K’WAK’WALAT’SI PROGRAM MANAGER

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NamgisFN 'Namgis First Nation

Job Summary: ‘Namgis First Nation is recruiting for the position of K’wak’walat’si Program Manager to lead our Child and Family Services team at our Community Service Department. Reporting to the Director of Community Services, the successful candidate will provide leadership to a dedicated staff that works directly with families, federal and provincial governments, and other related agencies and stakeholders, to ensure the safety and well-being of families, youth and children. The incumbent ensures that services are carried out in a professional and respectful manner in accordance with ‘Namgis philosophy, policies, procedures, and standards and partnership agreement and legislative requirements. The successful candidate must possess superior communication skills to provide the leadership and support necessary for program and family unit success. A clear understanding and working knowledge of social service development and delivery in First Nation communities is also required.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Managing the day-to-day operations of the social service programming and providing effective, supportive leadership of the K’wak’walat’si Child and Family Services team
  • Developing and implementing an annual workplan that aligns with the ‘Namgis strategic plan
  • Reporting to the Director of Community Services regarding program and service delivery regularly and as required
  • Establishing and maintaining effective partnerships and working relationships with federal and provincial governments, Indigenous agencies and other related stakeholders
  • Establishing and maintaining effective and respectful working relationships with the ‘Namgis membership through outreach and other consultative activities
  • Providing ICM support to the Child and Family Services team
  • Participating as a member of the Community Services team in overall strategic planning and programs and services development and evaluation
  • Ensuring that all activities comply with ‘Namgis policies including the HR Manual, Financial/FAL Policies and IT, and federal and provincial government guidelines and legislation
  • Ensuring that procedures and processes are in place for ensuring that programs and services that support key aspects of Child and Family Services are implemented and operating effectively
  • Ensuring that reporting requirements (i.e. MCFD, ISC) are met in a timely manner
  • Ensuring efficient overall financial and administrative management practices
  • Supporting and developing the Child and Family Services team to build capacity to meet current and future needs
  • Establishing and maintaining a community access and resource network
  • Coordinating an appropriate and effective records management system to ensure that information is captured and protected with user friendly accessibility
  • Other related duties as may be required from time to time

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Social Work or a combination of related education and experience
  • A minimum 5 years of related management experience
  • Direct experience working in a First Nations environment is preferred
  • Intermediate working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications

 Other requirements:

  • Valid BC Driver’s License and a reliable vehicle
  • Satisfactory criminal record check
  • Evening, weekend and overtime work as may be required from time to time

 Job Competencies:

  • Strong interpersonal awareness and emotional intelligence including proven interpersonal skills (i.e. self-awareness) and the ability to establish working relationships with staff, the community, governments, and other stakeholders
  • Demonstrated written communication skills including letter writing, reporting (written and verbal), decision making documents, and political correspondence
  • Strong analytical skills with an ability to develop creative solutions
  • Demonstrated ability to make sound decisions to meet strategic goals and objectives
  • Ability to reflect on difficult situations to develop and implement initiatives to enhance future performance
  • Ability to address conflict using sound judgment to resolve issues as they arise
  • Ability to navigate difficult situations and deal with constructive criticism
  • Ability to motivate others, foster teamwork, and manage time of self, teams, and staff
  • Ability to develop and contribute to a healthy organizational culture and to facilitate the development and growth of a healthy and productive team

If this position interests you, please submit a covering letter and resume to:

humanresources@namgis.bc.ca, or

Human Resources, ‘Namgis First Nation, PO Box 210, Alert Bay, BC, V0N 1A0

This position will remain open until filled

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