Registered Nurse - School Mental Health & Addictions

1 week ago
Job ID
# Positions
Job Type
Full Time
Job Industry
Government and Public Sector, Healthcare and Medical Services
Career Level
Years of Experience

Job Description

The Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) is one of 14 LHINs transforming health care in Ontario.  The LHIN works with local health service providers and communities to design real-life solutions that improve access to care, better coordinate services and improve people’s experience with the health care system.



The Central LHIN is currently seeking a Registered Nurse on our School Mental Health & Addictions Team.



Reporting to a Senior Manager, Home and  Community Care, 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 patients 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.



Scheduled hours and days require flexibility in order to meet the needs of the Central LHIN and its patients.  These include evenings, weekends, statutory holidays and on call hours.  Initial area and/or schedule may change in order to facilitate the needs of the Central LHIN in accordance with the ONA Collective Agreement.



  • Diploma in nursing, preferred Bachelor’s of Nursing (BN/BScN) degree
  • Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Any relevant certification in Mental Health/Addictions
  • Minimum of two years direct recent and relevant clinical experience in providing mental health and/or addictions services for children and youth required
  • Knowledge of the mental health and addictions service system for children and youth in schools
  • Solid knowledge of health care related legislation and practices
  • Advanced assessment and diagnostic reasoning skills
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Problem-solving and critical thinking
  • Effective interpersonal, communications, and conflict resolution skills
  • Bilingualism considered an asset
  • Accurate and efficient keyboarding and computer skills and ability to use a mouse.
  • Valid driver’s license and car insurance
  • Travel will be required with own vehicle


Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) get people the care they need in their homes and communities across the province. Caring for more than 637,000 people annually, LHINs work with families to help determine the right care and health supports to keep people at home for as long as possible. Learn more about our Care Coordinator, Nursing and other opportunities at www.LHINjobs.ca.  


Central LHIN is committed to a culture that values diversity and inclusion


Central LHIN is committed to accommodating people with disabilities as part of our hiring process. If you have any special requirements during the recruitment process, please advise Human Resources. The Central LHIN is governed by the requirements of the French Language Services Act and therefore encourages applications from bilingual candidates.

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  Individuals with a disability requiring accommodation during the application and/or the interview process should advise the recruitment contact so arrangements can be made.


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