Job Postings

Nen Coordinator

Classification: Permanent, Full time
Salary: $45,000-$60,000 depending on experience
Location: Yunesit’in Government
Deadline: May 1, 2020

Exciting opportunity to coordinate “nen” (water, land and resource) management and planning at a community-level, and prepare for implementation in collaboration with the Tŝilhqot’in National Government and the other five Tŝilhqot’in communities!

Yunesit’in Government is currently hiring a full-time Community Nen (Water, Lands & Resources) Coordinator to join our team in Yunesit’in. The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating Nen planning in the community, working closely with the Tŝilhqot’in National Government (TNG) to develop a Nation-level Nen Use Plan, and assisting the community and the Tŝilhqot’in Nation to secure recognition and respect for its title, rights and jurisdiction throughout its Territory in central British Columbia.

The Community Nen Coordinator will also support community implementation of the groundbreaking tripartite framework agreement (Gwets’en Nilt’i Pathway Agreement). The Community Nen Coordinator is a critical component to the success of the work going forward, and is expected to bring a range of experience working effectively with First Nations on lands and resource issues, and to build off the commitments and work already accomplished through the Nenqay Deni Accord that was signed with the Province of BC in 2016.

The Community Nen Coordinator will bring a combination of community and Indigenous knowledge, awareness and sensitivity, and communications and technical education/experience in lands and natural resource management. The successful candidate will report to the Band Manager and work closely with TNG’s Nen Planning Coordinator and Stewardship Department.

Responsibilities:
Primary:
• Effectively engaging, communicating with, and reporting to Yunesit’in members, Chief and Council and the TNG Nen Planning Coordinator
• Developing a community-level Nen Use Plan and a Nation-level Nen Use Plan in collaboration with TNG and the other five (5) Tŝilhqot’in communities
• Collaborating with the TNG Nen Planning Coordinator, five (5) other Community Nen Coordinators and contractors, professionals, and experts retained to support the work
• At a community-level, implementing the Gwets’en Nilt’i Pathway Agreement and Nenqay Deni Accord which outline how the Tŝilhqot’in Nation, the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia will work over the next 5 years to effect the transformation and change the fundamental relationship between the parties, including with respect to lands, waters and resources.
• Developing work-plans to help prioritize and begin the work, and developing, monitoring and being responsible for budgets
• Supporting and collaborating with the TNG Stewardship Department as it manages lands and resource issues
Secondary:
• Work with the Dasiqox Tribal Park team, attend meetings and assist in coordinating actions that arise;
• When applicable, assist with supporting the Guardianship program;
• Maintaining the facility and environment of the Lands Department Office;
• Occasionally responding to referrals and developing a tracking system to be reported to leadership;
• A focus on building capacity, proposals on lands projects and identifying training available applicable to Yunesit’in planning objectives;
• Other duties as requested.

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 lands and resources to develop the Nen Use Plan based on input from Tŝilhqot’in leadership, community members, and diverse range of input (e.g. cultural values, science, economics). Where technical experience on lands and resources may be lacking, sufficient computer knowledge and the right combination of cultural knowledge and willingness to learn will be considered.
• Excellent communication skills including public speaking and proposal/report preparation
• The right combination of experience and education, with preference given to candidates who possess cultural knowledge and an education in planning-, science-, or lands/water-related fields.
• Strong 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 a strong asset, as well as successful experience working with other governments
• Flexible work schedule to partake in evening engagement sessions and events.

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

YUNESIT’IN HOME AND COMMUNITY CARE PROGRAM

Home Care Nurse

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 Band Home and Community Care Program, and in accordance with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP) 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 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 BCCNP
• Preferred qualifications Baccalaureate degree in nursing from a Canadian University or recognized equivalent
• 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: April 1st, 2020