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Company Name:
The Alex
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Location:
Calgary, Alberta
Country:
Canada
Industry:
Health
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Certification

Licensed Practical Nurse

Licensed Practical Nurse

Ref. No. 18003

Youth Health Centre 

The Alex: Changing Health. Changing Lives. 

The Alex Community Health Centre is a not-for-profit organization that is changing how we look at health care in Calgary. Our health, housing and food programs support our most vulnerable neighbours, tackling tough health and social issues head-on.

Since 1973, our cost-effective programs have provided preventative care in a welcoming, easy to access environment, moving people from poverty to stability and from crisis to wellness.  Using a multidisciplinary team approach, we focus care on assessment, intervention and promotion of all aspects of health. We embrace a model of healthcare that is accessible, responsive and participatory. In addition to the Family Health Centre, we run a Senior’s Health Centre, a Youth Centre, two Mobile Community Health Buses, one Dental Health Bus, four Housing First Programs, a Breastfeeding Clinic, a Community Food Centre and a Bottles4Health Program.  

What you will do:

  • Strong commitment to working with individuals living with severe and persistent mental illness and addictions.
  • Strong skills in health promotion and illness prevention.
  • Use principles of psychiatric rehabilitation to assist clients to move toward independent living in community residences.
  • Management and administration of medication in conjunction with the Psychiatrist and Family Physician.
  • Performing assessments, providing education and supporting clients directly in the community.
  • Develop and facilitate health and wellness groups for clients.
  • Receive training in the areas of evidence based practice such as Motivational Interviewing, Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment, Illness Management Recovery and Supported Employment. 

What you bring:

  • Current registration with CARNA or CLPNA.
  • Able to work independently in the community with clients.
  • Minimum of two years progressive Nursing experience working with clients with mental health and addictions disorders, homelessness, and poverty.
  • Excellent communication, organizational, advocacy, teaching, and rapport-building skills.
  • Able to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary team model and innovative outreach service delivery model.
  • Experience with community outreach and crisis intervention.
  • Knowledge of social services and non-profit services in Calgary is an asset.
  • Experience with group facilitation is an asset.
  • Ability to multi-task in fast-paced environment.
  • Class 5 driver’s license and personal vehicle required.

We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits. 

Please submit your resume to:  [email protected] and include job title and reference number in the subject line 

Deadline to apply: Until suitable candidate is found 

We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

For further information about The Alex and its programs, we encourage you to visit our website at www.thealex.ca