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Company Name:
Calgary John Howard Society
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Calgary, Alberta
Position type:
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Roofs for Youth – Nurse Educator (0.2FTE 13-month Contract)

The Agency

The Calgary John Howard Society (CJHS) is a community-based charitable organization dedicated to reducing the incidence of crime and increasing community safety through preventative and restorative justice practices. To accomplish these ends, we provide direct services to individuals at risk, advocacy for effective responses to crime with the individuals involved and education for youth and adults in the community.


The Program

The Roofs for Youth Program (Roofs) is a Housing First program providing reintegration support for chronically disengaged and homeless youth aged 15-24 years who are at risk of involvement in the justice system without stable housing and support services. Roofs provides a continuum of services from discharge planning to housing placement and then continuous case management supports to help the youth stay out of jail, remain housed and successfully transition to adulthood. 


The Position

Reporting to the Youth Housing Manager, the Nurse will be knowledgeable about the issues youth face in the cycle of homelessness as well as an understanding of best practices for working with youth with mental health and trauma. The nurse must be experienced with trauma informed care and harm reduction. This position will work alongside the Youth Residential/Roofs for Youth team to:

  • Implementation of harm reduction approaches that both staff and youth can utilize
  • Lead group facilitation/training on harm reduction, mental health and trauma related to youth
  • Improve responses to routine and crisis situations
  • Monitor and evaluate harm reduction responses
  • Provide resources to staff for use with clients related to harm reduction, mental health and trauma
  • Participate in some staff meetings


The Nurse will have related post-secondary education or equivalent experience, an understanding of issues related to homelessness, criminal justice and trauma informed approaches. The successful candidate will have experience working with marginalized youth, strong boundaries, communication and relationship skills, crisis prevention and problem-solving skills.

This is a part time (typically 8 hrs/week) no-benefit contract position until December, 2018.

The successful candidate for the above position will have to successfully undertake a Calgary Police Information Check (CPIC) and a Child Welfare Information System [CWIS] check.


Please submit cover letter and resume to:

Lisa Harris, Program Manager, Youth Housing

Email : [email protected]  


The Calgary John Howard Society thanks all applicants.

Unfortunately only those considered for an interview will be contacted.