What we do
Career Links provides fast-track employment placement supports for individuals experiencing challenges to workforce participation as a result of mental health illness or issues, including those who may have concurrent substance abuse disorders.
Career Links takes a comprehensive approach to the development of natural supports and ongoing mentorship in the workplace.
Career Links is designed for individuals who desire rapid placement in a competitive or volunteer setting and who may be seeking time-unlimited job stabilization support.
Who we serve
- Are 18 years of age or older
- Experience barriers to employment as a result of a mental illness or mental health issues and who may have a concurrent substance abuse disorder
- Demonstrate the readiness, willingness and ability to benefit from service
- Are stabilized on medications
- Have stable personal circumstances (e.g. food, clothing, shelter and transportation)
- Have an identifiable support network
How we do it
- Participant Orientation and Intake
- Career Assessment
- Individualized Service Planning
- Job Placement
- Job Stabilization
- Case Management and Follow-up
- Rapid placement
- Time-unlimited job stabilization supports
- Optional disclosure
- Individualized services with intensity of supports tailored to individual need
- Employment placement based on individual preference and career objectives
- Ability to pursue employment and/or volunteer activities
- No minimum required hours of work
- Impacting quality of life through enhanced workforce participation
- Job stabilization supports on a time unlimited basis
- Integrated employment supports
- Facilitated support network communication
- Building natural community and workplace supports
- Addressing issues related to stigma, disclosure and capability
- Building the community’s capacity to be more inclusive of mental health issues/illness
For more information or to make a referral, contact:
915 33 Street NE Calgary, AB T2A 6T2
Career Links is a partnership between Prospect, Alberta Health Services-Mental Health & Wellness and the United Way of Calgary and Area.
If you’re a results-oriented donor, Prospect is a great option. We help Albertans go from relying on society to helping build society. In 2020 we placed 582 people in jobs, reducing social services costs by approximately $10 million and returning almost $2 million to Alberta in tax dollars.