Regular Full Time
Home and Community Care - Mental Health and Addictions
Initial Location Newmarket
Reporting to the Manager, Home and Community Care, Mental Health, 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. Work will be required in different locations across the Simcoe County and York Region geography.
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 (English/ French) 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
Central LHIN is committed to providing support to applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process. Candidates requiring accommodation should advise Human Resources. Support will be provided in accordance with the applicant's needs and in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibilities for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.