One Year Term
Lax Kw'alaams, BC, Prince Rupert, BC
Posted 3 months ago
2024-04-10 (Closed)

Reconciliation Communications and Engagement Coordinator


The Lax Kw'alaams Band has an opening for an Uks Baask Communications and Engagement Coordinator. Under the direction and supervision of the Director of Reconciliation, the successful candidate will provide strong communications and administrative support to the team. This is a 1-year full-time term position.

Position Summary

  • Prepares coordinates and advises on the communications plan and community engagement and membership activities of Lax Kw’alaams and more specifically on Reconciliation related activities, matters, goals, and objectives.
  • General administrative, communications, and logistical duties.
  • Internal and external focused position that will liaise and build strong, neutral and non-partisan communications on Reconciliation with members and various other parties, organizations, and individuals.
  • Coordinates, facilitates, and participates in meetings and workshops, and assists in meeting operational and organization goals.
  • Maintains confidentiality and interacts with leadership, management, membership, and the public in an exceptionally respectful and courteous manner.
  • Provides a broad range of communications, logistical, and administrative services (drafting communications and engagement content, and organizing events).
  • Distributes information and updates to Lax Kw’alaams members through various official channels.
    Responsibilities and Duties
  • Drafts, finalizes, and publishes Reconciliation communications content and materials as assigned, especially for Lax Kw’alaams website and social media.
  • Works with team to develop and implement a multi-year communications plan, media, and social media plan, and more specifically on Reconciliation content.
  • Develops and distributes information using a variety of media including, but not limited to, social media content, brochures, handouts, publications, correspondence, and newsletters.
  • Coordinates and facilitates meetings, workshops, and social community events, including room setup/tear down, catering bookings, travel bookings, and distributes agendas, minutes, and information packages.
  • Coordinates various community gatherings, trade shows, special projects, and other special events as directed.
  • Acts as a liaison between Lax Kw’alaams, membership, and other groups as required - manages incoming inquiries and requests for information through diligent data entry, record management, meeting minutes and records of decisions and direction.
  • Stays up to date on local, provincial and national Reconciliation, self-government, and treaty issues, and regularly monitors all media and social media coverage of other relevant Reconciliation, self government, and treaty tables.
  • Ensures that all business and operational communications and transactions are conducted in a responsible, confidential, and ethical manner.
  • Faithfully, neutrally, and in a fully non-partisan manners, follows communications instructions in accordance with internal policies and procedures.
  • Exercises strong time and task management; manages calendars and schedules appointments efficiently; and promptly handles phone calls and emails, answering inquiries, resolving concerns, and managing incoming and outgoing communications.
  • Drafts, prepares, or reviews documents, prioritizing workflow, and level of importance.
  • Maintains strong communications and reporting practices with the Director of Reconciliation.
  • Commits to ongoing training and skills development as required.
    Qualifications
    Education and Professional Certifications
  • Post-secondary diploma or degree in communications, media, arts, business administration, public administration or another relevant degree or diploma.
  • Substantial equivalent experience and skills will be considered in lieu of a postsecondary diploma or degree.
    Cultural Awareness
  • Knowledge of and respect for Tsimshian history, practices, teachings, language, values, and beliefs is of critical importance.
  • Commits to learning, respecting, and faithfully following traditional protocols for respecting elders and hereditary leaders.
  • Ability to understand and speak Sm’algyax will be considered a definite asset.
    Knowledge/Experience
  • Minimum of three years’ experience working in an administrative position preferably within a communication, government, consulting or legal environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook) and Adobe Acrobat is essential – proficiency in graphic and image design software and platforms a definite asset.
  • Experience in communications and community engagement a strong asset.
  • Ability to create culturally safe spaces and environments, and applies trauma informed community and engagement services is essential.
    Abilities and Skills
  • Excellent writing, presentation, and facilitation skills and abilities.
  • Exceptional organizational and time-management skills is essential, and ability to prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly in a rapidly changing environment with excellent attention to detail is essential.
  • Excellent interpersonal, liaising and networking skills.
  • Exhibits initiative, competence, discernable discretion, and self-direction – must be analytical with strong attention to detail.
  • Proactive problem solver with excellent conflict resolution skills.
  • Proven ability to work with people of diverse education, cultural, and language backgrounds.
  • Commitment to maintaining strict confidentiality is essential.
  • Treats colleagues and people with courtesy, respect, and ensures all requested inquiries are provided in a professional and timely manner.
    Submission Deadline
  • April 10, 2024.
  • Salary $ 75,000.
  • This is a Bargaining Unit position and is open to all genders.
  • Pursuant to Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Indigenous Ancestry.
  • We invite all interested parties to reply in the strictest confidence to the Human Resources Manager Email: [email protected]

Reconciliation Communications and Engagement Coordinator The Lax Kw’alaams Band has an opening for an Uks Baask Communications and Engagement Coordinator. Under the direction and supervision of ...

Casual On Call
Lax Kw'alaams, BC
Posted 3 months ago
2024-04-09 (Closed)

Lifeguard Casual On Call

Date Classified: March 26, 2024                                           Business Unit: Recreation

Location:  Lax Kw’alaams, BC                                                Reporting to: Director of Recreation               

The Lax Kw'alaams Band has an immediate opening for a casual on call Lifeguard. The successful candidate will provide pool supervision to ensure a safe and enjoyable environment and be capable of providing first aid treatment where necessary. The successful candidate will be responsible for the overall safety of various swimmers utilizing the pool facilities. You must have the ability to effectively and efficiently protect the safety of swimmers.

This is a part-time termed position that consists of about 30 hours per week

Duties and Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Carry out lifeguarding/instructional duties by monitoring safety practices, Red Cross, Lifesaving Society, National Lifeguard Service and Public Health Act Standards to ensure requirements are maintained.
  • Lead water exercise classes (aquafit & aqua bike) provide instruction and evaluation for program/class participants.
  • Perform monitoring and reporting functions by advising the Supervisor of general equipment program needs. Carry out comprehensive water testing and adjustments to water chemistry; monitor operating procedures and ensure standards are maintained; maintain records, logs, books, and submit reports as required.
  • Assist in maintenance programs including annual maintenance shutdown; maintain facilities by hosing, scrubbing, polishing, cleaning and continued checking of facility and equipment.
  • Responsible for first aid-related duties; assists with the planning and implementation of special events; the promotion of special events and regular program activities by creating and circulating posters, wall case displays and announcements and program registration and inquiries.
  • Take reasonable care to protect your own health and safety and the health and safety of other persons affected by their actions by following health and safety requirements affecting their job.  Asking for training if unfamiliar with work that you are requested to perform, working safely and encouraging co-workers to do the same and correcting unsafe conditions or reporting them to your supervisor.
  • Perform other tasks within the scope of the position.

Education, Experience and Knowledge:

  • Lifesaving NLS Pool Option; Aquatic Emergency Care of Standard 1st Aid (current within 2 years).
  • First Aid and CPR Certificate (current and within 1 year); AED Responder (current within 1 year)
  • Red Cross Water Safety Instructor.
  • BCRPA AquaFit Instruction; Lifesaving Instructor; First Aid Instructor; Pool Operators Level 1 & 2.
  • Grade 12 Education; Post-Secondary Education is an asset.
  • Lifeguarding and swimming instruction. Swimming pool administration.
  • Ability to demonstrate a commitment to a healthy lifestyle.
  • The successful candidate will be asked to provide a current Criminal Record Check, including a Vulnerable Sector Screening as a condition of employment.

Compensation & Benefits

  • Wages will be $20.81 per hour or as per the CUPE collective agreement
  • This is a Bargaining Unit position and is open to all genders

Submission Deadline:

  • April 9, 2024
  • 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.
  • Email to: [email protected]

Lifeguard Casual On Call Date Classified: March 26, 2024                                           Business Unit: Recreation Location:  Lax Kw’alaams, BC ...

Lax Kw'alaams, BC, Prince Rupert, BC
Posted 3 months ago
2024-04-03 (Closed)

Administrative Cultural Coordinator


Date Classified: March 21, 2024 Location: Lax Kw'alaams, Prince Rupert BC
Business Unit: Truth and Reconciliation Reporting to: Project Manager Truth and Reconciliation


The Lax Kw'alaams Band has an immediate opening for a Residential School Administrative Cultural Coordinator. Under the guidance of the Title & Rights Manager, the successful candidate will provide critical administrative cultural support to the project team working on the investigation of the site of the former Crosby school and Miller Bay Hospital. These tasks include, but are not limited to, fielding and responding to phone calls and emails٫ scheduling appointments, planning meetings, cultural events and initiatives, receiving, organizing file materials, and providing general administrative support. The successful applicant is required to use their organizational skills to manage their office space and time, as they will collaborate with clients and colleagues in a fast-paced environment. This is a 1-year full-time term position, with the possibility of further extension based on funding and the results of the Crosby school and Miller Bay Hospital investigation.

Duties and Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Serves as a primary point of contact and liaison with other internal and external institutions and agencies on a range of specified issues.
  • Provides general support to them.
  • Arranges meetings and attends them to take detailed minutes.
  • Manages phone calls٫ schedules appointments and organizes calendars.
  • Reviews and organizes regular correspondence٫ like invitations, event posters and informative material.
  • Screens and handles telephone communications.
  • Organizes and schedules interviews with the survivors.
  • Organizes and schedules Cultural Endeavors for Lax Kw’alaams membership
  • Gathers, enters, and/or updates data to maintain project records and databases, as appropriate; establishes and maintains files and records for the office.
  • Maintains accurate records of interviews, safeguarding the confidentiality of interviewees, as necessary.
  • Handles necessary administrative paperwork and other documentation needed for project validation and research quality control.
  • Assists with writing and completion of the final research report.
  • Supports the ongoing development and implementation of the project research.
  • Supports the mission, vision, and values of Lax Kw’alaams band
  • Contributes to the Lax Kw’alaams Band’s ongoing success by accomplishing other duties as required or assigned.
  • Perform all other tasks within the scope of the position and as assigned.
  • The duties listed are provided as examples of area of responsibility and are not intended to create limits to responsibility but to help understand the scope of the position.
  • All staff are expected to be team oriented and maintain confidentiality of all information gained while working with the organization.

Education, Experience, Knowledge, Requirements:

  • Exceptional interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency with office technology and equipment, including fax machines, printers, copiers, scanners, and computers
  • Records maintenance skills
  • Information research skills
  • Database management skills
  • Attention to detail and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize work.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task.
  • Recognizes and respects all cultural diversity and has an understanding of Indigenous culture.
  • Knowledge of Lax Kw’alaams community, traditions, teachings, culture, protocols, and practices.
  • Proficient use of information technologies (computers, mobile devices, etc.) including Microsoft Office Suite, presentation development tools, online education programs, and social media channels. Office Environment
  • Most services are provided immediately.
  • To be aware of sensitivity, confidentiality and urgency of requests while balancing other work commitments.
  • Travel may be required
  • Non-standard hours of work – May be required to accommodate the community needs and that may consist of evenings and weekends.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Criminal Records Check
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid BC Driver’s License and Driver’s Abstract
  • Must provide a vehicle in good operating condition and appropriate vehicle insurance to meet program requirements OR access to company vehicle is provided and requires a valid Driver’s License

Compensation & Benefits

  • $ 64, 000 yearly
  • This is a Bargaining Unit position and is open to all genders.
  • Submission Deadline: April 3, 2024.
  • Pursuant to Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Indigenous Ancestry.
  • We invite all interested parties to reply in the strictest confidence to the Human Resources Manager Email: [email protected]

Administrative Cultural Coordinator Date Classified: March 21, 2024 Location: Lax Kw’alaams, Prince Rupert BCBusiness Unit: Truth and Reconciliation Reporting to: Project Manager Truth and Recon...

Full Time - Term, On Call
Lax Kw'alaams, BC
Posted 4 months ago
2024-03-14 (Closed)

Brighter Futures Youth Workers – 2 Positions
1- Full Time 2 Year Term
1 - On Call Date Classified: February 29, 2024

Business Unit: Brighter Futures House
Location: Lax Kw'alaams, BC

Reporting to: Brighter Futures Coordinator


The Lax Kw'alaams Band and Brighter Futures Program have one full time and one on call position available for employment as Brighter Futures Youth Workers. The successful candidates will deliver services in a Culturally Safe setting in a respectful manner that complies with current Brighter Futures policies and procedures.


Duties and Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Be active and engage in all program activities during shift including community events or collaborated programs with other departments.
  • Build positive relationships with the Youth who access Brighter Futures programming and youth in the community.
  • To empower Youth through a process of reflective practice to find their own direction in life
  • To encourage Youth to contribute and be involved in the community in Lax Kw’alaams
  • Act as an informal point of contact for Youth, to be a friendly welcoming face within the community and someone the Youth can trust to talk to.
  • Maintain a professional relationship with the Youth, acting as their advocate, ensuring appropriate confidentiality and the maintenance of professional boundaries at all times.
  • Assist other Youth Workers in running and engaging activities either as a part of a group or one to one.
  • Facilitate programs and workshops with youth ages 7 – 29.
  • Work as part of a team and as an individual to provide a safe environment. Report any Health and Safety or safeguarding concerns to the Brighter Futures Coordinator
  • Able to facilitate conflict resolutions between youth when needed.
  • Must be responsible and ethical, shows compassion and empathy.
  • Facilitate or willing to learn to facilitate Cultural Harvesting, Traditional Arts & Mental Health programs.
  • Maintain accurate logs and compile statistical records to support program needs and information of ongoing program development and evaluation
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills with Youth, professionals and agencies showing consideration and respect for their views, ensuring that all communication, including on issues that may be emotionally distressing, is dealt with in an appropriate manner and conveyed in ways acceptable to the recipient.
  • Attend team meetings
  • Work evenings & weekends
  • Clean up materials and space used at the end of each program.
  • Travel up to 2 weeks with youth – ie. Canoe Journey, Seaweed camp, Conferences etc.
  • Lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Perform all other tasks within the scope of the position and as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • A combination of education and experience will be considered, preference for a minimum of grade 12 graduation
  • First Aid and CPR preferred or willing to take.
  • Knowledge base in Food safe & Food skills for families and Community Health Education and Prevention.
  • Good standing in the community with knowledge of community members
  • Excellent Computer Office Skills, preferred, willing to train
  • A valid BC Driver's license class 5 - Required
  • Good organizational skills, verbal and written communication skills, conflict resolution, time management, interpersonal skills, confidentiality, professional conduct, sound judgment, respect, diplomacy, empathy, and integrity.
  • Ability to demonstrate a commitment to a healthy lifestyle.
  • The successful candidate will be asked to provide a current Criminal Record Check, including a Vulnerable Sector Screening as a condition of employment.

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Wages: $23.56 per hour or as per collective agreement
  • This is a Union position and is open to all genders
  • Applications Accepted Until: March 14, 2024
  • Pursuant to Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Indigenous Ancestry.
  • We invite all that are interested to send a resume in the strictest confidence to the Human Resources Manager by Email to: [email protected] or fill out an application at the Band Office.

Brighter Futures Youth Workers – 2 Positions1- Full Time 2 Year Term1 – On Call Date Classified: February 29, 2024 Business Unit: Brighter Futures HouseLocation: Lax Kw’alaams, BC Report...

Lax Kw'alaams, BC, Prince Rupert, BC
Posted 4 months ago
2024-03-05 (Closed)

Indian Residential School Researcher

Business Unit: Truth and Reconciliation
Date Classified: February 20, 2024

Reporting to: Truth and Reconciliation Project Manager
Location: Lax Kw'alaams, BC and Prince Rupert B.C

The Lax Kw'alaams Band has an immediate opening for Temporary Term Indian Residential School (ISR) Researcher. This position, reporting to the Project Manager is responsible for collecting records, impact statements, shared truths that pertain to the Girls Crosby School and Miller Bay hospital. The searcher will provide support to the technical team in data retrieval and data entry. The IRS Researcher supports the development and implementation of community-led strategies to identify, investigate, protect and commemorate residential school and hospital sites. This position is a temporary term position based upon available project funding.

As the IRS Researcher, this position is instrumental in managing the activities of the research team, including data entry, research, survivor support, engagement, conduct interviews, land scanning support, and managing follow up with survivors and project team.

Duties and Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

• Research Lead
• Data Entry for easy access to information to assist project
• Coordinates Engagement
• Coordinates Interviews
• Ensures a safe, secure work environment.
• Responsible for orienting, providing scope of work and training to project team members.
• Communicates job expectations; planning, monitoring, coaching, counselling, and following HR policy guidelines.
• Accomplishes financial objectives by forecasting requirements connected to work plan activities from multiple funding sources, prepares an annual budget, schedules expenditures, analyzing variances, and initiating corrective actions
• Completes necessary reporting requirements for all funder associated with the project.
• Support and attend Survivor meetings.
• Support and attend events associated with project.
• Support and attend Elder and Youth Engagements.
• Ensure communication occurs where needed between all team members and the larger Lax Kw’alaams administrative team, Mayor and Council and the tribes.
• Participates in regular team meetings to review progress

  1. Research

• Ensures IRS research is done in an ethical manner, following the Tri-Council Policy statement: Ethical Conduct for Research involving Humans- TCPS2
• Create a work plan for IRS research and guide the research team through its implementation.
• Directly contribute to and manage creation of research reports and presentation, including a short documentary video recording
• Manage the process and ensure research findings/reports/presentations are announced and distributed.
• Coordinate with different companies to provide technical expertise from ground penetrating radar consultants, other scanning tools, archaeologists, communications, legal, excavation and other professional services as required.
• Directly contribute to and manage creation of research data entry system for Lax Kw’alaams band.

  1. Mental Health supports

• Support and attend cultural supports and cleansings for community when needed
• Ensure proper confidentiality practices are followed throughout the program area
• Ensure proper communication about available services to all IRS survivor and community members as needed

  1. Ensure compliance with Lax Kw’alaams and departmental policies and procedures

• Ensure a professional level of administrative operations is maintained for IRS project team, in compliance with Lax Kw’alaams Band Administration Office Policies & Procedures, and other pertinent legislation, policies, regulations and acts associated with the fields of work.
• Ensure confidentiality is maintained on all client and membership information and materials.
• Maintain the confidentiality of all employee information and matters that relate to working as an employee of the Lax Kw’alaams Band Administration Office.
• Comply with Health & Safety policies, procedures and protocols and provide leadership for the monitoring and enforcing of regulations that apply to community workplaces.
• Perform all other tasks within the scope of the position and as assigned.

Education, Experience and Knowledge:

• Bachelor’s degree Health or Social services field and/or Diploma in Heath or Social Services and relevant research experience.
• 2 years experience with team supervision and project management
• Tri-council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research involving Humans- TCPS2
• Indigenous Research Methods & The First Nations Principles of OCAP
• Proficiency with MS office software

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

• Knowledge of Lax Kw’alaams Band culture and traditions.
• Knowledge of Indian residential schools and their impact of First Nations.
• Excellent interpersonal skills, able to develop rapport with membership and personnel at all levels.
• Proven abilities to maintain the confidentiality of information and materials; and able to display sound judgment and exercise discretion at all times.
• Effective written and verbal communication skills.
• Demonstrated sound work ethics and a commitment to achieving objectives.

Compensation & Benefits

• Wage $90,000 - $ 95,000 based on Education and Certifications
• This is a Bargaining Unit position and is open to all genders.

Submission Deadline:

• March 5, 2024
• Pursuant to Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Indigenous Ancestry.
• We invite all interested parties to reply in the strictest confidence to the Human Resources Manager at [email protected]

Indian Residential School Researcher Business Unit: Truth and ReconciliationDate Classified: February 20, 2024 Reporting to: Truth and Reconciliation Project ManagerLocation: Lax Kw’alaams, BC a...

Full time
Lax Kw'alaams, BC
Posted 4 months ago
2024-03-15 (Closed)

Date Classified: February 20, 2024

Location: Lax Kw’alaams, BC
Business Unit: Wap Suwilaawksa

Reporting to: School Principal


The Lax Kw'alaams Band and the Wap Suwilaawksa School have an immediate opening for 3 full-time Teachers, Elementary through to Grade 8. If you have a passion and a gift for inspiring young minds, we are looking for you. We are currently recruiting 3 Teachers to join our outstanding faculty. You are someone who incorporates technology and hands-on learning experiences into the classroom with enthusiasm.

Duties and Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
▪ Create daily lesson plans and learning activities based on BC Ministry of Education standards in education.
▪ Plan for class activities, including preparing units and daily lesson plans, identifying materials to implement class activities, preparing class projects, giving students feedback on completed work to ensure mastery of presented material, and grading tests and assignments in a timely manner.
▪ Deliver high-quality, engaging instruction in the form of discussion, direct teaching, demonstrations and independent practice using various proven methods.
▪ Differentiate lessons when needed to give all students access to the curriculum regardless of disability, instructional level, English proficiency or level of interest in the subject.
▪ Evaluate student performance on tasks established by the standards using different methods such as observation, performance-based tasks or other standard test practices.
▪ Maintain a safe, orderly and supportive classroom by modelling expected behaviour and standards, promoting positive interactions and quickly addressing behaviors that are not in line with the school policy.
▪ Communicate with parents regularly about schedules, assignments, events, and individual student needs. Meet with parents during scheduled conferences during the school year.
▪ Improve skills and knowledge in teaching by regularly taking classes, attending workshops and discovering new methods of delivering exciting content to students.
▪ Perform other tasks within the scope of the position.

Education, Experience and Knowledge:
▪ Only candidates holding certification to teach grades within British Columbia. Candidates should hold a degree or other related fields.
▪ Experience teaching general courses in Elementary through Grade 8.
▪ Experience and/or training in at least one of the streams of science: Science, Computers.

▪ Proven record of professionalism, punctuality, flexibility, dependability, and reliability. Strong communication skills.
▪ Highly motivated and able to work independently; must be able to schedule and prioritize work.
▪ Ability to multi-task and establish priorities.
▪ Able to deal with people sensitivity, tactfully, diplomatically, and professionally at all times.

Compensation & Benefits
▪ Wages will be $58,000.00 - $95,000.00 per annum.
▪ This is a Bargaining Unit position and is open to all genders.
▪ Benefits, Health, Dental.
▪ Submission Deadline: March 15, 2024
▪ Pursuant to Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Indigenous Ancestry.
▪ We invite all interested parties to reply in the strictest confidence to the Human Resources Department: [email protected]

Date Classified: February 20, 2024 Location: Lax Kw’alaams, BCBusiness Unit: Wap Suwilaawksa Reporting to: School Principal The Lax Kw’alaams Band and the Wap Suwilaawksa School have an immedi...

On Call
Lax Kw'alaams, BC, Prince Rupert, BC
Posted 5 months ago
2024-02-02 (Closed)

Relief Mate
On Call Position
Date Classified: January 19, 2024 Business Unit: Ferry
Location: Prince Rupert, BC Reporting to: Ferry Captain


The Lax Kw'alaams Band and the Ferry, Spirit of Nicola, have an immediate opening for an On Call Relief Mate. The successful candidate will have to attend mandatory training, follow instructions and be able to work in challenging conditions. The position will cover the Ferry services between the Lax Kw’alaams and Prince Rupert Communities. You are knowledgeable of applicable navigation equipment and techniques; international, federal and provincial regulations, safety and emergency procedures, and ship handling principles.


Duties and Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
• You serve as an Officer in the conduct of deck department activities
• Loading / unloading vehicles and passengers
• Navigation, ship husbandry
• Passenger/vehicle safety
• Equipment inspections
• Attend all mandatory training
• Responding to emergency situations
• Training with crew in fire, safety, and boat drills
• Federal and provincial regulations, safety and emergency procedures, ship handling principles

• Directing and participating in vessel drills  Maintaining weekly Safety and Fire Equipment checks

• Standing watch on the bridge while vessel is underway  Assisting the captain on watch with various other tasks that are deemed necessary for the safe and proficient operation of the Ferry
• Provide manual labour on various other tasks and assignments as required
• Maintain the equipment on the job site, using and storing them properly and securely at the end of every shift
• Follow a timekeeping system, training and protocols as directed by the Supervisor
• Perform all other tasks within the scope of the position and as assigned

Qualifications:
• Mate, Near Coastal; and a valid seafarer’s medical.  Valid Chief Mate 150 tons certificate

• Valid marine basic or better first aid certificate
• Must be able to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with body, arms and/or legs
• Care about the quality of work; can work well on a team and follow safety standards
• Self-motivated, ability to work safely and independently without constant supervision
• Able to work outdoors/ indoors and in stressful environments, in all weather conditions
• In good physical condition, able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs, sit and stand for extended periods, kneel, climb ladders, and walk on varied terrain
• Must have a strong work ethic and commit to the work schedule
• Respect diversity - treat others with respect; avoid unnecessary conflict
• Ability to demonstrate a commitment to embodying a personal healthy lifestyle
• Respect diversity - treat others with respect; avoid unnecessary conflict
• Work in a Team Environment
• Ability to demonstrate a commitment to embodying a healthy lifestyle
• Ability to remain calm and focused in physically and emotionally demanding situations
• Ability to work all shifts, including weekends, late evenings, early morning, as required
• Class 5 Drivers License Mandatory
• Provide a current Criminal Record Check - Required

Compensation & Benefits
• Wages will $40.90 per hour
• Union position and is open to all genders

Submission Deadline:
• February 2, 2024.
• Pursuant to Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Indigenous Ancestry.
• Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted
• We invite all interested parties to reply in the strictest confidence by sending your resume to the Human Resources Manager, Email : [email protected]

Relief MateOn Call PositionDate Classified: January 19, 2024 Business Unit: FerryLocation: Prince Rupert, BC Reporting to: Ferry Captain The Lax Kw’alaams Band and the Ferry, Spirit of Nicola, h...

Full time, Part time
Lax Kw'alaams, BC
Posted 5 months ago
2024-02-02 (Closed)

Guest Services Worker

Full Time and Part Time

Date Classified: January 22, 2024       

Business Unit: Recreation                                           

Reporting to: Director of Recreation 

Location:  Lax Kw’alaams, BC             

The Lax Kw'alaams Band openings for a Full Time and Part Time Term Guest Services Workers.

The successful candidates will be responsible for answering questions about the facility and its programs and services, registering participants for programs and services, handling cash, working in other areas of the facility, Weight Room, Gym, Swimmers Cafe or assisting in Brighter Futures and maintaining a clean lobby and work area. 

Duties and Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Report any incidents, maintenance problems or safety concerns to the Supervisor.
  • Provide excellent customer service to guests, staff and volunteers.
  • Develop and maintain a professional & courteous relationship with guests, staff and volunteers.
  • Follow all checklists, procedures and schedule of tasks as per the Director of Recreation or Designate.
  • Ensure that the Lobby, Swimmers Café and Front Desk are clean and presentable at all times.
  • Assist with the purchase of monthly passes and punch card passes.
  • As requested, ensure that all cash handling procedures are completed and documented correctly, such as youth conferences, school events, recruitment fairs, and community development workshops.
  • Complete and balance end-of-shift cash sheets and receipts.
  • Sell retail items (e.g., diapers, swimming goggles, etc.). Promote the sale of monthly passes and punch passes.
  • Perform other tasks within the scope of the position.

Education, Experience and Knowledge:

  • Cash Handling Experience – able to make cash changes and complete accurate cash reports- willing to train
  • 1-year previous experience working in a Customer Service Environment- preferred
  • Provide excellent customer service to guests, staff and volunteers.
  • General knowledge of office skills, including computer skills, such as typing, word processing, and effectively using Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, Email). Ability to keep accurate daily logs.
  • Ability to resolve conflict effectively with both staff and guests.
  • Ability to complete maintenance and cleaning duties for the Front Desk work area, the Lobby, or wherever needed.
  • Be on time for all assigned shifts or shifts that you agreed to cover for another staff. Available for last-minute calls.
  • Ability to demonstrate a commitment to embodying a healthy lifestyle.

Compensation & Benefits

  • Wages will be $19.72 per hour or the most current wages per the Collective Agreement.
  • This is a Bargaining Unit position and is open to all genders.

Submission Deadline:

  • February 2, 2024.
  • Pursuant to Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Indigenous Ancestry.
  • We invite all interested parties to reply in the strictest confidence to the Human Resources Manager: [email protected]

Guest Services Worker Full Time and Part Time Date Classified: January 22, 2024        Business Unit: Recreation         &nbs...

On Call
Lax Kw'alaams, BC
Posted 5 months ago
2024-02-02 (Closed)

On Call- Administration Reception
Date Classified: January 16, 2024 Business Unit: Finance Department
Location: Lax Kw'alaams, BC Reporting to: Chief Financial Officer


The Lax Kw'alaams Band has an immediate opening for an On Call Reception position for the
Band Office. The successful candidate will be responsible for the reception area.


Job Requirements:
▪ Receiving the general public at the reception area
▪ Responding to requests from Members/ Public
▪ Answering and directing telephone calls
▪ Selling goods and services of the Band (gasoline, cigarettes, ferry tickets)
▪ Cheque cashing and handling other cash transactions
▪ Sorting and distributing mail
▪ Responding to email requests, typing memos as required
▪ Other duties as required.
Qualifications:
▪ Minimum of Grade 12, or a combination of experience may be considered
▪ College Business Technology – Office Assistant or equivalent
▪ Familiar with a computerized environment
▪ Class 5 Drivers License would be beneficial
▪ Excellent written and verbal communication skills
▪ Must be neat in appearance, with outgoing, friendly and cooperative personality
▪ Ability to work under pressure, in a fast-paced environment
▪ Pleasant telephone manner and ability to maintain a professional attitude
▪ Knowledge of Lax Kw’alaams Culture would be a benefit
▪ This is a Unionized position within CUPE Local 2365. Wages: $25.21
▪ Benefits will be per the Collective Agreement.

Please submit applications including covering letter and Resume to: Human Resources Manager
at : [email protected]

Closing date for applications is: February 2, 2024

On Call- Administration ReceptionDate Classified: January 16, 2024 Business Unit: Finance DepartmentLocation: Lax Kw’alaams, BC Reporting to: Chief Financial Officer The Lax Kw’alaams Band...

Brighter Futures Youth Worker – 2 Year Term Position and Casual Position Available

Date Classified: January 18, 2024                                                  

Business Unit: Brighter Futures House

Location: Lax Kw'alaams, BC                                                            

Reporting to: Brighter Futures Coordinator  

The Lax Kw'alaams Band has an opening for an On-Call Brighter Futures Youth Worker. The successful candidate will deliver services in a Culturally Safe setting and respectful manner that complies with current Brighter Futures policies and procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Be active and engage in all Program activities during shift including community events or collaborated programs with other Community departments.
  • To spend at least 75% of your time to build purposeful relationships with the Youth who access Brighter Futures Programming
  • Be a positive role model for all youth in the community.
  • To empower Youth through a process of reflective practice to find their own direction in life.
  • To encourage Youth to make a difference in Lax Kw’alaams
  • Act as an informal point of contact for Youth, to be a friendly welcoming face within the community and someone the Youth can trust to talk to.
  • Maintain a professional relationship with the Youth, acting as their advocate if needed whilst ensuring appropriate confidentiality and the maintenance of professional boundaries at all times.
  • Assist the Lead Youth Worker in running and engaging activities either as a part of a group or one to one.
  • Facilitate programs and workshops with youth ages 7 – 29.
  • Work as part of a team and as an individual to provide a safe environment. Report any Health and Safety or safeguarding concerns to the Brighter Futures Coordinator
  • Able to facilitate conflict resolutions between youth when needed.
  • Must be responsible and ethical, shows compassion and empathy.
  • Facilitate or willing to learn to facilitate Cultural Harvesting, Traditional Arts & Mental Health programs.
  • Maintain accurate logs and compile statistical records to support program needs and inform ongoing program development and evaluation
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills with Youth, professionals and agencies showing consideration and respect for their views, ensuring that all communication, including on issues that may be emotionally distressing, is dealt with in an appropriate manner and conveyed in ways acceptable to the recipient.
  • Attend team meetings.
  • Work evenings & weekends.
  • Clean up materials and space used at the end of each program.
  • Travel up to 2 weeks with youth – ie. Canoe Journey, Seaweed camp, Conferences etc.
  • Lift up to 50lb
  • Perform all other tasks within the scope of the position and as assigned.

Education, Experience and Knowledge:

  • Must have completed minimum grade 12.
  • First Aid and CPR preferred or willing to take.
  • Knowledge base in, Food safe & Food skills for families and Community Health Education and Prevention.
  • Good standing in the community with knowledge of community members
  • Excellent Computer Office Skills.
  • A valid driver's license.
  • Good organizational skills, verbal and written communication skills, conflict resolution, time management, interpersonal skills, confidentiality, professional conduct, sound judgment, respect, diplomacy, empathy, sympathy and integrity.
  • Ability to demonstrate a commitment to embodying a personal addiction-free lifestyle.
  • The successful candidate will be asked to provide a current Criminal Record Check, including a Vulnerable Sector Screening as a condition of employment.
  • Must remain in full compliance with all public health orders and Band policies throughout their employment.

Compensation & Benefits

  • Wages will be $23.56
  • This is a Bargaining Unit position and is open to all genders

Applications Accepted Until: January 26, 2024, 2023

  • Pursuant to Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Indigenous Ancestry.
    • We invite all that are interested to send a resume in the strictest confidence to the Human Resources Manager by Email to: [email protected] or fill out an application at the Band Office.

Brighter Futures Youth Worker – 2 Year Term Position and Casual Position Available Date Classified: January 18, 2024                                         ...

Part time
Posted 6 months ago
2024-01-02 (Closed)

Guest Services Worker
Part Time
Date Classified: December 20, 2023
Business Unit: Recreation
Reporting to: Director of Recreation
Location: Lax Kw’alaams, BC

The Lax Kw'alaams Band has an opening for a Part Time Term Guest Services Worker. The successful candidate will be responsible for answering questions about the facility and its programs and services, registering participants for programs and services, handling cash, working in other areas of the facility, Weight Room, Gym, Swimmers Cafe or assisting in Brighter Futures and maintaining a clean lobby and work area.

Duties and Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
▪ Report any incidents, maintenance problems or safety concerns to the Supervisor.
▪ Provide excellent customer service to guests, staff and volunteers.
▪ Develop and maintain a professional & courteous relationship with guests, staff and volunteers.
▪ Follow all checklists, procedures and schedule of tasks as per the Director of Recreation or Designate.
▪ Ensure that the Lobby, Swimmers Café and Front Desk are clean and presentable at all times.
▪ Assist with the purchase of monthly passes and punch card passes.
▪ As requested, ensure that all cash handling procedures are completed and documented correctly, such
as youth conferences, school events, recruitment fairs, and community development workshops.
▪ Complete and balance end-of-shift cash sheets and receipts.
▪ Sell retail items (e.g., diapers, swimming goggles, etc.). Promote the sale of monthly passes and punch
passes.
▪ Perform other tasks within the scope of the position.

Education, Experience and Knowledge:
▪ Cash Handling Experience – able to make cash changes and complete accurate cash reports- willing to
train
▪ 1-year previous experience working in a Customer Service Environment- preferred
▪ Provide excellent customer service to guests, staff and volunteers.
▪ General knowledge of office skills, including computer skills, such as typing, word processing, and
effectively using Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, Email). Ability to keep accurate daily logs.
▪ Ability to resolve conflict effectively with both staff and guests.
▪ Ability to complete maintenance and cleaning duties for the Front Desk work area, the Lobby, or
wherever needed.

▪ Be on time for all assigned shifts or shifts that you agreed to cover for another staff. Available for last-
minute calls.

▪ Ability to demonstrate a commitment to embodying a healthy lifestyle.

Compensation & Benefits
▪ Wages will be $19.72 per hour or the most current wages per the Collective Agreement.
▪ This is a Bargaining Unit position and is open to all genders.

Submission Deadline:
▪ January 2, 2023.
▪ Pursuant to Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of
Indigenous Ancestry.
▪ We invite all interested parties to reply in the strictest confidence to the Human Resources Manager:
[email protected]

Guest Services WorkerPart TimeDate Classified: December 20, 2023Business Unit: RecreationReporting to: Director of RecreationLocation: Lax Kw’alaams, BC The Lax Kw’alaams Band has an opening f...

On Call
Posted 6 months ago
2024-01-02 (Closed)

Date Classified: December 20, 2023

Business Unit: Fire Department
Location: Lax Kw'alaams, BC

Reporting to: Fire Chief


The Lax Kw'alaams Band and the Fire Department have immediate openings, for On Call First Responders. The successful candidates will have to attend mandatory training, follow instructions and be able to work in challenging conditions. The position will cover the Fire Department and Ambulance services to the Community.


Duties and Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
▪ Attend all mandatory training to become a certified First Responder
▪ Ability to work all shifts, including weekends, late evenings, early morning, as required.
▪ Provide manual labour on various other tasks and assignments as required.
▪ Maintain the equipment on the job site, using and storing them properly and securely at the end of every shift.
▪ Must have a strong work ethic and commit to the work schedule.
▪ Follow a timekeeping system, training and protocols as directed by the Supervisor.
▪ Perform all other tasks within the scope of the position and as assigned.

Qualifications:
▪ Must be able to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with body, arms and/or legs.
▪ Care about the quality of work; can work well on a team and follow safety standards.
▪ Self-motivated, ability to work safely and independently without constant supervision.
▪ Able to work outdoors/ indoors and in stressful environments.
▪ In good physical condition, able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs, sit and stand for extended periods, kneel, climb ladders, and walk on varied terrain.
▪ Respect diversity - treat others with respect; avoid unnecessary conflict.
▪ Ability to demonstrate a commitment to embodying a personal addiction-free lifestyle.
▪ Respect diversity - treat others with respect; avoid unnecessary conflict.
▪ Work in a Team Environment
▪ Ability to demonstrate a commitment to embodying a personal addiction-free lifestyle.
▪ Ability to remain calm and focused in physically and emotionally demanding situations.

▪ Provide a current Criminal Record Check if requested.
▪ Class 5 Drivers License Mandatory – Training provided for Airbrakes License
▪ Provide a current Criminal Record Check if requested.

Compensation & Benefits
▪ Wages will be $ 20.11
▪ This is a Bargaining Unit position and is open to all gender.

Submission Deadline:
▪ January 2, 2023.
▪ 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 by sending your resume to the Human Resources Manager, Email to : [email protected]

Date Classified: December 20, 2023 Business Unit: Fire DepartmentLocation: Lax Kw’alaams, BC Reporting to: Fire Chief The Lax Kw’alaams Band and the Fire Department have immediate openings...

Part time
Posted 7 months ago
2023-12-08 (Closed)


Ferry Reservation Clerk Part Time
Date Classified: November 29, 2023 Business Unit: Ferry Services
Location: Lax Kw'alaams, BC Reporting to: Ferry Captain

The Lax Kw'alaams Band has an immediate opening for a permanent part time Ferry Reservation Clerk.
The successful candidate will be responsible for taking bookings for the Lax Kw'alaams Ferry Services and must be available to work on weekends.

Duties and Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
▪ Receiving telephone bookings for ferries.
▪ Make appropriate bookings according to the vessel accommodation (e.g., number of passengers allowed, size and weight of vehicles, etc.).
▪ Deal with emergency calls received and relate appropriate information to the appropriate Ferry Master.
▪ Issue bookings to ferry crews in advance of sailings.
▪ Record bookings for each journey.
▪ Perform all other tasks within the scope of the position and as assigned.

Education, Experience and Knowledge:
▪ Must be enthusiastic, resourceful, able to provide excellent customer service experience and have strong verbal and written communication.
▪ Experience in customer service/ hospitality is an asset.
▪ Must be able to work independently and as part of the team, be self-motivated and pay close attention to detail.
▪ Ability to demonstrate a commitment to embodying a healthy lifestyle.
▪ The successful candidate may be asked to provide a current Criminal Record Check, including a Vulnerable Sector Screening as a condition of employment.
▪ Must remain in full compliance with all public health orders and Band policies throughout their employment.

Compensation & Benefits
▪ Wages will be $23.04 hourly.
▪ This is a Bargaining Unit position and is open to all genders

Submission Deadline:
▪ December 8, 2023.
▪ Pursuant to Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Indigenous Ancestry.
▪ We invite all interested parties to reply in the strictest confidence to the Human Resources Manager at [email protected]

Ferry Reservation Clerk Part TimeDate Classified: November 29, 2023 Business Unit: Ferry ServicesLocation: Lax Kw’alaams, BC Reporting to: Ferry Captain The Lax Kw’alaams Band has an immed...

Full time
Posted 7 months ago
2023-12-08 (Closed)

Reception- School– 1 Position Fulltime

Date Classified: November 27, 2023

Location: Lax Kw’alaams, BC
Business Unit: Wap Suwilaawksa

Reporting to: School Principal

The Lax Kw'alaams Band and the Wap Suwilaawksa School have an immediate opening for full-time Reception position. The successful candidate will provide administrative and accounting support.

Duties and Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Receiving the general public at the reception area
  • Responding to requests from the students and parents
  • Answering and directing telephone calls
  • Sorting and distributing mail
  • Enter data into a computer on a timely
  • Prepare travel arrangements and expenses.
  • Assist other staff with regular accounting duties including month and year end processes as directed.
  • Operate office equipment including calculators, photocopier, fax machine and computer
  • Prepares and processes account payable and accounting data.
  • Expereince with creating spreadsheets and MYED are considered an asset
  • Perform all other tasks as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:
▪ Ability to manage priorities
▪ Ability to meet deadlines
▪ Experience with office procedures and a computerized environment
▪ Able to deal effectively with the public
▪ Maintain strict confidentiality

Education, Experience and Knowledge:

  • Degree or Post-secondary diploma in accounting, finance, or business administration combined with experience using Microsoft Office and computerized accounting systems, or a relevant combination of experience in Reception roles and credentials will be considered
  • Two years of experience in a similar position considered an asset
  • Highly computer literate with advanced Microsoft Excel skills.
  • Must have excellent attention to detail, a sense of urgency and communication skills.
  • A team player, able to perform a full range of activities as necessary
  • Payworks experience is an asset.
  • Ability to demonstrate a commitment to embodying a healthy lifestyle.
  • Provide a current Criminal Record Check, including a Vulnerable Sector Screening as a condition of employment
  • The successful candidate will remain in full compliance with all public health orders and Band policies throughout their employment
    Compensation & Benefits
    ▪ Wages and benefits will be per the Collective Agreement.
    ▪ This position is open to all genders
    ▪ This is a Unionized position within BCGEU
    Submission Deadline: December 8, 2023
    ▪ Pursuant to Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Aboriginal Ancestry.
    ▪ Interviews will be conducted on an ongoing basis as applications are received.
    ▪ Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted
    ▪ We invite all interested parties to reply in the strictest confidence to submit their resumes to the Human Resources Manager by email: [email protected]

Reception- School– 1 Position Fulltime Date Classified: November 27, 2023 Location: Lax Kw’alaams, BCBusiness Unit: Wap Suwilaawksa Reporting to: School Principal The Lax Kw’alaams Band and ...

On Call
Posted 7 months ago
2023-12-07 (Closed)

On-Call Janitor Brighter Futures
Date Classified: November 23, 2023

Business Unit: Brighter Futures
Location: Lax Kw’alaams, BC

Reporting to: Brighter Futures Coordinator


The Lax Kw'alaams Band and the Brighter Futures have an immediate opening for an on-call Janitor. The successful candidate is expected to be self-motivated, self-directed and take the initiative in the tasks that need to be completed in a timely manner. The position will be required to be available for work on weekends and weekday/evening shifts.

Duties and Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Empty wastebaskets, dust shelves, window sills, office desks and all other surfaces; wash and wipe down marks on walls.
  • Sweeping, mopping and vacuuming floors
  • Monitor and ensure that the building premises are locked, secure and safe during unoccupied hours.
  • Dust and polish tables, wash, dry and stack coffee cups left in the kitchen. Sanitize surfaces in the kitchen areas.
  • Wipe the exterior of the fridges; make sure coffee pot(s) are off and cleaned; wipe down counters.
  • Clean and disinfect washroom and fixtures, including stocking adequate soap, towels and other supplies
  • Keep the exterior of the building free of garbage, keep stairs and decks free of debris.
  • Keep all entrances free of snow and other debris and immediately report hazards to the supervisor
  • Act promptly to treat slippery conditions with compounds to eliminate or minimize hazardous conditions when they exist
  • Seasonal cleaning (fall and spring) includes stripping and waxing the floors, cleaning the fridges and stoves, emptying and wiping down cupboards and other tasks identified by the Supervisor or a
    designate. Clean the windows inside and outside
  • Ensure that custodial supplies' inventory is adequate and up to date; provide ordering requirements to the Supervisor
  • Perform other tasks within the scope of the position

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • A minimum of three (3) years of experience in a similar role; previous experience with small equipment repair is an asset.
  • Knowledge of the safe application of chemicals and products used in cleaning and sanitizing; WHMIS Certificate.
  • Highly motivated and able to work independently; must be able to schedule and prioritize work.
  • Ability to multi-task and establish priorities.
  • Able to deal with people sensitivity, tactfully, diplomatically, and professionally at all times.
  • First Aid skills and/or certificates are considered assets.

Working Conditions

  • Ongoing exposure to dust, chemicals, unsanitary conditions; ongoing physical activity like mopping, sweeping, scrubbing, lifting, bending and stretching; physical ability to lift up to 50 lbs.; ability to stand for long periods.
  • Ability to bend and crouch; work both indoors and outdoors
  • Hazards associated with the trade, including exposure to common chemical cleaners.
  • Ability to demonstrate a commitment to embodying a healthy lifestyle.
  • The successful candidate may be asked to provide a current Criminal Record Check, including a Vulnerable Sector Screening as a condition of employment.
  • Remain in full compliance with all public health orders and Band policies.
    Compensation & Benefits
  • Wages will be $24.49 hour.
  • This is a Bargaining Unit position and is open to all genders

Submission Deadline:

  • December 7, 2023
  • Pursuant to Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Indigenous Ancestry.
  • We invite all interested parties to reply in the strictest confidence to the Human Resources Department: [email protected]

On-Call Janitor Brighter FuturesDate Classified: November 23, 2023 Business Unit: Brighter FuturesLocation: Lax Kw’alaams, BC Reporting to: Brighter Futures Coordinator The Lax Kw’alaams Band ...

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