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Health Care Aide Instructor(s) - Sessional

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Pending budget approval
This position will remain open until filled

This posting is for three positions:
  • Sessional - August 2024 to May 2025

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Health Care Aide Instructor(s) - Sessional
Faculty/Instructor Profile
Faculty at Red Deer Polytechnic:

★ Are passionate about teaching, learning, and student success.
★ Pursue professional learning to continually enhance their practice and their discipline.
★ Are recognized for their contributions to both local and global communities.

Role Description

As Red Deer Polytechnic’s future takes shape, growing our breadth of credentials (to include our own degrees) and programs, our institution has high expectations of our amazing faculty. But we do recognize that new hires may not have all the skills and experiences when applying. We want you to know that there is some flexibility to develop your talents over time. The initial focus for new faculty will be on teaching and student success with lots of opportunity for professional development, growth and collaboration. Red Deer Polytechnic (RDP) is committed to all faculty acquiring the identified Key Attributes over time.


The faculty member combines discipline expertise with evidence-based teaching to facilitate effective and varied learning experiences.

Student Success

The faculty member encourages student success in an engaging, supportive environment by being responsive to student needs and ideas.

Professional Development

The faculty member engages in the continuous pursuit of knowledge to maintain currency in their discipline and their teaching practice.

Research, Scholarly and Creative Pursuits

The faculty member has the opportunity to pursue impactful scholarly and creative activities and disseminates knowledge that advances the discipline, enhances the reputation of Red Deer Polytechnic, and improves communities.

Community Contributions

The faculty member values engagement, contributing knowledge and their own expertise to the betterment of Red Deer Polytechnic and local communities, as well as discipline-based, national, and global communities.

For More Information: Faculty Profile or contact Kalcy Dube
Position Responsibilities
Continuing Education and Corporate Training at RDP is currently inviting applications for Health Care Aide Instructor(s) in the Health Care Aide program for 3 sessional positions.

RDPs Health Care Aide program prepares learners to be part of a health care team and provide a high level of front-line care to clients in need of assistance in a variety of different settings. Red Deer Polytechnic is licensed to deliver the 2019 Alberta Health Provincial Curriculum. This is a full-time credit program with nine courses which include blended learning (virtual real time classes) with a combination of virtual and in-person lab components, two clinical placements, and one preceptorship.

This program prepares students to work as a Health Care Aide in acute care facilities, continuing care facilities, hospitals, as well as in the home setting. A Health Care Aide assists individuals needing care in a variety of ways including assisting with eating, dressing, washing and moving.

This program consists of a variety of learning approaches including online readings, assignments and lessons, in-person labs with a certified instructor, and in-person clinical placements. This program follows the Government of Alberta approved Health Care Aide 2019 curriculum and successful graduates are eligible to write the provincial exam to be certified as Health Care Aides in Alberta.

Responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:
  • Facilitating students in clinical, lab and theory settings.
  • Providing oversight when students perform skills or procedures.
  • Creating a stimulating, effective, and learner-centered environment.
  • Facilitate pre- and post-clinical conferences according to program guidelines.
  • Promoting and maintaining positive relationships with external partners.
  • Marking, grading, and evaluation of student progress and work.
  • Providing ongoing feedback, guidance, and assistance.
  • Upholding the Professional Responsibilities of Faculty at RDP, which are described within the Faculty Performance Policy.
  • Demonstrating and promoting RDP organizational values and following RDP policies and practices.

  • Full-time from August 2024 to May 2025
  • Sessional instructors may teach lectures, lab and clinical sections
Required Qualifications
  • LPN Diploma
  • Current active registration with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA)
  • Recent clinical/practical experience
  • Excellent communication, public relations and interpersonal skills
  • Passion for teaching, ability to inspire students, and commitment to student learning and success
  • Ability to work effectively in a variety of team environments
  • Proven commitment to continuous learning and reflective practice
  • Experience teaching in a post-secondary environment
  • Current Heart and Stroke Foundation Basic Life Support Provider or Recertification Certificate (HSF-BLS Provider)
  • Driver’s License
  • Police Information Check
  • Current immunizations as per RDP requirements
Preferred Qualifications
  • Past teaching experience
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience as a nurse
  • Introduction to Teaching & Learning at RDP
Salary or Hourly? Salary
Salary Commensurate with education and experience
Benefits and Compensation Information
Sessional: Red Deer Polytechnic offers a comprehensive benefits package including Alberta Blue Cross extended health and dental plans, and health spending account. There is a tuition waiver for RDP credit courses for you as well as your immediate family members, as well as opportunities for professional development funding. The Local Authorities Pension Plan is also offered as an option to those who have served a waiting period. There is paid time off due to Institution closures between Christmas and New Year general holidays. This position also offers an additional 8% of the regular salary in lieu of vacation.
About Red Deer Polytechnic
Focused on advancing the economic and social priorities of Alberta, Red Deer Polytechnic (RDP) provides more than 80 industry-relevant programs within a breadth of credentials to approximately 6,300 credit and apprenticeship students and 3,400+ learners with Continuing Education and Corporate Training programming. With modern teaching and learning spaces, and state-of-the-art research and innovation centres in advanced manufacturing and energy innovation, the Polytechnic provides applied research opportunities, leadership in the social, economic, and cultural development of Alberta, and myriad lifelong learning opportunities.

Red Deer Polytechnic is guided by the foundational statements in our 2030 Strategic Plan

Our purpose is simple: To inspire, educate, and mentor our community of learners. We collaborate to provide diverse experiential learning opportunities for our highly skilled learners. We empower innovators and creators for impact. Our growth will be realized through quality of life and the reciprocal benefits for our stakeholders.

Our vision is to be a resourceful polytechnic, unbound by tradition. We are bold. We are resilient. We are more than applied. We will lead the transformation of post-secondary education by becoming more innovative, entrepreneurial, and sustainable with people at our core. Red Deer Polytechnic must be the best choice for our learners, our clients, our employees, and our communities, resulting in growth and readiness for the future.

Red Deer Polytechnic’s main campus is located on Treaty 7, Treaty 6 and Métis ancestral lands. This is where we will strive to honour and transform our relationships with one another.

Whatever brings you to Red Deer Polytechnic, we are glad you are here. And we look forward to having you as a valued member of our polytechnic community.
Posting Detail Information

Competition Number 2024-F-022
Faculty Employment Type Sessional
Number of Vacancies 3
Desired Start Date 08/14/2024
Position End Date (if term-certain) 05/30/2025
Hours of Work
Open Date 03/26/2024
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Note to Applicant
To fulfill Red Deer Polytechnic’s mission to enrich the intellectual, economic, cultural, and social development of Central Alberta, people representing diverse perspectives and experiences are required. We welcome and encourage applications from Indigenous persons, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, persons with any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

Red Deer Polytechnic will provide job applicants with accommodations in accordance with the Alberta Human Rights Code. To request an accommodation, please contact All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Pending budget approval
This position will remain open until filled

This posting is for three positions:
  • Sessional – August 2024 to May 2025

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents