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Canadian Mental Health Association - Toronto

Nurse Case Manager


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Job Description




Mental Health and Justice Case Management


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 Mental Health and Justice Case Management Team (MHJCM) is being enhanced to better support individuals with complex mental/physical health and substance use issues from a recovery- based philosophy. With a dedicated CD Specialist/Case Manager and Nurse Case Manager the team is becoming a multidisciplinary one that will provide individualized supports to improve mental health and physical well- being, and to increase housing tenure.  Service is provided in collaboration with the Mental Health and Justice Case Management Team as part of a city wide mental health and justice initiative.


The Nurse Case Manager will provide community- based support one to one with clients, facilitate groups and make linkages to other services. The Nurse Case Manager will also provide individual and team consultation on mental/physical health issues to related justice/forensic programs; this is a key element of the role.  Case load will be determined based on intensity of service dedicated to RN assessments and interventions.


Responsibilities include:

  • Client-centred engagement, service provision and interventions; monitoring, evaluation and follow-up

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

  • Assessment of mental and primary health conditions; orientation to program and agency

  • Providing oversight, direct service, consultation and education around mental/physical health conditions, medications, side effects and symptoms to clients/colleagues

  • Monitoring treatment plans, medication administration and coordinating follow up/referrals

  • Consultation to other staff on physical/mental health issues and available treatments

  • Crisis prevention and intervention; skill development and goal planning

  • Providing resources, rights information and advocacy;  work from a recovery- based perspective

  • Supporting the agency’s primary health care and chronic disease management initiatives

  • Accurate, timely documentation


    Qualifications: The successful candidate will possess the following:

  • BScN Degree and Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario

  • 2 years of experience working with people with mental illness, preferably community-based

  • Excellent skills in mental/physical health assessment and teaching, medication monitoring, motivational interviewing, case management and crisis prevention/intervention

  • Work experience and knowledge of concurrent disorders, homelessness, recovery principles and the criminal justice system as it relates to mental health preferred

  • Knowledge of legislation including PHIPPA and the Mental Health Act an asset

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a dynamic team environment;

  • Strong organizational/time management skills; strong self care practices

  • Excellent communication, listening, and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to consistently demonstrate an anti-oppression approach to practice


    A valid Ontario driver’s license is required.  Successful applicant must have access to a car and insurance for workplace use.


    Please submit resumes by February 9, 2018 to Program Manager, Mental Health and Justice Case Management, Canadian Mental Health Association - Toronto Branch, 700 Lawrence Ave, West, Suite 480 Toronto, ON, M6A 3B4, and Email: or Fax 416-789-9079.  If emailing please use MHJ Nurse Case Manager in the subject line.


    CMHA 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.

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Canadian Mental Health Association - Toronto