Nurse 1 – #2017-029

Nurse 1
Full-Time Permanent
Compass Residential Youth Program
Southport, MB

The Addictions Foundation of Manitoba (AFM) is a Crown Agency that contributes to the health and resilience of Manitobans by providing addictions services and supporting healthy behaviors.             

Reporting to Program and Clinical Supervisors, the Nurse provides services to youth engaged in addiction treatment and is responsible for the delivery of direct client care, assessment, development and implementation of therapeutic interventions, administration and evaluation of medications and health care procedures, ensuring client and facility safety, liaison with health care providers and providing leadership within the team. This position requires a commitment to a client-centred philosophy and approach to the development, provision and support of AFM programs and services.  Work hours are generally 7 AM – 7 PM, three days each week (either Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Tuesday, Thursday, Friday) with additional requirements related to shift change, staff meetings and “on call”. Nurses participate in an on-call rotation requiring the ability to respond within 45 minutes to the facility.

The Nurse will work as a member of the inter-disciplinary team and demonstrate the following: 

  • Genuine enthusiasm for client-centred care, empathy and compassion.
  • Ability to respond to client requests and crises in a responsible, timely and flexible manner.
  • Ability to balance the needs of clients, other staff persons and those of the organization.
  • Enthusiasm for ongoing professional development activities, and engages in reciprocal learning experiences with colleagues and supervisors.
  • Recognition of the importance of regular individual and team supervision meetings.
  • Active listening abilities, is coachable and responds positively to supervision.
  • Collaboration in the context of a provincial organization, with numerous colleagues, to ensure a consistent “One AFM” approach.
  • Strong commitment to personal and professional ethics, integrity and responsibility.
  • Ability to manage one’s own emotions and strong feelings, maintain a calm and tactful composure under a broad range of challenging circumstances; think clearly and stay focused under pressure.
  • Awareness of the unique circumstances and needs of youth in addictions treatment.


  • Assessment of clients’ health, holistic and life skill needs.
  • Implementation of medical care of clients including all aspects of nursing procedures and therapies.
  • Ordering, preparing and monitoring the use of prescribed and over the counter medications.
  • Development and delivery of health related education programming.
  • Individual and group-based health counselling.
  • Liaison with physicians, psychologist and other community health practitioners to meet health-related needs of youth clients.
  • Participation on Intake Review Team
  • Ensuring client supervision, facility safety and effective program operation in In Charge and On Call Supervisor roles.
  • Maintaining current and accurate confidential records, including client files.
  • Responding to crisis situations as required.
  • Meeting administrative requirements related to statistics, activity reports, attendance, etc.
  • Participation on committees, teams or working groups at local, regional, provincial or national levels.
  • Other related duties as assigned.


Registered and licensed to practice in Manitoba with a Bachelor of Nursing (BN), Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) or Registered Nurse (RN); minimum one year nursing experience; proven knowledge of current nursing theory and practise; demonstrated knowledge and skills related to assessment; excellent organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; experience working from a client-centred perspective; demonstrated ability to work positively within an inter-disciplinary team environment; and understanding of, and sensitivity to, working with culturally diverse populations are essential. Knowledge and experience related to addictions, mental health, working with youth in a residential setting, preparing and presenting educational material, and working with families are considered assets.  A current First Aid/CPR Certificate is required.  Written and verbal bilingual capacity in French and English is considered an asset.

The Competencies for the Nurse opportunity are:

  • Ability to Work Independently and Collaboratively.
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Analytical Thinking and Decision Making
  • Client Centred Change
  • Continuous Learning
  • Diversity and Cultural Responsiveness
  • Effective Communication
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Teamwork and Cooperation
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Understanding Mental Health Issues, Substance Use, Abuse and Dependency

From this competition a three-month eligibility list will be established for term positions within the same program, work location and job classification.

It is an AFM practice to request criminal record checks and conduct child abuse registry checks prior to finalizing the appointment of successful candidates

Competition No.:  2017-029

Salary Range:  $64,626 – $76,144 per annum ($34.17 – $40.26 hourly)

Closing Date:  April 26, 2017 (4:30 pm)

Director, Youth, Eastern & Central Manitoba
Addictions Foundation of Manitoba
c/o 175 Nomad Street, Southport, MB  R0H 1N1
Fax: (204) 428-6611
Email: youthres@afm.mb.ca

We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted



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