POSITION: REGISTERED NURSE
TERM: POSITION AVAILABLE STARTING SEPTEMBER 2020 – MARCH 2021, WITH A STRONG POSSIBILITY OF CONTINUATION.
RATE OF PAY: $79,040 ANNUALLY
The Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness (ACEH) Registered Nurse will provide full-time support to the ACEH programming, primarily the Indigenous Alcohol Harm Reduction Program Cohort at the Culturally Supportive House (CSH) and will extend services to the indigenous women residing at the Spaken House( SH). The ACEH Nurse will develop Risk Management & Wellness Plans for individuals from these houses and the street community in order for them to attend the Land-based Healing Camps. The RN will lead coordination and delivery of Wellness Plans that include harm reduction care including substance use supports for safe and low-barrier participation in camps. The ACEH Nurse will contribute to the development of the Decolonized Harm Reduction Framework based on lessons learned from a nursing perspective. The ACEH Nurse will work closely with the Executive Director and the ACEH Team comprised of: a Research Team, Indigenous Alcohol Harm Reduction Program Manager, Decolonized Harm Reduction Framework (DHRF) Coordinator, Management Staff, and the House Managers.
Nursing, Outreach, and Harm Reduction (Approximately 50%)
On-site support at the Culturally Supportive House providing services, on-going in-takes, on-going assessment of individual Wellness Plans for the Cohort in the IAHR Program, which will include Risk Management & Wellness Plans for the Cohort to attend Land-based Healing Camps. High level of need to liaise with primary care providers, Island Health/the ICMT, various health organizations and professional. Work closely with the IAHR Program Manager to order, stock, and track alcohol and create monthly reports on consumption and costs associated. As part of a research project this may include being called on for direct engagement with the IAHR Program’s Elder & Knowledge Keepers Advisory and submitting reports and/or presentations.
Outreach & Decolonized Harm Reduction Framework (Approximately 50%)
Half day weekly on site at the Spaken House to support the health needs of the women, review medication management, conduct appropriate referrals and take a preventative approach. Street Work outreach and intakes/assessments; Land-based Healing Camps Intake and Support; planning and Debrief meetings. Collaboration with the Research Team and the Executive Director and Admin time. The administrative deliverables of this position will include but are not limited to: supporting the Executive Director to research and write proposals in regards to health and wellness, compile various information in the development of the Decolonized Harm Reduction Framework which will include compiling information various sources, such as a position paper on housing as an indigenous right, an environmental scan, findings from an Indigenous Systems Improvement Map, and other research and documents as needed.
WHO WE ARE
The ACEH is a non-profit, registered charitable organization and housing provider with a vision to lead long-term, systemic change to better meet the needs of our people living away from home and experiencing homelessness. Our work is centered on the voices of Indigenous peoples who have shared their immediate needs, lived experiences, and perspectives on solutions.
Through research and experience, we have learned that a culturally-supportive model of care is key, and strategies that include cultural supports provide better outcomes in terms of transitioning and sustaining housing for Indigenous people experiencing homelessness. Our goal is to build a culturally safe community and provide opportunities for reconnection to family and ancestral lands, culture, and tradition, to strengthen Indigenous identity and purpose.