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Program Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Boyle Street Community Services

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REPORTS TO: Program Manager

SALARY RANGE: $23.36 – $27.48/hour

HOURS: 37.5 hours per week including evenings and weekends

JOB ID: 20-037BSCS

“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 LPN is responsible for health education and primary health care interventions with target populations in a harm reduction/health promotion context.


  • Provide front line service and be a community partner
  • Working from a Harm Reduction/Health Promotion framework, deliver formal and informal services in the areas of general health assessment and care, overdose prevention, STI care , dressing changes, medication administration,  collection of samples, monitor progress, client education, advocacy and others. Primary responsibility is to provide services in the nurse’s station within the Streetworks office
  • Participate in van and site coverage
  • Connect people who use drugs with multiple barriers to community supports and 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
  • This position is on an interdisciplinary team and the work of the LPN is independent, interdependent, and often overlaps roles in the Streetworks program.


Education: Completion of a LPN program and current registration with CLPNA

Skills, Abilities and Attitudes:

  • Able to work non-judgmentally with people who may be using substances or working in the sex trade 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
  • 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
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle

Experience and other Requirements:

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

Closing Date: June 19, 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.

How to Apply

Please email your resume and cover letter to: hr@careersforcommunity.ca. Please include 20-037BSCS, LPN 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