Programs Support Worker – Summer Intern
Saulteau First Nations Mission
We strive to be the Best Governed Nation, one that is proud, culturally strong and self-sufficient. As stewards of the land, we will ensure that the best sustainable practices are followed, now and in the future. We remain proudly determined.
The Programs Support Worker – Summer Intern assists with the development and hosting of a variety of fun and interactive programs for all age groups with events designed to teach a basic life skill. Programs are hosted in a warm and inviting setting and offer community members a place to socialize, connect, and learn. Ultimately, these life skills will make participants more adaptive and better able to effectively deal with the every-day demands and challenges of life.
Duties and Responsibilities
Specific Internship Focus / Deliverable:
- Assists with facilitation online or in person workshops for the five pillars of health – physical, mental, emotional, socia,l and spiritual.
- Provides a final narrative report on the benefits of the internship and an overall synopsis of how the internship benefitted the Nation.
- Assist with creation and implementation of programs to be run within the “New Beginnings” House Program philosophy
- Incorporate learnings from the Medicine Wheel when possible
- Uses creativity in designing programs and ensure they are age appropriate as well as contain a life skill teaching component
- Liaises with other Saulteau First Nations departments for collaboration opportunities
- Evokes learnings through tradition and culture where possible
- Ensures adequate time for program set up and take down, and post program clean up
- Cultivates a safe and welcoming environment that allows community members to access staff who support trauma-based healing
- Promotes programs through a variety of communication avenues and elicits participation from community members
- Assists in food security initiatives; prepares nutritious snacks for program attendees.
Other Related Duties
- Participates actively as a SFN representative in collaborative partner networks and related community activities
Required Qualifications and Certifications
- Minimum high school diploma - preference will be provided to a candidate enrolled in a post-secondary program relevant to the position
- Valid BC Driver’s License
- Police Information Check - Vulnerable Sector
- Food Safe Level 1 Certification
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Knowledge of First Nations cultures and traditions
- Knowledge and understanding around the impacts from trauma and inter-generational trauma resulting from colonial practices
- Strong interpersonal, communication, organizational, time management, conflict resolution and problem-solving skills
- Strong community engagement skills and the ability to build partnerships
- Must maintain a high level of confidentiality
- Strong computer skills with knowledge of online platforms
- Positive attitude with creative and dynamic leadership skills
- Ability to provide and promote positive values and social benefits
- Office Hours are Monday to Thursday 8am to 4:30pm; overtime hours may be available as approved by the supervisor/manager.
- Travel may be needed within surrounding community, including travel to SFN community.