summer Jobs Program. The organization has different opportunities for paid summer work available each year. These positions typically vary in duration from 8 weeks – to 16 weeks of work. Past roles have included Project Administrators, Marketing and HR assistants, Summer Recreation Support, and Child and Youth Worker Assistant roles. If you are interested in a paid summer position at Lynwood Charlton Centre please contact hrdept@lynwoodcharlton.ca.