Job Postings

Housing Coordinator

Classification: Full time or Contract
Salary: $40,000-$60,000 depending on experience
Location: Yunesit’in Government
Deadline: March 29, 2021

Position Summary:
Exciting opportunity to coordinate the Housing Portfolio for Yunesit’in Government. Yunesit’in Government is an Indigenous community, affiliated as one of six communities that comprise the Tsilhqot’in Nation. The Yunesit’in community is experiencing growth in housing, with anticipated construction underway. It is unique as it has its Housing Policy in place, a local Construction team, and ownership of two mills that supports capacity from ‘Forest to Frame’.

The Yunesit’in Government is seeking to hire a full-time Housing Coordinator to join our team and work closely with the Yunesit’in team and various departments, including the Tsilhqot’in National Government (TNG) on implementing plans and a concentrated investment towards renovations and new housing initiatives. Yunesit’in Government has also developed a network of partners, such as the First Nations Market Housing Fund and the Ecotrust Canada Homelands Initiative, to build support and capacity. A successful candidate will be expected to bring leadership, knowledge of housing and lands, technical financial and administrative support, and the ability to foster relationships with the community, Tsilhqot’in Nation and partners in the region.

Responsibilities and Duties:

• Work effectively with Yunesit’in Council, Housing Committee, and affiliated staff;
• Communicate, coordinate, engage and report to the Yunesit’in Council, Housing Committee and community to update and seek direction on Housing related activities;
• Develop a Housing Work Plan based on the direction and initiatives started at Yunesit’in;
• Collaborate effectively with the TNG Housing Authority and align the vision and work to meet community needs;
• Maintain responsible for projects and budgets related to Housing;
• attend meetings and assist in coordinating actions that arise;
• Maintain the Housing office files to ensure trust and confidentiality;
• Maintain and seek further partnerships and financing to support capacity building such as training and workshops;
• Use the Yunesit’in Housing Policy as a guide to implement fair distribution of resources;
• From the Housing Policy, coordinate processes for renovations and new housing;
• Work diligently with the community on existing Housing Strategies;
• Review and implement effective, yet fair, rental payments;
• Support the development and enforcement of land use plans, housing plans or by-laws implemented by the Council;

Qualifications and Professional Competencies:
• A combination of education and experience would be ideal;
• Respectful individual with demonstrated project management experience and the ability to work independently and as part of a team;
• The ideal candidate would have a combination of cultural knowledge and sensitivity with technical experience with housing, lands or infrastructure;
• Excellent communication skills including public speaking and proposal/report preparation;
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint;
• Valid BC Driver’s License, ability and willingness to travel to remote communities and travel to meetings outside of the region as required;
• Proven record of successful working relationships with/for First Nations is a strong asset, as well as successful experience working with other governments;
• Flexible work schedule to partake in evening engagement sessions and events if necessary.

Please send resume and cover letter to Rhoda Petal at rpetal@yunesitin.ca or leave at the Yunesit’in Administration Office.

Position:
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 russmyers71@gmail.com

Yunesit’in Esgul
Position Title: SCHOOL MAINTENANCE/BUS DRIVER

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
Maintenance:
• 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 jsetah@hotmail.com

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
rpetal@yunesitin.ca
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 rpetal@yunesitin.ca

Yunesit’in Language Coordinator
Salary: $20-40 per hour pending on experience
Location: Yunesit’in Government
Deadline: February 9, 2021
Closed

Position Summary:
Yunesit’in Government has made language programming a priority and has built momentum since developing the first Language Revitalization Plan in 2016. This includes continuing programs such as adult language courses, mentorship, curriculum development, along with an extensive financial planning process and nation coordination.

The Language Coordinator is an important position for Yunesit’in Government and will be responsible for administering First People’s Cultural Council projects and advance cultural development, planning, programming, and organizing events and people. The focus will be to develop a Language team and further integrate planning throughout the organization.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Work with the existing Language Revitalization Plan and find ways to implement it;
• Focused work on improving the Language Revitalization Plan;
• Work with the Language Committee to gain guidance on direction;
• Administer and coordinate tasks as specified in First Peoples Cultural Council grant applications;
• Write proposals as opportunities arise related to Language Development;
• Report on proposals and share updates with the Yunesit’in Council;
• Coordinate with staff within the Yunesit’in Government, including the school and Language Nest;
• Build a team and develop capacity;
• Organize at the Nation-Level, Tsilhqot’in National Government;

Qualifications – Education/Training
• Fluency or willingness to learn the Tsilhqot’in language is an asset
• 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 MS Office programs
• 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 rpetal@yunesitin.ca

YUNESIT’IN HOME AND COMMUNITY CARE PROGRAM

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

Qualifications:

• 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: healthdirector@yunesitin.ca

Deadline for Applicants: open

Yunesit’in Women’s Wellness Worker
Status:              One (1.0) Full time Permanent
Reporting to: Health Director and Mental Wellness Team Lead, Yunesit’in Government
Salary:              Depending upon experience
Summary:
The Women’s Wellness worker is a trauma trained support lead with strong Tsilhqot’in culture awareness, with counselling skills, group facilitation and community coordination skills. The Wellness worker is familiar with strength-based focus approach and trauma informed practice. She is available to those community members who would like to pursue mental health counselling, cultural support, land-based healing or treatment.  This is an outpatient program and referrals can be made to an inpatient treatment program.  The main objective is to provide mental health support, intervention and prevention and to utilize all resources involved with addictions, such as community cultural practices and events, Community mental health clinicians, traditional healers, community health care workers and family support worker, the Police, Social Workers, the community school and other professionals.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Ability to make accurate assessments of client’s need
• Ability to ensure confidentiality and security with work with clients and care of their records
• Ability to mobilize the community in working together to deal with substance abuse
• Ability to present Addiction Awareness & Prevention, Wellness materials to students in school setting and to adults and community in large group and one to one setting
• Ability to develop a trusting relationship with clients and staff through open, honest communication and genuine caring for the client situation
• Skilled in the use of various current computer applications and office equipment
• Excellent written communication, e.g. Letters, reports, proposals, applications, etc.
• Knowledge of the First Nation’s culture, customs and health issues.  Willingness to undertake further training in the addictions and mental health field to keep current or upon our recommendation.
Responsibilities
• Serve as a role model by practicing personal wellness plan
• Screen and assess client’s needs and why they are seeking assistance and services
• Stimulate new programs, such as support circles, cultural activities, Al-anon, A.A., N.A., sponsorships, etc.
• 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
• Provide one to one, family and group support whenever necessary and refer clients to other appropriate professionals
• Allow for follow up programs for clients returning from treatment
• Develop and provide substance abuse information services (Literature, workshops, videos, internet)
 Qualifications:
Bachelor or diploma preferred, Community Addictions Certificate, Advanced Counselor Certificate. Preferred skill areas are Non-violent Communication/ Conflict Resolution/Coaching, Probation, experience in addictions and or counseling within First Nation’s communities. Valid driver’s license and own vehicle. Upon confirmation of employment a current criminal record check and driver’s abstract is required.

Please send resume and cover letter and three references to:
Email: healthdirector@yunesitin.ca Please no phone calls

Closing Date:    Nov 13, 2020

We thank for your interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Yunesit’in Community Health Representative
Status:              One (0.5) Part time Permanent
Reporting to: Health Director, Yunesit’in Government
Salary:              Depending upon experience
Summary:
1) Health, Education and Prevention
a) Demonstrating a healthy lifestyle and being a positive role model for the community;
b) Coordinate the Chronic Disease Management and Diabetes Programs with the CHN and HCCW
a) Assist individuals and families to recognize their own health needs and encouraging the taking of appropriate action to meet these needs
2)Health Intervention.
a) Support and advocate on behalf of members with external agencies (e.g. NIHB,FNHA, INAC) and with health service suppliers
3)Service Delivery
a) Assist with ensuring the continuity of care beyond hospital through collaboration with the community and other agencies
b) develop community newsletter entry monthly
c) support health team in delivery of large- and small-scale events and activities
4)Administration
a) Assist with Patient Travel processing on Community electronic system on a regular basis
b) maintain reports and confidential files on the Mustimuhw electronic record system
5) Qualifications
• Grade 12 or equivalent with health education background relevant to the position
• Tsilhqot’in language speaker an asset
• Completion of health-related education certificate preferred
• Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality
• Experience with Microsoft Word and Outlook-Ability to organize and plan own work to meet deadlines
• Ability to be flexible to meet changing priorities-
• Good verbal and written communication skills-
• Valid driver’s licence and use of a reliable vehicle for work-related responsibility
• Physical and mental ability to perform the job-
• records check/Vulnerable Sector Check
• Standard First Aid
Skills and Abilities
• Ability to make accurate assessments of client’s need
• Ability to ensure confidentiality and security with work with clients and care of their records
• Ability to mobilize the community in working together to educate on chronic disease
• Skilled in the use of various current computer applications and office equipment
• Excellent written communication, e.g. Letters, reports, proposals, applications, etc.
• Knowledge of the First Nation’s culture, customs and health issues.  Willingness to undertake further training.

Please send resume and cover letter and three references to:
Email: healthdirector@yunesitin.ca Please no phone calls
Closing Date:    Nov 16, 2020

We thank for your interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.