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Mental Health Community Care Coordinator

October 28 2020
Industries Healthcare, social assistance
Categories Govt., NPO, Social & Community Work, Health, Medical, Nursing, Social Work, Counselling, Psychology
Markham, ON

Temporary Full Time Care Coordinator
Home and Community Care - Mental Health Community Team
Initial Location Newmarket

** 2 positions available **
One for approximately 10 months in length, and the other for approximately 4 months in length


Reporting to the Manager, Home and Community Care, the Mental Health Community Care Coordinator in collaboration with the patient, caregiver and/or family, plans, implements and evaluates the delivery of services(s) and reassesses them in a fiscally responsible manner through face to face assessments. In partnership with the community, the Care Coordinator promotes awareness of the services of the LHIN and acts as an entry point to the community health care system. In the event of ineligible patients, the Care Coordinator also identifies/determines alternative sources of assistance.


Scheduled hours and days require flexibility in order to meet the needs of the Central LHIN and its patients. These may include occasional evenings, weekends and statutory holidays. Initial area and/or schedule may change in order to facilitate the needs of the Central LHIN in accordance with the ONA Collective Agreement.


As per the collective agreement.


  • Degree in a regulated health profession (BScN, BScPT, BScOT, MSW, MScSP).

  • Diploma in nursing along with relevant certificate programs, preferred Bachelor’s of Nursing (BN/BScN) degree.

  • Current registration with the appropriate regulating college.

  • Direct and relevant experience in mental health care is required.

  • Any relevant certification in Mental Health is an asset.

  • Knowledge of the mental health service system is an asset.

  • Two years’ experience in care coordination, or advocacy and discharge planning in a healthcare setting.

  • Knowledge of community and government resources and relevant legislation.

  • Excellent assessment, negotiation and problem solving skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, organization and time management skills.

  • Excellent team player who is capable of working both independently and interdependently.

  • Must be able to practice in a culturally sensitive manner.

  • Ability to operate within patients’ homes.

  • Ability to wear protective masks as required.

  • A reliable motor vehicle is required for this position as is the requirement to be a responsible driver.

  • Accurate and efficient keyboarding skills and ability to use a mouse.

  • Bilingualism considered an asset.

  • Regular attendance at work is required.

Central LHIN is committed to providing support to applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process. Candidates requiring accommodation should advise Human Resources. Support will be provided in accordance with the applicant's needs and in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibilities for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. network