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Major Projects Biologist 3 – Upper Columbia Region, Castlegar Office


The Okanagan Nation Alliance (ONA) is the Tribal Council for the eight member communities of the Okanagan Nation which includes Osoyoos Indian Band, Upper Nicola Band, Upper and Lower Similkameen Indian Bands, Penticton Indian Band, Westbank First Nation, Okanagan Indian Band and the Colville Confederated Tribes of the Northern WA state. The ONA’s mandate is to advance, assert, support and preserve Okanagan Nation title and rights. Further, the ONA is charged with providing members with a forum to discuss and form positions on areas of common concern.
The Major Projects Biologist 3 will undertake duties associated with ONA initiatives within the Upper Columbia and Arrow regions of the Okanagan Nation Territory, with a specific focus on environmental assessments, wildlife and natural resources. The position holder will furthermore be responsible for the development, planning, review, participation, management and implementation of Natural Resources projects including but not limited to Fish and Wildlife Compensation, Water Use Plan and Water License Requirement and other major projects within the Okanagan Nation Territory.

Key Duties and Responsibilities
The successful incumbent will:

  •  Implement a strategic and project management approach to program delivery and development, ensuring the Okanagan Nation’s interests are met and protected
  • Coordinate with the ONA Natural Resources Department, ONA Executive and Technical Advisors to ensure the ONA’s interests are well defined and communicated to ONA member bands and government.
  •  Oversee and manage several projects in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, supervise field crews, work independently most of the time, and demonstrate excellent communication and proposal writing skills.
  •  Coordinate and implement natural resource projects which will include working with consultants, government agencies, member bands and ONA departments.
  •  Ensure implementation of specific indigenous knowledge and approaches to hunting and wildlife initiatives, within the ambit of Aboriginal Title and Rights pertaining to hunting, wildlife and natural resource issues in British Columbia and Canada.
  •  Perform administrative and other critical tasks attached to the position which will include representing the ONA at project and technical committee meetings, budgeting, quality control, data entry, providing of authoritative scientific information and advice, recommendation of strategies, standards and methodologies in support of healthy and sustainable natural resources initiatives.

Qualifications and Experience

  •  A Masters of Science in Wildlife Biology, Natural Resources Management, or related field, with 5 years relevant experience. Must be eligible for membership in the College of Applied Biology.
  •  Experience coordinating large and numerous initiatives/projects, presenting workshops, project management, overseeing field work, preparation of reports and compilation of budgets.
  •  Eligibility to travel and work in the U.S. is required. A valid driver’s license required.
  •  First aid level 1 with transport endorsement is required (training may be provided to qualified individuals).
  •  Preference will be given to qualified applicants of Aboriginal ancestry.

Hours: Full Time 40 hrs per week, with flexible work hours (e.g. some evenings and weekends). A market related salary, pension and benefits package is attached to this position.
Application Procedures: Interested candidates are invited to send a current resume and covering letter to:
Okanagan Nation Alliance
#101 – 3535 Old Okanagan Hwy
Westbank, BC V4T 3J6
Phone (250) 707- 0095 Fax (250)707- 0166 www.syilx.org


David Leroux, Employment and Human Resources Administrator
Okanagan Nation Alliance
#101- 3535 Old Okanagan Hwy
Westbank, BC V4T 3J6
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Fax: (250) 707-0166
Applications for this position closes April 28, 2017 at 4.30 p.m. A full job description will be
forwarded upon request.
Thank you for your interest, No Phone Calls Please only those short-listed will be contacted.

Mental Wellness Navigator - Lillooet Tribal Council

Job Title: Mental Wellness Navigator
Organization: St’át’imc Outreach Health Services, Lillooet Tribal Council
Reports to: LTC Health Manager
Classification: Social Work Degree and Registered with the BC College of Social Workers
Term: Full-Time Term position to October 30, 2018, some flexibility in hours required
Posted: March 31, 2017
Closes: April 14, 2017

JOB SUMMARY
The Mental Wellness Navigator (MWN) supports the ability of Aboriginal clients in St’át’imc Territory to access mental wellness health care services across jurisdictions and programs. In accordance with the vision and values of the St’át’imc Outreach Health Services organization, the MWN works as a SOHS team member with accountability to St’át’imc members and Northern St’át’imc Health Leadership. The MWN is also a resource to health care and social service providers in St’át’imc Territory to assist with coordination of resources and to help improve service efficiency. The MWN works with all Aboriginal people located in the Northern St’at’imc Territory service area (urban and communities) and with all St’át’imc no matter where they live.

TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Mental Wellness Navigator will work closely with the SOHS interdisciplinary team to help their clients access seamless mental wellness services. The MWN will carry out an environmental scan, document and bring forward common themes and concerns from local health and social service providers to inform larger policy development and broader relationships that need development. The MWN may assist with coordinating meetings between heath care providers, health authorities and community agencies to work on addressing barriers and improving care pathways for Aboriginal clients.

QUALIFICATIONS
Degree in Social Work and registered with the BCCSW. Two years recent related experience working in a health care environment with Aboriginal people. Demonstrates knowledge, experience, and understanding of rural Aboriginal mental wellness health care issues including federal, provincial, territorial, regional and Aboriginal organizations mandated to provide Aboriginal health care services. Valid BC Driver’s License and vehicle and comfortable travelling in St’át’imc Territory. Criminal Records check required.

COMPETENCIES
• Emotional Intelligence
• Cultural competency and cultural safety
• Relationship-Building and Communications
• High Ethical Performance Standards

SKILLS AND ABILITIES
• Advocacy skills;
• Excellent communication skills;
• Understanding of the Federal, BC Provincial and Regional health care system;
• Understanding of the BC First Nations Tripartite Health Initiative as it pertains to the St’át’imc;
• Understanding of the BC First Nations Health Benefits program and other health insurance programs;
• Understanding of BC professional complaints processes;
• Understanding of BC Elders Advocacy office, and family services programs;
• Understanding of the social determinants of health-related services;
• Well organized, works independently as well as in a team environment;
• Self-directed and willing to seek help;
• Works well under pressure, either related to deadlines or unforeseen circumstances;
• Attention to detail, data collection, planning and reporting writing;
• Solution-focused and comfortable with conflict resolution;
• Proficient in MS-Office computer skills.

SALARY: $25/hour plus benefits, depending on education and experience.
Pursuant to section 41 of the British Columbia Human Rights Code, preference will be given to applicants
of St’át’imc or Aboriginal Ancestry. Only those applicants short-listed for an interview will be contacted.

HOW TO APPLY
Please submit cover letter, resume and three references to:
Susan James, Director of Operations, Lillooet Tribal Council, 814 Highway 99 Lillooet BC or email to:
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
FOR ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT
Susan James at 250-256-7523 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Sue Wilson Cheechoo at 250-256-7530 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Aboriginal Child, Youth and Family Outreach Clinician - Lillooet Tribal Council

Job Title: Aboriginal Child, Youth and Family Outreach Clinician
Organization: St’át’imc Outreach Health Services, Lillooet Tribal Council
Department: Health
Reports to: LTC Health Manager
Classification: Master’s Degree and Registered and in good standing with either the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors or BC College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses or BC Association of Social Workers
Term: Permanent full-time, some evenings and weekends
Posted: March 31/17
Closes: April 14/17 at noon

JOB SUMMARY
The Aboriginal Child, Youth & Family Outreach Clinician (ACYFC) will deliver culturally safe mental wellness and recovery support to St’at’imc youth and families (wherever they live), and Aboriginal youth and their families residing within the St’át’imc Territory. In accordance with the vision and values of the St’át’imc Outreach Health Services, the ACYFC works as part of a team and is accountability to St’át’imc members and Northern St’át’imc Health Leadership. Through collaborative with interdisciplinary health and support services network, the program will ensure a safe and wrap around service for families so they are supported and encouraged as they work through their healing processes and family wellness journeys. The ACYFC will also work as an advocate for Aboriginal children, youth and their families, and will be a resource and support to St’át’imc children and youth programs and services.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Support and commitment to supporting children, youth and families in the Northern St’át’imc Territory by:
40% of Duties:
• Learning about the St’át’imc Wellness Principles and health priorities,
• Work with St’át’imc service providers to help strengthen peer support networks,
• Work with local primary health care team, social service sector and traditional helpers to strengthen integrated (wrap-around) care services in the Northern St’át’imc Territory and to build capacity in case management, evaluation and quality improvement and coordination of services,
• Keep up to date on knowledge of resources within community and outside of community,
• Participate in regular team meetings and team planning activities,
• Participate in ongoing professional development and training.
60% of Duties:

The ACYFC will follow two main streams of program delivery - the program places Aboriginal culture and tradition at its core, while utilizing a contemporary client-centered, strengths-based approach to healing and recovery. The Clinician will do this by providing specialized mental health assessment and treatment services to children and youth (experiencing serious emotional, psychological, or behavioural issues) and offering support to the families. The second is to work collaboratively with families and other service providers to ensure the needs and values of the individual and family are respected using a holistic, strengths-based, circle-of-care process based on trust. Work to provide direct clinical services such as intake, assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and crisis intervention for children, youth and their families. Incorporate a variety of Aboriginal specific services as per the St’át’imc culture and teachings. Maintain and support a caseload of approximately 15-20 clients per year.
Family programs (Health and Healing):
- Address the healing needs of Aboriginal families,
- Programs are voluntary, self-determined and client-centered,
- Support will be provided for a variety of issues that impact the health and wellness of the family,
- Knowledge and access to local and external community resources that may be helpful in the healing journey of
families, including liaison and referral to traditional practices, access-and support of Elders, cultural teachings, and
ceremonies; as well as access to more contemporary practices (eg. psychiatrist, psychologist).
Considerations:
- Knowledge and willingness to learn about St’át’imc history, awareness of cultural values and practices,
- Future program development as related to the health and wellness of Aboriginal Child, Youth and Family,
- Building capacity within the St’át’imc communities- pertaining to identified gaps and assist in the development of
prevention and intervention services as related to child, youth and family health,
- Offer support and mentorship to other workers as it relates to child and family health & healing,
- Have the creative ability to envision, to design and develop new and innovative programming in collaboration
with others.

QUALIFICATIONS
EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
• Master’s degree from an accredited educational institution in an Allied Health, Behavioural, or Social
Science field relevant to the position,
• Two years’ recent related experience in a mental health and/or substance use environment with
Aboriginal youth and families or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience,
• Current valid BC driver’s license and vehicle, comfortable driving and doing outreach in St’át’imc Territory,
• Criminal records check.

COMPETENCIES
• Compassionate and caring
• Strong ethical performance standards
• Emotional intelligence, positive, solutions-focused
• Cultural competency and cultural safety
• Healthy personal lifestyle, energetic

SKILLS AND ABILITIES
• Assessment and Treatment
• Critical Thinking
• Management & Leadership
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills; MS-Office programs proficiency
• Ability to work independently and with a team
• Strong organizational skills
• Strong relationship-building skills
• Comfortable seeking direction and input from others
Salary: $34 to $38/hour dependent on education and experience.

HOW TO APPLY
Please submit cover letter, resume and three references to:
Susan James, Director of Operations, Lillooet Tribal Council
814 Highway 99 Lillooet BC or email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
For any questions or please contact:
Susan James at 250-256-7523 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or
Sue Wilson Cheechoo at 250-256-7530 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Primary Care Outreach Nurse - Lillooet Tribal Council

Job Title: Primary Care Outreach Nurse
Organization: St’át’imc Outreach Health Services, Lillooet Tribal Council
Reports to: LTC Health Manager
Classification: Nursing Degree and Registered with College of Registered Nurses of BC
Term: FTE permanent, some flexible hours
Posted: March 31, 2017
Closes: April 14, 2017 at noon

ORGANIZATION SUMMARY
St’át’imc Outreach Health Services (SOHS) is an evolving primary health care organization owned and accountable to the St’át’imc People. The SOHS is founded upon St’át’imc Health Services Wellness Principles of traditional health and healing, holistic health, integrative services, health promotion disease prevention, trusting relationships, and client as health consumer. Our long-term goal is to work towards improving the health of all St’át’imc over the next several generations. We work towards achieving our health goals by collaborating with our partners in health and working with our clients through trusting and professional relationships. The Primary Care Outreach Nurse (PCON) will work in accordance with the values and principles of the SOHS and will practice in accordance with the standards of professional practice and code of ethics as outlined by the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC).

POSITION SUMMARY
The Primary Care Outreach Nurse develops trusting relationships with Aboriginal clients and families and follows the client through the care continuum and works with the client and family to achieve their personal wellness goals. The PCON works with the SOHS team and integrates/enhances working relationships with the network of health and social service providers to promote collaborative quality care services for Aboriginal clients, especially those at risk and/or whose health presents as complex and challenging. The PCON position will be a flexible service that extends beyond regular working hours that will help to fill in some of the gaps such as discharge planning. He/she will have the ability to prioritize client needs, case manage and be creative in finding solutions with his/her partners to address the barriers that affect continuous and culturally safe care.

COMMON DUTIES
• The PCON will maintain an active caseload of 20-25 Aboriginal complex or chronic care clients,
• The PCON will work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary primary health care team following the St’át’imc Wellness Principles of the SOHS,
• Prioritizes client care needs for new and ongoing SOHS Aboriginal complex or chronic care clients,
• Provides outreach clinical nursing services [clinical navigation, liaison, advocacy and supportive services that enhance not duplicate current nursing services] to complex/ chronic care Aboriginal clients as requested,
• Develops trust and culturally safe communications with the patient and family who is at the center of care and supports clients in their wellness journeys,
• Completes an initial assessment of the client, including medical history, medications, symptoms, degree of support from family & friends, and current treatment and plan prescribed by the patient's physician and/or other health professionals,
• Helps clients to understand their wellness plan, including diagnostic tests, medications, procedures, and their illness, and helps to support and monitor client informed decision-making and success,
• Supports discharge planning with appropriate service providers in consultation with the client,
• Develops collaborative working relationships with local nurses, doctors and network of health and social
service providers,
• Collaborates with patients and families to ensure a quality supportable plan for their case management
needs and documents these plans appropriately,
• Has a working knowledge of Federal/Provincial health plan benefits,
• Occasionally may provide direct patient nursing care as qualified, for complex/ chronic care clients to
support community-based nursing home health services as needed,
• Provides education to patients, families, and significant others; acts as an information resource
to students, health care professionals, patients, and the public.
• Collects and reports data on client barriers to quality health care,
• Assist clients with referrals to outside resources and care coordination as needed,
• Follows established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives, continuous quality
improvement objectives and safety, environmental, and/or infection control standards,
• Collaborates in the planning and implementation of client and staff education.

QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Experience:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from a recognized university.
• Minimum two (2) recent years of nursing experience with Aboriginal Peoples.
• Current practicing registration and in good standing with the College of Registered Nurses of BC.
• Current CPR C Certificate and Criminal Records Check.
• Current valid BC driver’s license, has a vehicle and is comfortable driving in St’át’imc Territory.

QUALITIES
• Is compassionate, accepting and enjoys working with all ages groups (especially elders) and families,
• Demonstrates cultural competency and safety when working with the St’át’imc,
• Enjoys working as part of a team,
• Can work independently with strong accountability to his/her employer and the St’át’imc People,
• Organized, creative and proactive.
SALARY: $35/hour to $42/hour plus benefits, depending on education and experience.
Pursuant to section 41 of the British Columbia Human Rights Code, preference will be given to applicants of
St’át’imc or Aboriginal Ancestry.

HOW TO APPLY
Please submit cover letter, resume and three references to: Susan James, Director of Operations, Lillooet Tribal
Council, 814 Highway 99 Lillooet BC or email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT:
Susan James at 250-256-7523 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Sue Wilson Cheechoo at 250-256-7530 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Only applicants shortlisted will be contacted and all applicants must be eligible to work in Canada.

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