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BEHAVIOURAL SUPPORT MANAGER (Full-Time, Temp) – West Park Long Term Care Centre

12 Months

Candidates are invited to apply for the position of Full-time Temporary (12-month assignment) Registered Practical Nurse, BSO Program, in our 200 bed Long Term Care Facility located in Toronto, Ontario. Position may involve a variety of shifts including days, evenings, nights, Public Holidays and every other weekend.

Reporting to the Director of Care, the Registered Practical Nurse, BSO Program, will be an integral member of the clinical team within the organization. This position will play a lead role in facilitating the Responsive Behaviours Program in consultation with an inter-professional team and will provide coaching and mentoring to front-line staff in the application of best practices in the care of individuals with responsive behaviours. It may also provide expert assistance to neighboring Long Term Care Homes (LTCHs). They will also serve as an in-house expert on the identification and management of responsive behaviours.

This position is one of clinical leadership and will function in a specialty role to support, intervene and direct clinical care to older adults presenting with or at risk for responsive behaviours that may be associated with dementia, complex mental health and/or other neurological conditions.This Lead position will work in collaboration with the Psychogeriatric Resource Consultants, Geriatric Mental Health Outreach Team, Long Term Care Behaviour Support Outreach Team, hospitals, Central LHIN, primary care providers and other health care professionals.


Liaises with Behaviour Supports Ontario to ensure that appropriate referrals are made
Collaborates with the inter-professional team to ensure recommendations from the team and/or BSO are implemented, evaluated, and revised accordingly
Tracks individuals in the Responsive Behaviour Program to ensure the process is being followed and external resources are being leveraged appropriately
Proactively identifies training and education needs for the Home and coordination with the DOC and ADOC’s and the Home’s Staff Educator to deliver capacity building supports
Provides sound clinical knowledge and skills, act as clinical expert and resource, and provide comprehensive, quality resident/family health care services
Collaborates with Psychogeriatric Resources consultants and mobile behaviour support resources
Coaches LTC Home staff in the use of frameworks such as PIECES and UFIRST to assess responsive behaviours, identify triggers and develop behaviour care plans and approaches to providing care to residents requiring behavioural support as well as their families
Provides coaching on the implementation of behaviour care plans and guides appropriate care plan transitions
Aids in the transition of Long Term Care residents with responsive behaviours (new or existing) between community, hospital and neighbouring Long Term Care Homes (LTCHs)
Convenes and chairs regular Behavioural Rounds that enable front line staff to discuss care plans with internal and external resources
Able to motivate staff


Current unrestricted RPN registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO)
Registered Practical Nurse Diploma with Medication Certificate with full scope of practice
Current CPR and First Aid certificates
Current Vulnerable Persons Police Check (within last 6 months)
Minimum 3 to 5 years’ current experience as an RPN with residents in Long Term Care Home setting is preferred or comparative experience in psychogeratrics, geriatric mental health, or geriatric neurology
Training in P.I.E.C.E.S., Gentle Persuasive Approach (GPA), U-First!, and Montessori are required
Demonstrated knowledge and skill working with older adults presenting with, or at risk for, responsive behaviours that may be associated with dementia, complex mental health, substance use and/or other neurological conditions
Sound knowledge of Point Click Care and eMar software systems preferred
Knowledge of computerized Care Plans essential
Strong computer skills – e.g. MDS/RAI, Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word, Excel, and online learning applications
Ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks in a fast-paced environment
Ability to adhere to the Occupational Health & Safety Act
Experience with quality improvement methods and processes an asset
Good communication, leadership, organizational and interpersonal skills
Cultural sensitivity and ability to speak English an asset
Ability to work independently or in a team environment and flexibility to work days, evenings, nights and weekends dependent upon clinical/consultation demands