Employment & Contract Opportunities

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY!

PERMANENT FULL-TIME POSITION
Custodian
ʔaq̓am is seeking a self motivated and highly organized individual to fill the position of Custodian to perform key maintenance and cleaning functions within the Department of Operations.
Position Summary:
The Custodian is responsible for the cleaning of all Band owned facilities. The Custodian will also be responsible to inspect and undertake routine maintenance of the facilities for the purposes of ensuring that the site is suitable for safe operations, and maintained in an attractive and clean condition. 
Training, Education, and Experience
 High School Diploma
 Physically fit and have the ability to lift up to 50 lbs
 Able to perform routine maintenance
 Highly motivated and able to prioritize work tasks
 Willing to work a flexible schedule
 Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work within a diverse team environment
 Able to operate equipment used in industrial maintenance including electrical cleaning equipment, common tools, etc; and adhere to safety and chemical usage practices
 Valid Class 5 driver’s license and safe driving abstract 
 Valid First Aid Certificate
 WHMIS
 Must undergo Criminal Records Check, including the vulnerable persons sector
 Previous experience working with a First Nation’s organization, and knowledge and appreciation of the culture, values and political objectives of the ʔaq̓am Community would be a definite asset.

Please submit your cover letter and resume marked “confidential” to:
Amanda Gnucci, HR Generalist
ʔaq̓am Administration
7470 Mission Road, Cranbrook, BC, V1C 7E5 e-mail: Fax: 250-426-8935
Closing Date: Wednesday, July 22nd 2020 @ 4:30 p.m. MT - Any applications received after this time will not be considered. Thank you to all those that apply, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Preference will be given to candidates of Ktunaxa or other First Nations ancestry. If you are a Ktunaxa citizen who is interested in this opportunity but do not feel you have the necessary qualifications, please contact the Ktunaxa Nation Council Education and Employment Sector.

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PERMANENT FULL-TIME POSITION

TEACHER 

ʔaq̓am is located in the beautiful, sunny centre of ktunaxa Traditional Territory in the southeast corner of British Columbia. If you love the outdoors, the mountains, fresh air and the sun, this is the place for you.  We are here to work towards achieving ʔaq̓am’s Vision:

“A vibrant, healthy community, speaking out language, governing effectively, and maximizing our lands and resources for the benefit of future generations and all living things, in a manner consistent with qanikitȼi (our values and principles).”

Our children are our future.  Be a part of an excellent team, helping to nurture, educate and guide our children to become their best; strong ktunaxa citizens supporting and leading our Community into the years to come.  We work together in a friendly, positive, energetic and supportive environment.

Position Summary

The Teacher position at ʔaq̓am is responsible for planning and delivering instruction based on the current BC Curriculum and the objectives outlined in ʔaq̓am’s Strategic Plan,  using various learning methods to ensure individual student learning, and provides individual counsel and adjustments to the lessons when required.  Teachers are responsible for all assessment and reporting of students (e.g. report cards, etc.), and communicating and meeting with parents to discuss each student’s progress. This position supervises the students assigned to them on a daily basis, ensuring their safety at all times.  Teachers participate in extra-curricular activities including Community-based events, as well as Professional Development opportunities.

Key Responsibilities

Collaborate effectively with the school team and partnering agencies to meet annual workplan objectives and contribute to a positive school culture.
Responsible for instruction for a combination of Grades 5 up to 7with an emphasis on land-based learning.
Responsible for planning the curriculum for students on an annual basis- conducting and submitting yearly overviews, and reviewing the most current BC Curriculum documents.
Prepare subject outlines, and align all planning with current BC Curriculum and ʔaq̓am’s Strategic Plan.  
With the support of the Student Services Teacher, help develop Individual Learning Plans and Smart Goals and review regularly.Prepare day plans on an ongoing basis, preparing materials, and ordering program materials and school supplies as required.  Compile and create resources.

Deliver planned curriculum, using various methods including whole class, small group, 1-1 instruction,, field trips, and online/remote learning (if required) while remaining mindful of diverse learning needs of students.
Contribute to extra-curricular programs offered in the school environment (including overnight camping as included in the land-based curriculum).
Use appropriate and effective classroom management skills and techniques to keep students organized, focused, and attentive.
Evaluate student progress using formative assessment methods to monitor student learning and identify areas of strength and where improvement is needed, along with summative assessment methods as appropriate.  Provide students with feedback on a regular basis.
Work collaboratively with EAs to maximize student learning and effectively manage and support student misbehavior in the classroom or using designated sensory spaces when required.
Apply social-emotional intervention methods as needed.

Conference with support staff to assess students. Create report cards and provide interim reports.  Keep Dibels (data reporting system) up to date and regularly perform progress monitoring.
Facilitate parent-teacher conferences and ensure ongoing parent communication – permission slips and releases.
Monitor student behaviour, logging incident reports and anecdotal notes.
Administer any required standardized testing.
Participate in school-based team meetings and Professional Learning Communities meetings.
Supervise students on an ongoing basis, inside and outside the classroom (e.g. lunches, recesses, etc.)
Prepare meals for breakfast and lunches (as required).
Maintain clean work environment, keeping classroom clean and assisting janitorial staff with preparations to clean classrooms.
Participate in extra-curricular activities related to students, the School, and the Community (e.g. Open Houses, Running Club, community celebrations etc.)
Participate in professional development opportunities on a regular basis.
Possess a willingness to understand and implement trauma informed strategies and practices to support wellness.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Strong interpersonal skills and ability to engage with students and parents from diverse backgrounds; ability to quickly build rapport and trust. 
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, comfortable speaking to and delivering lessons to a group of people.
Excellent teamwork skills.
Empathetic, patient and approachable.
Flexible and adaptable.
Strong organizational and time management skills.
Conflict resolution skills.
Ability to keep calm under pressure and quick decision-making skills.
Knowledge of B.C. Curriculum.
Ability to plan, develop, and facilitate lessons and activities for students using a variety of different methods; ability to assess and report on student learning.
Ability to use various technologies for teaching purposes (e.g. smartboard, iPad, blogs, etc.).
Proficient with computers and Microsoft Office.
Ability to travel for daytrips, off-site activities, and overnight when required.
Demonstrated knowledge of Ktunaxa/Aboriginal people and Ktunaxa/Aboriginal culture is an asset.
Experience planning and implementing an online/remote learning program

Training, Education, and Experience

Minimum Bachelor of Education Degree or equivalent.
Valid B.C. Teaching Certificate.
Previous teaching experience is a definite asset.
Completion of and possession of valid CPR and First Aid Certificate. Additional Wilderness First Aid Certification would be considered an asset.
Trauma Informed Practice training would be considered an asset.

For further information about this position, please visit www.aqamnikschool.com

Please submit your cover letter and resume marked “confidential” to:

Amanda Gnucci, HR Generalist

ʔaq̓am Administration

7470 Mission Road, Cranbrook, BC, V1C 7E5   e-mail:         Fax: 250-426-8935

Closing Date: Monday, July 27th, 2020 @ 4:30 p.m. MT - Any applications received after this time will not be considered. Thank you to all those that apply, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Preference will be given to candidates of Ktunaxa or other First Nations ancestry. If you are a Ktunaxa citizen who is interested in this opportunity but do not feel you have the necessary qualifications, please contact the Ktunaxa Nation Council Education and Employment Sector.

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TERM FULL-TIME POSITION

1-1 SUPPORT EDUCATION ASSISTANT

ʔaq̓am is located in the beautiful, sunny centre of ktunaxa Traditional Territory in the southeast corner of British Columbia. If you love the outdoors, the mountains, fresh air and the sun, this is the place for you.  We are here to work towards achieving ʔaq̓am’s Vision:

“A vibrant, healthy community, speaking out language, governing effectively, and maximizing our lands and resources for the benefit of future generations and all living things, in a manner consistent with qanikitȼi (our values and principles).”

Our children are our future.  Be a part of an excellent team, helping to nurture, educate and guide our children to become their best; strong ktunaxa citizens supporting and leading our Community into the years to come.  We work together in a friendly, positive, energetic and supportive environment.

Position Summary

The Education Assistant provides support to the Education department.  As the Education Assistant, this position is responsible for supporting student learning at ʔaq̓amnik̓ School by assisting with the facilitation of learning activities and ensuring a safe environment for the students.  Key Responsibilities:

Collaborate effectively with the school team and partnering agencies to meet annual workplan objectives and contribute to a positive school culture.
Assist teachers on a daily basis to deliver activities and supervise students and conference with them frequently to provide growth snapshots and discuss best practices.
Supervision duties.
Help prepare the school breakfast program and coordinate lunches when required.
1-1 support of student with health and learning needs.
Collaborate with family members, teaching staff, and outside agencies to help students reach learning goals.
Assist students as they transition at the beginning/end of the day, between classes, and during breaks (helping them with their shoes, jackets, etc.) and ensure students get on the bus.
Planning and shared implementation of the afterschool program.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Strong interpersonal skills and ability to engage with children and youth from diverse backgrounds; ability to quickly build rapport and trust.
Ability to take and follow direction from Teacher or Principal.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Willing and able to work as a cohesive team with other school staff.
Patient and approachable.
Flexible and adaptable. 
Strong organizational and time management skills.
Conflict resolution skills.
Ability to keep calm under pressure and quick decision-making skills.
Demonstrated knowledge of Ktunaxa/Aboriginal people and Ktunaxa/Aboriginal culture is an asset.

Training, Education, and Experience

Education Assistant Certification and/or completion of Human Services education or training and/or completion of post-secondary in relevant field such as social services, recreation, etc. or an acceptable combination of relevant education and experience.
Completion of and possession of valid CPR and First Aid Certificate. Wilderness First Aid Certification is considered an asset. 
Previous experience supporting a student in a 1-1 capacity with identified Special Needs is considered an asset.
Experience participating in the creation of an IEP (Individualized Learning Plan) is considered an asset.
Valid BC driver’s license. 
Vulnerable Sector Check and Criminal Record Check clearance required.
Valid Food Safe certificate would be an asset.

For further information about this position, please visit www.aqamnikschool.com

Please submit your cover letter and resume marked “confidential” to:

Amanda Gnucci, HR Generalist

ʔaq̓am Administration

7470 Mission Road, Cranbrook, BC, V1C 7E5   e-mail:         Fax: 250-426-8935

Closing Date: Monday, July 27th, 2020 @ 4:30 p.m. MT - Any applications received after this time will not be considered. Thank you to all those that apply, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Preference will be given to candidates of Ktunaxa or other First Nations ancestry. If you are a Ktunaxa citizen who is interested in this opportunity but do not feel you have the necessary qualifications, please contact the Ktunaxa Nation Council Education and Employment Sector.

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TERM FULL-TIME POSITION

EDUCATION ASSISTANT 

ʔaq̓am is located in the beautiful, sunny centre of ktunaxa Traditional Territory in the southeast corner of British Columbia. If you love the outdoors, the mountains, fresh air and the sun, this is the place for you.  We are here to work towards achieving ʔaq̓am’s Vision:

“A vibrant, healthy community, speaking out language, governing effectively, and maximizing our lands and resources for the benefit of future generations and all living things, in a manner consistent with qanikitȼi (our values and principles).”

Our children are our future.  Be a part of an excellent team, helping to nurture, educate and guide our children to become their best; strong ktunaxa citizens supporting and leading our Community into the years to come.  We work together in a friendly, positive, energetic and supportive environment.

Position Summary

The Education Assistant provides support to the Education department. As the Education Assistant, this position is responsible for supporting student learning at ʔaq̓amnik̓ School by assisting with the facilitation of learning activities and ensuring a safe environment for the students. 

Key Responsibilities:

Collaborate effectively with the school team and partnering agencies to meet annual workplan objectives and contribute to a positive school culture.
Assist teachers on a daily basis to deliver activities and supervise students and conference with them frequently to provide growth snapshots and discuss best practices.
Supervision duties.
Help prepare the school breakfast program and coordinate lunches when required.
Collaborate with family members, teaching staff, and outside agencies to help students reach learning goals.
Planning and shared implementation of the afterschool program.
Assist students as they get ready to go outside (helping them with their shoes, jackets, etc.) and ensure students get on the bus.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Strong interpersonal skills and ability to engage with children and youth from diverse backgrounds; ability to quickly build rapport and trust.
Ability to take and follow direction from Teacher or Principal.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Willing and able to work as a cohesive team with other school staff.
Patient and approachable.
Flexible and adaptable. 
Strong organizational and time management skills.
Conflict resolution skills.
Ability to keep calm under pressure and quick decision-making skills.
Demonstrated knowledge of Ktunaxa/Aboriginal people and Ktunaxa/Aboriginal culture is an asset.

Training, Education, and Experience

Education Assistant Certification and/or completion of Human Services education or training and/or completion of post-secondary in relevant field such as social services, recreation, etc. or an acceptable combination of relevant education and experience.
Completion of and possession of valid CPR and First Aid Certificate. Wilderness First Aid Certification would be considered an asset.   
Valid BC driver’s license. 
Vulnerable Sector Check and Criminal Record Check clearance required.
Valid Food Safe certificate would be an asset.

For further information about this position, please visit www.aqamnikschool.com

Please submit your cover letter and resume marked “confidential” to:

Amanda Gnucci, HR Generalist

ʔaq̓am Administration

7470 Mission Road, Cranbrook, BC, V1C 7E5   e-mail:         Fax: 250-426-8935

Closing Date: Monday, July 27th, 2020 @ 4:30 p.m. MT - Any applications received after this time will not be considered. Thank you to all those that apply, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Preference will be given to candidates of Ktunaxa or other First Nations ancestry. If you are a Ktunaxa citizen who is interested in this opportunity but do not feel you have the necessary qualifications, please contact the Ktunaxa Nation Council Education and Employment Sector.

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SUMMER EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY!

ka ʔamaknaⱡa (Lands) Youth Crew Member(s) – 2 positions

Seasonal Part-Time (4 days/week for 6 weeks)
Start Date: July 6th, 2020

Overview

ʔaq'am (St. Mary’s Indian Band) is a member Community of the Ktunaxa Nation (pronounced ‘k-too-nah-ha’). ʔaq'am Organization exists for the Community.  Externally, we are here to serve the Community, and internally, we are our own Community, comprised of different departments unified by our Vision, Mission, and values.  As a team, through our own roles and departments, the ʔaq’am Organization works together to achieve our strategic plan – “Our Thinking”, and continue to progress and move our Community forward.    

position Summary

The ka ʔamaknaⱡa (Lands) Youth Crew is an opportunity for young ʔaq̓amnik and/or Ktunaxa youth to gain early experience and skills working in the natural resource sector. Under the supervision of the Lands and Resources Project Coordinator, the Youth Crew will assist with projects on ʔaq̓am lands that are consistent with natural law and qanikitȼi (ʔaq̓am values and principles) for the use and benefit of all ʔaq̓amnik̓. In their roles, Youth Crew Members will make meaningful long-term contributions to projects in ecosystem restoration, invasive plant management, groundwater, cultural food systems, forestry and non-timber forest products, among others.

Key Responsibilities

Special Project Assistance

Collect and manage data for monitoring initiatives related to: native and invasive plants, ecosystem restoration activities, groundwater and well assessments;
Conduct GPS data collection to support ongoing map requests;
Assist in the development and maintenance of the ʔaq̓am Community Garden;
Treat invasive plant infestations by handpulling and biocontrol (bug) release;
Assist with surveys for Wildlife Species at Risk;
Restore and enhance habitat through native grass seeding and shrub plantings;
Assist with the maintenance/replacement of signage and fencing on ʔaq̓am reserves;
Assist with land guardianship projects led by partners in Ktunaxa ʔamakis, as requested.

Apprenticeship with Knowledge Holders

Develop cultural knowledge and traditional skills through mentorship opportunities with knowledge holders from the ʔaq̓am Community.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Capable of working for full workdays in the field performing physical labour;
Capable of travelling to and from the ʔaq̓am Band Administration Office for scheduled shifts;
Strong focus on safety and ability to follow safe work procedures is required;
Demonstrated interest in land, environment and work in the natural resource sector;
Demonstrated ability to work with a variety of people from different backgrounds;
Demonstrated knowledge of Ktunaxa people and culture.

Training, Education, and Experience

Current, full-time student planning to return to school in the fall;
Indigenous youth ordinarily residing on reserve or in a recognized community;
Must be legally entitled to work in Canada;
Demonstrated interest and aptitude in the natural sciences is an asset;
Previous experience with outdoor and physical labour is an asset.

ka ʔamaknaⱡa Youth Crew is a foundational opportunity for youth who may move on to full-time work for the ʔaq̓am Community and/or Ktunaxa Nation Lands & Resource Sectors. During their employment, Youth Crew Members will complete basic trainings essential to their positions. All necessary PPE will be provided by the employer.

Please submit your cover letter and resume marked “confidential” to:

Amanda Gnucci, HR Generalist

ʔaq̓am Administration

7470 Mission Road, Cranbrook, BC, V1C 7E5     e-mail:          Fax: 250-426-8935

Closing Date: Open until suitable candidates are found. Thank you to all those that apply, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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ʔaq̓am Community Enterprises Opportunities:

Please check back later for future opportunities. 

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EXTERNAL OPPORTUNITIES:

To view other opportunities please visit:

http://www.ktunaxa.org/careers/current-postings/