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Shuswap Nation Tribal Council
Secwepemc Health Caucus HUB Technician
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The Shuswap Nation Tribal Council, also known as the SNTC, was formed in 1980 as an effort of the Secwepemc chiefs to advance the issues of aboriginal rights. As an organization, it works on matters of common concern, including the development of self-government and the settlement of the aboriginal land title question. The SNTC also provides technical support to member communities to improve services in health, child welfare, employment and training, research on traditional territories and community development.

The Position:
The Secwepemc Health Director’s Hub Technician will serve the 16 Shuswap Nations bands in including, Kamloops Indian Band, Whispering Pines/Clinton Indian Band, Skeetchestn Indian Band, Little Shuswap Indian Band, Adams lake Indian Band, Simpcw First Nation, Splatsin First Nation, Canim Lake Indian Band, Williams Lake Indian Band, Soda Creek Indian Band, Dog Creek/Canoe Creek Indian Band, Esketemc First Nation, Ts’kw’aylaxw First Nation, Neskonlith Indian Band, and Bonaparte Indian Band. The Hub Technician will be responsible for supporting the SHC Hub Coordinator with the day-to-day management and for technical support of the Secwepemc Health Directors Hub. This position will also be responsible for achieving the objective and goals of the Hub as established by the Secwepemc Health Directors and the annual work plan.

Relevant Knowledge and Abilities:

  •  Knowledge of the legacy of colonization and the impacts on First Nations Health.
     Understanding of Trauma and relation to wellness.
     First Nations perspective on wellness.
     Demonstrate ability to multi-task, manage time, set priorities effectively under deadlines and tight turnaround times and problem solve.
     Ability to synthesize information and feedback into easily understood and audience appropriate presentations;
     Ability to prepare and make research and report recommendations.
     Assist with drafting and implementing a Traditional Wellness Framework Strategy.
     Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
     Ability and willingness to participate in some ceremonies and traditional activities

Requirements and Qualifications:

  •  An undergraduate degree in the health and social service sector that may include First Nations / Aboriginal coursework or focus, or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience;
     Strong familiarity with Secwepemc culture and traditions;
     Community engagement experience;
     Strong analytical, communication skills (verbal and written) and knowledge of Indigenous research practices;
     Knowledge of past and current practices such as decolonizing as it relates to the health sector (mental, emotional, physical and spiritual) of First Nations people;
     Must be able to work flexible hours and travel as required;
     Ability to use with proficiency, the Microsoft Office Suite.
     Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, with a focus on drafting reports, policies, protocols, guidelines, budgets, newsletters, briefing notes, and other materials.
     Possess a valid driver’s license with a reliable vehicle;

In accordance with the SNTC Human Resource Policy, the first priority will be to hire qualified persons of Secwepemc ancestry. Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Aboriginal ancestry.
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If you are interested in career like this with a great organization, please submit your resume and cover letter (saved as one Word document) referencing SHCHUB including in all documents including the email subject line by email (admin@secwepemchealth.ca) by noon on September 29, 2017.
The Shuswap Tribal Nation Council thanks all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Shuswap Nation Tribal Council

Secwepemc Traditional Wellness Champion

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 The Shuswap Nation Tribal Council, also known as the SNTC, was formed in 1980 as an effort of the Secwepemc chiefs to advance the issues of aboriginal rights.  We are looking for a Secwepemc Health Director’s Hub Technician to serve the 16 Shuswap Nations bands and be responsible for supporting the SHC Hub Coordinator with the day-to-day management and for technical support of the Secwepemc Health Directors Hub. They will also be responsible for achieving the objective and goals of the Hub as established by the Secwepemc Health Directors and the annual work plan.

The Position:

The Secwepemc Traditional Wellness Champion will be responsible for providing support for the Traditional Wellness Coordinator to build a traditional wellness framework and capacity within the Secwepemc Nation to promote and develop traditional Secwepemc forms of healing and health. They will incorporate more holistic traditional philosophies of health care into current practices and identify and engage traditional knowledge keepers and healers to assist in the development and delivery of culturally appropriate traditional healing practices at community health centers.

Relevant Knowledge and Abilities

·         Knowledge of the legacy of colonization and the impacts on First Nations Health.

·         Understanding of Trauma and relation to wellness.

·         First Nations perspective on wellness.

·         Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, with a focus on drafting reports, policies, protocols, guidelines, budgets, newsletters, briefing notes, and other materials.

·         Demonstrate ability to multi-task, manage time, set priorities effectively under deadlines and tight turnaround times and problem solve.

·         Ability to synthesize information and feedback into easily understood and audience appropriate presentations;

·         Ability to prepare and make research and report recommendations.

·         Assist with drafting and implementing a Traditional Wellness Framework Strategy.

·         Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

·         Ability and willingness to participate in ceremonies and traditional activities.

Requirements and Qualifications:

·         A degree in Social Work, Community Planning, First Nations Leadership, Aboriginal Governance, or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience.

·         Cultural Competency Training.

·         3-5 years’ Traditional Wellness experience in a lead role with Aboriginal populations.

·         Experience working with Traditional Elders, Healers and Knowledge Keepers, local and provincial governments, as well as Aboriginal communities.

·         Strong experience working on the land with cultural ceremonies and traditions.

·         Experience working with Health Authorities Aboriginal holistic approach to health and healing

·         Strong analytical, communication skills (verbal and written) and knowledge of research practices.

·         Ability to use with proficiency, the Microsoft Office Suite.

·         A ‘working knowledge’ or willingness to learn Secwepemctsín.

In accordance with the SNTC Human Resource Policy, the first priority will be to hire qualified persons of Secwepemc ancestry.  Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Aboriginal ancestry.

 

If you are interested in career like this with a great organization, please submit your resume, cover letter, and three references (saved as one Word document) referencing SHCTWC including in all documents including the email subject line by email (admin@secwepemchealth.ca) by noon on September 29, 2017.

 

The Shuswap Tribal Nation Council thanks all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

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