Date Classified: June 16, 2023
Location: Lax Kw'alaams, BC
Business Unit: Brighter Futures House
Reporting to: Brighter Futures Coordinator

The Lax Kw'alaams Band has openings 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 $22.04 hourly + Cola (Cost of Living Allowance) as of April 1, 2023.
  • This is a Bargaining Unit position and is open to all genders

How to Apply

  • 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.

Date Classified: June 16, 2023Location: Lax Kw’alaams, BC Business Unit: Brighter Futures HouseReporting to: Brighter Futures Coordinator The Lax Kw’alaams Band has openings for an On-Call...

Date Classified: June 16, 2023
Location: Lax Kw’alaams, BC
Business Unit: Brighter Futures
Reporting to: Brighter Futures Coordinator

The Lax Kw'alaams Band and the Brighter Futures have an immediate opening for a casual and on-call Janitor. You are 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:

  • Open until filled
  • 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: June 16, 2023 Location: Lax Kw’alaams, BC Business Unit: Brighter FuturesReporting to: Brighter Futures Coordinator The Lax Kw’alaams Band and the Brighter Futures have an imm...

Relief Mate
On Call Position
Date Classified: June 15, 2023 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 labor 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:
▪ June 30, 2023.
▪ 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: June 15, 2023 Business Unit: FerryLocation: Prince Rupert, BC Reporting to: Ferry Captain The Lax Kw’alaams Band and the Ferry, Spirit of Nicola, have...

Full time
Posted 9 months ago
2023-06-30 (Closed)

Homemaker – Full Time
Date Classified: June 15, 2023 Business Unit: Health Centre
Location: Lax Kw'alaams, BC Reporting to: Health Director

The Lax Kw'alaams Band has an immediate opening for a Fulltime Homemaker. The successful candidate will be responsible for improving the health and quality of life of the clients we serve while addressing their needs with dignity, respect, responsiveness and compassion. Our promise is to bring superior health outcomes to our clients in a personalized manner.

Duties and Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
▪ Deliver services in an appropriate, caring and respectful manner
▪ Takes direction from Home Care Nurse
▪ Cleaning bathrooms, tubs, toilet, sinks, floors, and Laundry if required
▪ Vacuum, sweep and mop floors
▪ Wipe and clean windows and mirrors
▪ Clean kitchen and do dishes each visit
▪ Clean oven, stove and fridge cleaning once a month
▪ Provide care and companionship for individuals and families
▪ Escort clients to medical appointments as needed
▪ Assist in making meals for clients in their homes if client unable or has difficulty
▪ Follow Health and Safety principles in delivering care to clients in the community, working effectively
and cooperatively with others; attend and participate in team meetings
▪ Must be responsible and ethical, shows compassion and maintains confidentiality
▪ Must be willing to assist in community engagement workshops for Men/Women/Children and Families
▪ Perform all other tasks within the scope of the position and as assigned

Qualifications:
▪ The position involves performing many tasks that require physical effort, good physical condition
required, moderately heavy activity may include lifting and walking and constant bending is to be
expected
▪ Experience in a First Nations community
▪ First Aid and CPR preferred
▪ A valid driver's license - Required
▪ Food Safe certification preferred

▪ Good organizational skills, verbal and written communication skills, conflict resolution, time
management, interpersonal skills; confidentiality, professional conduct, sound judgement, respectful,
diplomacy, empathy, sympathy and integrity
▪ Ability to demonstrate a commitment to embodying a healthy lifestyle
▪ Ability to remain calm and focused in physically and emotionally demanding situations
▪ The successful candidate will be asked to provide a current Criminal Record Check Vulnerable Sector
Screening as a condition of employment.

Compensation & Benefits
▪ Wages will be $ 24.26 hourly wage
▪ This is a Bargaining Unit position and is open to all genders

Submission Deadline:
▪ June 30, 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 to the Human Resources Manager
Email: [email protected]

Homemaker – Full TimeDate Classified: June 15, 2023 Business Unit: Health CentreLocation: Lax Kw’alaams, BC Reporting to: Health Director The Lax Kw’alaams Band has an immediate opening ...

Full time
Posted 10 months ago
2023-05-31 (Closed)

Patient Travel Clerk
Date Classified: May 16, 2023 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 Patient Travel Clerk. The successful
candidate will be responsible for arranging out-of-town transportation for medical appointments along with other related tasks.

Duties and Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
▪ Assist community members with accommodation for stay during medical travels;
▪ Advocate for community members with First Nations Health Authority for extenuating circumstances;
▪ Maintain files and provide reports as deemed necessary for travel purposes;
▪ Order cheque requisitions from the financial department;
▪ Process bill payments/invoices and file monthly reports with First Nations Health Authority;
▪ Must be knowledgeable with First Nations Health Authority patient travel policy or prepared to take the necessary course to become knowledgeable and on the job training can be provided;
▪ Collaborate with other health professionals in a professional manner;
▪ Knowledgeable with computer systems and can navigate these systems easily;
▪ Follow the direction of the Health Director when needed for some extenuating circumstances;
▪ Maintain client confidentiality, must be responsible and ethical;
▪ Attend and participate in team meetings;
▪ Perform all other tasks within the scope of the position and as assigned.

Education, Experience and Knowledge:
▪ Completed Grade 12;
▪ Excellent Computer Office Skills;
▪ Pleasant telephone manner;
▪ Must be able to work independently and as part of a team;
▪ On-call as needed;
▪ Good standing in the community with knowledge of community members;
▪ First Aid and CPR preferred or willing to take;
▪ A valid driver's license;
▪ Good organizational skills, verbal and written communication skills, conflict resolution, time
management, interpersonal skills; confidentiality, professional conduct, sound judgement, respectful,
diplomacy, empathy, sympathy and integrity;

▪ Ability to demonstrate a commitment to embodying 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 $26.15 hourly + cola (cost of living allowance) as of April 1, 2023.
▪ This is a Bargaining Unit position and is open to male and female applicants.

Submission Deadline:
▪ May 31, 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]

Patient Travel ClerkDate Classified: May 16, 2023 Business Unit: Health CentreLocation: Lax Kw’alaams, BC Reporting to: Health Director The Lax Kw’alaams Band has an immediate opening for ...

Posted 10 months ago
2023-05-30 (Closed)

Warehouse Laborer Full-Time
Date Classified: May 16, 2023 Business Unit: Housing Department
Location: Lax Kw'alaams, BC Reporting to: Director of Housing

The Lax Kw'alaams Band has an opening for a full-time Warehouse General Laborer for the Housing
Department. The successful candidate should be able to follow instructions, wear steel-toe boots and other industry-specified Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at all times, complete work assigned by the required deadline, be physically fit, demonstrate wellness, and be able to lift up to 50 pounds.

Duties and Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
▪ Oversee the secure and accurate loading and unloading of deliveries.
▪ Sort and distribute incoming deliveries.
▪ Maintain the tools on the job site, using and storing them properly and securely at the end of every day.
▪ Report discrepancies to the supervisor.
▪ Provide manual labour on various tasks and assignments.
▪ Assist with carpentry, painting, labourer and minor plumbing work for community buildings repairs and renovations.
▪ Perform a variety of tasks, including landscaping, weeding, raking, garbage collection, sweeping and clean-up.
▪ Operate basic hand tools such as shovels, rakes etc.
▪ Must be physically able to complete a variety of General Labourer tasks.
▪ Must be able to tolerate a dusty and noisy work environment.
▪ Must have a strong work ethic and commit to the work schedule.
▪ Operate Band owned equipment in accordance with qualifications, experience and training.
▪ Perform all other tasks within the scope of the position and as assigned.

Education, Experience and Knowledge:
▪ High School Diploma or GED required.
▪ Self-motivated, ability to work safely and independently without constant supervision.
▪ Previous warehouse experience or similar setting.
▪ 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.
▪ Experience using (or ability to learn) power equipment and capable of learning through on-the-job training.

▪ Able to work inside and outside in year-round 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.
▪ Respect diversity - treat others with respect; avoid unnecessary conflict.
▪ Complete Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems (WHMIS) and First-Aid Level 1 upon
hiring.
▪ Ability to demonstrate a commitment to embodying a healthy lifestyle.
▪ A current Criminal Record Check, including a Vulnerable Sector Screening as a condition of
employment.

Compensation & Benefits
▪ Wages will be $22.92 + cola (cost of living allowance) as of April 1, 2023 hourly.
▪ This is a Bargaining Unit position and is open to all genders.

Submission Deadline:
▪ May 30,2022
▪ 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 Manager
Email resume to: [email protected]

Warehouse Laborer Full-TimeDate Classified: May 16, 2023 Business Unit: Housing DepartmentLocation: Lax Kw’alaams, BC Reporting to: Director of Housing The Lax Kw’alaams Band has an openin...

Date Classified: May 12, 2023
Business Unit: Truth and Reconciliation
Location: Prince Rupert or Lax Kw'alaams, BC
Reporting to: Chief Administrative Officer

Job Purpose:

The Truth and Reconciliation Manager (“the Manager”) will be responsible for developing research and support systems for Lax Kw’alaams in response to the effects of Residential Schools, Indian Hospitals, Day schools, Boarding homes and other institutions which have altered the ways of life for Lax Kw’alaams. The Manager supports the development and implementation of community-led strategies to identify, investigate, protect and commemorate residential schools, cemeteries, and hospital sites. The Manager will report to the Chief Administrative Officer and work closely with a Community Advisory Council which will dictate directions and create actions to be implemented.

This position is a temporary term position based upon available project funding. The Manager is instrumental in managing the activities of the project team, including survivor support, community engagement, research, recording oral testimony, land scanning, federal and provincial reporting, budgeting, Nation-to-Nation communications, collaboration, and managing contracts with service providers.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Recruits and manages truth and reconciliation project staff;
  • Oversees work plan and monitors activities;
  • Evaluates project activities;
  • Creates cultural start-ups;
  • Establishes cooperation and collaboration agreements;
  • Participates in national and provincial meetings;
  • Coordinates community engagement;
  • Ensures a safe, culturally safe, secure work environment;
  • Responsible for orienting, providing scope of work, and training plan for teammembers.
  • Communicates job expectations, work plans, monitoring, coaching, counselling, andfollowing HR policy guidelines and collective agreement with project staff.
  • 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 funders associated with the project;
  • Coordinate monthly Community Advisory Council meetings;
  • Leads community events, workshops, and engagements;
  • Ensures communication occurs where needed between all team members, the LaxKw’alaams Band, Mayor and Council, and with relevant First Nations collaborators;
  • Participates in regular team meetings to review progress;
  • Ensures research is done in an ethical manner, following ethical conduct and standards forresearch;
  • Manages the process and ensures research findings/reports/presentations are announced anddistributed;
  • Coordinate with different companies to provide technical expertise from ground penetratingradar consultants, other scanning tools, archaeologists, communications, legal, excavationand other professional services as required;
  • Plan 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 survivors;
  • Ensure compliance with Lax Kw’alaams policies and procedures;
  • Ensure confidentiality is maintained on all client and membership information andmaterials; and,
  • Comply with health and safety policies, procedures and protocols and provide leadershipfor the monitoring and enforcing of regulations that apply to community workplaces.

Required Job Skills Knowledge and Experience:

  • Strong interpersonal and compassionate communications skills;
  • Must have experience working with survivors and intergenerational survivors ofresidential school in a healing and health support setting;
  • Bachelor’s degree or diploma, or equivalent in post-secondary and other training, in health, social services, cultural studies, psychology, project management, or other relevant fields;
  • Experience supervising and coordinating a team and producing reports;
  • Must understand Tsimshian cultural protocols;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
  • Knowledge of Tsimshian culture and traditions;
  • Knowledge of Indian residential schools and their impact of First Nations;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to develop rapport with membership andpersonnel at all levels;
  • Proven abilities to maintain the confidentiality of information and materials, displaysound judgment and exercise discretion at all times;
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills; and,
  • Demonstrated sound work ethics and a commitment to achieving objectives.

*Applications are welcomed regardless of specific education or training. *

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Wages commensurate with education, qualifications and experience – relocation allowance available.
  • Pension options and benefits available after succession entry period.
  • Pursuant to Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicantsof Aboriginal Ancestry.

Submission Deadline: Please submit application by May 26, 2023 to Human Resources Manager, email to: [email protected] with “Truth and Reconciliation Project Manager” in the subject line.

Date Classified: May 12, 2023Business Unit: Truth and ReconciliationLocation: Prince Rupert or Lax Kw’alaams, BCReporting to: Chief Administrative Officer Job Purpose: The Truth and Reconciliati...

Posted 10 months ago
2023-06-23 (Closed)

JOB OPPORTUNITY
Mental Wellness Worker
Date Classified: June 11, 2023
Business Unit: NNADAP
Location: Lax Kw’alaams, BC
Reporting to: Health Director

The Lax Kw'alaams Band has an immediate opening for a full-time Mental Wellness Worker. Under the Health Director's direct supervision, the successful candidate will be responsible for the planning, facilitating and implementing a program to promote a healthy lifestyle, free of substance use for Lax Kw'alaams community members.

Duties and Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
▪ Promote Community Health Development through the provision of education and awareness of the
negative effects of drugs and alcohol; provide educational workshops
▪ Initiate referrals to appropriate Treatment Centre's as needed;
▪ Recommend and provide alternatives to the use of alcohol and drugs (social, cultural, recreational
activities that will involve the client and/or their families);
▪ Develop and maintain a library of resource material for use by the recovering client;
▪ Assist individuals in their quest for sobriety (researching suitable rehabilitation, assisting with
admittance, follow-up care, etc.)
▪ Establish support groups within the Band as required;
▪ Develop an aftercare program for those clients returning from treatment to avoid relapse;
▪ Schedule appointments with clients to assist with recovery
▪ Reporting as required by the funding agency, Mayor and Council
▪ Perform other tasks within the scope of the position.

Education, Experience and Knowledge:
▪ Post-Secondary Diploma in a related field (Social Service Worker, Child and Youth Worker, addictions
counselling, etc.); a Master's Degree is desirable. A combination of education and relevant experience
may be considered.
▪ Strong working knowledge of First Nations culture.
▪ Ability to demonstrate a commitment to embodying a healthy lifestyle.
▪ Previous experience in a health-related field will be considered an asset.
▪ Valid driver's license with reliable transportation.
▪ The successful candidate will be asked to provide a current Criminal Record Check, including a Vulnerable Sector Screening as a condition of employment.
▪ Must have good interpersonal skills and excellent verbal/ written communication skills.
▪ Must be able to work both autonomously and within a team setting; maintain confidentiality.
▪ Must have good organizational skills, be flexible, and responsible.
▪ Should have a good knowledge of the health, social and community service sector.
▪ Open to learning and be being part of a dynamic team.

Compensation & Benefits
▪ Wages will be $30.68 per hour, less deductions.
▪ This is a Bargaining Unit position and is open to all genders.
▪ Health and Dental Benefits

Submission Deadline:
▪ June 23, 2023.
▪ Pursuant to Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of
Indigenous Ancestry.
▪ We invite all interested to send resume and cover letter, in the strictest confidence to the Human
Resources Manager. Email: [email protected]

JOB OPPORTUNITYMental Wellness WorkerDate Classified: June 11, 2023 Business Unit: NNADAPLocation: Lax Kw’alaams, BC Reporting to: Health Director The Lax Kw’alaams Band has an immediate openi...

Posted 10 months ago
2023-05-18 (Closed)

Date Classified: May 4, 2023
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 Accounts Payable Finance Clerk. The successful candidate will provide administrative and accounting support by carrying out the tasks within Accounts Payable, prepares and processes account payable and accounting data.

Duties and Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

Receives, sorts, prepares and processes accounts payable data, including obtaining voucher approval, for entry in the Band’s computerized accounting system.

  • Enter data into a computer on a timely basis to produce cheques and reports and distribute on approval.
  • Liaise with suppliers to answer queries and to correct or change invoices for tax exemptions.
  • Reconcile Accounts Payable records and supplier statements on a regular basis.
  • Prepare and process travel arrangements and expenses.
  • Assist other staff and external auditors with regular accounting duties including month  and year end processes as directed.
  • Maintain office supplies and produce purchase orders as required.
  • Operate office equipment including calculators, photocopier, fax machine and personal computer as required.
  • May on occasion be required to perform other job related duties as assigned.
  • Perform all other tasks as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Recommended - 2nd year Accounting Certificate;
  • Must have Acc Pac training or willing to learn
  • Ability to manage priorities;
  • Ability to meet deadlines;
  • Experience with office procedures and a computerized environment;
  • Able to deal effectively with the public;
  • Able to 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 and credentials.
  • Two years of experience in a similar position.
  • Highly computer literate with advanced Microsoft Excel skills. 
  • Must have excellent attention to detail, a sense of urgency and communication skills.  
  • Good understanding of payroll and financial reporting principles and practices.
  • Good knowledge of payroll & benefits functions.
  • A team player, able to perform a full range of payroll and finance-related activities as necessary.
  • Experience working with Payroll Systems or willing and able to learn.
  • Payworks experience is an asset.
  • Ability to demonstrate a commitment to embodying a personal addiction-free lifestyle.
  • Provide a current Criminal Record Check, including a Vulnerable Sector Screening as a condition of employment.
  • The successful candidate may be asked to 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 $23.58 hourly + Cola ( Cost of living allowance) as of April 1, 2023.
  • This is a Bargaining Unit position and is open to all genders.
  • This is a Unionized position within CUPE Local 2365, wages and benefits will be per the Collective Agreement. 

Submission Deadline:  May 18, 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]

Date Classified: May 4, 2023Business Unit: Finance DepartmentLocation: Lax Kw’alaams, BCReporting to: Chief Financial Officer The Lax Kw’alaams Band has an immediate opening for an On Call...

Date Classified: May 2, 2023
Business Unit: Finance Department
Location: Lax Kw'alaams, BC
Reporting to: Chief Financial Officer

The Lax Kw'alaams Band has an immediate opening for a full time Accounts Payable Finance Clerk. This is a service position in one of the most active service departments in the band. We are embracing technological advancements to speed up our processing efficiency and to adopt sustainable (paper minimal) practices and do our part to save our planet. The successful candidate will provide administrative and accounting support by carrying out the tasks within Accounts Payable, preparing and processing account payable and accounting data.

Duties and Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

Receiving, sorting, preparing, and processing accounts payable data, including scanning approved invoices, into the Band’s computerized accounting system.

  • Enter data into a computer on a timely basis to produce cheques and reports and distribute on approval.
  • Liaise with suppliers to answer queries and to confirm invoice details.
  • Reconcile Accounts Payable records and supplier statements on a regular basis.
  • Prepare and process travel arrangements and expenses.
  • Maintain purchase orders as required.
  • Prepare cheques and payment advices for distribution and mailing.
  • Assist other staff and external auditors with regular accounting duties including month and year end processes as directed.
  • May on occasion be required to perform other job-related duties as assigned.
  • Perform all other tasks as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Recommended - 2nd year Accounting Certificate;
  • Must have Adagio training or willing to learn
  • Ability to manage priorities;
  • Ability to meet deadlines;
  • Experience with office procedures and a computerized environment;
  • Able to communicate respectfully and professionally at all times; with the public, suppliers, staff, colleagues and supervisors;
  • Able to maintain strict confidentiality;
  • High work ethic.

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 and credentials.
  • Two years of experience in a similar position.
  • Highly computer literate with intermediate to advance Microsoft Excel skills.
  • Must have excellent attention to detail, a sense of urgency and communication skills.
  • Good understanding of financial reporting principles and practices, or willing to learn.
  • A team player, able to perform a full range of finance-related activities as necessary.
  • Ability to demonstrate a commitment to embodying a personal addiction-free lifestyle.
  • Provide a current Criminal Record Check, including a Vulnerable Sector Screening as a condition of employment.
  • The successful candidate may be asked to 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 $23.58 hourly + Cola (Cost of living allowance) as of April 1, 2023.
  • This is a Bargaining Unit position and is open to all genders.
  • This is a Unionized position within CUPE Local 2365, wages and benefits will be per the Collective Agreement.

Submission Deadline: May 16, 2023

  • 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 to submit their resumes to the Human Resources Manager by email: [email protected]

Date Classified: May 2, 2023 Business Unit: Finance DepartmentLocation: Lax Kw’alaams, BC Reporting to: Chief Financial Officer The Lax Kw’alaams Band has an immediate opening for a full t...

Date Classified: May 1, 2023
Business Unit: Maintenance
Location: Lax Kw'alaams, BC
Reporting to: Director of Infrastructure      

The Lax Kw'alaams Band has an immediate opening for 1 seasonal full-time Maintenance Laborer Lead. The successful candidate will be carrying out all the tasks within the seasonal maintenance program.

Duties and Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

Under the direct supervision of the Public Works Director or designate, the maintenance lead shall be responsible for but not limited to the following duties:

  • Overseeing a team of 6- 8 seasonal laborers
  • Brush Cutting
  • Grass Cutting
  • Creek Maintenance and Restoration
  • Check all culvert heads for debris and clear if necessary;
  • Store equipment and tools properly;
  • Adhere to all safety & security policies;
  • Prepare daily activity reports and follow maintenance schedules;
  • Operate vehicles;
  • Attendance at workshops & training as requested;
  • Perform manual labor including climbing into confined areas in adverse conditions to carry out repair and installation procedures;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Preference for candidates in possession of a Class 5 ( minimum) or Class 3, 1, drivers license and be able to show a responsible driving record; Required
  • Deal with the public in a courteous and considerate manner;
  • Work conditions may be hazardous.  Must be in good health & physical condition;
  • Preference will be given to candidates possessing experience and an education background in public works.
  • Candidate must show a responsible attitude and desire to perform the duties required.
  • Expereince leading a team in an outdoor environment
  • Intermediate to Advanced knowledge of using tools, machinery
  • Ability to oversee and teach safety while using tools and machinery
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet timelines
  • Criminal Record Check Required
  • First Aid or OFA considered an asset
  • Commitment to a Healthy lifestyle.

Compensation & Benefits

  • Wages will be $ 20.30 hourly + Cola (Cost of Living Allowance) as of April 1 2023.
  • This is a Bargaining Unit position and is open to all genders.
  • Health, Dental Benefits

Submission Deadline:  May 8, 2023

  • Pursuant to Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Indigenous Ancestry or current Cupe Members.
  • We invite all interested parties to reply in the strictest confidence to the Human Resources Department
  • Email Resume or Inquiries to: [email protected]
  • Phone Direct Line #1-672-647-0075

Date Classified: May 1, 2023Business Unit: MaintenanceLocation: Lax Kw’alaams, BCReporting to: Director of Infrastructure       The Lax Kw’alaams Band has an ...

Posted 10 months ago
2023-05-12 (Closed)

Date Classified: April 28, 2023
Business Unit: Brighter Futures House
Location: Lax Kw'alaams, BC
Reporting to: Brighter Futures Coordinator

The Lax Kw'alaams Band has openings 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 $22.04 hourly + Cola (Cost of Living Allowance) as of April 1, 2023.
  • This is a Bargaining Unit position and is open to all gender.

Applications Accepted Until: May 12, 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.

Date Classified: April 28, 2023 Business Unit: Brighter Futures HouseLocation: Lax Kw’alaams, BC Reporting to: Brighter Futures Coordinator The Lax Kw’alaams Band has openings for an On-Ca...

Posted 10 months ago
2023-05-12 (Closed)

Date Classified: April 28, 2023
Business Unit: Housing Department
Location: Lax Kw'alaams, BC
Reporting to: Director of Housing

The Lax Kw'alaams Band has an immediate opening for a permanent full-time Housing Clerk. Working as part of the Housing Team to provide housing service for all tenants and deal with general enquiries on a wide range of housing-related issues and involves making agreements and arrangements regarding tenants' accounts and supporting the Housing Team.

Duties and Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Coordinate communication correspondence from tenants in respect of their rent accounts via telephone or in-person;
  • Maintain tenants former and current rent accounts, setting up agreements and arrangements to clear arrears;
  • Provide support, guidance, and assistance to the Band's Housing Committee;
  • Provide administrative back up to Housing Team, inputting data onto computerized systems;
  • Send standard letters and non-standard letters as and when required by Housing;
  • Track and collect rent payments, security deposits, and follow-up and address late payments and eviction notices;
  • Assist in the process of acquiring tenants by marketing available units, accepting and reviewing applications, and preparing and tracking rental agreements;
  • Coordinate move-in and move-out dates, including unit inspections and related paperwork;
  • Ensure that the Band's housing policies and by-laws are consistently implemented and enforced;
  • Work with tenants to resolve housing concerns and complaints and maintain a record of issues addressed;
  • Maintain a record of required housing maintenance and assess and prioritize work to be assigned to the maintenance staff;
  • Ability to demonstrate a commitment to embodying a personal addiction-free lifestyle.
  • Perform all other tasks within the scope of the position and as assigned.

Education, Experience and Knowledge:

  • Grade 12 or equivalent;
  • Administrative Assistant program certificate preferred;
  • Two years of relevant office experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience;
  • Good computer skills with Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Outlook, and Excel;
  • Ability to draft business correspondence based on general direction;
  • Good organizational and time management skills, with the ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality; willing to take job-specific training, e.g. CMHC courses; ▪ Administrative office assistant certificate is preferred, but not required.
  • Physical and mental ability to perform the duties of the position;
  • Respect diversity - treat others with respect; avoid unnecessary conflict;
  • Attend meetings as required for the proper administration of duties;
  • Valid BC drivers' license with clean driver's abstract;
  • 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.

Compensation & Benefits

  • Wages will be $23.58 hourly + Cola( Cost of Living Allowance) as of April 1 2023.
  • This is a Bargaining Unit position.
  • This position is open to all applicants.

Submission Deadline:

  • May 12, 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 to the Human Resources Manager at [email protected]

Date Classified: April 28, 2023 Business Unit: Housing DepartmentLocation: Lax Kw’alaams, BC Reporting to: Director of Housing The Lax Kw’alaams Band has an immediate opening for a permane...

Date Classified: April 25, 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 Full Time and 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 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 $ 18.81 hourly plus + Cola (Cost of Living Allowance) as of April 1, 2023.
  • This is a Bargaining Unit position and is open to all gender.

Submission Deadline:

  • May 9, 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: April 25, 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, f...

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