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Child and Youth Mental Health Nurse Specialist



Job Location

Job Location

Job Type

Casual, Part Time, Remote, Hybrid, Flexible, Internship

Application Close

March 31, 2024 at 12:00:00 a.m.

Job Description

Located in Yellowknife, the Child and Youth Mental Health Nurse Specialist (CYMH Nurse Specialist) will lead the Child and Youth Telepsychiatry program that is developed in partnership with the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). The CYMH Nurse Specialist provides direct nursing care and coordinates care to children and youth experiencing multiple complex needs using a recovery-oriented, strengths-based, person-centered approach. You will conduct ongoing Mental Health and Risk Assessments, monitor changes in presentation and/or treatment effectiveness, and report these assessment findings to the Telepsychiatry team/staff Psychiatrist.

Critical Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of conceptual models of psychiatric and mental health care (e.g., Trauma Informed and Recovery-Oriented Care, Psychosocial Rehabilitation).
  • Understanding of complex, interrelated issues for children/youth such as familial residential schools trauma, family and intimate partner violence, substance use, sexual abuse, poverty and food insecurity, bullying, homelessness, community trauma, grief and FASD.
  • Skilled in child/youth development and the emergence of mental health issues in these critical developmental stages.
  • Ability to perform an in-depth psychiatric evaluation (e.g., suicide, history of violence, trauma, stress, mental status, self-perception, adaptation and coping, substance use).
  • Skilled in engaging children/youth, families and caregivers across a range of settings and communication abilities.
  • Ability to provide leadership, and consult with other team members, families and caregivers.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

A Bachelor of Nursing Degree with three (3) years of child and youth mental health nursing experience (within the past 5 years).

Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

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