Job Postings

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:    Dec 18th, 2021
We thank for your interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Yunesit’in Youth Worker
Status:              One (1.0) Full time Permanent
Reporting to: Youth Coordinator Lead & Health Director, Yunesit’in Government
Salary:              Depending upon experience

Summary
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 strong community engagement and youth awareness skills. The Youth worker should be familiar with or willing to learn strength-based focus approach. They will need to be available to those community youth and children in helping them achieve their academic, sports, crafts and life skills goals.
They will be positive minded and spoken workers who seek to encourage and strengthen the self esteem, skills and over all development and inclusion of children and youth in Yunesit’in.
The youth worker will be able to follow instructions and be actively engaged with youth and activities for youth and children.  The main objective is to be a trusting and positive person and role model to all children and youth of Yunesit’in and to provide recreational, physical, life skills 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 community school and other professionals are all part of the team and resources for children and 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 support the delivery of 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. Awareness of child and youth issues for Tsilhqot’in youth.  Willingness to undertake further training in youth activities, youth programming and addictions and mental health field to keep current or upon our recommendation.
Responsibilities
• 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.
• Support the organizing of large-scale community events with Yunesit’in health team and outer agency support
• Work well under supervision and independently
• 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 monthly newsletter articles
 Qualifications:
High School Graduation certificate or equivalent preferred
Ability to work independently and in a team environment
Current First Aid preferred
Current Food Safe preferred
Class 4 driver’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: healthdirector@yunesitin.ca Please no phone calls
Closing Date:    Dec 5th, 2021
We thank for your interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Yunesit’in Youth Coordinator Lead
Status:              One (1.0) Full time Permanent
Reporting to: Health Director Yunesit’in Government
Salary:              Depending upon education and experience $22 to $25 per hour
Evening and weekend hours required

Summary
The Youth Coordinator is a positive leader, mentor, coordinator and support to all youth and children. They are the lead of the youth program and will be team lead to another youth worker.
The Youth coordinator will need strong Tsilhqot’in culture awareness, some basic 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, or even families, 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 quality enriching activities for children and youth including and not limited to arts, crafts, games, cooking, budgeting, sports, homework programs, life education and life skills training and cultural teaching opportunities for youth. The Youth coordinator 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. This youth coordinator will act as the lead and supervisor to the youth worker assistant for the program.
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 organize youth engagement committee meetings monthly-
• 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.
Responsibilities
• 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
 Qualifications:
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 drivers’ 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: healthdirector@yunesitin.ca Please no phone calls
Closing Date:    Dec 5th, 2021
We thank for your interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Language Assistant Coordinator

Position Summary:
Yunesit’in Government is continuing to support Language Revitalization efforts. The Language Assistant Coordinator will be guided by the developing Language Revitalization Plan and will provide administrative support, event coordination, communications and support ongoing language programs.

Duties and Responsibilities:
– Work with personnel and contractors to understand the language needs, projects and programs and become familiar with the developing Language Revitalization Plan.
– Support event planning with existing and emerging projects and programs.
– Document activities by taking pictures or recording events so they can be shared through reporting, newsletters or social media.
– Support administrative tasks related to events, such as honoraria, food and materials.
– Support communication efforts in promoting the language.
– Organize office space to be able to perform duties.

Qualifications and Experience:
– First Nations will be prioritized
– Knowledge of Tsilhqot’in history, language and culture is an asset
– Written and communications skills
– Ability to work independently, organized and manage time well
– Basic computer skills (word, excel programs)
– Valid BC Drivers Licence and vehicle is an asset
– Ability to participate as a team member

Salary: $20-$25 based on education and experience (negotiable)
Time: 24-32 hours a week from January 10, 2022 – March 31, 2022
Please send a resume to Russell Myers Ross at rmross@yunesitin.ca
Deadline: December 13, 2021
Expected Start Date: January 10, 2022

Language Support Worker

Position Summary:
Yunesit’in Government is continuing to support Language Revitalization efforts. The Language Support Worker will be guided by the developing Language Revitalization Plan and will provide Tsilhqot’in cultural support for the existing projects, programs and events.

Duties and Responsibilities:
– Work with personnel and contractors to understand the language needs, projects and programs and become familiar with the developing Language Revitalization Plan.
– Support contractors and staff with existing projects, programs and events.
– Support language immersion and fluency.
– Support the promotion of the language, culture and art.
– Create space at the Library for sharing resources.
– Assist with recording and gathering information regarding language and culture.

Qualifications and Experience:
– First Nations will be prioritized
– Demonstrate the capacity to teach the culture and language
– Knowledge of Tsilhqot’in history, language and culture is an asset
– Ability to participate as a team member

Salary: $20-$25 based on education and experience (negotiable)
Time: 24-32 hours a week from January 10, 2022 – March 31, 2022
Please send a resume to Russell Myers Ross at rmross@yunesitin.ca
Deadline: December 13, 2021
Expected Start Date: January 10, 2022

Yunesit’in Economic General Manager
Salary: $50,000-$80,000 depending on experience
Location: Yunesit’in Government
Deadline: December 13, 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