Job Posting 78074

Doula Program Assistant
BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres
Vancouver Island & Coastal areas
Victoria
closes in 11 days (Thu, 9 Dec)
full time - term / contract  •  $21-24/hour

35 hour work week / based in Victoria, BC | EXTERNAL POSTING – Term Position | Open to Indigenous Youth Aged 15-30

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The BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC) is an innovative organization working collaboratively with its member centres and partners to support urban Indigenous people as they realize their vision of health, wellness, and prosperity.
The BCAAFC is seeking a qualified Indigenous individual to assist the Doulas for Aboriginal Families Grant Program Coordinator. This program provides grants to Indigenous families living in BC to access doula supports. The goal of the program is to increase healthy birth outcomes for Indigenous families by removing the cost barrier to accessing doula services.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the Doula Grant Program Coordinator using established criteria and guidelines
  • Promote the program in First Nations and urban communities
  • Maintain adequate files and records for reporting purposes
  • Maintain a database of pre-registered Doulas throughout BC
  • Intake data in order to build a body of evidence on the effectiveness of the program
  • Assist with Indigenous Birth worker event planning

Knowledge and Abilities

  • Strong administrative and organizational abilities, with experience managing files
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • The ability to work well under a supervisor and independently as necessary
  • Strong time decision making and problem-solving skills
  • Ethics and integrity, working with confidential materials and information
  • A high energy level with a determined and productive attitude

Qualifications

  • Administrative experience
  • Significant experience working with Indigenous communities and Indigenous service organizations
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, including Excel and Outlook
  • Must be able to provide a current criminal record check

Candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Be between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at start of placement;
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • Legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations; and experience one or more barriers to employment; and/or
  • Not currently in education, employment, or training (NEET)
  • Be located in Victoria, or able to travel to Victoria daily to work in office
  • This position is intended for Indigenous, Inuit or Métis persons only. Ensure your cover letter self-identifies ancestry and your experience meeting required skills and abilities.

Salary ranging from $21-24/hour based on your skills and experience

Position: January 10th to July 8th, 2022, with possible extension

If you want to join our team send your resume and cover letter with “Doula Assistant Application” in the subject line, by Thursday December 9th, 2021 – 12:00pm (NOON) to:

Julie Robertson | General Manager

BC Association Aboriginal Friendship Centres

Email:  | Website:  www.bcaafc.com

Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Aboriginal ancestry.
Qualified internal applicants will receive preference.
(ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED)
Funding acknowledgement: Funded by the Government of Canada under the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy.

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