Job Posting 64766

Isolation Unit Support Worker
Boyle Street Community Services
Edmonton area, Northern Alberta
closes in 4 days (Fri, 25 Sep)
part time - term / contract  •  $23/hr and evening shift differential of additional $1/hr and overnight shift of additional $2/hr

REPORTS TO: Supervisor

HOURS: 8-hour shifts

JOB ID:  20-062BSCS

“Despite great challenges we believe unhealthy cycles can be broken, new opportunities created and, through healing, health restored.”

Would you like to be a part of an organization that works with some of Edmonton’s most vulnerable populations and counts on the professionalism, expertise, insight, and passion of its staff to develop programs and services for the clients they work with? Join us at Boyle Street Community Services.

“We stand with our clients, side by side, patiently and for as long as they want – a constant and consistent caring force”

Boyle Street Community Services (BSCS) is a values-driven organization that believes our clients are the experts in their own life. Your job will be to foster innovation with your team alongside our clients.  If your values are aligned with our values and beliefs listed at:, please consider joining our team.

Job Purpose:

The purpose of this job will be to provide support at the COVID-19 isolation centre  where you will provide support to those working in the COVID-19 isolation unit.  This is a temporary position.

  • Greet and support community members all while adhering to strict isolation techniques including doning and doffing
  • Take direction from nurses and work within a multidisciplinary team
  • Develop relationships with community members, identifying strengths and working in a respectful way with a community that has faced trauma and social exclusion
  • De-escalate tense inter-personal and group situations
  • Maintain a healthy environment by learning and adhering to isolation techniques
  • Engage and support community members during a time of crisis
  • Offer support and encouragement for community members to remain in in isolation


Education: Post secondary education in Nursing or health related field.

Skills, Abilities and Attitudes:

  • Ability to work in a highly stressful and ever changing environment
  • Must have excellent boundaries
  • Mental resiliency is key
  • Knows how to problem-solve with people who face emotional and psychological challenges
  • Ability to learn new skills with a great attention to detail
  • Understands the challenges and stresses facing people who live in poverty
  • Treat people with respect and in a sensitive manner
  • Possessing Harm Reduction principles is a must
  • Able to handle multiple demands at the same time; exceptionally well organized
  • Can de-escalate tense inter-personal and group situations
  • Listens well, has a calm demeanor and knows how to solve practical problems
  • Possess robust mental health and a commitment to self-care

Experience and other requirements:

  • Experience working with Indigenous peoples and individuals from diverse cultures
  • Experience in a Health care setting
  • Experience working with marginalized communities is an asset
  • Criminal Record and Child Intervention Checks (results will be reviewed on a case by case basis)

Closing Date: Until Suitable Candidates are Found.

Boyle Street Community Services is an equal opportunity employer. We value the diversity of the communities we serve, and are committed to engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. Boyle Street Community Services welcomes applications from First Nation, Inuit, Métis, New Canadian, differently-abled, and LGBTQ2S communities.

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