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Programs Support Worker – Summer Intern

Job Title

Programs Support Worker – Summer Intern

Reports To

Manager Wellness

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. 

Job Purpose

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.


Program Administration/Facilitation


  • 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


Work Conditions

  • 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.

Additional Info

  • Application Cut Off Date: Thursday, 05 May 2022
  • Position Start Date: Monday, 09 May 2022
  • Position End Date: Thursday, 25 August 2022
  • Position Type: Temporary
  • Expected Hours: Full Time
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