Registered Nurse - Outreach (Relief)

Outreach · Brampton, Ontario
Department Outreach
Employment Type Outreach- Relief
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation $36.12 - $41.46 Hourly

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 Registered Nurses 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 offer our permanent team members some unique perks that really stand out:  


  • HOOPP (Pension Plan)
  • Ongoing professional development plus $250 annual funding for continuing education and certifications
  • Annual allowance to invest in achieving your personal wellness goals
  • Mileage reimbursement and car detailing for work-related travel


The hourly rate for this position is: $36.12 - $41.46 per hour


We are currently seeking a Registered Nurse - Outreach (Relief).  As part of the Outreach Team, you will provide services to the homeless population in Peel Region, in particular, identifying people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and engaging them in services that support their challenges with serious mental illness or mental illness and substance abuse (concurrent disorders).


The Registered Nurse is responsible for assisting clients in developing skills to manage substance misuse and/or planning for solution focused, time limited services as well as provide care to clients with substance abuse/co-occurring disorders in a variety of community settings.


This is a relief position with 12 hour shifts mostly in the evenings, weekends and overnights. The incumbent must be comfortable driving the Outreach Van across the Region of Peel.


What you will do

  • To provide comprehensive Nursing Care as part of the Peel Outreach Mobile Health Clinic
  • Build client capacity, empowerment and create self-reliance
  • Develop and initiate relationships with prospective clients based on trust, respect, and honesty
  • Maintain professional relationships with referral sources and other service providers.
  • Working knowledge of chemical dependency, including the pathophysiology of substance use and withdrawal
  • 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
  • Take the lead role or participate in providing medication administration and other medical services, under the direction of the prescribing physicians or nurse practitioners.
  • Monitors the ongoing therapy of clients with addictions, chronic mental and physical illness by providing effective pharmacological, complementary, or counselling interventions
  • Develop, maintain, and supervise psychopharmacologic and medical treatment and medication policies and procedures including transcribing, administering, evaluating, and recording psychotropic/anti-craving medications prescribed by the Nurse Practitioners or Physician; evaluate and chart psychotropic medication effectiveness, complications, and side effects; and arrange for required lab work according to protocol
  • 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 member Under the direction of the psychiatrist/ Nurse Practitioner
  • Manage pharmaceuticals and medical supplies Under the direction of the Nurse Practitioner or Physician
  • Collaborate with the Nurse Practitioner or Physician, 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
  • Participating in partnership-based community health initiatives, including flu vaccination and COVID-19 testing & vaccinations as required.


 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 working with clients who have addictions and mental illness, preferably in a community setting
  • Wound care and foot care certification an asset
  • Strong, demonstrated understanding of Outreach evidence informed practices
  • Demonstrated skills in performing assessments and on the spot risk assessments
  • Familiarity and knowledge of all programs offered by CMHA Peel, partnering agencies, and outside referral
  • Utilizes critical thinking and analytical skill to gather data from multiple sources assesses and interprets information to create treatment plans
  • 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 and medications used in withdrawal management
  • Experience in forensic/dual diagnosed/developmental delay will be an asset.
  • Well-developed and demonstrated knowledge of mental health, mental illness, stress management, anti-stigma, workplace wellness, mental health system issues and health promotion principles (Knowledge of concurrent disorder, addictions, and dual diagnosis would be an asset)
  • Working knowledge of the Five Essential and Sequential Stages to housing stability
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license, relevant vehicle insurance and access to a reliable vehicle
  • Current CPR- Level C & AED certification
  • A satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Screening (Police Check) report.
  • Ability to work 12-hour shifts covering evenings, weekends and overnights
  • Driving the Outreach van is required
  • Proof of administered full-series Health Canada approved COVID-19 vaccination 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 diverse, inclusive, barrier-free recruitment, selection processes, and work environment.  We encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized. We acknowledge that removing 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.


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 thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. We retain all applications submitted for one year.

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  • Location
    Brampton, Ontario
  • Department
  • Employment Type
    Outreach- Relief
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $36.12 - $41.46 Hourly