Employment & Contract Opportunities

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY!

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY!

PERMANENT FULL-TIME WELLNESS COORDINATOR

position Summary

The Wellness Coordinator (the “WC”) will plan and facilitate wellness initiatives in support of the Community Health and Wellness department based on feedback from community and collaboration with partner agencies and other departments and team members. The wellness coordinator will also advocate for supports for client needs based upon individual wellness plans and needs.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

High degree of confidentiality is essential.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact with people from various backgrounds.
Conflict resolution skills.
Knowledge of trauma informed practices.
Excellent customer service skills.
Ability to multitask and manager competing demands.
Strong communication (verbal and written) skills.
Knowledge of basic medical terminology.
Attention to detail and accuracy.
General office administration skills.
Ability to operate standard office equipment (phone, fax machines, photocopier, printer, etc.)
Proficiency in Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office.
Demonstrated knowledge of Ktunaxa/Aboriginal people and Ktunaxa/Aboriginal culture is an asset.
Criminal Record Check.
Valid Class 5 Driver’s License.

Training, Education, and Experience

Post-secondary education or a combination of education and experience
2-4 years’ office and administrative experience in a similar role
Knowledge of the health care field and training or experience to complement i.e Care Aid, Medical Office Assistant, Human Service Worker,
Valid First Aid certification
Valid Foodsafe certification

Our purpose is serving the ʔaq̓am Community and the Ktunaxa Nation overall.  Therefore, anyone who joins the organization should have an understanding of ʔaq̓am and/or the Ktunaxa Nation. This understanding can be gained from being a member of the ʔaq̓am Community and/or the Ktunaxa Nation, being from ʔaq̓am or Ktunaxa ancestry, or from working with the Community and/or the Nation.  If a person looking to join the ʔaq̓am Organization does not currently possess this understanding of the Community or Nation, they must demonstrate a genuine interest to learn more and immerse themselves in the culture to gain a greater understanding and be a true ally. 

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 28th, 2021 @ 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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INTERNAL JOB POSTING

2 POSITIONS!

Safety and Security (ksukqawsaqwun ȼ ȼmak̓wiȼkniyam) Officer Trainees

*Internal job postings are open only to current ʔaq̓am staff, ʔaq̓am Band Members and other Ktunaxa Bands’ Members*

The Safety and Security (ksukqawsaqwun ȼ ȼmak̓wiȼkniyam) Officer Trainee (the Trainee) position is an opportunity for an interested ʔaq̓amnik̓ to gain training and employment in the areas of compliance and enforcement. The Trainee will be responsible for patrolling lands and liaising with enforcement agencies as needed in order to ensure ʔaq̓am’s Land Code laws and regulations are promoted and adhered to. Further, the Trainee will play an essential role in the engagement and mentorship of citizens on the land to promote stewardship, deliver relevant safety programs within the ʔaq̓amnik̓ school, and work to create safe community environments.

Key Responsibilities

Willingness to pursue the following training/courses supported by ʔaq̓am:

CPR/First Aid Training
Conflict Resolution
Restorative Justice
Basic or Advanced Security Training
Natural Resource Law Enforcement, Criminology, Bylaw, and/or Investigative Courses
Other courses as required, offered through the Justice Institute of BC or other such institutions

Patrol, monitor, and respond to reports of concern on the lands.
Uphold ʔaq̓am laws, regulations, policies, and plans related to land use by issuing violations.
Work with the ʔaq̓amnik̓ school to develop and deliver age-appropriate programming for students (ex. D.A.R.E.).
Conduct community outreach and education on stewardship principles and the ʔaq̓am Amended Land Code.
Conduct compliance monitoring and site inspections for all land instruments.
Build relationships with provincial and federal enforcement and court agency staff.
Collect and interpret environmental data.
Prepare relevant reports in relation to job duties.

Knowledge, Skills, and abilities

Knowledge of and/or willingness to learn ʔaq̓am laws, regulations, policies, and plans.
Preference will be given to individuals with ʔaq̓amnik̓ and Ktunaxa ancestry.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact with people from various backgrounds.
Must be reliable and willing to work flexible hours (day/night).
Strong communication (verbal and written) skills.
Willingness to undergo a Criminal Record Check.
Valid Class 5 Driver’s License is required.

training, education, and experience

Completion of Grade 12 or GED equivalent required.
Knowledge of Ktunaxa culture, traditions and values required.
Enforcement related training or continued education or post-secondary is an asset.
Previous experience in an enforcement capacity on/off reserve is an asset.
Previous experience in an office setting is an asset.

Critical Success Factors

Our purpose is serving the ʔaq̓am Community and the Ktunaxa Nation overall.  Therefore, anyone who joins the organization should have an understanding of ʔaq̓am and/or the Ktunaxa Nation. This understanding can be gained from being a member of the ʔaq̓am Community and/or the Ktunaxa Nation, being from ʔaq̓am or Ktunaxa ancestry, or from working with the Community and/or the Nation.  If a person looking to join the ʔaq̓am Organization does not currently possess this understanding of the Community or Nation, they must demonstrate a genuine interest to learn more and immerse themselves in the culture to gain a greater understanding and be a true ally. 

For further information about this position, please visit our website aqam.net under Employment and Contract Opportunities.

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 filled. 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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Casual On-Call Positions Available!
ECEs, ECE Assistants or Responsible Adults!

ʔaq̓amnik̓ Daycare Centre

At ʔaq̓am we are dedicated to working toward our community Vision, collaborating to provide quality programs and services to ʔaq̓amnik̓ (the people).   By infusing our Ktunaxa language and culture into the programming at our ʔaq̓amnik̓ Daycare Centre we are laying the foundation for the next generation of strong and healthy Ktunaxa citizens.  Our employees enjoy exposure to Ktunaxa culture and language, a cohesive work environment, and a dedicated and enthusiastic team!

Key responsibilities will include:

Assist with or provide quality childcare as well as plan and carry out developmentally and age appropriate educational activities to engage children aged 1-5 years in learning;
Help, or assist ECEs to help, children complete daily tasks and routines to gain independence and provide constant feedback and communication to build self-esteem; 
Function as a member of our cohesive, positive, flexible and exuberant team, which includes staff, management, parents and community members.

Successful candidates will have:

Early Childhood Educators:

Early Childhood Education (ECE) Certification and licence to practice;
Doctor’s medical clearance letter;
Up to date immunization record;
First Aid Certificate;
Vulnerable Sector Check Criminal Record Check.

ECE Assistants:

Early Childhood Education (ECE) Assistant Certification and licence to practice;
Doctor’s medical clearance letter;
Up to date immunization record;
First Aid Certificate;
Vulnerable Sector Check Criminal Record Check.

Responsible Adults:

At least 19 years of age;
Able to provide care and mature guidance to children;
Have completed a course, or a combination of courses, of at least 20 hours duration in child development, guidance, health and safety, or nutrition, or willing to take this training; 
Have relevant work experience;
Vulnerable Sector Check Criminal Record Check.

Preference will be given to candidates who also have:

Previous experience working in a First Nation community.

Food Safe certification.

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to:

Amanda Gnucci,                                                                                                                                                                 

Human Resource Generalist  

ʔaq̓am                                                                                      Fax:  (250) 426-8935                                                            

7470 Mission Road, Cranbrook, BC, V1C 7E5                     Email: 

Position will remain open until a suitable list of on-call candidates is established.

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates 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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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY!

PERMANENT FULL-TIME COMMUNITY NURSE

The Community Registered Nurse (the “CRN”) combines their health sciences knowledge with assessment, supervisory and clinical nursing skills to effectively assess and coordinate client care for the ʔaq̓amnik̓ and the ʔaq̓am Community. The CRN is responsible for coordinating and facilitating community health and wellness programing and services for ʔaq̓amnik̓ and the ʔaq̓am Community in collaboration with internal and external agencies. The CRN provides collaborative holistic care for all Band and community members working within the context of a trauma informed and culturally safe, client-centered, holistic approach and in accordance with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP) Standards of Practice. 

Key Duties:

Responsible for the home and community care program; including conducting intake and assessments of clients, development of care plans, in-office and in-home visits and health checks; case management of client records, complete referrals and collaborate with other health practitioners including primary care providers.
Serve clients within an integrated case management lens. Establish and maintain a collaborative care relationships with other health and wellness supports, including but not limited to FNHA, Ktunaxa Nation Council, Interior Health, BCCDC, Mental health practitioners etc.
Responsible for planning, coordinating and facilitating community health and wellness related programs; including research and development of initiatives to promote optimal health and wellness;  delivery of health promotion and prevention programs.
Understand and be knowledgeable about FNHA Blue Cross Benefits and assist and advocate for clients to access and utilize these benefits.
Responsible for managing the RCA’s, including; planning and directing client care and work, monitoring quality of work, providing training and support for delegated tasks, managing time off requests, performance management, etc.
Continue and develop existing linkages with other health care professionals and agencies to ensure that clients receive a holistic collaborative approach to meet each individual client’s needs.
Become familiar with mental health resources and ensure clients receive support for appropriate referrals and information.
Collaborate with other staff to plan and execute a variety of programs and events that promote health and wellness initiatives.
Responsible for managing the health budget as assigned, and ensuring that expenditures are managed according to financial policies and the Financial Administrative Law.
Create policies and procedures pertaining to health and wellness related programs and services, as required.
Maintain client charts on Mustimuhw, Panorama, Meditech and other electronic medical records.
Order and maintain stock of medical supplies, vaccines and medications.
Manage immunization fridge and other medical equipment ensuring services, records and testing is completed.
Prepare reports and proposals. Seek out and apply for grants that support community health goals and plans.
Oversee,  manage and report on the medical patient travel program.
Reporting to various internal and external organizations/agencies; including creating monthly and annual reports for Band Membership, Leadership, FNHA , etc.
Update and Maintain community pandemic plan.
Participate in internal and external committees.
Maintain regular communication with the Director of Community Operations and Community Services.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Demonstrated knowledge of Ktunaxa/Aboriginal people and Ktunaxa/Aboriginal culture is preferred.
Physical ability to carry the duties required of the position. 
Critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
High degree of ethics, integrity and confidentiality. 
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with a variety of people from different backgrounds.
Empathetic and ability to build and maintain good client relations.
Strong organizational skills. 
Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and public speaking skills.
Ability to prepare reports and proposals.
Ability to coordinate RCA’s medically related activities and schedules.
Ability to manage a budget.
Proficient with computers, data entry and Microsoft Office.
Ability to travel within the ʔaq̓am Community and Cranbrook on a regular basis.

Training, Education, and Experience

Registration and a member in good standing of the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP), specialization in Public Health is as asset.
Preferred qualifications Baccalaureate degree in nursing from a Canadian University or recognized equivalent.
Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in a similar position.
Immunization Certificate or willingness to obtain.
Experience in a community based or remote setting preferred.
Valid Class 5 Driver’s License.
CPR-C certification.
First Aid Certificate.
Foodsafe Level 1.
Vulnerable Sector Criminal Record Check.
Ministry Of Health Record Check.
Trauma Informed training or education is an asset.

Experience supervising staff, providing mentorship and delegation of tasks.
Previous experience preparing proposals and applying for grants is an asset. 
First Nations and indigenous cultural awareness and sensitivity is preferred.
Knowledge of Ktunaxa culture, language, traditions and values would be an asset.

Critical Success Factors

Our purpose is serving the ʔaq̓am Community and the Ktunaxa Nation overall.  Therefore, anyone who joins the organization should have an understanding of ʔaq̓am and/or the Ktunaxa Nation. This understanding can be gained from being a member of the ʔaq̓am Community and/or the Ktunaxa Nation, being from ʔaq̓am or Ktunaxa ancestry, or from working with the Community and/or the Nation.  If a

For further information about this position, including a list of key duties, please visit our website aqam.net under Employment and Contract Opportunities.

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 filled. 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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ʔaq̓am Community Enterprises Opportunities:

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY!

Traffic Control Flagger

D&B Flagging & Traffic Control is a rapidly-growing business, proudly owned by member bands of the Ktunaxa Nation since 2018. Our Office is located at the ʔaq̓am Community just outside of Cranbrook, BC. We are currently looking for multiple highly motivated, organized and responsible individuals to join our team in a dynamic and rewarding environment.

The successful candidates should look to have relevant experience and qualifications which align with the roles and responsibilities outlined below. This position is required immediately and can be based out of Cranbrook, Kimberley, Creston, Radium, Invermere or Elkford!

Roles and Responsibilities

• Driving fully equipped pickup to sites;

• Setting up standard signs for work zones;

• Guiding vehicles safely through or around work zones and accident scenes;

• Communicating direction clearly to contractors, the public and other flaggers on site;

• Self-motivated and safety oriented team player.

Qualifications

• Traffic Control Certification;

• Must be professional, patient, alert, respectful and direct, even in situations of confrontation;

• Must be able to stand for a long period of time in all weather conditions;

• Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.

Remuneration: Salary will commensurate with experience and qualifications. D&B Flagging offers competitive wages.

Please submit your cover letter and resume marked “Traffic Control Flagger - Confidential” to:

Amanda Gnucci

Human Resources Generalist

Closing Date: Open until all positions are filled. Thank you to all those applicants 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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EXTERNAL OPPORTUNITIES:

To view other opportunities please visit:

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

Columbia Basin Trust Opportunities

http://ourtrust.org/about/careers/