Job Postings

Job Posting
Trainee Position(s)
Wood Work – Sawmill Operations

Leading Edge-Yunesit’in is recruiting up to six trainees to be involved in Yunesit’in sawmill-woodwork operations at various locations. As a trainee, you will be exposed to training in the operation of a sawmill, woodworking including production of laminate beams, flooring and siding; and, learning various aspects of Timber Frame construction.
Leading Edge Wood Products is located in Horsefly, B.C. Having a valid BC Drivers license will be an asset. Transportation will be provided from Williams Lake to Horsefly when necessary.

If you are interested in a training opportunity in all aspects of the production of wood products in the Yunesit’in “forest to frame” process, please send a letter along with a resume attention to:

Or by fax: 250-394-4051

Closing date: May 14th, 2021

Yunesit’in Leading Edge – Yunesit’in Value Added Woodwork Trainees

Status:              Six (6.0) Full time Temporary Trainee Positions
Reporting to: Training Coordinator
Salary:              To be negotiated pending experience

Yunesit’in is passionate about promoting a “forest to frame” concept using Yunesit’in resources. The positions as advertised will have an opportunity to be involved in the Yunesit’in dream of moving Yunesit’in timber through a process that includes harvesting, milling at the Yunesit’in sawmill and modification at the Yunesit’in Leading Edge site into value added wood products. Ultimately, the process will result in Yunesit’in homes constructed with an abundance of Yunesit’in products.
Yunesit’in Leading Edge, located in Horsefly, is a value-added milling facility which can produce timber for homes and a variety of custom wood products. Yunesit’in Government will engage a minimum of six trainees to work at the Leading Edge site and various other locations to engage in producing and utilizing value added wood products including posts and beams. At the completion of the program, trainees will have competencies that will make them successful additions to sawmill operations, wood working operations and timber frame construction operations.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
As a “trainee”, you will have a positive attitude and demonstrate a willingness to learn. Working with others in various settings is a mandatory requirement. As a trainee, you will be assigned a wide variety of tasks in the wood working field; and, be exposed to an assortment of trainers with different levels of experience and knowledge.
Transportation will be provided from Williams Lake to other locations (Horsefly)
Please send resume and cover letter and two references to:
Email: Please no phone calls
Closing Date:    April 30th, 2021
We thank for your interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Timber Framing – Job Description

Yunesit’in Youth Worker

Status:              One (1.0) Full time Permanent
Reporting to: Health Director Yunesit’in Government
Salary:              Depending upon experience

The Youth worker is a positive leader, mentor, coordinator and support to all youth and children.
The Youth Worker will need strong Tsilhqot’in culture awareness, will need counselling skills, group facilitation and community coordination skills. The Youth worker should be familiar with or willing to learn strength-based focus approach and trauma informed practice. They will need to be available to those community youth and children who would like to pursue mental health counselling, cultural support, land-based healing or treatment and help connect them to the health team member that can support these goals.  The main objective is to provide recreational, physical, lifeskills training and cultural opportunities for youth. The Youth worker will also support referrals to mental health clinicians, Community Elders, knowledge keepers, in town youth workers, traditional healers, community health care workers and family support worker, the Police, Social Workers, the community school and other professionals are all part of the team and resources for Youth

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Ability to plan, coordinate, deliver many small and large group activities.
• Ability to ensure confidentiality and security
• Ability to mobilize youth
• Ability to present Addiction Awareness & Prevention, Wellness materials to students in school setting and to youth in large group and one to one setting
• Ability to develop a trusting relationship with youth and staff through open, honest communication and genuine caring for the child or youth situation
• Skilled in the use of various current computer applications and office equipment
• Excellent written communication, e.g. Letters, reports,
• Knowledge of the First Nation’s culture, customs and youth issues.  Willingness to undertake further training in youth activities, addictions and mental health field to keep current or upon our recommendation.
• Serve as a role model by practicing personal wellness plan
• Planning of ongoing youth engaged activities
• Organizing and delivering a large variety of recreational, cultural, social, prevention education activities designed to meet the needs of Yunesit’in children and youth
• Encourages, engages, and facilitates the participation of individuals in the programs and activities offered by creating a safe, harassment free, drug and alcohol free, fun and enjoyable atmosphere.
• Coordinate, facilitate and organize large scale community prevention and intervention events with Yunesit’in health team and outer agency support
• Collaborate and network with other departments and community organizations as well as Williams Lake services
• Document and maintain cases thoroughly in the confidential files
• Write quarterly, annual reports and monthly newsletter articles
Post-secondary education relating to area of work; such as Education, Child and Youth Care, Social Work or Psychology Preferred. Experience planning recreational activities for large groups of youth,
Ability to work independently and in a team environment
Current First Aid
Current Food Safe
Class 4 drivivers’s license preferred
The successful candidate must complete and successfully pass a Criminal Record Check
Apply to:

Please send resume and cover letter and three references to:
Email: Please no phone calls
Closing Date:    April 30th, 2021
We thank for your interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Youth Worker

Yunesit’in Guest House Host

Deadline: February 21, 2021 (ongoing until positions are filled)

Job Description:

Yunest’in Government is excited to be opening a new guest house business located centrally within the community, adjacent to the school. This accommodation will be available for people visiting Yunesit’in members, outside visitors working for the Nation within the community, as well as tourists enjoying the beautiful scenery of the Chilcotin region. Guests will have the option of 3 bedroom units within the facility, two bedrooms have their own bathroom, and guests will be responsible for providing their own meals in the communal kitchen. In addition, luxury suite will also be available that includes an ensuite bathroom and a private kitchenette.

The position of Guest House Host will be responsible for operating the facility on a day to day basis including the cleaning of the rooms and facilitating the bookings and guest registration process. The Guest House Host position requires individuals who are able to work independently and can be relied upon to be punctual. They need to enjoy working with people and be able to complete simple administrative tasks such as recording reservations as well as ensuring that the facility is neat and clean. Successful candidates will be required to have physical stamina and mobility including the ability to reach, kneel and bend and the ability to lift, push and pull required loads (usually about 30lbs).

Three positions are being hired:

1 Person for 4 days a week, Monday to Thursday
1 Person for 3 days a week Friday to Sunday
1 Person for 20 days per year to cover holidays

Specific duties and responsibilities for all three positions:

Manage the booking process. This includes responding to enquiries and reservation requests via email and phone calls, including processing deposits and payments.

Greeting new guests including registering them and providing a brief guest orientation.

Checking in with guests on a daily basis, ensuring that their stay is a pleasant one and responding to any specific housekeeping requests as required.

Cleaning the bedrooms and common spaces between guest visits, including bedroom linens while ensuring appropriate cleaning supplies are on hand as required.

Ensuring that any COVID related protocals are adhered to.

Contacting the Guest House Director when any maintenance and/or safety issues arise.

Required Certifications:
Recommended Minimum Certification Training: 1 day Occupational First Aid, CPR; AED; in-house safety & COVID protocols.

Persons interested in applying for a position with the Yunesit’in Guest House should provide a resume showing relevant skills and knowledge to the position and contact Russell Myers Ross at

Yunesit’in Esgul

Bus: 24 Passenger Bus
Position Summary: Responsible for maintaining the physical plant and the general maintenance of the grounds at or around Yunesit’in Esgul and to operate the school bus on-call basis
Reports to: Principal
Time: 7:30 – 8:45 and 3:00 to 4:00 pm daily, Monday to Thurs
• Adhere to procedures presented in the school Operations & Maintenance Manual.
• To conduct a regular and thorough preventive maintenance program on the school buildings
• To operate and maintain the heating system year round.
• To liaise with band departments or contractors in the event of an emergency, warranty issues, contract concerns, and security related incidents.
• Clean and maintain all interior and exterior windows
• To maintain all public walkways and driveways by making sure they are free from debris and snow/ice
• To work as a school team member to ensure the security and safety of all students, staff, and visitors, including maintaining security systems.
• To assemble and move equipment for teachers
• To set-up and dismantle gym flooring and chairs for assemblies
• To assist janitorial staff as needed
• To participate as a member on the Band Safety Committee.
Bus Driver:
• Is good with and enjoys children
• Is flexible and willing to assist with a range of tasks to make the school a success
• Is responsible and able to work independly, without supervision
• Drive students to and from school as required
• Alert students to basic safety rules and bus riding privileges and enforce rules
• Inspect the bus daily when used to ensure cleanliness, safety, and good working condition.
• All applicants must have an appropriate driver’s license
• Criminal record check
• Drivers abstract required
Starting wages – $ 19.76 – $ 30.87 – Depending on experience
Please send resume to

Checkpoint Personnel

The community of Yunesit’in is interested in hiring a number of individuals to operate a community checkpoint. If you are over the age of 18, have an interest in community safety and can work shift work, you are encouraged to apply. These positions are considered to be part-time, casual employment. Hours of work will vary.

As a successful applicant, you will have a high degree of confidence when dealing with members of the public, be physically fit and pass a criminal records check. Successful applicants will likely have experience dealing with the public, managing a checkpoint or experience providing security/supervision.

Interested individuals are invited to send their resumes electronically attention:

Rhoda Petal
Resumes can also be dropped off at the Band Office.

Closing Date: November 20th, 2020

Yunesit’in Economic General Manager
Salary: $50,000-$80,000 depending on experience
Location: Yunesit’in Government
Deadline: March 29, 2021
Position Summary:
Yunesit’in Government is an Indigenous community that is experiencing growth in economic development and requires personnel to continue the momentum. In the past 3 years, there is the growth of greenhouses, milling facilities, guest house, and pending projects such as a Gas Station.

The Yunesit’in Economic General Manager is an executive position that will be responsible for administering the Yunesit’in Master General Partnership. This organization serves an economic function affiliated with the Yunesit’in Government. The Yunesit’in Master General Partnership is responsible for the development of businesses, such as the Limited Partnerships of Yunesit’in Leading Edge and Yunesit’in Forest to Frame that are established. A successful candidate will be expected to bring leadership, knowledge of business acumen, financial and administrative support and foster relationships within the community and region.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Work with existing Feasibility Studies, Business Plans and community engagement documentation and find ways to implement it;
• Focus on the Business Plans and develop operational Work Plans for each Business;
• Work with the Board of Directors to gain guidance on direction;
• Administer and coordinate tasks, including financial responsibilities;
• Write proposals as opportunities arise related to Economic Development;
• Report on proposals and share regular updates with the Board of Directors;
• Coordinate with staff within the Yunesit’in Government as necessary;
• Build a team and develop capacity.

Qualifications – Education/Training
• Business Related Education or near Equivalent training is expected;
• Proven responsibility of running a Business is expected;
• A demonstrated level of experience in finances is expected;
• An understanding of Business Corporate structures is expected;
• Valid BC drivers’ license and vehicle is an asset;
• Knowledge of local Indigenous culture and traditions as well as communities, organizations and service providers;
• Ability to adapt to a flexible, full-time work schedule;
• Excellent written and communication skills;
• Conflict resolution skills will be an asset;
• Proficiency in office programs and skills for documentation and reporting;
• Ability to work independently, with good organizational, time management and general management skills;
• Ability to fully participate as a team member.

Please send resume and cover letter to Rhoda Petal at


Home and Community Care Nurse – RN or LPN

Reporting to: The Home Care Nurse reports directly to the Yunesit’in Health Director

Position Summary: Working within the context of the culturally safe, client-centered, family focused vision and goals of the Yunesit’in Government’s Home and Community Care Program, and in accordance with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) Standards of Practice. The Home Care Nurse combines her/his health sciences knowledge with assessment, supervisory and clinical nursing skills to effectively assess and coordinate client care for the Yunesit’in Band Home and Community Care Program. The Home Care Nurse provides direction, guidance and supervision of the Home Support Workers.

Hours for this position are two (2) days per week for Yunesit’in.

Why you want to work with us:

• Salary commensurate with BC Nurses Union wages and negotiable as per applicant’s experience
• First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) offers professional development opportunities, the attendance of which is supported.
• Full access to FNHA Practice Support and Practice Consultation teams for Home and Community Care


• Member in good standing of the BCCNM
• Preferred qualifications Baccalaureate Registered Nurse (BScN) or Licenced Practical Nurse (LPN) from a Canadian University or recognized equivalent education institution.
• Experience in a community-based setting preferred
• Valid Class 5 Driver’s License and own vehicle
• CPR-C certification (with infant resuscitation)
• Complete Criminal Record Check

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Knowledge and understanding of the population health approach and the social determinants of health
• Interest in critical self-reflection and continual cultural safety development and training
• Commitment to continuing professional development
• Alignment with the ethical obligation of nursing to recognize the primacy of First Nations sovereignty – which includes the recognition that First Nations people control land, water, health and wellness
• Respectful of individual, family, community and Nation, and the right to self-determined approaches to health and well-being
• Seeks guidance from First Nations leadership in order to validate and integrate First Nations knowledge into all aspects of health and well-being
• Works respectfully with clients and health department staff in a culturally safe, relational and inclusive manner
• Knowledge of local community resources and agencies
• Ability to work both within a team and independently
• Computer skills and willingness to learn new programming as appropriate
• Ability to guide and supervise Home Support Workers and the ability to establish realistic performance expectations
• Self-directed with demonstrated organizational skills

Applications can be forwarded to Health Director:
Jessica Doerner, Health Director Yunesit’in Fax: 1-250-394-4051 email:

Deadline for Applicants: open