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About Parish Nursing


Position Available at Haven Toronto
posted December 7, 2021
  • Registered Nurse


We are looking for a registered nurse to operate our drop-in medical clinic at Haven Toronto.

Since 1933, Haven Toronto has been a drop-in centre where elder homeless, marginally housed and socially isolated men can feel safe, where they can form and cultivate friendships, and become part of a community.  Our vision is a safe and just community in which elder homeless men can live a quality and dignified life.

Using a client-centred, trauma-informed, anti-oppression, and harm-reduction approach, the nurse will maintain and operate within Haven Toronto a drop-in model of nursing care for the clients using the services and programs.

The operating hours of the clinic are Monday to Friday 8 am to 4 pm.

Read more about Haven Toronto here...

Responsibilities associated with the vacant position:

  • working collaboratively with a visiting medical doctor, other health care professionals in the community and other members of the Haven Toronto team to work with clients in the identification and resolution, where appropriate, of health issues and will assist with the integration of client care, and making referrals to other service providers as needed.
  • working independently, under the guidance of Haven Toronto nursing clinic directives, or in consultation with other primary care providers or other relevant inter-professional team members as appropriate.
  • orientation of clients to medical services and will support a welcoming, non-judgmental and safe space.
  • establishing a therapeutic relationship and develop rapport with clients.
  • following documented protocols and will maintain clear, accurate and timely written documentation in accordance with established procedures and policies of their respective regulatory bodies, the Ministry of Health and Haven Toronto.
  • preparing/maintaining statistical data, correspondence reports, and other documentation.
  • completing intake and assessment documentation, when required, and will make referrals to other health or social services within the community.
  • identifying trends or issues related to the health status of clients and uses this information in service planning.
  • maintaining a hygienic working environment, conduct infection control tasks in accordance with related policies and procedures.
  • liaising with other Haven Toronto and community partners and participate in knowledge exchange/transfer activities, on occasion and in consultation with the management team.
  • fulfilling other duties as required and assigned

Qualifications required for this position:
  • Degree in Nursing with current registration as a Registered Nurse & RNAO membership
  • Minimum three (3) years of experience in a community setting or combination of community and hospital or public health settings
  • Experience in primary care or street/outreach nursing setting an asset
  • Significant front-line nursing harm-reduction experience aligned with a harm-reduction and trauma-informed approach to service delivery
  • Experience in emergency response and wound care
  • Proficiency in the use of computer technology and various software applications
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; ability to listen actively and accurately
  • Proven ability to develop strong relationships based on trust and integrity
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise good judgement and decision-making
  • Communicates strategically and efficiently both in written format and verbally
  • Ability to work creatively, resourcefully, and effectively under pressure and meet required deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills
  • High attention to detail and accuracy
  • Leads with humility and has self-awareness and authenticity
  • Passion for working for an organization where you can use your abilities to have a big impact
  • Willingness to roll up your sleeves and do what it takes to get the job done
  • The ability to operate with minimal oversight
  • Respects and values the diversity of communities and individual

Applying for this position:

Please contact
Maureen McNeish indicating your interest, supported by a cover letter and resume, at:


What is Parish Nursing ?

Parish Nursing is a health ministry within a faith community. In the tradition of the disciples whom Jesus sent out to heal the sick, parish nurses seek to promote health and healing within our congregations and the community. We are whole people (spirit-mind-body). What affects part of us affects the whole being. A physical disease (eg. heart disease) can lead to mental (depression) and spritual dis-eases (hopelessness), and this can work in any direction. Parish nursing seeks to help in ways that will reverse this process, leading back to health. Parish nursing also recognizes that we live in community with others (family, friends) and with God. Whatever affects our relationships with others or with God also affects our health. Parish nursing works to strengthen relationships.

The focus is on promoting health, preventing illness, and promoting recovery in individuals, families, congregations and the community through supporting people and empowering them to take more control of their own health.


  Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College Award

April 5, 2018

Margaret Black, Parish Nurse, attended an awards ceremony at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College which provides Clinic Interns (4th year students) to lead the SWIFT Seniors’ Exercise Classes, The SWIFT Program (3 classes/week) won an award for being a Community Partner with CMCC, providing experience to their students. Margaret also won an award for being the organizer of the program. Congratulations to all our leaders and class members for making this happen and thanks to CMCC for the recognition.


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