Bilingual Mental Health and Addictions Nurse

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Entry Level, Experienced

Job Description


Are you an experienced, bilingual, registered nurse (RN), with clinical experience in providing mental health and/or addictions services for children and youth? Are you seeking a rewarding career that cares for others, in a professional practice that cares for you? You’re looking in the right place.

As a Bilingual Mental Health and Addictions Nurse, you will bring mental health and addictions expertise to provide essential health related advice and support to educators within the district school boards. You will play a key role in supporting students and/or parents access services such as family health care, community mental health and/or addictions agencies.

Whether you work in our office, in the community, or a health care facility – you will play a lead role in providing connected, accessible, patient-centred care – and be supported by our collaborative team that includes over 8,000 regulated health care and other professionals.

As a valued team member, your mission will be to help our patients be healthier at home, while you benefit from our supports for professional growth, personal wellness and work-life balance.

What will you do?

  • 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

What must you have?


  • Membership, in good standing, with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Fluent in English and French
  • 2+ years of recent 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
  • Advanced assessment and diagnostic reasoning skill
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Solid knowledge of health care related legislation and practices
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, assessment, decision-making skills and high flexibility is required
  • Effective time management skills, with the ability to work independently and co-operatively in a busy multidisciplinary environment
  • A valid driver’s licence and access to a reliable vehicle
  • Proficient in a Windows environment
  • We have a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy. As a condition of employment, all employees are required to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination status prior to start date.

What would give you the edge?

  • Case Management Certificate and/or case management experience
  • Experience working in schools

What do we offer?

We know wellness is supported with work-life balance. In an inclusive culture committed to support your passion for continuous learning, growth and innovation, we offer: ​

  • Attractive comprehensive compensation packages and benefits​
  • Valuable development opportunities​
  • Membership in a world class defined benefit pension plan
Who are we? 

We are Home and Community Care Support Services, ready to serve every person in Ontario. We partner with patients and caregivers, primary care providers, hospitals, long-term care and retirement homes, service providers and Ontario Health Teams, to deliver responsive, accessible, integrated, patient-centred care.

Why join us?

If you’re interested in driving excellence in care and service delivery, and seeking an unparalleled opportunity to lead and learn, partner and connect, care and be cared for, this is your home.

Equity, Inclusion, Diversity and Anti-Racism Commitment

Home and Community Care Support Services is committed to a culture of equity, inclusion, diversity and anti-racism. We are committed to attracting, engaging and developing a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve. We welcome and encourage applications from all qualified applicants. Accommodations for persons with disabilities required during the recruitment process are available upon request.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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