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Developmental Service Worker in Toronto, ON
on 13 April 2021
Typical Hospital Workplace
Fairly political and competitive. You have to fight for you place to stay there. But I’m sure if you’re okay with hospital politics and how to navigate them then you can go far.
Customer Service in Toronto, ON
on 22 February 2021
A mental health hospital that does not care about mental health
CAMH is one of Canada's leading mental health hospitals, but despite their focus on mental health they seem unable to manage the mental health and wellness of their staff and clients. They area always promoting a new campaign strategy, or workshop, or intention but the actual work environment at CAMH is poor. At the end of the day there is too much work and not enough funding (which to be fair CAMH has little control over). As well, many in their HR department and executive have no real experience working with mental health clients. Ive heard some pretty ignorant comments from HR and management staff.
Administrative Assistant in Toronto, ON
on 29 January 2021
Not so great
Most clinicians, workers, and doctors are truly wonderful, caring, and understanding people who are easy to speak to and work with/for. But sadly most management is not so caring and they will push you out if you stand up for yourself and refuse to be "bullied" - especially if you're an on-contract employee. If you're a hard-working "yes ma'am" kind of person you WILL be taken advantage of, and will constantly have extra duties added to your workload. For a place that has a deep focus on mental health, they are less than respectful or kind when it comes to their employees mental health.
Research Analyst in Toronto, ON
on 24 November 2020
Pays well for the psychologist you'll need to keep your job
I was an employee at CAMH within the last 2 years. I was attracted by the specialized type of research work and the compensation. Once I was hired I realized what CAMH was an employer that should be avoided for any unexperienced or experienced people in research.You'll be stuck in your position and there is no room for career advancement. The managers fail to adhere to Good Clinical Practice and other regulatory guidelines which endangers the patients registered in this hospital. For example, I was pressured into encouraging high risk patients to come into the office for research during flu seasons and the COVID pandemic.You will also have difficulties functioning in your role. The managers send copious amounts of e-mails and interrupt you while you're trying to input data or schedule patients. Please keep in mind that the amount of time that it takes to do all of this work will average 5-20 extra hours per week on top of the FTE contract that you are expected to work. You will not be compensated for this time and if you ask for compensation the managers will say that you didn't consult them and that you volunteered to do it. The managers will ensure that they bombard you with questions they don't have the answers for at meetings in front of the study investigators as a way to off-load responsibility of the burden onto you. You will be isolated from the scientists whose studies your working on and in your absence the managers damage your reputation in private meetings followed by the question bombardment at lab meetings.Your career trajectory within CAMH will look like the following: Within the first month of being hired the management works with HR to create a file on your "misgivings" so that they can fire you for not passing probation (3-6months) if you question their breech of ethical research standards such as GCP. If you want to pass probations you'll need to do your work, fix the work that the managers mismanaged, take on the manager's new work, work overtime on all of this, answer a barrage of e-mails intended on micromanaging your time, and not claim any of the extra hours that you work on all of this which for me and my associates spanned from an extra 5-20 hours per week on top of the contract FTE. Also a note of caution, reach out to the union early on and ask them how to conduct yourself around the PIs and managers. There are nefarious individuals in some departments who are known to make inappropriate advancements which escalate so it's important that you have them identified so that you can take your meetings over the phone or with other co-workers whenever possible.If you made it past your 6 month probation congratulations! You definitely earned it and you seem to really want to work there! Enjoy your contract for what it's worth for the next 2 years. Anticipate at the 3 year mark that file that the managers set up with HR has grown to the point where you'll need to be relocated and you'll need to restart this entire process. Why? So that by the 4 year point you don't transfer over into a full-time permanent employee with retirement benefits.
Registered Nurse in Toronto, ON
on 25 September 2020
Working as an RN at CAMH
OverallCAMH is a great place to start off a career in mental health services. Lots of experience can be gained from working in general and acute areas. They also offer Forensic mental health services which is a unique area of nursing, where law and mental health overlap. Lots of opportunities to learn and upgrade your skills. Co-workers are mostly supportive and professional. Management is hit & miss. I've had terrible managers and excellent ones... the type of manager you have will greatly impact your experience at CAMH. Overall it's a decent place to work, and the client base is diverse so very rarely boring. The pace depends on the type of unit you work on. The general and acute areas can be wild, but very rewarding. Just be sure to follow policies to the letter, as I've known amazing nurses who have lost their jobs over incidents due to their documentation review post-incident. Besides that, the institution is full of opportunities once inside with lots of horizontal mobility, and fair career advancement opportunities.

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