About the Kwikwetlem First Nation
Kwikwetlem First Nation are proud downriver Halkomelem speaking Coast Salish people who descended from a tradition of Elders who were renowned as spirit and winter dancers, skilled canoe builders, and master sturgeon and salmon fishers. The Kwikwetlem people are guided by the teachings of their Elders to respect, care for, and protect their Nation, culture, and lands, waters, and resources for past, present, and future generations. Their culture and heritage are the legacy of their ancestors and are what defines and unites the Kwikwetlem people.
About the Opportunity
The Kwikwetlem First Nation has an exciting opportunity for a full-time, term (to March 31, 2024) Employment & Training Advisor to join our Community Services team in Coquitlam, BC. This role reports directly to the Director of Community Services and is responsible for providing support to all Community Membership to improve skills, overcome barriers, find employment and develop the confidence to achieve their goals.
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
- Assist jobseekers in completing WorkBC registration
- Work one-to-one with Clients in a drop-in setting to assist them with all employment related needs
- Deliver curriculum and workshop materials including resume writing, personal development, interview skills, problem solving and decision-making
- Maintain up to date information on labour market trends, employment issues, job training, job opportunities, programs etc.
- Work to ensure that participants are implementing their employment strategies
- Provide follow up and support to participants
- Research, organize, implement, monitor and document job search for Clients
- Familiar with and able to work with clients using the latest technology
- Liaison with Tri-Cities WorkBC offices to refer jobseekers to resources including training, job search, wage subsidy, financial support, etc.
- Act as a champion of the program, promoting WorkBC services throughout the indigenous community
- Develop opportunities for additional resources to support Indigenous jobseekers
- Other related duties as assigned
About the Ideal Candidate
- Candidates must have strong employment counselling skills and understanding of the labour market in the Lower Mainland
- Experience working with First Nations communities or non-profit organizations is an asset.
- Proven experience in developing and facilitating employment related workshops
- Up to date with the latest job search and labour market materials
- Strong team player
- Strong skills and comfort in using and delivering online workshops
- Knowledge and experience advising individuals on employment choices
- Ability to work in a flexible environment and relate well with others
- Minimum educational requirements: either Bachelor Degree or Diploma in career counselling or adult education combined with relevant work experience; Career Development Practitioner Certificate and CCDP are considered assets
- Career counselling certificate is considered an asset
- Must have excellent computer skills
- A valid criminal record check (including working with vulnerable populations) is required
- Valid BC Drivers License, a clean driver’s abstract and eligible for coverage under the Nation’s vehicle insurance policies
About the Rewards
In exchange for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with a competitive salary based on your experience. After successfully completing the first three months of employment, you will be eligible for a comprehensive employee benefits package that includes:
- Extended Health, Dental, Vision benefits, Short-Term, Long-Term and Life Insurance
- Family and Employee Assistance Program
- Registered Pension plan with an employer match
This is a great opportunity to contribute at an exciting time of growth and change within the Kwikwetlem First Nation, and to be a part of a team that creates a place that supports growth and promotes the values of the Kwikwetlem people.