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Closing Date:
Open until position filled
Job Summary:

The North West Community Care Access Centre (NWCCAC) 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.


One Full Time Position

Location:  DRYDEN

Competition #NW16-42

The Mental Health and Addictions Nurse 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. The Mental Health and Addictions Nurse will also play a key role in helping students and/or parents' access services such as family health and/or addictions agencies.


  • Registered Nurse and relevant related experience;
  • current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario;
  • direct clinical experience in providing mental health and/or addictions services for children and youth;
  • knowledge of the mental health and addictions 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 ;
  • demonstrates a commitment to personal and client safety
  • must have valid driver's license and access to a vehicle;
  • travel will be required; and,
  • proficiency in French is an asset
  • Vulnerable Sector Check is required

The NWCCAC serves a diverse population throughout Northwestern Ontario.  We welcome resumes from all qualified individuals – we particularly encourage applications from Francophones and First Nations persons.

We are designated as a French Language Services organization and encourage bilingual candidates to apply.  Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter and detailed resume outlining their qualifications and experience quoting competition NW16-42 in confidence to: 

Human Resources

North West Community Care Access Centre

961 Alloy Drive

Thunder Bay, ON  P7B  5Z8


Fax:  (807) 344-5639

Deadline for applications:    November 25, 2016 at 4:30 p.m.

If you require accommodation throughout the job posting process, please contact the Human Resources to make appropriate arrangements.

We thank all applicants however only those considered for an interview will be contacted.