Mental Health and Addictions Nurse (Full Time) - Woodstock

Posted Date 3 weeks ago(6/10/2022 9:11 AM)
Job ID
Job Location
CA-ON-London | CA-ON-Woodstock
# Positions
Job Type
Job Industry
Government and Public Sector, Healthcare and Medical Services
Home and Community Care Support Services South West
Career Level
Years of Experience

Job Description


Home and Community Care Support Services South West is seeking a Mental Health and Addictions Nurse to support Huron County School Boards!



Opportunity Summary:


The Mental Health and Addictions Nurse (“MHAN”) is responsible and accountable to provide essential mental health and addiction services to students registered within District School Boards (DSBs). MHANs are an integral part of an inter-disciplinary DSB-based team, including mental health workers and DSB staff, that will work together to provide early identification and intervention services and supports to students with mental health and addictions issues.


What will you do?


As a MHAN, you will: 

  • Provide support to DSBs to build capacity for recognizing and appropriately responding to student mental health and addictions issues.
  • Collaborate with an inter-disciplinary team and provide essential health-related advice and support to the DSBs’ staff in developing comprehensive plans to respond to the mental health and addiction needs of students.
  • Advise school staff on potential side effects of different classes of medications, and provide medical consultation to school staff regarding issues such as medication management for individual students.
  • Provide early interventions of care for working with students and families as addressed with counseling and therapeutic interventions and follow up assessments for mental health and addiction issues.
  • Provide support to the intervention team in the management of complex issues such as refusal to attend treatment, self-harm, suicide, or violent behavior.
  • Provide essential health-related advice and support to the Mental Health leaders in developing comprehensive board plans to respond to the mental health and addiction needs of students.
  • Act as a spokesperson as required, and interpret the role of HCCSS to patients, health care professionals, and to the public. Ensure positive public relations and effective coordination of services through ongoing liaison and participation on internal and external committees.
  • Assess and promote a safe environment for patients, caregivers, family members, and staff.
  • Receive, prioritize and take timely action regarding new request for service.
  • Develop and build relationships with mental health service providers and educators by utilizing various forms of communication including face-to- face and virtual/telephone interactions.


What must you have? 

  • Registered Nurse (RN) with membership in good standing with the College of Nurses.
  • Minimum of three to five years’ relevant experience as a RN.
  • Minimum of two years’ direct clinical experience in providing mental health and/or addictions services to children and youth.
  • Knowledge of the mental health and addictions service system for children and youth.
  • Advanced assessment and diagnostic reasoning skills.
  • Effective organizational and planning skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to engage with educators and system partners, and other relevant individuals in order to follow through with care plan directives.
  • Demonstrated awareness of cultural diversity, as well as ability to behave discreetly and sensitively to confidential issues.
  • Proficiency with Windows-based hardware/software and inter/intranets.
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License and access to a vehicle.
  • Will be required to present a Police Vulnerable Sector Check as a requirement of employment. 


What would give you an advantage? 

  • Ability to speak French or another second language.
  • Canadian Nurses Association certification in Psychiatric Nursing is an asset.
  • Case Management Certificate is an asset.


Who we are:


Home and Community Care Support Services South West is one of 14 Home and Community Care Support Services organizations in Ontario with a focused mandate to deliver local health care services such as home and community care and long-term care home placement. These organizations were previously known as Local Health Integration Networks at a time when they also led local health care planning and funding, and those functions are now part of Ontario Health. Learn more at


Our organization is a recipient of the 2019 Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month Great Employers Award, making it a recognized organization in supporting employee health and safety. 



How do I apply?


Please visit to submit your resume and cover letter. Application deadline is 10 July 2022 at 23:59 hours.


We are committed to a culture that values diversity and inclusion. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities, and are committed to providing accommodation as part of our hiring process. If you have special requirements, please advise Human Resources during the recruitment process.


Home and Community Care Support Services values the health and safety of its employees and is committed to the prevention of COVID-19 exposure and transmission of infection to employees, patients, caregivers, volunteers, visitors and residents. As a requirement of Home and Community Care Support Services’ Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, all employees must be considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19.



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