Registered Nurse

Canadian Mental Health Association -Peel Dufferin Branch
Brampton, ON
$67,499.45 - $78,112.57 annually
Closing date
Jan 9, 2024

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Registered Nurse
Work Setting
Area of Practice
Mental Health / Psychiatric / Addiction care

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Support your community. Advance your career. Fulfill your purpose

Joining the Canadian Mental Health Association – Peel Dufferin Branch means you’ll be part of something meaningful. For starters, we’re honored to have received the Canadian Non-Profit Employer of Choice Award for our efforts to help people live better. Providing support and services to those who live with mental illness and addictions, we’re committed to increasing awareness and addressing the stigma surrounding mental health. That’s why we’ve made it a priority to create a diverse organization that represents the communities we serve – and the people we help.

What we offer

As a community-based agency, we’re dedicated to the mental, physical, and social health of everyone – including our team members. That’s why we’re proud to offer a total rewards package that helps our team members balance their professional and home life. You’ll also be empowered to keep learning new skills and reaching your goals – from developing a career growth plan to participating in training sessions. We’re also honored to have received the Canadian Non-Profit Employer of Choice Award.

In addition to competitive benefits like health, dental and EFAP we offer our fulltime permanent team members the following perks:   

  • 4 weeks accrued vacation (to start)
  • Up to 18 paid personal days accrued per year, plus 2 flexible days each year
  • HOOPP Pension Plan
  • Ongoing professional development plus $250 annual funding for continuing education and certifications
  • $250 annual allowance to invest in achieving your personal wellness goals
  • Mileage reimbursement and car detailing for work-related travel
  • & so much more!

Salary range is: $67,499.45 - $78,112.57 annually

We are seeking a full-time, permanent Registered Nurse for our Rapid Access Addiction Medicine (RAAM) program. The Registered Nurse (RN) is responsible for assisting clients in developing skills to manage substance misuse and/or planning for solution focused, time limited services. They will provide care to clients with substance abuse/co-occurring disorders, including initial screening and assessment, treatment planning, brief intervention and monitoring of anti-craving medication, in a variety of community settings, including RAAM Clinics and outreach for withdrawal management at various locations within the Peel and Dufferin communities. The RAAM RN role works collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team including Nurse Practitioner, Concurrent Disorder Specialists, Pharmacy and Psychiatry. 

The incumbent will work 37.5 hours a week, including some weekday evenings and Saturdays. The RAAM program is based out of the 60 West Drive location in Brampton and reports to the Associate Director, Nursing. CMHA Peel Dufferin has adapted to a hybrid working model including a mix of on-site and remote work. Staff are required to have onsite presence 2-3 times, or more if needed, to meet client and/or program needs.

What you will do

  • Collaborate with mental health and addiction service providers to support the mental health, addiction and primary care health needs of clients who may be in crisis or involved with community mental health and addictions agencies.
  • Conduct comprehensive bio-psychosocial model of care and best practices for concurrent disorders.
  • Communicate information, both verbally and in writing regarding assessments, treatment plans and evaluations to the treatment team, client, referral source and other caregivers within practice/agency/legal guidelines.
  • Participate in regular staff meetings and treatment planning review meetings and to provide the nursing perspective.
  • Take the lead role or participate in providing medication administration and other medical services, under the direction of the prescribing physicians.
  • Develop, maintain, and supervise psychopharmacologic and medical treatment and medication policies and procedures including transcribing, administering, evaluating, and recording psychotropic medications prescribed by the Nurse Practitioners or Psychiatrist; evaluate and chart psychotropic medication effectiveness, complications, and side effects; and arrange for required lab work according to protocol.
  • Under the direction of the NP, organize and manage the system of getting medication to clients and integrating medication administration tightly into clients’ individual treatment plans and providing direction and guidance to other team members.
  • Under the direction of the NP and in collaboration with other registered nurses within the agency, manage pharmaceuticals and medical supplies.
  • In collaboration with the Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatrist, coordinate, schedule and administer medical assessments of client physical health, making appropriate referrals to community physicians for further assessment and treatment, and coordinate psychiatric treatment with medical treatment.


What you need to join our team

  • Current registration as a Registered Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario.
  • Certification in psychiatric/mental health nursing CPMHN (c) is an asset
  • A minimum of 4-5 years’ experience with individuals with serious and persistent mental illness, both inpatient and outpatient in the community, preferred.
  • Working knowledge of chemical dependency, including the pathophysiology of substance abuse and withdrawal. 
  • Excellent assessment, crisis intervention and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.  Demonstrated ability to establish therapeutic, supportive relationships with client/family/caregivers/community agencies by utilizing skilled interviewing and communication techniques and appropriate nursing interventions.
  • Advanced knowledge of psychotropic medication.
  • Venipuncture skill and experience is an asset.
  • Utilizes critical thinking and analytical skill to gather data from multiple sources assesses and interprets information to create treatment plans.
  • Ability to develop and deliver services that are sensitive to cultural diversity and are LGBTQ positive
  • Certification in First Aid, C.P.R., A.S.I.S.T. 
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license, relevant insurance and use of vehicle.
  • Proof of administered full-series Health Canada approved COVID-19 vaccination by prior to start date. If unable to be vaccinated for reasons relating to protected grounds under the Code, completed medical or religious exemption must be provided.


At the Canadian Mental Health Association – Peel Dufferin Branch, we provide a wide array of community services, resources, and care for people with mental illness. In your role, you’ll not only assist people who are struggling, you’ll help them return to good health and reintegrate into the community. In everything we do, we work together to make the world a better place – one person at a time.

Apply Now and EMPOWER your career.

CMHA Peel Dufferin is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We are committed to diversity and inclusiveness at our workplace and recognize the unique contribution every individual makes to the community.


We acknowledge that removing and reducing existing barriers and preventing new barriers is required in providing opportunities that foster independence, inclusion, and dignity for people of all ages, genders, cultures, and abilities. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse population we serve. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including but not limited to Aboriginal, Indigenous, Metis and Inuit peoples, racialized groups/persons of colour, people with varying abilities, members of visible minority groups, LGBTQ2S+, those who identify as women, and other equity-seeking groups.

CMHA Peel Dufferin is committed to pay equity and right to equal treatment without discrimination in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code in all aspects of the workplace environment and employment relationship.


  • We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment, selection processes, and work environments. When contacted for a job opportunity, please advise the HR Department of any accommodations needed in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process. We request that you provide your accommodation request as soon as reasonably practicable. Any information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially. We thank all those who apply, but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. We retain all applications submitted for one (1) year after the closing date of the posting for consideration in future career opportunities.


Canadian Mental Health Association -Peel Dufferin Branch

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