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Job Number:  46216
Registered Practical Nurse (BSO)
Job Posted: Thursday, 12 July 2018
Closing Date: Thursday, 26 July 2018
(59 days ago)
Services and Housing
Region: Halton / Peel area Type: Contract - Full time
Location: Mississauga Salary: $49,346.51-$55,572.18

Services and Housing In the Province (SHIP) is a Housing and Health Service Provider for specialized populations with numerous programs and partnerships. SHIP’s mission is toincrease quality of life through health services and housing supports that promote mental and physical health and wellness.  It is our collective belief that provision of services must be delivered with a sense of compassion and clients must be provided with the opportunity to pursue independence and to actively contribute to and participate in the community in which they live. SHIP encourages a client’s support system to play a positive role in the recovery process and values an environment based on respect.


Services and Housing In the Province (SHIP) is a Health Service Provider for specialized populations with numerous programs and partnerships. We are seeking an energetic, enthusiastic individual to fill the following position:



Registered Practical Nurse - 1 Year Contract

August 2018 to August 2019

(Bargaining Unit Position)


Behavioural Supports Services (BSS) is a regionalized system of partners engaged in the delivery of care for older adults with complex care needs. It is based on an evidence-based provincial framework entitled Behavioural Supports Ontario. The Community Crisis Worker – Behavioural Supports Services provides timely crisis assessments, mobile visits and brief crisis management services to enable and support older adults with cognitive impairments and responsive behaviours and their caregivers in the community and in long-term care homes through a collaborative and shared service delivery model across the continuum of care. Other responsibilities include community outreach, community liaison/referrals and mental health education to consumers, their families and the community at large. Community Crisis Worker - Behavioural Supports Services also provides support to Integrated Seniors Team and other services as needed.



  • Provide timely responses to referrals
  • Provide appropriate resources for crisis stabilization and follow up support
  • Assess clients’ crisis needs based on:
    • Thorough assessments of clients’ cognitive abilities and mental status using appropriate assessment tools
    • Thorough assessments of clients’ vulnerabilities with particular focus on possible physical, mental or financial abuse
    • Thorough risk and safety assessments to determine level of risk to client or others
    • Thorough assessments of clients’ competencies
  • Develop safety plans and monitor until necessary supports can be established
  • Work collaboratively with an inter-disciplinary team and community partners in implementing and supporting transitional strategies that will maintain an individual safely in the community
  • Facilitate, coordinate and link with appropriate resources for crisis stabilization and follow up support
  • Provide education to clients and their families
  • Document and maintain client records, reports and statistical data
  • Advocate on behalf of clients and their families
  • Liaison with 24.7 Crisis Support Peel
  • Responsible for client/resident safety


  • Abide by the documentation procedures
  • Attend and/or complete all mandatory training
  • Attend all mandatory meetings
  • Maintain all required competencies
  • Participate in annual performance evaluations
  • Participate in program development and evaluation
  • Participate in outreach activities and community presentations as required
  • Follow all policies and procedures of SHIP

Program Awareness

  • Participate in internal/external committees
  • Participate in community outreach activities
  • As part of the crisis team, contribute to program development, research and educational activities
  • Participate in training and education to staff and other community partners as well as participate in on-going education activities as needed or required to maintain the highest level of competencies for this position

Other Activities

  • Other duties as assigned


  • An RPN certificate of Annual Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • 3-5 years community mental health and/or addiction experience specifically with an older adult population
  • Mental health, addiction, cognitive and behavioural assessment experience specific to older adult population
  • Demonstrated competency in dealing with issues such as dementia, delirium and depression and behavioural strategies for responsive behaviours
  • Experience with screening and assessment tools such as the Confusion Assessment Method (CAM), Folstein Mini Mental State Examination, Montreal Cognitive Assessment, the Montgomery/Asberg Depression Rating Scale and the Cohen-Mansfield Agitation Inventory and other related assessment instruments
  • Excellent skills in assessments, counseling and crisis intervention
  • Knowledge of crisis theory, mental illness, psychiatric medication and the Mental Health Act
  • Extensive knowledge of community supports
  • Effective problem solving and conflict management skills
  • Willingness to work flexible hours, including days, nights and weekends
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, able to handle multiple demands in a manner that facilitates collaboration
  • Ability to work well independently and as a team member 
  • Possesses the personal qualities and attitudes that respect and maintain the dignity and individuality of the residents and their families.
  • Understands and is able to integrate a philosophy of client-centred care into daily responsibilities
  • Demonstrates a strong commitment to quality care and service delivery based on SHIP’s Mission and Values
  • Demonstrates cultural competence and the ability to support a diverse client population are essential
  • Adherence to the principles of a harassment free and non-discriminatory workplace
  • Knowledge of MS Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook)
  • A vehicle,valid driver’s license and 2,000,000.00 liability insurance
  • Current CPR and First Aid certification
  • Certifications in suicide risk assessment and in non-violent crisis intervention is preferred
  • Proficiency in a second language would be considered an asset

This is a full time bargaining unit position working 37.5 hours per week.


SHIP offers an excellent benefits package and work environment. We thank all applicants who apply; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

SHIP is an equal opportunity employer. We will make every effort to accommodate any needs of candidates through the hiring process. If you are contacted by SHIP regarding a job opportunity or testing, please advise human resources if accommodation is required through any stage of the recruitment process.

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
***All interested applicants must submit their resume directly to SHIP's Career page***

1. https://cmha.hr.ccim.on.ca/ship/applicant/JobSearch.aspx

2. Select view all and click Search

3. Apply to the interested positions respectively

Positions will remain open until filled. Full consideration will be given to applications received prior to July 26, 2018.
Contact Details:
Thomas Lee
Services and Housing
969 Derry Road East Unit 107
Mississauga, ON, L5T 2J7

Tel: 9057958742
www:   www.shipshey.ca

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