Employment & Contract Opportunities

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY!

TEMPORARY KINDERGARTEN TEACHER POSITION TEACHER

***Medical Leave Position***

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 Temporary 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 of Kindergarten.
Responsible for planning the curriculum for students submitting 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 our website aqam.net under Employment and Contract Opportunities or www.aqamnikschool.com

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

Eryn Geddes, Principal

ʔaq̓am Administration

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

Closing Date: Position 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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INTERNAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY!

1 YEAR TERM FULL-TIME POSITION

Language & Culture Researcher

ʔaq̓am is seeking a self motivated and highly organized individual to fill the position of Language & Culture Researcher to perform key work with the St. Eugene Cemetery.

Position Summary:

The Language & Culture Researcher is responsible for:

Working with and seek direction from Language Speakers and Knowledge Holders
Contact archival bodies such as the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, Royal BC Museum, Ktunaxa National Council archives, etc. for the purposes of obtaining records relevant to the operation of the St. Eugene Residential School
Administer and manage contracts for works on the St. Eugene Cemetery, cemetery, church and hospital
Liaise with the Ktunaxa Nation Council Traditional Knowledge and Language sector, as needed
Review archives and identify relevant information to the identification of unnamed burials within the St. Eugene cemetery
Develop communications and updates for ʔaq̓amnik̓ and Ktunaxa citizens
Draft content and design for signage and monuments within the cemetery
Oversee cultural protocols with respect to contractors working on site etc.
Seek funding, prepare proposals and submit final funding reports to support project work
Draft contracts and manage projects as they relate to the position duties
Submit cemetery maintenance requests to Operations as needed

Training, Education, and Experience

Previous experience in a similar research role and relevant education will be considered
Excellent listening and communication skills
Excellent document management skills
Problem solving skills
Highly motivated and able to prioritize work tasks
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work within a diverse team environment
Previous experience working with a First Nation’s organization, and knowledge and appreciation of the culture, values and political objectives of the ʔaq̓am Community is a must.

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:

ʔaq̓am Administration

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

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

Internal applications are only open to current ʔaq̓am employees, ʔaq̓am members or Ktunaxa Citizens. We encourage you to self identify in your application. 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:

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:

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:

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/