KAMLOOPS ABORIGINAL FRIENDSHIP SOCIETY (KAFS) --- YOUTH WORKER
Reporting to the Family Service Manager of the KAFS.
The Youth Worker will provide for High Risk youth ages 13 - 18 years of age with support, and encourage them to participate in programming offered at the KAFS. Provide youth with information and assist them to access educational, employment, social, recreational and cultural opportunities.
- Aboriginal cultural values and beliefs
- Traditional Aboriginal games
- Other Community resources for Youth
- Planning and scheduling of youth recreational activities
- Alcohol and drug issues/ referring when necessary
- Crisis intervention
- High risk youth
- Mentoring and positive healthy role modeling
Skills and Abilities
- Outgoing, approachable, open communication with youth
- Strong team player
- Conflict resolution and advocacy skills
- One on one counseling
- Supervisory skills with youth
- Documentation skills mandatory
- Facilitate workshops and meetings
- Computer skills
- Develop and maintain supportive relationships with Youth at risk
- Encourage youth to participate in programming available at KAFS.
- Provide youth with information and assist them to access educational, employment, social and recreational opportunities
- Resume writing
- Community Recreational activities ·
- Scheduled monthly activities
- Information Workshops based on need · Traditional Sharing Circles
- Youth gatherings · fundraising and Field Trips
- Cultural crafts and information
- Monthly reports submitted to Family Service Manager
- Attend all meetings for youth at risk.
- Documentation and report writing
- Planning and scheduling of Youth Activities, gatherings, fundraising.
- Ensure that all reporting complies to the Ministry of Children and Family Development Component services
Will work hand in hand with the other Youth Workers in providing advocacy, crisis intervention and prevention, street work/outreach, networking/community development, cultural awareness, recreation, education and positive role modeling.
- Minimum: Social Service Certificate or Related field.
- Minimum 3 years work experience working with high risk youth.
- Minimum 2 years’ experience working with all Aboriginal youth.
Vehicle/driver’s license required/ preferably class 4
Hours of Work: Monday to Friday
Some evening work may be required
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Geomorphologist
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 ONA is currently seeking to employ a Geomorphologist 1. The job incumbent should be comfortable with contract management and providing scientific data and formulation and presentation of recommendations to an assigned Fisheries Biologist. The position holder will function in a fast paced results oriented environment. Excellent problem solving, communication and time management skills are essential to succeed in this position.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
- Completion of assigned projects with incorporation of traditional ecological knowledge into assessments and reports.
- Technical review and assessment of development plans to assess impact to fisheries resources and aquatic habitat.
- Review and incorporation of current and new advances in fisheries and fluvial geomorphology operations.
- Assist with drafting of work plans, purchasing of equipment, maintenance and creation of databases in hard copy or electronically.
- Maintenance and safekeeping of sediment samples, sample archives, scientific equipment
- Preparation and submission of project updates and contribution to scientific papers and reports.
Qualifications and Experience
- A Bachelor of Science degree in geography/environment management/ water management with courses in fluvial geomorphologic dynamics.
- Previous experience working with a First Nation band or within a First Nations environment is desirable.
- Experience with scientific sampling theory and techniques would be an asset.
- A reliable vehicle and a valid class 5 BC driver’s license.
- Commitment to safety.
- Flexible work hours/willingness to work evenings and weekends.
- Preference will be given to qualified applicants of Aboriginal ancestry.
Hours: Up to 40 hrs per week, with flexible work hours (e.g. some evenings and weekends).
Application Procedures: Interested candidates are invited to forward a current resume and covering letter to:
David Leroux, Human Resources Manager
Okanagan Nation Alliance
# 101- 3535 Old Okanagan Hwy
Westbank, BC V4T 3L7
This competition will close July 31, 2017
Thank you for your interest, No Phone Calls Please only those short-listed will be contacted.
Fisheries Biologist - Fulltime Position
Job Title: Fisheries Biologist
Location: Abbotsford, BC
Term: Full Time Term Position, until March 31, 2019.
Start date: August 2017
Wage: Competitive remuneration based on experience and qualifications.
Reports to: LFFA Executive Director
The Lower Fraser Fisheries Alliance (LFFA) is a collaboration of thirty First Nation communities from the mouth of the Fraser River to the Canyon. The organization is guided by an Executive Committee who is directed by Leadership and Fishery Technicians of the First Nations. The LFFA provides advocacy, technical and coordination support to First Nation communities and their leaders in fishery matters.
Working with the LFFA will provide candidates with a diverse fisheries resource management experience. The organization was established in 2010 and is growing its capacity to manage and coordinate Fraser River protection and habitat restoration. The LFFA is a point organization for government, industry and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to study best practices and coordinate resource and community needs. The Fisheries Biologist will engage with senior biologists, technical working groups and resource managers within government and the greater community, providing unique opportunities for career growth and learning. The Fisheries Biologist will also have some freedom and independence to pursue topics of interest in a manner that fits their skills and career goals. The successful applicant should be comfortable working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
The Fisheries Biologist will provide coordination, planning, program development, financial monitoring and reporting, technical support and advice to fisheries Program Staff, Executive Committee and Lower Fraser First Nations. Activities may include:
- Work with LFFA personnel and Executive Committee members to identify, develop and implement key resource management priorities and plans;
- Provide technical and coordination support to LFFA Working Groups and resource planning processes;
- Liaise with fisheries organizations at the regional, provincial and national scales to support the technical advancement of LFFA, including fisheries policy and regulation reviews;
- Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, and establishing professional networks;
- Design, conduct and manage complex research and analytical projects in a systematic fashion;
- Prepare technical discussion papers, briefing notes, project reports and other pertinent
- Prepare and manage budgets for specific projects;
- Facilitate workshops, technical sessions and assist with relevant event planning;
- Project Management, coordination and implementing fisheries projects will include:
o The LFFA Coded Wire Tag Program;
o Lower Fraser Aboriginal Knowledge project;
o Lower Fraser Habitat and Restoration project.
o Oversight of LFFA Non-Salmon Technical Working Group.
- Participate in fisheries post-season review, in season and pre-season planning;
- Supervision of some staff;
- Develop funding proposals to sustain and support biological and technical initiatives of LFFA.
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:
- A Bachelor of Science degree in a natural resources related field with a minimum 3 years
- fisheries experience;
- Knowledge of Federal and Provincial management of fisheries and aquatic resources;
- Working with consultants, government agencies and others to complete joint projects;
- Demonstrated understanding of key fisheries interests of First Nations and capable of
- developing innovative and effective approaches to pursuing them;
- Ability to manage and prioritize heavy workloads involving multiple tasks and changing
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills and proven ability to establish rapport with
- people of all educational and occupational backgrounds;
- Proficient in MS Office programming, intermediate/advanced computer and typing skills;
- Valid BC Driver’s License;
- Ability to pass a Criminal Record Check;
- The ability to work in a team environment and independently.
- The ability to work flexible hours and away from home to attend meetings or conduct field work.
Application Deadline: 4:00 pm, Wednesday July 26, 2017 or until position is filled. Interested
candidates should submit their resume, 3 letters of reference and cover letter to:
Attn: Murray Ned, Executive Director
Lower Fraser Fisheries Alliance
2788 Sumas Mtn. Rd.
Abbotsford BC V3G 2J2
Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Preference is given to persons of Aboriginal ancestry as per Section 41 of the Human