POSTING # ESC 019/16
JOB TITLE: Mental Health and Addictions Nurse (RN/BScN)
POSITIONS: 1 Permanent Full-Time and 1 Temporary Full-Time for approximately 1 year (Mat Leave)
LOCATION: Erie St. Clair Community Care Access Centre – WINDSOR 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 nurse with mental health and addictions expertise for children and youth. Travel for this position may be required as this position will support students and school boards within the Erie St. Clair LHIN area
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
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Our Mental Health and Addictions Nurses are members of the Ontario Nurses Association.
Priority consideration will be given to candidates who possess knowledge of Canada's two official languages.
Qualified individuals are invited to apply in writing by July 5th, 2016, quoting posting number ESC 019/16 to:
Erie St. Clair Community Care Access Centre
5415 Tecumseh Road East, 2nd Floor
Windsor ON N9T 1C5
FAX: 519 258 7354
We thank all applicants for their interest, but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.