Community RN/RPN (with counselling and case management) -- Contract

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
  • Healthcare: Nursing
  • Case Management
  • Counselor: Family / Group
  • Counselor: Individual
Contract - Full Time
  • Ontario - Peel Region
Experienced (Non-manager)N/A2019-09-092019-09-22


PAARC is seeking a mature, confident, responsible, professional individual to join our team as a full-time RN or RPN.  This is a contractual position for approximately 12 months in our Community Withdrawal Management program, with the possibility of extension or permanent employment.  PAARC’s RN/RPN will serve individuals who are using substances and wish to consider treatment options, including opiate replacement therapy.  Our RN/RPNs will also serve clients in our smoking cessation program, along with counsellor / case managers from other PAARC programs.  

The successful candidate will share office space in our central Mississauga office, and will travel around Mississauga and west Etobicoke to provide service.  In addition to nursing and clinical work, contributing to inter-disciplinary assessment to PAARC clients in other programs will be a focus.  This position offers a 35-hour work week, Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, with evening work on Wednesdays, as scheduled, according to the needs of the program and partnership.

PAARC offers competitive benefits and an ongoing learning environment.  We are a non-profit, community-based agency, providing comprehensive assessment, case management and treatment for substance abuse, concurrent disorders and problem gambling, working within a harm reduction philosophy and a wholistic approach.

Funding for this program is provided by the Province of Ontario, through the Mississauga Halton LHIN.


  • Assist in the development, implementation, operation, and evaluation of the program, including policies and protocols for nursing functions
  • Develop the capacity of the program
  • Conduct nursing assessments and nursing functions, that meet or exceed College requirements
  • Maintain nursing supplies consistent with providing effective primary care
  • Conduct risk and psychosocial assessments, using validated tools
  • Provide individual and group counselling, case management
  • Conduct clinical intake, on a rotational basis, as required
  • Provide crisis intervention, when necessary
  • Complete all reports and documentation as required
  • Work collaboratively within a partnership
  • Promote professional and collegial relationships with a wide variety of social and primary care services


  • B.Sc. in Nursing or Registered Practical Nurse diploma, or recognized equivalent 
  • Two to five years of paid experience working as an RN or RPN 
  • Registered in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) as an RN or RPN
  • Demonstrated experience working with community-based primary health care programs, particularly addictions and mental health, and with goal-oriented behaviour change
  • Experience working with persons who have opioid use concerns
  • Understanding of trauma-informed work
  • Experience working with an outreach approach
  • Skill at developing professional relationships with a variety of primary health care and social services
  • Knowledge of and experience with standardized assessment package, other validated assessment tools, and the Catalyst data entry system a strong asset
  • Strong ethical principles and boundaries
  • Strong counselling/motivation skills, written and verbal communication skills, and computer literacy
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Exceptional professionalism, integrity, maturity and sound judgment
  • Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent time management skills, with exceptional accountability
  • Intermediate knowledge of French and other languages is an asset
  • Must have access to reliable and efficient transportation (not public transit)
  • Current police record check for vulnerable sector is required


PAARC is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer.  We invite applications from diverse population groups.

We invite applicants to contact us at (905) 629-1007, extension 227, if accommodation to participate in the application process is required.  

 All applications must include a covering letter, clearly describing suitability for the position.  Please submit application, in Word or PDF only, by September 22, 2019, at 4:00pm.  E-mail applications must include reference to Job #RNRPN003 in the subject line or they may be considered spam.

We thank all applicants; however, only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted.  PAARC uses the services of an external recruiter, and selected applicants may be contacted by The Healthy Futures Group for a telephone screening interview.



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