The Supervised Consumption Service Medical professional under the direction of the Clinical Lead of SCS, provides supervision to those actively consuming substances within a Mobile Supervised Consumption Service (MSCS). This position requires a harm reduction approach and includes the completion of pre-and post consumption assessments, the distribution of harm reduction supplies and providing substance consumption related education to program participants. The MSCS medical staff will act as a first responder, taking the lead during emergencies within the unit.
Northreach Society is a progressive, non-profit organization actively engaged in changing the conversation surrounding drug use, people who use drugs, homelessness, HIV and vulnerable populations. As a team member, you will gain knowledge in the following areas: HIV, hepatitis C and other sexually transmitted infections; Naloxone; Supervised Consumption Services; sex-trade and survival sex; substance use; homelessness; LBGTQ supports; comprehensive sexual health; harm reduction supply distribution; supportive housing; and community support networks. You will also be part of a supportive team that encourages personal and professional growth.
- Providing substance consumption related education (vein care, overdose prevention),
- Monitoring of participants actively consuming substances,
- Vital sign assessments and interventions,
- Adverse event management (Naloxone administration, oxygen, CPR),
- Ensure all operations within the SCS comply with requirements set by Health Canada and the Province of Alberta,
- Maintaining records and documentation,
- Provide basic wound assessment and treatment,
- Complete referrals,
- Distribute harm reduction supplies (needles, condoms, naloxone) and related education.
- Active registration with the CLPNA or CARNA,
- Active registration with Alberta College of Paramedics,
- Criminal record with vulnerable sector check required,
- Valid drivers license with a clean driver abstract,
- Valid BLS Level C.
- Experience working with diverse marginalized populations,
- Experience in public health/ addictions and/or emergency services,
- Ability to work independently and supervise others,
- Knowledge of harm reduction and its principles,
- STBBI education, prevention and treatment knowledge,
- Knowledge of addiction and mental health,
- Ability to respond effectively in emergency situations,
- Strong sense of ethics and the ability to handle sensitive or private information with tact and discretion.
Only selected candidates will be contacted
Job Types: Casual, Part-time, Full-time
Part-time hours: 32 per week
- Casual dress
- Dental care
- Employee assistance program
- Extended health care
- Life insurance
- Paid time off
Flexible Language Requirement:
- 12 hour shift
- Weekends as needed
Work Location: In person