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Early Learning & Childcare Centre Cook/Janitor


Terms: Full-Time
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Beaver Lake Cree Nation Early Learning & Childcare Centre
Closing Date: Until suitable candidate is found

Background:

Beaver Lake Cree Nation requires an Early Learning & Childcare Centre Cook/Janitor. The cook will be responsible for prepping meals which will provide 3/4 of the children's nutritional needs at the Early Learning & Childcare Centre. The cook must have knowledge, understanding and ability to plan a prepare meals, maintain hygiene standards in the kitchen and order for appropriate food purchases. The childcare centre cook is responsible for the overall cooking and planning of the meals using the Canada's Food Guide and the appropriate portion sizes for the children.

Competencies & Requirements:

  • Cooking Experience
  • Nutritional Knowledge
  • Menu Planning
  • Food Sanitation and hygiene course
  • CRIM Check
  • WHMIS
  • First Aide/CPR Level C

Employment Requirements:

  • Dependable and reliable
  • Work well with children
  • Able to supervise
  • Demonstrate and maintain self-care and role-modeling
  • Ability to speak a First Nation language would be an asset
  • A valid Class 5 driver's license

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent (s) of this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the responsibilities and activities required of the position.

Apply Online

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references (name and contact info). Address your cover letter / resume to the attention of Marilyn Gladue by email: mgladue@onehealth.ca or Simmone Dequaine by email: simmone@blcn.ca, fax: 780-623-4523.

BLCN would like to thank all applicants that applied, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Assistant Health Director/Accreditation Coordinator


Terms: Full-Time
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Beaver Lake Cree Nation Health Services
Closing Date: Until suitable candidate is found

Background:

Beaver Lake Cree Nation requires an Assistant Health Director/Accreditation Coordinator to be responsible for training, planning, organization, evaluation, development, design and analysis of policies in the area of health promotion programs. Training will be provided.

Competencies & Requirements:

  • Willing to train with assessments, planning, developments, implementation, collaboration, and evaluation of health education and health promotion programs.
  • Knowledge of the priorities affecting First Nations/Aboriginal health.
  • Understanding and ability to work as a representative of the Association within external organizations.
  • Must be computer literate inclusive of e-mail system, Microsoft Office software suites.
  • Will be trained in proposal writing skills for projects seeking funding for the various programs involving Health Promotions.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Work as a team member or without supervision.

Employment Requirements:

  • Business Administration (Minimum)
  • Work closely with the Health Director and the Health Staff
  • Work closely with the Accreditation Canada Specialist to enter evidence into the ongoing report card for continued Accreditation status.
  • Serve as a community organizer/coalition builder, to gain support and/or assistance for current projects and public health goals/efforts.
  • Carry out data collection activities for "unknowns" to assist with problem identification and related interventions (i.e. designs surveys, interviews, etc.).
  • Provide support and consultation to other organizations/people involved in health promotion activities.
  • Act as the primary point of contact for Beaver Lake Health Services while preparing for the site visits, during and after the visits (Accreditation).
  • Provide appropriate brochures, pamphlets, informational resources.
  • Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripherals.
  • Certified First Nation Health Manager 100-500 course will be available.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent (s) of this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the responsibilities and activities required of the position.

Apply Online

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references (name and contact info). Address your cover letter / resume to the attention of Marilyn Gladue by email: mgladue@onehealth.ca or Simmone Dequaine by email: simmone@blcn.ca, fax: 780-623-4523.

BLCN would like to thank all applicants that applied, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

National Native Alcohol & Drug Abuse Program Worker


Terms: Full-Time
Salary: Based on experience and performance
Location: Beaver Lake Cree Nation Health Center
Closing Date: Until suitable candidate is found

Background:

The mission of the BLCN is to provide integrated services that will enhance, educate and empower NEHIYAW – PIMATISOWIN and self-sustaining community. The BLCN is a proud and safe holistic self-sustaining Nehiyaw Nation through the guidance, knowledge and sharing of miyo-wahkohtowin, leadership, and Elders founded on our inherent rights, law and the Treaty.

The NNADAP Worker is an addictions counsellor who is familiar with the symptoms of alcoholism and drug abuse.

Summary:

The NNADAP worker is an Addictions Counsellor who is familiar with the symptoms of alcoholism and drug abuse. He/she is available to those community members who would like to pursue treatment of their abuses. This is an outpatient program and referrals can be made to an inpatient treatment program. The main objective is to provide counselling, intervention and prevention and to utilize all resources involved with addictions, such as Social Workers, Health Care Workers, the community school and other professionals.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to make accurate assessments of client's need
  • Ability to ensure confidentiality and security with work with clients and take care of their records
  • Ability to mobilize the community in working together to deal with substance abuse
  • Ability to present Addiction Awareness & Prevention, Wellness materials to students in school settings
  • Ability to develop a trusting relationship with clients and staff through open, honest communication and genuine caring for the client situation
  • Skilled in the use of various current computer applications and office equipment
  • Excellent written communication, e.g. Letters, reports, proposals, applications, etc.
  • Knowledge of the First Nation's culture, customs and health issues. Willingness to undertake further training in the addictions field to keep current or upon our recommendation

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a role model by practicing personal wellness plan
  • Screen and assess client's needs and why they are seeking assistance and services
  • Stimulate new programs to drugs and alcohol abuse, such as support circles, Al-anon, A.A., N.A., sponsorships, etc.
  • Collaborate and network with other departments and community organizations
  • Document and maintain cases thoroughly in the confidential files
  • Write quarterly, annual reports and monthly newsletter articles
  • Provide one to one, family and group counseling whenever necessary and refer clients to other appropriate professionals.
  • Allow for follow up programs for clients returning from treatment.
  • Develop and provide substance abuse information services (Literature, workshops, videos, internet).

Qualifications:

  • High School Education
  • Nechi Community Addictions Certificate
  • Nechi Advanced Counselor Certificate
  • Preferred skill areas are Non-Violent Communication/Conflict Resolution/Coaching, Probation, experience in addictions and/or counseling within First Nations communities.
  • Valid driver's license and own vehicle.
  • Upon confirmation of employment a current criminal record check/child welfare check, and a driver's abstract is required.
  • Able to obtain a CAC (Certified Addiction Counselor) certification shortly after or possess a CAC Certification.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent (s) of this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the responsibilities and activities required of the position.

Apply Online

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references (name and contact info). Address your cover letter / resume to the attention of Marilyn Gladue - Director Beaver Lake Health Center by email: mgladue@onehealth.ca or Simmone Dequaine - Human Resources Manager by email: simmone@blcn.ca, fax: 780-623-4523.

BLCN would like to thank all applicants that applied, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

IAIR Senior Administrative Assistant


Closing Date: Until suitable candidate is found

Background:

The mission of the BLCN is to provide integrated services that will enhance, educate and empower NEHIYAW – PIMATISOWIN and self-sustaining community. The BLCN is a proud and safe holistic self-sustaining Nehiyaw Nation through the guidance, knowledge and sharing of miyo-wahkohtowin, leadership, and Elders founded on our inherent rights, law and the Treaty.

Summary:

Reporting to the Director of Intergovernmental Affairs and Industry Relations, the Administrative Assistant includes a blend of finance assistance and numerous office support functions including assistance for IAIR management as required. This position fills the front desk reception for the IAIR and includes reviewing, coding and filing invoices; communicating with BLCN members on upcoming IAIR initiatives; creating and monitoring schedules; taking notes and minutes at IAIR meetings, and filing IAIR documents in paper and electronically.

Specific Duties:

  • Scheduling meetings
  • Preparing materials for meetings
  • Creating, coding and filing invoices
  • Taking minutes at meetings
  • Managing office supplies
  • Assisting with event coordination including managing registration
  • Distributing publications
  • Filing and distributing correspondence within the IAIR
  • Other duties as required

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma
  • Minimum 3 years administrative experience with a focus on finance and general office administration
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Knowledge of IAIR mandate and BLCN priorities

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent (s) of this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the responsibilities and activities required of the position.

Apply Online

Please submit a cover letter and resume to the attention of Simmone Dequaine - Human Resources Development Manager by email: simmone@blcn.ca, fax: 780-623-4523.

BLCN would like to thank all applicants that applied, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Industry Relations Advisor


Closing Date: Until suitable candidate is found

Background:

The mission of the BLCN is to provide integrated services that will enhance, educate and empower NEHIYAW – PIMATISOWIN and self-sustaining community. The BLCN is a proud and safe holistic self-sustaining Nehiyaw Nation through the guidance, knowledge and sharing of miyo-wahkohtowin, leadership, and Elders founded on our inherent rights, law and the Treaty.

Summary:

Reporting to the Director of Intergovernmental Affairs and Industry Relations, the Industry Relations Advisor will be responsible for maintaining and fostering a positive relationship between BLCN, BLCN members, and Industry operating within the BLCN traditional territory. The position will track, monitor and ensure commitments between BLCN and Industry are satisfied. It will ensure that the BLCN community understands the existing and planned industrial activity within the BLCN territory, while ensuring the industry relationships are geared towards the strategic goals of the BLCN and IAIR department.

Specific Duties:

  • Researches, monitors and tracks Industry initiatives that may impact BLCN treaty rights and interests
  • Records, analyzes and reports on members concerns with industry activity within BLCN traditional territory
  • Communicates with BLCN leadership and members to ensure those industry activities are aligned with BLCN strategic goals
  • Ensures BLCN and industry satisfy commitments in working agreements
  • Participates in various industry tables, working groups, and committees as a BLCN representative
  • Communicates the BLCN perspective to industry officials and tracks the industry response to those submissions
  • Proactively engages with industry to advocate for BLCN treaty rights and interests

Qualifications:

  • Understanding of the industrial activity within BLCN traditional territory
  • Experience in First Nation economic development
  • Strong computer, writing and communication skills

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent (s) of this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the responsibilities and activities required of the position.

Apply Online

Please submit a cover letter and resume to the attention of Simmone Dequaine - Human Resources Development Manager by email: simmone@blcn.ca, fax: 780-623-4523.

BLCN would like to thank all applicants that applied, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Government Relations Advisor


Closing Date: Until suitable candidate is found

Background:

The mission of the BLCN is to provide integrated services that will enhance, educate and empower NEHIYAW – PIMATISOWIN and self-sustaining community. The BLCN is a proud and safe holistic self-sustaining Nehiyaw Nation through the guidance, knowledge and sharing of miyo-wahkohtowin, leadership, and Elders founded on our inherent rights, law and the Treaty.

Summary:

Reporting to the Director of Intergovernmental Affairs and Industry Relations, the Government Relations Advisor will be responsible for providing strategic analysis and advise on Federal, Provincial, and Municipal Government legislative, regulatory and policy initiatives (the "Government Initiatives") that may have an impact on BLCN treaty rights and interests. The position will foster positive relations with government officials and represent the BLCN interests during consultations with the Government. It will also engage with the BLCN community and gather input on Government Initiatives.

Specific Duties:

  • Researches, monitors and tracks Government initiatives that may impact BLCN treaty rights and interests
  • Provides strategic advice on how to minimize those Government Initiatives negative impacts to BLCN treaty rights and interests
  • Ensures BLCN and Government satisfy commitments in working agreements
  • Participates in various Government tables, working groups, and committees as a BLCN representative
  • Communicates the BLCN perspective to Government officials and track the Government response to those submissions
  • Proactively engages with Government to advocate for BLCN treaty rights and interests

Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education in Indigenous Studies or related field
  • An understanding of treaty rights and Crown Indigenous relations
  • Strong research, writing and communication skills

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent (s) of this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the responsibilities and activities required of the position.

Apply Online

Please submit a cover letter and resume to the attention of Simmone Dequaine - Human Resources Development Manager by email: simmone@blcn.ca, fax: 780-623-4523.

BLCN would like to thank all applicants that applied, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.