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Canadian Mental Health Association Toronto Branch

Nurse Case Manager

Canada-Ontario-Toronto

1418342

Company Information

The Canadian Mental Health Association Toronto Branch is a non-profit community based mental health agency providing a wide range of services across Toronto. The Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACT) is a multidisciplinary team providing community based support, rehabilitation and treatment for people living with mental illness. The team is based out of CMHA Toronto – Lawrence Site. Services are provided in the community and focus on stabilization, community integration, quality of life and recovery from mental illness.


Job Description

Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACT) - West

         Key Responsibilities:

As part of the team you will:

  • Develop therapeutic alliance with clients and their support systems/significant others

  • Provide psycho-education around meds and symptoms

  • Monitor treatment regimes

  • Assess mental status and monitor physical health needs

  • Support the agency’s primary health care and chronic disease management initiative

  • Assess client needs and link to appropriate resources

  • Work from a recovery based perspective

  • Collaborate service provision with other team members

    The position requires the following:

  • BScN Degree and Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • 2 years experience working with people with mental illness, preferably community-based
  • Excellent skills in mental health assessment and teaching, medication monitoring, case management, and crisis intervention
  • Excellent organizational skills are required
  • Ability to work independently and in a dynamic team environment
  • Knowledge and understanding of the ACT Model and recovery-oriented practice
  • Primarily day hours with occasional evenings (11am-7pm), weekends and holidays
  • Experience with addictions, forensics and dual diagnosis is an asset
  • Fluency in a second language is an asset
  • Ability to work with diverse communities
  • Ability to work from an anti-oppressive framework

 

Successful applicants must have a valid Ontario driver’s license, access to a vehicle and insurance for transporting clients.

Please submit cover letter and resume in one document by Friday, December 9, 2016 by 5:00 pm to Manager, Assertive Community Treatment Programs at Canadian Mental Health Association Toronto Branch, 700 Lawrence Avenue West, Suite 480, Toronto Ontario M6A 3B4 or email work@cmha-toronto.net or fax to 416-789-9079. If submitting resumes by email, please type Nurse Case Manager in the subject line.   

The Canadian Mental Health Association is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from equity seeking groups’ including qualified individuals with personal experience of the mental health system. If you are contacted by our offices regarding a job opportunity please advise prior to the interview should you require any accommodation.


Contact Information

Canadian Mental Health Association Toronto Branchhttp://toronto.cmha.ca/
Posting Date: 30-Nov-2016Medical/Healthcare Permanent, Full-Time $55,410 - $66,723/yr 1 ASAP
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