JOB TITLE: Registered Nurse (HER Pregnancy Program)
REPORTS TO: Streetworks/HER Program Manager
SALARY: $32.89 – $38.69/hour
HOURS: 37.5 hours per week

 

Job Purpose:

Streetworks is a Harm Reduction, health promotion, primary health care program, which is currently seeking an individual to deliver programming and services to street-involved pregnant women who are not accessing or under-accessing prenatal care. The RN will also support women who choose to terminate their pregnancy and access birth control. The position will require some evening and weekend work, and will be carried out in a variety of setting.

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Front line service provider and community partner
  • Responsible for connecting with street involved pregnant women with multiple barriers who are not accessing appropriate prenatal care
  • Build relationships and provide services to help women engage in the pregnancy 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 prenatal and overall health assessments with follow up care
  • Provide formal and informal health education to clients and other service providers.
  • Support clients up to 6 months postnatally, including newborn care education, birth control education and access, and potentially Children’s Services advocacy when necessary.
  • Collaborate with the interdisciplinary team, community partners, and clients to provide holistic, women centred care.

Qualifications:

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing

Skills, Abilities and Attitudes:

  • Able to work non-judgmentally with women who may be using substances during their pregnancy within a Harm Reduction framework
  • Knowledge, experience or willingness to learn of pregnancy, substance use and culture, sex trade, STIs and blood borne pathogens, and inner city lifestyles
  • Knowledge of or experience with STI testing and treatment
  • Knowledge of and experience in community development
  • Demonstrated 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
  • Plan and execute evaluation activities
  • Current registration with CARNA
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle

Experience:

  • Experience working in a marginalized city community is an asset
  • Boyle Street Community Services values diversity and welcomes applications from First Nation, Inuit, Métis, New Canadian, racialized, differently abled and LGBTTQIA communities.
  • Those with a street history or intimate knowledge of the street are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will be required to have a criminal record check and a Child Welfare information check.

To Apply:

Please email your resume and cover letter to: mtaylor@boylestreet.org. Please include RN in the Subject Line of the email.

Closing Date: November 3, 2017