POSTING # ESC 014/14
JOB TITLE: Full-Time Mental Health and Addictions Nurse (RN/BScN)
LOCATION: Erie St. Clair Community Care Access Centre – CHATHAM SITE
SUPERVISOR: Patient Services Manager
The Erie St. Clair Community Care Access Centre (ESC CCAC) is a publically funded healthcare agency 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.
In support of this important initiative, the ESC CCAC is directly hiring a bilingual nurse with mental health and addictions expertise for children and youth. Extensive travel for this position may be required as this position will support students and school boards within the Erie St. Clair LHIN area up to and including the Owen Sound area. OTN services will also be available for use.
As a Mental Health Addictions Nurse, you will be reporting to the Manager, Mental Health and Addictions at the ESC CCAC and you will be working with district school boards 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.
- Must have two years of experience in providing direct clinical mental health and/or addictions services for children and youth
- Current registration as an RN/BScN in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario
- Knowledge of the mental health and addictions and service system for children and youth
- Solid knowledge of health care related legislation and practices
- Advanced assessment and diagnostic reasoning skills
- Ability to work independently
- Effective interpersonal and communications skills
- Travel will be required
- Must have a valid driver's license and access to a vehicle
- Proficiency in French is a requirement for bilingual positions
The Erie St. Clair CCAC offers a competitive salary range to qualified candidates who possess a RN/BScN designation:
$32.65 to $42.85
Placement on the Salary grid will be in accordance with the ONA Collective Agreement
This exciting new opportunity includes a comprehensive benefits package, including HOOPP, Dental, Vision, Long-Term Disability, Group Life Insurance.
If you are interested in working with children and youth with mental health and addictions, please highlight your experience and qualifications in writing by 4:30 p.m., 21 July 2014 and send to:
Erie St. Clair Community Care Access Centre
5415 Tecumseh Road East, 2nd Floor
Windsor ON N9T 1C5
FAX: 519 258 7354
PLEASE QUOTE POSTING # 014/14 ON YOUR APPLICATION
We thank all applicants for their interest, but advise that only those selected for interviews will be contacted.