Employment & Contract Opportunities

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY!

PERMANENT FULL-TIME POSITION!

MEDICAL OFFICE ASSISTANT

ʔaq̓am is a member Community of the Ktunaxa Nation (pronounced ‘k-too-nah-ha’). ʔaq̓am 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 ʔaq̓am Organization works together to achieve our strategic plan –" ka kniⱡwitiyaⱡa ~ Our Thinking”, and continue to progress and move our Community forward.   

KEY DUTIES:

A. Provide telephone and in-person receptionist duties for the health and wellness centre including;

Open and distribute incoming regular and electronic mail and other material and co-ordinate the flow of information internally.
Greet visitors, ascertain nature of business and direct visitors to employer or appropriate person.
Answer telephone and electronic enquiries and relay telephone calls and messages.
Assist clients in filling out paperwork.
Ensure daily building opening/closing procedures are completed and tracked.  
Facilitate smooth operation of reception and related areas of the office.
Manage boardroom bookings.

B. Provide and manage clinic intake and bookings including:

Implement, manage and maintain an electronic scheduling and booking system.
Schedule and confirm appointments and meetings. In collaboration with the team, maintain paper and electronic clients records.
Set up rooms as directed by practitioners.
Implement and manage paper and electronic filing systems.
Coordinate the Medical Patient Travel program including completion of paperwork,  arranging travel schedules reservations and the completion of reporting requirements.
Completion of required reporting for programs and grants.
Data input into record keeping systems.

C.  Provide administrative and clerical support including:

Creation of correspondence, invoices, presentations, brochures, publications, reports and other related material.
Record and prepare minutes of meetings.
Order office and medical supplies and maintain inventory. Re-stock rooms as required.
Provide community members with relevant information pertaining to health and wellness services and programming. Including the coordination, creation and distribution of a monthly department newsletter, managing social media and website content additions

D. Practitioner Support:

Set up of examination rooms as directed by  Nurse/Nurse Practitioner or other practitioners.
Coordination of health and wellness programs and schedule practitioners as directed.  
Pick up/Drop off prescriptions/other supplies, as directed.

All other duties as assigned.

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 medical office or health facility
Knowledge of the health care field and training or experience to complement i.e Care Aid, Medical Office Assistant
Valid First Aid certification
Valid Foodsafe certification

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: Thursday, May 27th, 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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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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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/