Intensive Community Re-Integration Service works in partnership with Montcalm School and other MATC program areas to provide psychiatric assessments, consultation and day treatment for children and adolescents with complex multi-diagnostic issues. This Nursing position works within an interdisciplinary team and provides a range of interventions. The clients in the service will range in age from 9 – 17 years and have a primary presentation of Autism, Tourette Syndrome, ADHD, Anxiety, Intellectual disability and have a broad range of behavioral, emotional and mental health concerns that impact on their home, school and community environments. Services are delivered using a family centered approach within an intensive outpatient day treatment service model approach.
- Minimum of two years’ experience working with individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders
- Experience in group therapy preferred
- Training and demonstrated skill in several clinical modalities
- Knowledge of child and adolescent development, and mental health issues in childhood and adolescence with an emphasis on Tourette’s, ADHD, ASD, Intellectual disability and Anxiety
- Knowledge of various neurological disorders, eg. autism, cognitive disabilities, genetic syndromes
- Must be familiar with psychotropic medications
- Graduate from an approved program in Psychiatric Nursing or Nursing. (BSc.P.N., B.Sc. M.H. or B.Sc.N. preferred).
- Experience in psychiatry is essential. Child and Adolescent Mental Health experience preferred.
- Staff not licensed/registered with a legislated professional body must be registered/certified with an appropriate Association.
Qualifications and Skills
- Ability to work effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary health team
- Must be familiar with current behavioural strategies and interventions
- Work collaboratively with psychiatrists, families and community partners to provide assessment, education, and interventions
- Provide treatment interventions for children, adolescents, and families
- Establish and maintain professional working relationships with the system supports affiliated with the neurodevelopmental community
- Provide consultation and education around medication and monitoring of side effects
- Administers and monitors effects of medications and related health care procedures
- Supports and provides education to parents and caregivers
- Provides education to the community
- Provides support to psychiatrist in a clinical setting as required
- Maintain documentation as required
- Plans, implements, and evaluates client treatment plans