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Date Classified: January 11, 2022                                                                                                                

Business Unit: Health Centre

Location: Lax Kw’alaams, BC                                                                                                                        

Reporting to: Health Director               

The Lax Kw’alaams Band has an immediate opening for a full-time Brighter Futures Coordinator. The successful candidate is responsible for the day-to-day coordination, management and leadership of a team of Brighter Futures Workers to deliver services in an appropriate, caring and respectful manner that is compliant with current Brighter Futures policies and procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Manage, implement and coordinate the Brighter Futures community programs.
  • With the Health Director, define the priorities and appropriate outcomes for the team.
  • Prepare relevant program work plans and reports against achievements required by funders in a timely manner.
  • Provide role clarity to the team, ensuring that performance expectations, development and accountabilities are clearly set and that progress is monitored and assured with the provision of effective feedback.
  • Build and maintain effective team relationships – within own team and with others.
  • Actively engage and participate in the performance management framework and review processes across the program.
  • Engage in professional development and set and fulfil development goals for yourself and your team.
  • Be active in child community mental health and child development and injury prevention, including training, planning consultation and information exchange.
  • Knowledgeable in creating programs for parenting skills and healthy babies using culturally appropriate services.
  • Setting up workshops in accordance with the community health priorities.
  • Interact with family and child services committees and community organizations, school, family services and health clinics.
  • Promote health and wellness through learning-related activities that strive to increase awareness, change attitudes, build knowledge and enhance skills. Review Brighter Futures 1-2 year plans regularly to stay on task with the Health Director.
  • Perform all other tasks within the scope of the position and as assigned.

Education, Experience and Knowledge:

  • At least 5 years’ experience working with children and youth in the following areas: Education, Health and Social.
  • Experience in coordinating activities, gatherings, workshops, and other events. Experience in a First Nations community.
  • Intermediate computer skills; knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Must have completed minimum grade 12. First Aide and CPR preferred or willing to take.
  • Knowledge base in, Food skills for families and Community Health Education and Prevention.
  • Good organizational and presentation skills, verbal and written communication skills, conflict resolution, time management, interpersonal skills; confidentiality, professional conduct, sound judgement, respect, empathy, sympathy and integrity.
  • Ability to demonstrate a commitment to embodying a personal addiction-free lifestyle. Be fully vaccinated.
  • The successful candidate will be asked to provide a current Criminal Record Check, including a Vulnerable Sector Screening as a condition of employment.  A valid driver’s license.
  • The successful candidate must be fully COVID vaccinated and remain in full compliance with all public health orders and Band policies throughout their employment.

Compensation & Benefits

  • Wages will be $52,780.00 per year.
  • This is not a Bargaining Unit position and is open to all gender.

Submission Deadline:

  • January 28, 2022.
  • Pursuant to Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Aboriginal Ancestry.
  • We invite all interested parties to reply in the strictest confidence to the Human Resources Department at [email protected]
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