Education and Social Services Coordinator

Name of organization posting this job/opportunity: 
Kanaka Bar Indian Band
Community / Organization: 
Kanaka Bar Indian Band
Posting Date: 
Friday, September 17, 2021
Closing Date: 
Friday, December 31, 2021
Location: 
Lytton
Job Status: 
Full Time
Permanent
Description: 

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Stays informed on relevant policies, monitors, evaluates, and recommends changes as needed;
• Performs all duties and responsibilities in accordance with Kanaka Bar Indian Band policies and procedures;
• Assists with development of procedures, strategic plans, goals, objectives and departmental work plans;
• Maintains confidentiality on all matters relating to the affairs of the Kanaka Bar Band;
• Provides good public relations and greeting services to the public and staff;
• Ensures that all PSE applicants are treated in a consistent and fair manner;.
• Develops robust afterschool program for K-12 learners;
• Works with adult learners ensuring dignity and confidentiality of learners is maintained;
• Connects SA clients with health, education and job opportunities while ensuring confidentiality;
• Monitors, evaluates and manages education programs, services, policies and procedures;
• Manages the development and delivery of specific activities and services;
• Research funding opportunities and ensures proposals are submitted;
• Evaluates community, client and partner needs, strategic goals and plans, policies and procedures, as required;
• Identifies how services and programs can be integrated with other departments and consults with them;
• Develops, updates, and enforces all organization policies and procedures pertaining to programs;
• Able to speak and write Nlaka’pamux or willingness to learn would be considered an asset;
• Works and develops relationships with community-based groups, leaders, and staff to create programs that promote education and language;
• Takes the lead role in working with other departments, specialists, and staff to promote on-going education, training, and social development projects; and
• Perform other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Requirements:
• Bachelor of Education or Social Work (BSW), or related field required. Registered to work in BC;
• Minimum 2 years’ experience in community work required;
• Experience and exposure to a First Nations environment;
• Knowledge and understanding of Nlaka’pamux culture and heritage, BC’s curriculum for K-12, Employment and Income Assistance programs would be considered an asset;
• Knowledge of Indigenous Services Canada’s K-12 and Post-secondary programs;
• Possess strong computer skills using Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Xyntax accounting systems;
• Good verbal and written communication skills;
• Excellent analytical and organizational skills to achieve desired results;
• Diplomacy, tact and confidentiality in dealing with a variety of people and information;
• Reliability, good judgement, dependability and a mindset to continuously lear;
• Self-motivated and an ability to work independently;
• Ability to work in a team orientated environment; and
• Flexibility is a must to adapt to changing work priorities.
• Valid class 5 driver’s license.

Working Conditions
• Physical presence at the Band office from Monday to Friday during regular office hours
• Interaction with employees, residents, membership, leadership and the public.
• Travel as and when required.
• Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripherals.
• Sitting for extended periods of time.

Contact: 
Send your applications to: ceoblue@kanakabarband.ca Chief Patrick Michell
Type of opportunity: 
Job Posting
Job Sector: 
Public Administration

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