Get the Skills to Become a Crisis Response and Mental Health Worker

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Crisis Response and Mental Health Workers play an important role in many people’s recovery process

Professional Crisis Response and Mental Health Worker Training in as Little as 37 Weeks

Some people need a little extra help in life, and it takes a special kind of caring person to provide that support. Crisis Response and Mental Health Workers specialize in providing counseling and support services to individuals under emotional distress often caused by mental and behavioural issues, conducting interventions as needed.

If you’re a compassionate person with the ability to connect with people and assist them through trying times, you could be well-suited to succeed as a professional Crisis Response and Mental Health Worker.

 
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The best way to see if Discovery Community College is the right fit for you is to see it for yourself. You can tour our facilities, get all your questions answered, and meet with both learners and instructors. Schedule a Tour Now or Get more info.

Why Upskilling is Essential in Today’s Job Market

Like many Canadians, you may be concerned about the rising cost of living and the need to find ways to increase your income potential. If you’re looking to stay ahead of the curve, training to obtain new qualifications could be a great solution.

Discovery Community College is dedicated to offering convenient, supportive, and affordable career training. With a range of funding options available, there has never been a better time to invest in upskilling. Contact us today to learn how we can help you get ahead in today’s job market.

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This fun, online quiz takes 3 minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for. Get Your Career Training Readiness score now >>

Practical “On-The-Job” Training

As a learner in the Discovery Community College Crisis Response and Mental Health Worker program, you’ll train hands-on during a 4-week practicum at a variety of sites in the community. Practicums are an excellent way to gain real-world experience, make important industry connections and try different aspects of the profession before you complete this program.

Successful ready-to-work graduates of this program enter the professional world with confidence, knowing they have both the theoretical classroom skills and the hands-on, practical experience to make a real difference in their new career. With career-focused Crisis Response and Mental Health Worker training and dedicated support from Discovery Community College, you could be working in a new career in less than a year.

Convenient Learning Options

At Discovery Community College, you don’t have to put your life on hold to start career training. We offer accessible learning including on-campus, online and blended on-campus and online learning options.

Many of our learners are raising families and some continue to work while training. We will help you choose a schedule that works for you.

International Learners

As an international learner training at Discovery Community College, our co-op based training programs allows you to gain real-world experience in the community with a cooperative work experience placement upon completion of the program.

Almost 35 Years of Success

Discovery Community College has been training learners just like you for successful careers for almost 35 years. Our college is a well-respected institution, who has formed alliances with numerous community partners. We are also registered with and designated by the Private Training Institutions Branch of British Columbia, formally PPSEC, since 1996.

Is a Career as a Crisis Response and Mental Health Worker Right for You?

If you’re interested in learning more about Crisis Response and Mental Health Worker training and exploring whether this might be the career path for you, fill out the form on this page.

Our friendly and knowledgeable Career Advisors are also happy to answer any questions you have and can help with everything from courses, to job outlook, to helping you find ways to reduce, or even pay for, your tuition.

To speak with an Admissions Rep right away, give us a call at 1-877-315-5241.

Crisis Response & Mental Health Worker

37-Week Certificate | $52,140 median annual salary*

  • Expected Job Openings in BC (2022-2032): 11,460**
  • Occupations include Crisis Support Worker, Mental Health Worker

NOC – 42201

*https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/marketreport/wages-occupation/5067/BC visited on May 24, 2024. Wage source for crisis intervention workers in British Columbia with the lowest 10% earning $40,794 to the highest 10% of workers earning $65,175.

**https://www.workbc.ca/career-profiles/social-and-community-service-workers visited on May 24, 2024.

Becoming a Qualified Crisis Response and Mental Health Worker

If you’re looking for a rewarding and fulfilling career, look no further than a career in crisis response. At Discovery Community College, we’re proud of our history of trainee success.

During this program, you will learn:

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Conflict Management
  • Communication in Mental Health
  • Human Development – Adulthood
  • Mental Health & Addictions
  • And more!

The Foundational CRMHW Certificate course includes:

  • Provincial Violence Prevention (8 hours)
  • First Aid/CPR locally sourced (16 hours)
  • Mental Health First Aid (9 hours)
  • Enhancing Physiological Health, Wellness and Resilience (5 hours)
  • Mental Health: Psychologically Healthy Workplaces (2 hours)

Career Opportunities

This program is designed to provide you with the skills, knowledge and attitudes required to work as a Crisis Response & Mental Health Worker. Ready-to-work graduates are qualified to work in areas such as:

  • Community Social Service Agencies
  • Support Services
  • Group Home Settings
  • Shelters
  • Harm Reduction and Community Enforcement

There has never been more funding for career training than there is right now. A variety of funding opportunities may be available to you, including WorkBC, Student Aid BC, and employment grants. An experienced Financial Aid Representative is available to answer any questions you may have, can assist with potential funding applications and help you discover the best options for your specific needs.

Crisis Response & Mental Health Worker Certificate: Weeks Total Hours
GO 901 Get Oriented1.020
IT 701 Introduction to Computers3.060
ES 501 Employability Skills1.020
Foundational CRMHW Certificates*2.040
Professionalism & Ethics – CRMHW2.040
Diversity in Canada2.040
Indigenous Cultures in Canada2.040
Crisis Intervention2.040
Conflict Management2.040
Communication in Mental Health4.080
Human Development – Adulthood2.856
Mental Health & Addictions7.0140
Professional Growth2.040
Work Experience – Practicum4.284
Total weeks and hours 37740

Crisis Response and Mental Health Worker Program

Upon successful completion of this program, you will have the skills to work in areas such as community social service agencies, support services, group home settings, shelters, harm reduction and community enforcement.

The Foundational CRMHW Certificate course includes:

  • Provincial Violence Prevention (8 hours)
  • First Aid/CPR locally sourced (16 hours)
  • Mental Health First Aid (9 hours)
  • Enhancing Physiological Health, Wellness and Resilience (5 hours)
  • Mental Health: Psychologically Healthy Workplaces (2 hours)

This program may be offered in these delivery formats:

  • In-person in the classroom at a DCC campus with practicum placements in the community
  • In-person online with practicum placements in the community
  • A combination of in-person classroom learning and in-person online learning with practicum placements in the community
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