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Program Registered Nurse

Department Durham Date Posted 11/6/2019

Position Type Regular Full Time Reference No. 2019-2971

LocationDurham, Ontario, Canada

Kinark Child and Family Services is a leading child and youth service organization in Ontario which provides a wide range of evidence-based services that include individual, family and group counselling for children and youth with complex needs and their families.  Kinark’s three program streams include: Community-Based Child and Youth Mental Health, Autism and Forensic Mental Health/Youth Justice.

Kinark: Helping children and youth with complex needs achieve better life outcomes

Want to help children and youth with complex needs?

Want to utilize all of your knowledge and skills?

Come join our team!

We currently have an opportunity for a:


Durham Program

Regular, Full-Time

Pay grid: $37.35 - $39.25 - $41.17


Summary of Roles and Responsibilities

As the Program RN you will facilitate professional nursing practices that support the delivery of client-centered care within the Durham program. You will use your knowledge and skills in child/youth development; emotional and psychological care and medical/medication management to assist clients within the community and those youth residing in the residential programs. You will be working within an interdisciplinary team, providing treatment; collaborating on care plans with other team members and sharing expertise to optimize the care for clients and families. The Program Registered Nurse position is covered by the Communications Workers of America, Local 30248.


Your responsibilities include:

  • Comprehensive physical, emotional and developmental assessments
  • Medication management including practices accomplished through medical directives
  • Individual, family and group counseling as appropriate
  • Engage in cognitive behavioural and other therapies as required and within scope
  • Provide liaison and consultation within the program team and with outside physicians, laboratories and pharmacies
  • Other responsibilities include (but not limited to):
    • Overseeing the systematic collection of laboratory, physical and developmental checks
    • Organizing and participating in psychiatry consultations; including follow-up and management of psychiatric plan of care
    • Support youth within residential care to maintain a healthy lifestyle, including coping with possible medication side effects (e.g.: undesired weight gain)
    • Provide education and guidance to children, youth and families around health and wellness concerns; normal growth and development issues and mental health presentation
    • Provide education and support to child youth workers and staff as needed



  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing or equivalent
  • Member in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Proof of Personal Professional Liability Insurance
  • Recent experience and expertise in mental health/psychiatry
  • Knowledge of normal child/youth growth and development
  • Excellent nursing clinical assessment and intervention skills
  • Experience with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Proven facilitation, communication and counselling skills
  • Excellent and proven goal-directed, solution-focused interpersonal skills
  • The successful candidate will require a valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle
  • Fluency in French language (written and oral) an asset.


Interested applicants should submit their resumes via: 



Kinark Child and Family Services values inclusivity and diversity in the workplace.  We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds.  We are committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (‘AODA’).   If you require accommodation during any stage of the recruitment process, please notify Human Resources at  or (905) 474-9595.

While we thank all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Any information obtained during the course of recruitment will be used for employment recruitment purposes only, and not for any other purpose.

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We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Kinark Child and Family Services is an equal opportunity employer.