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Registered Nurse (RN) Educator

Boyle Street Community Services

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REPORTS TO: Program Manager

SALARY RANGE: $34.55-$40.64/hour

HOURS: 37.5 hours per week including evenings and weekends

JOB ID: 20-072BSCS

“Despite great challenges we believe unhealthy cycles can be broken, new opportunities created and, through healing, health restored.”

Would you like to be a part of an organization that works with some of Edmonton’s most vulnerable populations and counts on the professionalism, expertise, insight, and passion of its staff to develop programs and services for the clients they work with? Join us at Boyle Street Community Services.

“We stand with our clients, side by side, patiently and for as long as they want – a constant and consistent caring force”

Boyle Street Community Services (BSCS) is a values-driven organization that believes our clients are the experts in their own life. Your job will be to foster innovation with your team alongside our clients.  If your values are aligned with our values and beliefs listed at: https://www.boylestreet.org/mission-history, please consider joining our team.

This position comes with a comprehensive dental, health and drug benefits package, three weeks of annual vacation, and numerous professional development and training opportunities.

Job Purpose:

The RN Educator is responsible for health education and primary health care interventions with target populations in a harm reduction/health promotion context, planning, establishing and maintaining connections with community partners. 

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Provide front line service and be a community partner
  • Deliver formal and informal services in the areas of general health assessment and care, overdose prevention, immunization, STI testing and treatment and COVID response
  • Participate in van and site coverage
  • Responsible for connecting people who use drugs with multiple barriers to community supports and services
  • Plan for, and with community partners,  enhancement of  the community’s access to health services
  • Build relationships and provide services to help people who use drugs to engage and support their individual capacity to take charge of their own lives and health
  • Working from a Harm Reduction/Health Promotion framework, the nurse takes into account the physical and social determinants of health to provide basic care and health assessments with follow up care

Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and Current registration with CARNA

Skills, Abilities and Attitudes:

  • Ability to work in a highly stressful and ever changing environment
  • Must have excellent boundaries
  • Mental resiliency is key
  • Able to work non-judgmentally with people who may be using substances within a Harm Reduction framework
  • Knowledge, experience or willingness to learn of substance use and culture, overdose prevention, sex trade, STIs and blood borne pathogens, and inner city lifestyles
  • Public speaking and group facilitation is required
  • Knowledge of and experience in community development
  • Demonstrate interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to work in an Indigenous cultural context
  • Familiarity with local community resources (e.g. substance use, social services, justice)
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team setting
  • Ability to work in partnership with other organizations
  • Flexibility, creativity, enthusiasm and non-judgmental attitude
  • Self-directed and motivated
  • Plan and execute evaluation activities

Experience and other requirements:

  • Experience working with marginalized communities is an asset
  • Required to have current BCLS certification
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle
  • Criminal Record and Child Intervention Checks (results will be reviewed on a case by case basis)

Location of work: Based at the Community Centre (10116 105 Ave NW) and in the community

Closing Date: October 18, 2020

Boyle Street Community Services is an equal opportunity employer. We value the diversity of the communities we serve, and are committed to engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. Boyle Street Community Services welcomes applications from First Nation, Inuit, Métis, New Canadian, differently-abled, and LGBTQ2S communities.

Clients, staff and partners are vital members of the Boyle Street team, so we place emphasis on making sure that we address each other correctly. Pronouns are an important part of how we speak about people.

Pronouns might be:

She/Her/Hers

He/Him/His

They/Them/Theirs

And other pronouns that help individuals to express themselves At Boyle Street, we use pronouns to properly address and refer to people in our face-to-face interactions, in verbal introductions, as well as in writing on name tags, email signatures, and ID badges. We invite you to let us know how to properly refer to you and your pronouns as you explore finding a professional home with us.

How to Apply

Please email your resume and cover letter to: hr@careersforcommunity.ca. Please include 20-072BSCS, RN in the Subject Line of the email. In the cover letter please state how you heard about this position and why you are suitable for the position.