Clinical Behavior Response Specialist – Transitions

(Temporary Full-Time)


Start Date: as soon as possible

Pay rate, benefits and other terms and conditions are as per the OPSEU / ONA Collective Agreement


As a fundamental member of NBRHC’s North East Behavioural Supports Ontario (NE BSO) Team, the full-time temporary Clinical Behaviour Response Specialist- Transitions will contribute to strengthening BSO’s integrated system of care through specialized clinical assessment, treatment, consultation and knowledge exchange with a primary focus on transitional support.  Based in hospital with a focus across sectors, this role will contribute to the advancement of BSO’s three pillars:  

  • System Coordination & Management;
  • Integrated Service Delivery: Intersectoral & Interdisciplinary;
  • Knowledgeable Care Team & Capacity Building.

Reporting to Temiskaming Hospital with guidance from NE BSO Central Lead, this seasoned clinician will embody compassionate, person-family focused values aligned with BSO’s guiding philosophies and frameworks and the mission, vision and values of Temiskaming Hospital.



  • Minimum Bachelor’s University Degree in a human health science field required; additional training and/or certification in Geriatric Mental Health, Gerontology, Psychiatric Nursing an asset
  • Registered Health Care Professional with current membership in good standing with a regulated governing body (e.g. Nursing, Social Work, Occupational Therapy…) required
  • Minimum of three (3) years of recent applied clinical experience working with older adults with or at risk of responsive behaviours presenting with mental health, dementia, delirium, substance use and/or other neurological diagnoses and their care partners required
  • Acquired certificates in BSO Core Competencies (e.g. P.I.E.C.E.S., GPA, DementiAbility Methods, , etc.) required
  • Advanced knowledge & demonstrated practical clinical application of geriatric mental health and specialized dementia care, including pharmacological and non-pharmacological best practice principles within their respective scope of practice required
  • Demonstrated knowledge and required skills to foster critical best practice elements for successful care transitions for older adults and their care partners throughout their journey required
  • Strong theoretical knowledge and practiced skills in behavioural health consultation required
  • Demonstrated collaboration and clinical leadership skills to facilitate, integrate, uphold and spread behavioural support principles and practices among care partners in acute care, long-term care and community sectors required
  • Demonstrated compassion and person-family focused values with proven interpersonal skills to establish and nurture positive professional relationships with various care partners required
  • Adept written & verbal communication skills to effectively document and convey essential clinical and systems information in accordance with respective organizational policies and BSO Standards of Practice, including emerging tools & resources such as “My Transitional Care Plan” required
  • Commitment to health promotion & prevention, quality improvement and change initiatives in order to actively contribute to critical program evaluation and other relevant research projects required
  • Demonstrated knowledge to practice facilitation skills in alignment with best practice adult learning principles required
  • Demonstrated integrity and self-awareness of behavioural health promotion and work life balance required
  • Skilled time management and organizational abilities to facilitate competing self-directed priorities required
  • Expert knowledge of Community Support Services, Primary Health Care and Mental Health System Resources & Partners and Consent & Capacity legislation (e.g. Public Guardian Trustee, Substitute Decision Maker Act, Health Care Consent Act, Mental Health Act, Long-Term Care Act, PHIPA) required
  • Progressive computer literacy skills, including adept electronic documentation skills and ability to navigate various electronic platforms (e.g. OTN) and software (e.g. Zoom etc.) required
  • Must support and contribute to a culture of safety and prevention of adverse health events in this organization
  • Good attendance and work record required
  • Bilingualism (Advanced level English/French) preferred

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    Temiskaming Hospital
    421 Shepherdson Rd.
    New Liskeard, ON P0J 1P0




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To be a caring, innovative, community hospital, engaged with our patients, community and partners.



To be a role model for northern rural health care.


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