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Circle of Care has made all of our student placement selections for Fall 2022. We are excited to welcome students to our HR, Social Work, Volunteer Resources Departments and more! We look forward to providing students with hands-on experience, opportunities to develop their leadership skills and events to support the development of this community. No further applications for this Fall will be accepted at this time.

Student Opportunities

At Circle of Care, we foster strong partnerships with various educational institutions to provide excellent learning opportunities for students.

Our Student Programs

At Circle of Care, we offer opportunities to students to grow their skills and gain work experience as part of two programs:

Summer Student Program

Our Summer Student program runs each year from May to August, offering summer employment to students currently enrolled or recently graduated from post secondary studies. We are pleased to welcome back many Circle of Care alumni through this program each summer.

Co-op/Placement Program

Our co-op/placement program runs year-round, offering work experience to post secondary students. We partner directly with schools to recruit, and post these positions on school-specific job portals. The students work in departments that align with their program to gain work experience as part of their curriculum. We have students joining us in May, September or January, typically for a four-month period.

Benefits of our Student Programs

  • Take part in unique learning opportunities including cross-disciplinary guest speakers
  • Develop the knowledge and on the job experience required for a professional practice
  • Participate in student-specific events
  • Gain visibility into a rapidly growing sector of the healthcare industry
  • Contribute to the meaningful purpose of supporting seniors to age independently in their homes
  • Develop a network of industry mentors, colleagues and connections
  • Open up potential future career opportunities

Circle of Care’s Student Placement Hiring Process

Circle of Care partners directly with several educational institutions to hire students from specific programs for placement opportunities that fit our client needs. When we open a placement or summer student role up to general applications, students can find the role posted on our general careers page and apply online. If you are a student actively seeking a placement opportunity, please connect with your educational institution to find out if a Circle of Care partnership has been established for your program. Interested applicants must apply online and will be contacted if under consideration.

Hear What our Former Students Have to Say!

“While in my position working with the Volunteer Resources Department, I worked with Bereavement, Hospice and Social Work clients. I helped facilitate the bereavement intake process, developed care plans for clients, supported counselling phone calls, and co-facilitated support groups. I not only learned the importance of building trust and rapport with clients, but I was also provided with a valuable opportunity to further develop my active and attentive listening, counselling skills, putting into practice organizing strategies that assist with balancing a caseload, and resourcefulness strategies that assist with connecting clients to resources and services. Overall, it has been a very rewarding and fulfilling experience to learn from my colleagues and clients.”

– Iris G., Volunteer Resources Summer Student

“I was a Human Resources (HR) Summer Student Staff Training and Development Officer. I worked with both the Training and Development and Communications departments. There are many great opportunities for expanding your knowledge in many different subject areas. For example, I was in HR but I also developed valuable communication and research skills. In addition, I expanded my healthcare knowledge by researching mental and physical diseases, educating employees on different types of mobility devices, and how to care for clients. Something that brought meaning to my work was realizing how much my work benefits clients and employees through the education and resources it provides them. Working at Circle of Care brought me out of my comfort zone and, in turn, helped to foster my personal and career growth.”

– Stefanie M.Training and Development and Communications Summer Student

“Working as Circle of Care’s Client Services team this summer has truly been a rewarding experience. From day one, Circle of Care has created a welcoming and caring work environment. I had the opportunity to work with some amazing staff members and I appreciate the time and effort my team has put into training and helping me throughout these past few months. I encourage future students to continue to ask questions because Circle of Care staff are always happy to help. I had a great summer and I hope to return to Circle of Care in the future!”

– Kirsten S., Client Services Summer Student

“As a student studying Social Work, I worked with Circle of Care’s Volunteer Resources Department and was lucky enough to be on the Hospice and Bereavement team for the past summer. Circle of Care gave me invaluable client-facing experiences; from co-facilitating groups, to managing my own caseload of clients. I loved being part of the close knit team and the feeling of being valued and appreciated by my supervisors. Without a doubt, my favourite memories from my time at Circle of Care is seeing all of my clients smile whenever I showed up for a home visit.”

– Nicola F., Hospice & Bereavement Summer Student

“Over the past four months, I had the pleasure of working as a summer student with the Quality, Risk, and Performance team at Circle of Care. This placement marked my first experience working in the health industry, and I could not have asked for a more positive introduction to working in this sector. As a member of the Quality, Risk, and Performance team, I appreciated the freedom I was given to take the lead on projects, while also feeling supported by members of the quality team during times of need. One thing I really enjoyed about my work this summer was the opportunity to virtually lead meetings with other staff members from different departments for one of the Quality team’s projects. These conversations allowed me to gain an understanding of Circle of Care, which I would not have been able to achieve by sifting through documents or analyzing data alone. Thank you to everyone who helped make my experience with Circle of Care a great one!”

– Colleen K.Quality, Risk, and Performance Summer Student

Throughout my student placement at Circle of Care, I worked in the IT department supporting helpdesk for all employees. As a current computer science student, the position has provided me with an incredible amount of experience including first-hand knowledge of enterprise software that I would have never had the chance to learn elsewhere. In my role I was able to resolve technical issues, handle both client/worker app difficulties and set up numerous amounts of software for the organization. The IT team has been extremely helpful and supportive of my growth by providing various means of exposure and learning to help further my development and skill set. My time at Circle of Care has been very fulfilling and I know that the knowledge I have gained will follow me through the rest of my career.”

 Brian H., IT Student

“Working as a student with Circle of Care’s Communications team this summer has been an exciting, invaluable, and unforgettable experience. This position has taught me the importance of communication between an organization and its external and internal stakeholders in a healthcare environment. Communication is the core aspect in bridging together many individuals, including Circle of Care staff, clients, caregivers, volunteers, and students. I am grateful for the opportunity to help maintain that connection. Over the past 4 months, I had the pleasure of maintaining weekly web content for our Personal Support Workers, redesigning website pages to meet AODA compliance, designing digital advertising materials for clients and our corporate employees, and writing articles. Nonetheless, I am appreciative to be a part of an organization and team where creativity was not limited but rather encouraged. Thank you to the Communications team for your mentorship and guidance this summer!”

– Pooja S., Communications Summer Student

“I worked as a student on Circle of Care’s HR team. In this position, I had an amazing role that involved supporting the recruitment process and liaising with colleagues and new hires. One of the things that I liked when working at Circle of Care is finding that sense of purpose that enables me to build a new skill set and put everything I have learned into action. It is rewarding to see candidates I spoke with begin their new roles at Circle of Care. I realized that whatever I worked on, big or small, had an impact on the community and organization’s goals which gave me a huge sense of pride and satisfaction. I feel that the knowledge I have gained and the overall experience have prepared me for my next HR role.”

– Elka Z.Human Resources Summer Student

“My time as an HR student with Circle of Care has provided me with an opportunity to learn and grow in many more ways than I had anticipated. I am so grateful to the HR team for allowing me to get involved in so many aspects of their department, from participating in Health, Safety and Wellness initiatives, and assisting with Talent Acquisition, to sitting on various committees and contributing to department projects. I really feel like I’ve been granted a unique opportunity with Circle of Care in terms of the variety of learning experiences I’ve been exposed to. Kai, Allison, and the rest of the HR team were wonderful guides throughout my time with Circle of Care. I feel lucky to have had the chance to work for a team that is willing to help me learn, encourage my growth, and brought me on to new things to help develop my knowledge and skills. My experience with Circle of Care has introduced me to a work environment where people are passionate about their work and dedication to constantly strive for improvement. Being surrounded by that energy is so encouraging and inspiring to see as someone who was new to the job and industry.”

– Chloe L., Human Resources Summer Student

Placement Opportunities

  • Human Resources
  • IT
  • Social Work
  • Volunteer Department
  • Holocaust Survivor Program
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Project Management
  • Client Services
  • Summer Student Opportunity

Schools We Have Partnered With

  • Seneca College
  • George Brown College
  • Humber College
  • Centennial College
  • Sheridan College
  • Lambton College
  • University of Windsor
  • University of Toronto
  • Ryerson University
  • University of Guelph-Humber
  • Yeshiva University
  • York University
 
Central HCCSS
Claims Conference
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Government of Canada
City of Toronto
Hospice Palliative Care Ontario
Accreditation Canada