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At North End Community Health Centre, inclusivity is at the core of who we are. We collaborate closely with our community to build a team that truly reflects the varied identities and lives of the people we support. We welcome applicants from all walks of life, embracing differences in race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, economic background, cognitive abilities, and intersectional identities.

Current Openings

Tenant Programming Intern (Term Position)

  • Location: 2131 Gottingen St & 5457 May St
  • Hourly Pay: $18.00/hr
  • Work Term: Full-Time (1.0 FTE), June 2024 – August 2024
  • Hours: 35 hours/week for 12 weeks
  • Application Deadline: June 7, 2024

Job Purpose:
The Tenant Programming Intern will support our Supported Housing teams in developing, implementing, and evaluating various programs for tenants. This includes facilitating group activities such as life skills, education, recreation, arts, food security, and psychosocial programs. Building and maintaining relationships with community partners is also essential.

Application Requirements:

  • Age 15-30 at the start of employment
  • Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person with refugee protection under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct community needs assessments
  • Develop and lead tenant programming activities
  • Maintain client information and program statistics
  • Plan, develop, and evaluate tenant programming
  • Promote participant engagement and volunteer opportunities
  • Participate in organization-wide activities and events
  • Maintain a non-judgmental and empathetic approach

How to Apply:
Submit your cover letter and resume to employment@nechc.com by June 7, 2024.

For more details, visit the full job posting here: Tenant Programming Intern

MOSH Health Case Manager – DESIGNATED* (Internal& External)

Position: MOSH Health Case Manager – DESIGNATED* (Unionized position under NSGEU Local 102)
Reports to: Manager, MOSH
Location: 2131 Gottingen Street
Hourly Pay Scale: $23.96 – $27.70, dependent on skills and experience
Work term: 1.0 FTE, permanent position
Hours: 37.5 hrs./week
Deadline: June 18, 2024

*The North End Community Health Centre is committed to being an inclusive organization. To ensure our organization represents the diverse people and communities we serve, this posting is designated for
individuals who identify as African Nova Scotian and/or people of African Descent.

Position Summary: The Health Case Manager supports clients of the NECHC’s programs, including the primary care clinic, MOSH, and the Bridge. This role focuses on relationship-based care, ensuring clients’ needs are met and adapting to changing trends. The Health Case Manager does not provide direct health care but supports clients and health care providers to ensure treatment plans are client-centred, within a harm reduction and social determinants of health framework.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Identify and prioritize clients needing health case management through collaboration and direct engagement.
  • Provide basic crisis intervention and supportive listening, seeking additional support as needed.
  • Assess and address barriers to accessing health care services, including transportation and navigating complex systems.
  • Help clients access NECHC and community resources, working with team members.
  • Identify common client issues and assist with strategies to address them through advocacy and program changes.
  • Maintain case notes and expense records; participate in data collection and quality improvement activities.
  • Mentor learners and volunteers in health case management duties.
  • Manage and distribute supplies (food, bus tickets, phones, harm reduction supplies, etc.).
  • Provide support during outreach activities with health providers as needed.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Completed Grade 12.
  • Degree in health, social services, or a relevant field.
  • At least 1 year of experience in a client-facing role with populations facing barriers to health care (African Nova Scotian, Indigenous, 2SLGBTQIA++, newcomers, etc.).
  • Experience in a health care setting, system navigation, or non-profit/community setting preferred.
  • Equivalent combinations of education and work experience may be considered.
  • Valid driver’s license with a clean driving record for 2 years and access to a reliable vehicle.
  • Able to multitask in a fast-paced environment with strong time management, flexibility, and self-reliance.
  • Independent and collaborative work skills, with superior communication abilities.
  • Skilled at de-escalation and managing potentially disruptive situations.
  • Comfortable working in a computerized environment.
  • Dependable, trustworthy, and professional.
  • Committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice, harm reduction, anti-oppression, and trauma-informed care.
  • Solution-focused, strengths-based, creative, resilient, and positive attitude.
  • Experience working with diverse groups.

How to Apply:

  • Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to employment@nechc.com with the Subject line: [Applicant’s Name] – [Job Title] by June 18, 2024.
  • NECHC employees are requested to apply with the Subject line: [Internal Application] – [Applicant’s Name] – [Job Title]

For more details, visit the full job posting here: MOSH Health Case Manager – Designated – June 18 2024

Harm Reduction Housing Worker (External & Internal Opportunity) 

Position: Harm Reduction Housing Worker (unionized position under NSGEU Local 102)
Reports to: Manager of Supported Housing
Location: Overlook
Pay Scale: $23.25 per hour + benefits.
Work term: 24 hr/7 day operation including evenings and week-ends.
Hours: Casual – days, evenings, overnight and weekends – several positions
Deadline: until filled

Harm Reduction Housing Workers provide essential harm reduction programs and services to tenants at the Overlook, supporting their health, well-being, and tenancy. This role involves delivering ‘on-demand’ harm reduction supports, following a ‘housing first’ philosophy, and adhering to housing program policies.

Housing First is an approach to addressing homelessness that prioritizes providing permanent housing to people experiencing homelessness, without requiring preconditions such as sobriety or participation in treatment programs. The fundamental principle is that stable housing is a critical foundation for addressing other issues, such as substance use, mental health, and employment. By providing immediate access to housing, individuals are more likely to successfully engage with support services and achieve long-term stability.

Workers support participants using a person-centred approach, attending to overdoses, administering naloxone, and working with an interdisciplinary team to assist tenants who face chronic alcohol use, problematic drug use, chronic health conditions, and lengthy homelessness. The team offers 24/7 harm reduction and housing supports, helping tenants manage their tenancies effectively.

The position requires flexibility, strong communication, and time management skills to develop individualized harm reduction plans, monitor participants’ health, and deliver necessary supports. Responsibilities include responding to emergencies, supporting community inclusion, assisting with meetings and activities, facilitating smooth transitions during move-ins and move-outs, and helping develop life skills.

Workers collaborate with community organizations and the multidisciplinary team, maintain reports, and support the development of protocols and policies. Experience with marginalized communities, understanding of harm reduction and social justice principles, and skills in de-escalation and conflict resolution are crucial. Lived experiences with homelessness, substance use, and criminalization are valued assets. 

For more details, visit the full job posting: CASUAL-HARM-REDUCTION-HOUSING-WORKER

How to Apply

  • Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to employment@nechc.com
  • NECHC employees are requested to apply with the Subject line: Internal Application – [Applicant’s Name] – [Job Title]

Nurse Practitioner (Internal and External Opportunity)

  • Location: 2131 Gottingen Street, Halifax, NS
  • Reports to: MOSH Manager
  • Hourly Pay: $52.41 – $61.27, based on experience
  • Work Term: Full-time, 1-year term with the possibility of extension
  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week, schedule set by the manager
  • Deadline: June 13, 2024

Position Summary:
The Nurse Practitioner will work with the NECHC’s Mobile Outreach Street Health (MOSH) team to provide health care services to a specific group of clients. This includes harm reduction, health promotion, preventing illness and injury, and managing acute health problems. You will work closely with a team that includes doctors, nurses, occupational therapists, and health case managers. The job will mainly be at the NECHC and other community sites, including home visits and mobile clinics.

MOSH Program Goals:

  • Increase access to primary health care for homeless and insecurely housed individuals.
  • Improve health for marginalized and underserved populations.
  • Create a collaborative environment for sharing resources and knowledge among community services, health care, academic, and government organizations.

Education and Experience:

  • Master of Nursing – Advanced Nursing Practice stream.
  • Eligible for RN and Nurse Practitioner licensure in Nova Scotia.
  • Valid Driver’s License.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Plan and carry out health promotion and illness prevention strategies.
  • Work with clients, teams, and community members to assess and address health needs.
  • Provide comprehensive care focused on relationship-based care, social determinants of health, and trauma-informed approaches.

Skills Needed:

  • Sensitivity to the needs of diverse community members.
  • Strong work ethic, attention to detail, and accuracy.
  • Professional and client-focused attitude.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Proficient in using workplace technology.
  • Handle confidential information ethically and professionally.
  • Good problem-solving and planning skills.

For more details, visit the full job posting: Nurse Practitioner – MOSH – 1.0 FTE

How to Apply

  • Send your cover letter and resume to employment@nechc.com by June 13, 2024
  • NECHC employees are requested to apply with the Subject line: Internal Application – [Applicant’s Name] – [Job Title]

MOSH Registered Nurse – Casual

  • Reports to: Harm Reduction/Supporting Housing Manager
  • Location: Outreach and/or Clinic based
  • Hourly Pay: $36.96 – $43.54
  • Work Term: Casual
  • Hours: Flexible schedule required. To be determined by the manager
  • Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Purpose
Reporting to the MOSH Manager and Harm Reduction/Supporting Housing Manager, the MOSH Nurse is a key member of the Mobile Outreach Street Health (MOSH) team. This advanced nursing role involves community outreach at NECHC sites and client homes, focusing on wellness, health maintenance, and disease prevention. The nurse will assess, plan, and implement appropriate interventions for individuals and consult on a program level, working collaboratively with NECHC and community agencies.

Qualifications

  • Candidates should have a Bachelor of Nursing or be registered and working towards it (a Master’s degree is an asset).
  • Experience with homelessness or social-justice-health issues, Family Practice Nursing, and Community Nursing is advantageous.
  • Certification/registration as a Registered Nurse in Nova Scotia, CPR certification (or willingness upon hire), Non-Violent Crisis
  • Intervention Certification (or willingness upon hire), and a valid
  • Driver’s License with 2 years driving experience and access to a reliable vehicle are required.
  • Special skills and knowledge needed include excellent nursing assessment skills, understanding of mental illnesses and social determinants of health, supportive counselling and advocacy experience, and familiarity with electronic record management (MedAccess is an asset).

Responsibilities
Responsibilities include collaborative assessments and interventions, health education and promotion, primary care nursing for urgent and non-urgent care, and various nursing procedures (e.g., wound care, venipuncture).

The role also involves community outreach services, participation in research projects, and attending team meetings. The ideal candidate will have strong communication, teamwork, and time management skills, experience with cultural diversity and challenging patients, and the ability to work independently with medical directives.

For more details, visit the full job posting: MOSH Registered Nurse – Casual

How to Apply

*Please note that all applications will be handled with strict confidentiality. A vulnerable sector criminal record check is required for all NECHC employees working directly with clients, participants, and patients.

Interested in exploring other opportunities with NECHC?

We’re always on the search for passionate professionals, join us in our mission to support community health and well-being for the North End community and beyond. Please email your resume and cover letter to employment@nechc.com

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