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Permanent Full-Time Mental Health and Addictions Nurse

Closing Date:
Open until position filled
Job Summary:

JOB TITLE:            Permanent Full-Time Mental Health and Addictions Nurse

LOCATION:           Erie St. Clair Community Care Access Centre – SARNIA 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 nurses with mental health and addictions expertise to support school boards and students in the Erie St. Clair LHIN area, Chatham/Kent, Sarnia/Lambton, Windsor/Essex.   


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 assigned 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.   


  • 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
  • Cross site travel will be required
  • Must have a valid driver's license and access to a vehicle
     The Erie St. Clair CCAC offers a competitive salary range to qualified candidates who possess a RN/BScN designation:
    $32.65 to $42.85 per hour
    Placement on the salary grid will be in accordance with the ONA Collective Agreement
    This pportunity 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 21 July 2014 and send to:
    Human Resources
    Erie St. Clair Community Care Access Centre
    5415 Tecumseh Road East, 2nd Floor
    Windsor ON  N9T 1C5
    FAX:  519 258 7354
    POSTING # ESC 013/14
    We thank all applicants for their interest, but advise that only those selected for interviews will be contacted.


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Community Care Access Centres (CCACs) connect people across Ontario with quality in‐home and community‐based health care. CCACs provide information, access to qualified care providers and community‐based services to help people come home from hospital or live independently at home.