Bilingual (French/English) Mental Health and Addictions Nurse

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At Home and Community Care Support Services Toronto Central by providing an accessible workplace, we want all of our employees to feel valued, appreciated, and free to be who they are at work. That is why we are intentionally committed to diversity and inclusion by providing an accessible and inclusive work place for all persons. We are strongly committed to include Black, Indigenous, visible minorities, Francophone, 2SLGBTQ+ persons, neurodiversity, women, national origin, ancestry, disability status, age, marital status, pregnancy, citizenship, all faiths, or any other aspect, which makes them unique, through recognizing each applicant through anti-racism and anti-oppressive practices to ensure equitable opportunity.




As an integral part of this interdisciplinary team, the Mental Health and Addictions Nurse will bring mental health and addictions expertise to provide essential health related advice and support to educators within the district school boards. The nurses will assist school boards in recognizing and responding to student mental health and addiction issues and work with the boards to develop strategies to address student mental health and addictions needs. The MHA nurse will play a key role in providing the support in helping students and/or parents access services such as family health care, community mental health and/or addictions agencies.




  • Advise educators on potential side-effects of different classes of medications
  • Provide medical consultation to educators regarding issues ie. medication management for students, particularly those with complex medical conditions concurrent with mental illness or addictions
  • Liaise with children’s mental health agencies and primary care practitioners as required
  • Provide support and/or intervention in complex issues such as refusal to attend treatment, self-harm, suicide, or violent behaviour
  • Support educators to meet the complex medical and mental health needs of students who require extra supports for health and/or safety concerns of self and/or others 



  • Registered Nurse in good standing with the CNO; Case Management Certificate is an asset
  • Must be fluent in English and French
  • A minimum of two (2) years relevant 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
  • Experience working in schools is an asset
  • Solid knowledge of health care related legislation and practices
  • Advanced assessment and diagnostic reasoning skill
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, decision-making skills, and high flexibility is required
  • Ability to work independently, interdependently and co-operatively in a busy multi-disciplinary situation
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Effective communication and listening skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast paced environment
  • Demonstrated care coordination, assessment, and interviewing skills
  • Good understanding of the roles of other health care professionals affiliated with the Toronto Central LHIN Knowledge of funding agencies available to support Toronto Central LHIN clients
  • A car and valid driver's licence is required. The successful candidate would have to provide proof that s/he has a valid driver's licence upon being hired
  • Demonstrated computer literacy in a Windows environment is required
  • Knowledge of and experience working with culturally diverse groups


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