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We are always interested in adding talented and capable people to our team. If you are interested in working in addictions, support a Harm Reduction philosophy, and have a minimum of two years of post-secondary education in a relevant field, please apply.

Other requirements may vary, but Alpha House is a 24-hour facility and your availability to work nights and weekends is required.


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Casual Addiction Support Worker (On-going recruitment)

We welcome new applications from individuals who are interested in working with us as Addiction Support Workers – Casual Staff. Our Casual Staff are important and key to the overall functioning of the agency.

If interested in receiving more information on the Addiction Support Worker – Casual Staff job description, requirements and applying for a Casual Staff position, please contact or send us your cover letter and resume, Attn: Human Resource Generalist, to careers@alphahousecalgary.com,  or call Administration at 403-237-8341.

Addiction Support Worker: Casual Staff Position

Expectations:

  • Available for shift work, evening, over-night, weekends and holidays
  • Able to work well within a team environment

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor or Diploma in Social Work or a related social service field or, at minimum, with transferable course work towards a university diploma or degree
  • A working understanding of addictions and harm reduction and related competencies
  • A working understanding and skill level in trauma, crisis assessment, and intervention

Assets:

  • Knowledge of community and referral resources
  • Knowledge and work experience in addictions, mental health
  • Aboriginal people and people of diversity are encouraged to apply

Submit with cover letter and resume to Adam, Human Resource Generalist at careers@alphahousecalgary.com


 

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Title:     LPN – Licensed Practical Nurse   0.8 FTE

 Hours:     Monday – Thursday (3:00pm – 9:30pm)     Friday  (3:00 – 11pm)

Reports to:         Detox Manager & Clinical Supervisor

Location:               Calgary Alpha House

203-15 Avenue SE

Calgary, AB T2G 1G4

 

Partnered Organizations:

CUPS (Calgary Urban Project Society) is a non-profit organization that was established in 1989 with the aim of helping people overcome the challenges of poverty and attain brighter futures. Since then, our work has evolved and expanded to include services in Health, Education and Housing that are delivered to thousands of adults and families each year. Through integrated healthcare, education and housing, CUPS and its partners will assist adults and families in Calgary living with the adversity of poverty and traumatic events to become self-sufficient.

Alpha House is a non-profit charitable agency that provides safe and caring environments for individuals whose lives are affected by alcohol and other drug dependencies. Established in 1981, as a safe place for men and women struggling with health issues such as addictions, mental health and physical health. Our continuum of programs help connect with individuals facing addictions at a variety of levels such as outreach programs, a shelter program, a detox program and a housing program with case management support. The volunteer program focus includes corporate and individual support.

Position Summary: The LPN is responsible for planning care that is tailored to client’s needs, while adhering to recognized nursing techniques, procedures, and established standards based on the scope of practical nursing, under the direction of the Clinical supervisor. This individual will possess good communication and organizational skills, the ability to collaborate with an interdisciplinary team by contributing to the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of required care.  Knowledge of community resources, women’s health issues including experience with pre and post natal care and working with clients struggling with addictions, poverty, and homelessness will be an asset.

Responsibilities (but not limited to):

  • Perform delegated independent nursing functions within the scope of practice as determined by CLPNA and CUPS within the individual LPN competence level.
  • Maintains and coordinates a training schedule for CPR, First Aid, Infection Prevention and any other topics as may be required for CUPS staff.
  • Record, report and organize the need for maintenance or repair of equipment and remove any faulty equipment from use.
  • Act as LPN representative and may assist in the hiring orientation and training of new LPN team members.
  • Maintains and ensures best practices around the infection prevention control for the clinic and sterilization procedures for the medical clinic. Orients staff to these procedures.
  • Be informed of CLS routines and maintains standards and staff training around phlebotomy and lab services.
  • Maintains and ensures best practices around the handling of vaccines and participates in the maintenance of immunization procedures.
  • Participates in formal and informal health teaching including preventative health concepts concerning Hepatitis A, B, C and AIDS, condom usage, nutrition, STD’s, basic sanitation, personal hygiene, pre-natal care and well-baby care.
  • Participate in influenza clinics.
  • Participate in continuing education activities and obtain required contact hours.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory standards (MSDS, OH & S, WHMIS).
  • Organize job functions and work area to be able to effectively complete assignments within established time frames.
  • Consistently demonstrate ability to take the initiative to make decisions/choices without direct supervision.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of all policies and procedures and ability to reference them from appropriate books and manuals.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing along with valid registration as an LPN in Alberta.  (CLPNA)
  • Minimum 3-5 years in nursing in a medical facility preferred.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.
  • Computer literacy, including effective working skills of MS Word, Excel and e-mail required.
  • Able to pursue continuing education opportunities as required for special clinics
  • Intermittent physical activity including walking, standing, sitting, lifting and supporting patients.
  • Time management skills, multitasking skills, and the ability to prioritize tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Current CPR Certification, First Aid Instructor, Foot Care course, WHMIS Training.
  • Knowledgeable regarding the nursing process and its application, including the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of nursing care.
  • A well-developed sense of diplomacy, including solid negotiation, conflict resolution, and people management skills, including respect and empathy.
  • High degree of resourcefulness, flexibility, and adaptability.
  • Knowledge of issues related to the socio-environmental determinants of health, in particular issues related to poverty and mental health.
  • Team player with strong written and oral communication skills.

Submit with cover letter and resume to Joe, Detox Manager at joem@alphahousecalgary.com

Note: The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, tasks and skills required of employees so classified.


 

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Title:                     LPN – Licensed Practical Nurse    0.2 FTE

 Hours:                     Saturday & Sunday – TBD

Reports to:            Detox Manager & Clinical Supervisor

Location:               Calgary Alpha House

203-15 Avenue SE

Calgary, AB T2G 1G4

Partnered Organizations:

CUPS (Calgary Urban Project Society) is a non-profit organization that was established in 1989 with the aim of helping people overcome the challenges of poverty and attain brighter futures. Since then, our work has evolved and expanded to include services in Health, Education and Housing that are delivered to thousands of adults and families each year. Through integrated healthcare, education and housing, CUPS and its partners will assist adults and families in Calgary living with the adversity of poverty and traumatic events to become self-sufficient.

Alpha House is a non-profit charitable agency that provides safe and caring environments for individuals whose lives are affected by alcohol and other drug dependencies. Established in 1981, as a safe place for men and women struggling with health issues such as addictions, mental health and physical health. Our continuum of programs help connect with individuals facing addictions at a variety of levels such as outreach programs, a shelter program, a detox program and a housing program with case management support. The volunteer program focus includes corporate and individual support.

Position Summary: The LPN is responsible for planning care that is tailored to client’s needs, while adhering to recognized nursing techniques, procedures, and established standards based on the scope of practical nursing, under the direction of the Clinical supervisor. This individual will possess good communication and organizational skills, the ability to collaborate with an interdisciplinary team by contributing to the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of required care.  Knowledge of community resources, women’s health issues including experience with pre and post natal care and working with clients struggling with addictions, poverty, and homelessness will be an asset.

Responsibilities (but not limited to):

  • Perform delegated independent nursing functions within the scope of practice as determined by CLPNA and CUPS within the individual LPN competence level.
  • Maintains and coordinates a training schedule for CPR, First Aid, Infection Prevention and any other topics as may be required for CUPS staff.
  • Record, report and organize the need for maintenance or repair of equipment and remove any faulty equipment from use.
  • Act as LPN representative and may assist in the hiring orientation and training of new LPN team members.
  • Maintains and ensures best practices around the infection prevention control for the clinic and sterilization procedures for the medical clinic. Orients staff to these procedures.
  • Be informed of CLS routines and maintains standards and staff training around phlebotomy and lab services.
  • Maintains and ensures best practices around the handling of vaccines and participates in the maintenance of immunization procedures.
  • Participates in formal and informal health teaching including preventative health concepts concerning Hepatitis A, B, C and AIDS, condom usage, nutrition, STD’s, basic sanitation, personal hygiene, pre-natal care and well-baby care.
  • Participate in influenza clinics
  • Participate in continuing education activities and obtain required contact hours.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory standards (MSDS, OH & S, WHMIS).
  • Organize job functions and work area to be able to effectively complete assignments within established time frames.
  • Consistently demonstrate ability to take the initiative to make decisions/choices without direct supervision.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of all policies and procedures and ability to reference them from appropriate books and manuals.

     Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing along with valid registration as an LPN in Alberta.  (CLPNA)
  • Minimum 3-5 years in nursing in a medical facility preferred.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.
  • Computer literacy, including effective working skills of MS Word, Excel and e-mail required.
  • Able to pursue continuing education opportunities as required for special clinics
  • Intermittent physical activity including walking, standing, sitting, lifting and supporting patients.
  • Time management skills, multitasking skills, and the ability to prioritize tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Current CPR Certification, First Aid Instructor, Foot Care course, WHMIS Training.
  • Knowledgeable regarding the nursing process and its application, including the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of nursing care.
  • A well-developed sense of diplomacy, including solid negotiation, conflict resolution, and people management skills, including respect and empathy.
  • High degree of resourcefulness, flexibility, and adaptability.
  • Knowledge of issues related to the socio-environmental determinants of health, in particular issues related to poverty and mental health.
  • Team player with strong written and oral communication skills.

Submit with cover letter and resume to Joe, Detox Manager at joem@alphahousecalgary.com

Note: The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, tasks and skills required of employees so classified.

 

 

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