Mental Health & Addictions Registered Nurse
The Central West Community Care Access Centres (CCACs) is one of fourteen CCACs in Ontario dedicated to supporting and enhancing the quality of life, independence, health and well-being of individuals in the community by offering a single point of access for community services and demonstrating leadership and excellence in community care.
The Mental Health & Addiction Nurses in District School Boards Program is important to Ontario’s plan to improve services and support for children and youth with mental health and addictions needs. As part of the overall commitment through Ontario’s Comprehensive Mental Health and Addictions Strategy, the program will help district school boards build the capacity to recognize and respond to student mental health and addiction issues.
Reporting to the Client Services Manager - Mental Health and Addictions, you will
be assigned to a district school board to advise educators, develop individual care plans in collaboration with other professionals and assist boards in developing strategies to address mental health and addiction needs.
Responsibilities will include:
• assisting school boards in recognizing and responding to student mental health and addiction issues;
• providing services and support to students with mild to complex mental health and substance abuse issues;
• developing plans for clients with mental health and addiction needs including the transition of students back to school from hospitalization;
• providing support or intervention for issues such as self-harm or treatment refusal. You will also play a key role in helping students and/or parents’ access services such as family health and/or addictions agencies.
- Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Nurse
- Case Management Certificate is an asset
- Minimum of two (2) years of relevant experience as a Registered Nurse
- Knowledge of the mental health and addictions service system for children and youth
- Direct clinical experience in providing mental health and/or addictions services for children and youth
- Solid knowledge of health care related legislation and practices
- Advanced assessment and diagnostic reasoning skills
- Must be able to practice independently and interdependently
- Effective interpersonal and communication skills
- Effective organizational and planning skills
- Proficiency with computerized information systems
- French language is an asset
- Must have a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle
- Demonstrates commitment to the CCAC’s mission and values
- Effectively maintain a constant flow of verbal and written communication with others throughout the workplace as well as outside the organization
- Able to communicate with clients’, their families, and other relevant individuals in order to follow through with care plan directives
- Demonstrated awareness of cultural diversity, as well as ability to behave discreetly and sensitively to confidential issues
LOCATION: The Central West CCAC has offices in Brampton, Etobicoke and Orangeville.
HOW TO APPLY
If you are seeking a chance to truly make a difference in the lives of others as well as your own, please apply on-line, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or via fax at 905 796-4692.
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