Hailing from Spryfield Nova Scotia, Jolene Comeau has a decade’s worth of professional experience in the field, starting when she obtained a Diploma in Child and Youth Care from Success College in 2003.
Jolene has worked with the IWK’s mental health support programs since 2003. This includes the Child and Family Day Treatment program, Children’s Response Program and the Adolescent Center for Treatment (ACT). Jolene has experience working with children and youth with many different mental health diagnosis/behavioural concerns such as ADHD, OCD, ODD, anxiety, depression and psychosis.
Jolene has also worked with the Halifax Regional School Board and the Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority as an Educational Program Assistant and supportive counsellor. In these roles, she helped support children and youth who were deaf, hard of hearing, blind or visually impaired as well as students with behavioural, emotional, and educational needs.
With Jolene’s education, work and life experiences she is a dedicated and passionate Child and Youth Care Worker that effectively supports and mentors individuals during difficult times.