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Instructors, Health Care Aide Program/Casual Lab Position





Slave Lake

Competition #:


Open To:

All Applicants

Date Posted:

October 7th, 2021

Closing Date:

October 31st, 2021 - 11:59pm

Job Start Date:

November 1st, 2021

Compensation Rate:

$29.43 to $47.63 per hour

Additional Information:

For over 50 years, the Northern Lakes College vision has been to increase accessibility to educational opportunities. With 25 locations across northern Alberta, program sites throughout Alberta, and a unique Supported Distance Learning model, students can access quality educational opportunities without leaving their community. Students can study from the comforts of home, work, on the road, or from one of the many College locations. Northern Lakes College offers a variety of university transfer, diploma, and certificate programs, including Academic Upgrading, Business & Administrative Studies, Health & Human Service Careers, Pre-Employment & Apprenticeship Trades, Resource Technology, University Studies, and Continuing Education & Corporate Training certificates and courses. We support and promote professional development and wellness opportunities, and provide our employees with an attractive benefits plan and competitive salaries. The College service region offers numerous recreational activities for the entire family to enjoy!

Northern Lakes College has the following wage positions available:

Instructors, Health Care Aide Program/Casual Lab Position

Reference #NLC-1912

Wage Rate: $29.43 to $47.63

Various dates in November, December and March

Location: Slave Lake


  • Must be a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse;
  • Eligibility for registration for CLPNA, CPRNA, or CARNA;
  • Minimum 3 years continuing care clinical experience in a health care facility;
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills;
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office;
  • Willingness to travel.

Successful candidate must provide College or University transcripts and Criminal Record Check with vulnerable sector, proof of Covid 19 Vaccination, negative PCR test within the past 72 hours or an approved exemption to Human Resources prior to commencement.

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Please submit a resume quoting the reference number NLC-1912 to:

Northern Lakes College, Human Resources, 1201 Main Street SE, Slave Lake, AB  T0G 2A3 

Or fax resume to: 780-849-5881

Closing Date: October 31, 2021

Northern Lakes College thanks all applicants for their interest in employment; however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Position Description

Instructor, Health Care Aide

Nature and Scope of Work:

The key responsibilities include: instruction in lab, classroom and workplace settings, assessing prior learning, tutoring, student recruitment and advising, record keeping and administration.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • provide individual and group instruction in classroom, laboratory and workplace settings
  • become knowledgeable of Health Care Aide Program and program expectations
  • use a variety of teaching techniques and strategies, including educational technology if required, which are appropriate for adult learners
  • provide students with accurate and timely information regarding courses and program
  • ensure that students are familiar with the content of the student handbook
  • establish and maintain a classroom/laboratory environment conducive to learning; maintain an inventory of supplies and materials;
  • provide opportunities for students' evaluation of instruction; make adjustments as needed in response to student feedback
  • provide access to educational resources
  • build a mutually comfortable working relationship with students; advocate on behalf of students
  • demonstrate a respect for individual differences
  • meet/communicate with each student on a regular basis
  • encourage peer support activities
  • monitor student attendance and progress; identify and assist students experiencing difficulties; use probationary/performance contracts as required; make probation and termination recommendations
  • organize/facilitate student orientation to the college and program
  • ensure exam security, co-ordinate exam schedule and organize/supervise exams as required
  • co-ordinate administration of course, program and College evaluation forms, withdrawals and registrations
  • liaise with student sponsors/employers
  • assist in promoting college programs: project a positive image of the college; maintain and encourage good public relations; display a client service attitude; identify and participate in promotional activities; assist with the development of promotional materials and activities; identify and share promotional ideas
  • maintain confidentiality of information; act in accordance with FOIP regulations
  • adhere to College and program policies, procedures and guidelines
  • participate in professional development; annually identify learning goals and provide evidence of progress toward achieving goals

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The incumbent is able to demonstrate:

  • sensitivity to the needs of adult learners
  • flexibility
  • ability to work, at times, with uncertainty
  • a balanced approach to the needs to the students and the requirements of the institution
  • ability to make positive contributions to short and long term planning based on experience with post-secondary learning and adult learners
  • a positive, problem-solving approach to the work
  • ability to function well as a member of a team


  • Must be a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Eligibility for registration for CLPNA, CPRNA, or CARNA
  • Minimum 3 years continuing care clinical experience in a health care facility
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Willingness to travel


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