Thresholds Homes and Supports Inc. is a community-based agency that promotes recovery and improved quality of life for people who are experiencing mental health and addiction issues by providing affordable housing and individualized, flexible support services through our wide-ranging programs offered throughout Waterloo Region and Wellington County. Our staff are committed and passionate about what they do, and take pride in the difference they make in our community. Our values include PERSON-FOCUSED, HOPE, RECOVERY, SELF-DETERMINATION, QUALITY OF LIFE, INTEGRITY and COLLABORATION. We also take time to recognize each other and have fun!
We are currently seeking a Community Mental Health Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) to join our Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT).
SUMMARY OF POSITION
This specialized multidisciplinary community based team (Assertive Community Treatment Team) provides intensive treatment, rehabilitation and support within an outreach model to individuals with serious mental illness in the Waterloo Region utilizing a client driven approach. Using the principles of client-centered care within the context of a multi-disciplinary team approach the nurse is responsible for conducting comprehensive bio-psychosocial assessments, mental status and physical health assessments; making appropriate referrals to community physicians; providing management and administration of medication in conjunction with the psychiatrist; providing intensive treatment, rehabilitation, and community support services. The position involves a varied schedule rotation within a team setting.
HOURS OF WORK
The Relief Community Mental Health Nurse position requires working a weekend rotation schedule (1 in 6 weekends). As a Relief employee you may also be contacted for additional shifts which include day, afternoon, evenings.
Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Practical Nurse (RPN). Experience in a community mental health setting working with adults recovering from serious mental health illness. Knowledge of mental health resources within the Waterloo Region, considered an asset. Preference given to candidates certified in, or in the process of completing courses toward the certificate in, Canadian Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. Certification in CPR, non-violent crisis intervention and in suicide risk assessment preferred. Demonstrated skill in applying the principles of PSR, Recovery and case management. Ability to work within the agency’s mission and values. Working knowledge of the Mental Health Act and other relevant legislation. Willing to travel extensively within the catchment area and to work evenings and weekends. Must have a valid driver’s license, relevant insurance and use of a reliable vehicle. Proficient in PC skills (MS Office Suite). Provide a satisfactory police vulnerable sector check.