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Thresholds Homes and Supports: Community Mental Health Nurse (Rpn) Ft

Thresholds Homes and Supports

This is a Full-time position in Kitchener, ON posted November 18, 2020.

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 Nurse (RPN) to join our Flexible Assertive Community Treatment Team (FACTT).SUMMARY OF THE POSITIONThe FACT Team is a multi-disciplinary team with members from a wide variety of disciplines.

At this time the Thresholds’ FACT Team will include psychiatry, nursing, case management, life skills support, and addictions support.

Individuals served by FACT include those with serious and persistent mental health and/or concurrent concerns.

Clients may at times require traditional assertive community treatment (ACT) but a larger majority of clients on the team require less intensive treatment and support.

To combine care for these two groups, the FACT team employs a flexible switching system where the intensity of services can be ramped up or ramped down as needed depending on individual client need.

This combination of flexibility and continuity provides better opportunities for recovery and rehabilitation and ties in well with the natural course of recurring episodes and relapses.HOURS OF WORKThis Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) position will work a thirty-five (35) hour week, the hours being flexible to the needs of the program.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONSCurrent Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) designation with the College of Nurses of Ontario.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 give 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.