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Practicum Placements & Careers

Practicum Placements:

Forward House offers college and university students the opportunity of practicum placements and internships.

In 2014-16, we provided more than 30 students with on-site practicum placements. Students came from Vancouver Island University, Sprott Shaw College, Discovery College, North Island College, College of the Rockies, and Stenberg College to learn more about the practice of Psychosocial Rehabilitation for clients who are experiencing mental health and/or addiction issues.

Students coming to Forward House typically include those studying in the Mental Health Care Worker, Community Support Worker, Health Care Aide, Psychiatric Nursing, and Human Services programs. Forward House is also prepared to provide placements for Business Management and Leadership students.

For more information, please contact our Executive Director, Sharon Welch, at 250-954-0785 or


Forward House employs full-time, part-time, and casual staff to provide exceptional service for our clients. We have a small and dedicated team of professionals who enjoy diversity, challenge, and good humour. We provide a strengths-based culture that focuses on the abilities of clients, volunteers, students, and staff alike.

Application Process:

1.      Download, complete, and submit application form with your cover letter and resume. Email to

2.      Attend a 1:1 interview with the Executive Director, if invited.

3.      Submit references and Criminal Record Check application.

Click here for Client Support Worker Job Description

Click here to download Employment Application Form.

Successful applicants will be provided with orientation and training.

For information on current postings, please contact our Executive Director, Sharon Welch, at 250-954-0785 or

Thank you for your interest in Forward House.

“The clients at FH have been so open to sharing their stories with us students. We have been able to learn so much from the FH clients, and for that I am so very grateful! Thank you FH clients.”
(FH practicum student)