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New Beginnings House Program Support Worker

This position is responsible for supporting the Program Coordinator with the preparation and successful execution of programs which are intended to provide community members the opportunity to learn basic life skills in a “home” setting.

Job Title

New Beginnings House Program Support Worker

Reports To

Director of Family and Social Development

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

This position is responsible for supporting the Program Coordinator with the preparation and successful execution of programs which are intended to provide community members the opportunity to learn basic life skills in a “home” setting.

Duties and Responsibilities

Program Administration

  • Provides administrative support to the New Beginnings House Program Coordinator; filing, invoicing, shopping for supplies for the programs and other duties as assigned
  • Maintain and shop for supplies, advertise programs, clean, organize, and set up for the program or event, and post clean up
  • Maintains log of program attendance in relation to program reporting
  • Refers applicants requiring other health, social or training services to appropriate agencies
  • Administer consent forms and have them filled out by program applicants and participants, file the forms accordingly
  • Survey attendees and community members for programs which they would find effective and try to incorporate their feedback whenever possible
  • Ensure the house meets health and safety requirements
  • Help to ensure the house is clean and kept in order; work with maintenance and housing department when issues related to the house arise
  • Laisse with other Saulteau First Nations departments for collaboration opportunities
  • Work with the Communications Coordinator to adequately market the programs being offered
  • Always maintain confidentiality
  • Evoke learnings through tradition and culture whenever possible

 

Other Related Duties

  • Provide a safe space and structure that allows community members to access staff who support trauma-based healing
  • Collaborates with other members of the Health Team to coordinate, participate, and assist with family related activities within the community
  • Participates actively as a SFN representative in collaborative partner networks and related community activities

Qualifications and Skills

  • Minimum 1 year of experience working with a marginalized population
  • Diploma in community support work and/or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience working in Social programs
  • Strong experience with program implementation and management
  • Certificate in First Aid
  • Experience with computers: Word Processing, Spreadsheets, database management and other office programs
  • Knowledge of Saulteau First Nation culture and traditions
  • Awareness and understanding around the impact from trauma and inter-generational trauma resulting from colonial policies
  • Ability to assist in problem solving a variety of client issues and conflict situations
  • Strong community engagement skills and the ability to build partnerships
  • Must maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Possess good written and oral communication skills
  • Able to multi-task and problem solving on a continuous basis in a professional manner, showing understanding, friendliness, courtesy, tact, empathy, and respect to others
  • Physically fit to shop for supplies and set up for programs as required
  • Valid BC Driver’s License
  • Ability to pass a Vulnerable Sector Criminal Records Check

Work Conditions

  • This role requires a flexible work schedule dependent on programming and outreach needs.
  • Office work is performed primarily during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursdays.
  • Travel may be required within SFN community and surrounding community
  • Evening and weekend work will be necessary
  • Any overtime hours need to be pre-approved by your immediate supervisor

Additional Info

  • Position Start Date: Tuesday, 01 September 2020
  • Position Type: Permanent
  • Expected Hours: Full Time
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