Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) - Concurrent Disorders

Job city: 
Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Monday, September 7, 2020 - 11:45pm
Job terms: 
Part-time contract

About the Organization:

Punjabi Community Health Services (PCHS) is a pioneer community based not for profit, charitable organization. PCHS has been fulfilling the needs of the diverse populations for 30 years by providing services in the areas of addictions, mental health, geriatric, health promotion, domestic violence, parenting, settlement, and services for women, children, and youth. PCHS has several research studies to its credit and recognized as an innovative organization for community development and its Integrated Holistic Service Delivery Model. PCHS is accredited by Commission of Accreditation Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) International and Imagine Canada. PCHS is a 2SLGBTQ sensitive organization.

About Position:

Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate service to the clients and their families who are struggling with mental health and addiction issues. The ideal candidate will possess superior nursing and interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated competence in the field of mental health and addictions. The RPN will develop individual care plans in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team and assist in developing strategies to address mental health and addiction needs. The RPN will be committed to the continuous professional development of their nursing competencies.

Reports to: Supervisor, Addictions Program


  • Perform assessments
  • Develop, implement and evaluate the plan of client care for clients experiencing a variety of mental health and substance abuse issues
  • Work with clients from diverse backgrounds and their family members
  • Documentation
  • Communicate with other team members regularly
  • Collaborate with the care team to determine the best course of treatment
  • Collaborate with physicians, addiction specialists, case managers and other health care providers as appropriate to provide holistic care to clients
  • Answer questions/provide health teaching related to current diagnosis, medications, and health management in stable clients
  • Educate the clients and family members for safe and informed administration of medications
  • Active participation in and contribution to the development of PCHS programs, and services, including monitoring and evaluation of services provided
  • Maintain client records/files according to PCHS standards
  • Other related duties as assigned


  • Successful completion of a Practical Nursing Diploma Program from a recognized institution
  • Preferred 1-2 year experience in the addiction/mental health sector
  • Currently registered with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Knowledge and experience in family-centered mental health and substance abuse
  • Knowledge of culturally competent practices
  • Ability to work individually and as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to work collaboratively with community partners
  • Excellent working skills of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, internet and outlook
  • Familiarity with Cloud technology and Share-Point is an asset
  • Time management skills, multitasking skills and ability to prioritize tasks with minimal supervision
  • Highly-adaptable, flexible, and thrive in a multicultural environment
  • Fluency in Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu languages is an asset


  • Valid driver’s license, regular access to a vehicle with valid insurance
  • A satisfactory current Vulnerable Sector Screening (Criminal Record Check) report
  • Current CPR & First-Aid certification

Position Type: Part Time, Contract Position until March 31, 2021
Hours: Part time, 15 hours per week
(Some evenings and weekends work is required)
Position to commence: September 21, 2020 or earlier

How to apply:

Please submit resume by September 7, 2020 to:

The Hiring Committee


Please add Job Posting # RPN-CD-014/2020-21 to the email subject line and cover letter.

PCHS offer an attractive and rewarding work environment. We appreciate the interest of all applicants, but only those under consideration will be contacted for an interview.

PCHS is committed to diversity in its workplaces and welcomes applications from all visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, 2SLGBTQ, persons with disabilities among other self-identified diverse groups. We also provide accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (‘AODA’). If you require accommodation for a disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please notify Human Resources at

Thank you to all those who respond to this posting. Only those selected for further screening will be contacted. No telephone call inquiries.