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Thursday, May 8, 2008 Issue 68 - May News & Events In the Aboriginal Community   VOLUME 5 ISSUE 6  
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10 New Job Postings: Aboriginal Youth Internships, BC Hydro Youth Programs
May 8th: Calendar of Events: Mother's Day Pow-Wow at Trout Lake MAY 10TH! Plus upcoming Aboriginal Day Events and VACFSS Conference
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10 New Job Postings: Aboriginal Youth Internships, BC Hydro Youth Programs
Updated May 5th: UNYA Youth Drop-In Centre
by RedWAY Writers Team Effort: Mark, Adele, Jean and Kristin

Job Postings & Employment News: Job Postings, Employment Initiatives, and Training Opportunities
by Adele Alexander, JPEN Section Editor
Adele Alexander Aboriginal youth Editor for RedWAY job Postings
Updated as of May 5, 2008

We heard your requests – this is now a permanent section in each issue of RedWAY BC News. We hired an Aboriginal Youth Writer - Adele Alexander - to update it every second Tuesday for you.   Meet Adele, HERE

Check in often to learn about jobs and training initiatives with organizations committed to supporting diversity and promoting employment opportunities for Aboriginal people. More info, here:
 
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  • BC’s Public Services has a Call for Applications for a Youth Internship Program How would you like to increase youth engagement in your region? Research and develop policy in Victoria? Learn hands on skills in the Interior and Northern Region? Develop strategies to assist Coastal communities? Work on Aboriginal communications and engagement strategies? Assist Ministries with developing Aboriginal protocol guidelines and agreements? These opportunities and more are available through the Aboriginal Youth Internship Program. For more details...

  • EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY SUMMER STUDENT BUILDING MAINTENANCE PROGRAM at Native Education College Vancouver Campus
    This is full-time term position.  Appointment to this position will require a formal criminal record check, the details of which may preclude an offer of employment being finalized.  This position is funded through the Aboriginal Community Careers Employment Services Society (ACCESS). For more details...

  • The BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC) requires a fulltime Provincial Aboriginal Literacy Director. is looking for a Provincial Aboriginal Literacy Director. if you can demonstrate ability to work with government and Aboriginal organizations and demonstrated program development and contract management skills and experience. Extensive knowledge of Aboriginal cultures and history with a demonstrated knowledge of indigenous world view perspectives...for more details...

  • POSTING Video Journalist (VJ) – Halifax APTN National News/Current Affairs has a career opportunity for an experienced individual who will be responsible for submitting daily stories for APTN National News by gathering, writing and packaging reports to the Winnipeg Production Centre on time and within budget. For more details...

  • Surrounded By Cedar Child and Family Services requires a full time, permanent Chief Executive Officer in Victoria BC Special projects. Maintains ongoing development of knowledge, skills and abilities and ensures agency is current and knowledgeable in relevant literature and research. Other duties as directed by the SCCFS Board of Directors. For more details...

  • Aboriginal Adult Basic Education Program (AABE)- BC Adult Graduation Diploma (BCAGD) JOB OPPORTUNITY Biology Instructor – Vancouver, BC. The AABE program provides all course requirements for the BCAGD. The instructor works with the Program Coordinator and teaches in the areas of sciences.   As part of our highly experienced and qualified faculty, the AABE Instructor will teach courses, assist with student retention and support students in the program.  For a list of AABE courses taught in Vancouver. for more details…

  • Community Development Sport Development Assistant, Cowichan 2008 North American Indigenous Games
    This three-month position will end in August. This position will be under the direction and the supervision of the Community Sport Development Officer, Cowichan 2008 North American Indigenous Games.   details…
  • Become a Radio Announcer!  We are seeking two highly motivated individuals to join our community radio station using the latest technology in music scheduling, and commercial production. Reporting directly to the station manager/program director, you will bring an upbeat attitude with a passion for music and a flair for reaching the listener. For more details…

  •  The Gordon Neighbourhood House serves Vancouver's West End community, offering a variety of diverse programs for people of all ages and backgrounds. Gordon Neighbourhood House is an equal opportunity employer. For more   details...

  • The McCreary Centre Society is looking for a temporary full time worker
    The McCreary Centre Society: Improving the health of BC youth through research engagement and community initiatives. For more details…
  • Langara College -  Manager, Services to Aboriginal Students Regular, Full-Time
    As the Manager, Services to Aboriginal Students, you will provide vision and leadership to fulfil the College’s commitment to Aboriginal education.  You will be responsible for identifying, enhancing and developing programs and services for Aboriginal students. You will advise and provide information to Aboriginal students on a wide range of courses, programs, admission information and refer students to appropriate support services. You will represent and promote the College through liaisons with Aboriginal communities, organizations, First Nations and by attending community events.  Details...
  • Urban Native Youth Association Training the Leaders of Tomorrow Summer Student Employment Opportunity: Native Youth Drop-In Centre Worker has a F/T employment opportunity for (1) post-secondary student who has just completed F/T schooling and is planning to return to F/T schooling in September 2008.  Details...
  • BC Hydro is a welcoming, equal opportunity employer, and invites applications from all qualified candidates. Accepting applications April 2 to 30, 2008. We offer opportunities for students interested in exploring different trades,technical careers and hands-on work. The Youth Hires Program provides

    summer employment in the trades and technical occupations to students who are making the transition from school to work. Details...

Details of Job Postings - deadlines, contact info and links
BC’s Public Service’s Aboriginal Youth Internship Program  CALL FOR APPLICATIONS!
Develop your skills, earn while you learn, and make a difference...
Earn $1533.26 bi-weekly, $39,864.76 annually as an Aboriginal Youth Intern
 
This 12-month paid internship program (9 months in a provincial Ministry followed by 3 months in a selected Aboriginal organization) is designed to assist you in:

  • Determining your education and career path
  • Gaining valuable professional skills
  • Enhancing your emerging leadership capabilities
  • Building your understanding of provincial government processes and Aboriginal organizations
  • Increasing your confidence and career options


You can apply to the program if you are:

  • Aboriginal (First Nations status or non-status, Métis or Inuit)
  • Under the age of 30 as of September 01, 2008
  • Currently residing in BC
  • Have a minimum grade 12 education
  • Have some post-secondary or work and/or volunteer experience
  • Have a working knowledge of BC Aboriginal organizations


We're looking for Aboriginal youth who communicate well, have strong writing and research skills, embrace learning opportunities, enjoy new challenges and are engaged in their Aboriginal, youth or academic communities.
To APPLY for this program, please go to:  http://www.bcpublicservice.ca/AboriginalYouthInternship/
Click on “View Posting”
You will need to submit a cover letter, resume, and two reference letters.
Closing date: May 16, 2008


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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY SUMMER STUDENT BUILDING MAINTENANCE PROGRAM

 Native Education College Vancouver Campus
 
Qualifications:
·        Registered as a full-time secondary student in 2007/08 academic year;
·        Intend to return to school on a full-time basis next academic year;
·        Minimum 15 years of age;
·        Not in full-time studies during the length of this term, and
·        Is a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, are off-reserve Aboriginal (status or non-status Indian; Inuit or Metis) and legally entitled to work according to BC provincial legislation and regulations.
 
Position Responsibilities:
·        Assist in Building Operations and Maintenance for facilities at 237, 243 and 285 East 5th Avenue, Vancouver, BC;
·        Assist in Building Maintenance processes and procedures; and
·        Provide other services and duties required by the Maintenance Manager.
 
Terms:
This is full-time term position.  Appointment to this position will require a formal criminal record check, the details of which may preclude an offer of employment being finalized.  This position is funded through the Aboriginal Community Careers Employment Services Society (ACCESS).


Additional Details:
Please submit your resume and cover letter by the closing date, which outlines your interest and details how you meet the above qualifications.  Only those short-listed will be contacted.  Address your application to:
  Closing Date:Friday, May 23, 2008 Start and End Date:   Wednesday, July 02, 2008 to Friday, August 29, 2008
Salary:$10.00/hour
 
 
Ann Smith Administrative Assistant
Native Education College
285 East 5th AvenueVancouver, B.C.  V5T 1H2
Email: asmith@necvancouver.org
Fax:604.873.9152
 
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Job Posting for a Provincial Aboriginal Family Literacy Director


The BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC) requires a fulltime Provincial Aboriginal Literacy Director.
 
Key Duties and Responsibilities
·         Provide over-all coordination for the BCAAFC Provincial Aboriginal Family Literacy Strategy 
·         Develop and manage funding contracts with member Friendship Centres for Literacy projects
·         Participate in the development and implementation of the BC Aboriginal Family Literacy Centre operating plan.
·         Build relationships with other Aboriginal literacy stakeholders and government Ministries 
·         Manage the BCAAFC book buying strategy
·         Support BCAAFC negotiations for increased literacy funding and capacity
 
Knowledge and Abilities
·         Demonstrated ability to work with government and Aboriginal organizations
·         Demonstrated program development and contract management skills and experience
·         Extensive knowledge of Aboriginal cultures and history with a demonstrated knowledge of indigenous world view perspectives
·         Extensive experience in literacy programming and services in Aboriginal communities
·         Excellent written and oral skills and advanced IT capabilities


Qualifications ·  

       Minimum of undergraduate degree in education, Public Administration, Early Childhood Education or other related program
·         Professional written and oral communications skills. 
·         Extensive experience working with Aboriginal communities and organizations
·         Must have a minimum of 2 years experience in a related employment field
·         Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Aboriginal Ancestry.
 
Submit resume and a cover letter to:
Paul Lacerte, Executive Director BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres #200 – 506 Fort St., Victoria, BC V8W 1E6
Fax: (250) 388-5502 Ph: (250) 388-5522 Email: placerte@bcaafc.com
 
Deadline: 4:30 pm Thursday, May 8, 2008 – late applications will not be considered.
(ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED)

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POSTING Video Journalist (VJ) – HalifaxAPTN National News/Current Affairs has a career opportunity for an experienced individual who will be responsible for submitting daily stories for APTN National News by gathering, writing and packaging reports tothe Winnipeg Production Centre on time and within budget.
Key Responsibilities
·        Writing, shooting, editing and delivering stories, copy and other news items for broadcast on APTN National News/Current Affairs
·        Providing daily story ideas, receive assignments and evaluate leads
·        Gathering, researching and verifying information for story content
·        Shooting video and editing packs for same day delivery
·        Appearing on camera when conducting interviews;  doing stand-ups and narration; giving live reports from the site of events; and writing stories, intros, and extros
Requirements
·        Minimum of two years experience in meeting the deadlines of daily news in television
·        A journalism degree, certificate or equivalent experience
·        As an on-air representative of Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples – must be of First Nations, Métis or Inuit ancestry
·        Must be able to articulate social, economic and cultural issues relevant to Aboriginal communities
·        Team player: reliable, responsible, and take pride in your work
·        Ability to travel
·        A valid driver’s license is required
As this position is part of a bargaining unit, the successful candidate will operate under the collective agreement with the Canadian Media Guild. All applicants are welcome, however, as this is a local hire there will be no relocation costs provided.
Remuneration:  DOQ/DOE Please provide a demo tape of you delivering a newscast, a paragraph stating how you would focus and visualize a current Aboriginal story of your choice, and your resume quoting the competition number and where you saw this ad, by 3 p.m. (CST), Friday, April 11, to:
 
Human Resources
Aboriginal Peoples Television Network

339 Portage Avenue

Winnipeg, MB  R3B 2C3 Fax:  (204) 943-2368   E-Mail: careers@aptn.ca

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Surrounded By Cedar Child and Family Services requires a full time, permanent Chief Executive Officer in Victoria BC
 
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
The SCCFS Chief Executive Officer reports to the Board of Directors of Surrounded By Cedar Child and Family Services and is the senior representative of the Agency, promoting the agency’s activities through contact with the Aboriginal community, the Ministry for Children and Family Development, Surrounded By Cedar Child and Family Services Advisory Councils, other BC Ministries and the general public. The Chief Executive Officer is the chief spokesperson for the agency and the primary signing officer. The Chief Executive Officer, in collaboration with the management and staff of the agency, plans, organizes, directs and administers all agency activities, programs and operations. The Chief Executive Officer will provide leadership for the delegated level of service responsibility in accordance with the CF&CS Act and the Regulations, AOPSI, various policies of the SCCFS Agency and Protocols mutually agreed upon by the Agency, the Director of Child Welfare and Surrounded By Cedar Child and Family Services. The Chief Executive Officer will be responsible for recruitment and management of staff, development and implementation of contracted resources, financial and physical resources as well as the development of service delivery program priorities and issues.
Knowledge and Abilities:
Demonstrated expertise and knowledge in the areas of Financial Management of over $1 Million budget, Direct and recent personnel management and training needs of more than 12 FTE’s or staff members, Program Planning and Implementation, Contract Management, Overall Quality Assurance of Service Delivery and Information management systems. Ability to develop and maintain a positive working relationship with MCFD and contracted partners, community members and others.
Financial Management:
Prepares budget, manages the operational budget and expenditure of funds within the approved budget .
Ensures the SCCFS financial policy is adhered to. Ensures an effective and efficient payment, spending and accounts system that ensures quality service delivery. Approves resource allocation. Reviews policy with the Surrounded By Cedar Child and Family Services Board of Directors.
Contract Management:
Responsible to write proposals as needed. Responsible for all contract management. Ensures that contract budgets are managed properly. Negotiates service delivery contracts and delegates the responsibility accordingly. Develops and approves all support services contracts. Controls budget, spending and payment authorities and tracking system. Oversees all financial audits
Personnel Management:
Approves recruiting and hiring of staff. Approves salaries. Ensures that agency staff are adequately trained for their positions. Approves or rejects staff during probationary period. Reviews all required documentation for employment (criminal record checks, MCFD prior contact checks, drivers abstract, etc.) Ensures personnel policies are adhered to. Manages disciplinary measures. Active in community, Island and Provincial meetings as
required. Leads management team. Reviews and approves all personnel policy developed within the agency. Sets standards and protocols for service delivery by staff
Service Delivery:
Ensures that Delegated and non Delegated services and programs that are delivered by the agency meet or
exceed standards of service delivery currently being provided by MCFD. Adheres to Section 14 of the CFCSA duty to report child protection concerns to a fully delegated child protection worker. Ensures that the agency adheres to the AOPSI standards.
Surrounded By Cedar Child and Family Services requires a full time, permanent Chief Executive Officer in Victoria BC
Surrounded By Cedar Child and Family Services Employment Opportunity Chief Executive Officer
Liaises with MCFD and Surrounded By Cedar Child and Family Services. Ensures that the agency’s services and mandate is shared with and supported by the community. Ensures there is an internal evaluation process for service delivery matters. Attends all Board meetings, takes minutes, provides board information packages, organizes board training as required. Further develops and/or approves a client complaint process Evaluates job performance of Team Leader/s. Ensures that Agency uses an approved case management, information management and service delivery model. Ensures that all legislative training requirements are met for staff providing direct service to clients. Models expected skills, attitude and professional and ethical conduct.
Other Duties:
Special projects. Maintains ongoing development of knowledge, skills and abilities and ensures agency is
current and knowledgeable in relevant literature and research. Other duties as directed by the SCCFS Board of Directors.
QUALIFICATIONS
Education, Training and Experience: -MSW with a minimum of four years experience or BSW or BA in a relevant field with five to ten years experience in Child Welfare Services, or extensive managerial experience. -Relevant experience in supervisory and management roles. Demonstrated ability to manage budgets in excess
of $1 million. Excellent negotiation and conflict resolution skills. Conflict resolution skills.Working knowledge of the CFCS Act, AOPSI .Ability to be flexible, and manage multi-tasking. Must demonstrate personal and professional qualities that provide emotional support to staff members under stress. Must possess extensive knowledge of Aboriginal culture and BC or Canadian Aboriginal child and family services.
Note:
Must have a valid BC driver’s license. May be required to use own vehicle on an expense account basis. Will be subject to a satisfactory criminal record check and prior contact check and six month probationary period. Must provide three written references with application.
CORE REQUIREMENTS
1) Extensive knowledge of Aboriginal culture/s and legal, physical, emotional, mental and spiritual challenges facing Aboriginal people/s in British Columbia as well as First Nations, urban and Metis child welfare issues in BC and Canada.
2) Good knowledge of computers, including MS Office, Internet Explorer, Outlook, SWIS MIS
3) Provide proof of recent or current Criminal Record Check
4) Submit to Prior Contact Check
5) Good written, verbal and organizational skills
6) Able to work within a team environment, teach skills and work effectively with others
7) Able to take direction and follow through
8) Proven ability in excellent work habits, written and oral communication skills
9) Current BC Driver’s License
10) Possession of Motor Vehicle, including $2,000,000 Third Party Liability
11) Good working knowledge of the CFCSA and regulations, AOPSI .
Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of
Aboriginal Ancestry.
Please submit your resume and a cover letter identifying how you meet the knowledge and abilities, qualifications and core requirements attention to:
 
Shelly Johnson, MSW Chief Executive Officer - Surrounded By Cedar Child and Family Services
1031 Vancouver Street Victoria, BC V8V 4T6 Email : Shelly@sccfs.com  FAX : (250) 383-2509
No Phone Calls Please, only those selected for interviews will be contacted
 
Closing Date : April 7, 2008 at 4:30 PM
Excellent salary and benefits are commensurate depending on experience, education and training
 
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 Aboriginal Adult Basic Education Program (AABE)- BC Adult Graduation Diploma (BCAGD) JOB OPPORTUNITY Biology Instructor – Vancouver, BC


The Native Education College is a large private Aboriginal college in Vancouver and also works with First Nations and Aboriginal organizations to deliver programs in locations throughout British Columbia.  We strive to combine academic excellence with a strong commitment to First Nations community-based education and the best practices of adult education.  Our programs have Aboriginal content and delivery methods and the BCAGD is recognized by colleges and universities as an entrance requirement. 
The AABE program provides all course requirements for the BCAGD. The instructor works with the Program Coordinator and teaches in the areas of sciences.   As part of our highly experienced and qualified faculty, the AABE Instructor will teach courses, assist with student retention and support students in the program.  For a list of AABE courses taught in Vancouver and outreach locations, go to http://www.necvancouver.org/ 


Qualifications:
Any combination of education and work experience as follows will be considered;
·        Degree in Education or a related field, preferably at a Masters level.
·        Significant work experience with Aboriginal learners;
·        Knowledge of and successful experience with Aboriginal adult instructional methodology;
·        Aboriginal ancestry or extensive experience working with Aboriginal organizations;
·        Excellent verbal, written and computer communication skills.
 
Terms:
Appointment to this position will require a formal criminal record check, the details of which may preclude an offer of employment being finalized.
Closing Date: Thursday, April 3, 2008
Start Date: Monday, April 14, 2008
Terms: part-time contract
Hours: Dependent on AABE schedule.
Salary: as per NEC salary scale
 
Please submit your resume, your letter of intent and the names of three professional references with current contact details to:
 
Office Manager
Native Education College
285 East 5th Avenue Fax: (604) 873-9152
Vancouver, BC V5T 1H2 E-mail: asmith@necvancouver.org
 
NEC: the Home of the Aboriginal Learner

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Community Development Sport Development Assistant

Cowichan 2008 North American Indigenous Games
Position will end in August
This position will be under the direction and the supervision of the Community Sport Development Officer, Cowichan 2008 North American Indigenous Games.  

RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Assistant will play a key role in the event coordination of the Cowichan 2008 Education Symposium (a forum to discuss Aboriginal Sport and Recreation Research) taking place July 30-August 1, 2008, as well as the coordination of Sport Fitness and Social Impact assessment database collection prior to/and during the 2008 Games. Included will be a Sport Legacy Plan, which will be created working with various Cowichan 2008 NAIG partners.  
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
·  Grade 12 or equivalent
·  Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Email applications, office procedures, and office equipment
·  Event Management
·  Self-starter and the ability to work independently with timelines and deadlines
·  Excellent interpersonal, written, organizational and relationship building skills
·  Ability to work in a fast paced environment
·  Respect confidentiality of information
·  A willingness and ability to work hours required as work demands, including evenings and weekends.
·  Valid Driver’s License & reliable transportation
 
The successful candidate must be a mature person who is able to demonstrate stability, integrity, a cooperative attitude, good interpersonal skills, and the ability to work as a team player and be able to work flexible hours of work.
 
Applicants are encouraged to highlight relevant event management experience and skills in their cover letter.
 
Please submit your Cover Letter and Resume, along with three references to:
Human Resources Manager
5760 Allenby Rd.
Duncan, BC V9L 5J1
Via: resume@cowichantribes.com
Deadline:  4:00 pm on May 9, 2008 We thank all applicants but only those short-listed will be contacted.
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Become a Radio Announcer


Job Requirements: Provide a daily lively and entertaining show using all the tools available to you and your daily radio program. - Present a balance in music and information each hour, with an emphasis on entertaining the listener with new twists in delivery of on-air content, and material.
- Write, produce and record announcements as assigned by the station manager/program director using Adobe Audition 2.0 & MD Player/Recorder.
- Update and manage our music library with suggestions to add new songs into our database upon approval.
- Plus, all other duties as assigned on a daily basis, including light janitorial duties

Closing Date: May 16, 2008
Number of Positions: 3
Minimum Qualification:
Minimum S4 (Grade 12) or equivalent.
Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel & Publisher software.
Excellent knowledge of computer software & its applications and various electronics (CD, MD & cassette players etc.)
Excellent written and oral communication skills a definite asset.
On the job training will be provided to the successful candidates.

Contact Information :
Russell J. Bonner – Manager/Program Director
NCN ACHIMOWIN COMMUNICATIONS
PO Box 125
Nelson House, Manitoba. R0B 1A0
Phone No: 204-484-2065
Fax No: 204-484-2639

Location : Nelson House, MB

   
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  The Gordon Neighbourhood house is hiring

Terms of Employment: Seasonal, Full Time, Day

Salary: $12.25 Hourly for 35 hours per week, Other Benefits

Anticipated Start Date: 2008/06/23

Location: West End, British Columbia (3 vacancies )

Skill Requirements:

 

Education: Some college/CEGEP/vocational or technical training, Some university

Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.): First Aid Certificate, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate

Experience: Experience an asset

Languages: Speak English, Read English, Write English

Recreational Concentration: Arts and crafts

Type of Clients: Children

Work Setting: Community centre

Activity Focus: Leading/instructing groups

Specific Skills: Instruct groups and individuals in arts and crafts, Lead groups and individuals in recreational or leisure programs, Plan and carry out recreational activities, Enforce safety rules and regulations

Additional Skills: Provide emergency or first aid assistance, Assist with special events, Prepare reports, Keep logs and maintain records

Security and Safety: Criminal record check

Transportation/Travel Information: Public transportation is available

Work Location Information: Urban area

Ability to Supervise: More than 20 people

Work Site Environment: Outdoors, In/on water, Noisy

Essential Skills: Reading text, Numeracy, Writing, Oral communication, Working with others, Problem solving, Decision making, Critical thinking, Job task planning and organizing, Finding information, Computer use, Continuous learning

Other Information: Only those short-listed will be contacted. No phone calls please. Applicants must be returning students. Applicants with a class 4 license will be given priority.

How to Apply:

 

Contact Name: Agata Feetham

 

By Fax: (604) 683-4486

 

By E-mail: agata@gordonhouse.org

 

Web Site: http://www.gordonhouse.org

Advertised until: 2008/05/15


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The McCreary Centre Society is looking for a temporary full time worker

Salary: $12.00 Hourly for 35 hours per week

Anticipated Start Date: 2008/06/09

Location: Vancouver 10th Avenue Area, British Columbia (1 vacancy)

Skill Requirements:

 

Education: Some high school, Completion of high school, Some college/CEGEP/vocational or technical training, Some university

Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.): Not applicable

Experience: Experience an asset

Languages: Speak English, Read English, Write English

Essential Skills: Reading text, Oral communication, Working with others, Problem solving, Decision making, Critical thinking, Job task planning and organizing, Finding information, Computer use

Other Information: Please email stephanie@mcs.bc.ca for job description and skill requirements. Closing date for applications Friday 16th May at 9 AM.

How to Apply:

 

By Phone between 9:00 and 17:00:

 

(604) 291-1996

 

By E-mail: stephanie@mcs.bc.ca

Business Profile: The McCreary Centre Society: Improving the health of BC youth through research engagement and community initiatives.

Web Site: http://www.mcs.bc.ca


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Office Assistant wanted in Victoria

Terms of Employment: Seasonal, Part Time, Weekend, Day, Evening

Salary: $10.00 Hourly for 20 hours per week

Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

Location: Victoria, British Columbia (1 vacancy)

Skill Requirements:

 

Education: Completion of high school

Experience: Experience an asset

Languages: Speak English, Read English, Write English

Work Setting: Private sector

Business Equipment and Computer Applications: General officeequipment, Electronic mail, MS Word, Database software

Typing (Words Per Minute): Not required

Specific Skills: Receive and forward telephone or electronic enquiries, Send and receive messages

Security and Safety: Criminal record check

Transportation/Travel Information: Own vehicle, Valid driver's licence

Work Location Information: Work from home

Essential Skills: Reading text, Oral communication, Problem solving, Job task planning and organizing, Computer use

Employer: Par-T-Perfect

How to Apply:

 

By Phone between 9:00 and 17:00:

 

(250) 386-5867

 

By E-mail: service@par-t-perfect.com

 

Online: http://www.par-t-perfect.comLink to an external site

Business Profile: Children's event company seeking party leaders/clowns for birthday parties/corporate events & more.

Web Site: http://www.par-t-perfect.com

Lanagara College Manager, Services to Aboriginal Students  Regular, Full-Time
As the Manager, Services to Aboriginal Students, you will provide vision and leadership to fulfil the College’s commitment to Aboriginal education.  You will be responsible for identifying, enhancing and developing programs and services for Aboriginal students. You will advise and provide information to Aboriginal students on a wide range of courses, programs, admission information and refer students to appropriate support services. You will represent and promote the College through liaisons with Aboriginal communities, organizations, First Nations and by attending community events. 
 
Qualifications:
Education & Experience
* Master’s degree in Social Sciences, Education, Aboriginal Studies, or other appropriate discipline.
*Five or more years of experience in developing and providing educational programs and services to Aboriginal learners. Post-secondary experience preferred.
*Experience working with Aboriginal people and demonstrated knowledge of Aboriginal culture and prominent Aboriginal political, social, economic and educational issues.
*Experience managing an operational budget.
*Knowledge of standard PC applications such as MS Office.
*An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Skills & Abilities
*Effective communication skills in English, both verbally and in writing.
*Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team.
*Ability to establish goals and priorities and meet deadlines.
*Effective interpersonal, intercultural skills required.
*Ability to develop contacts and maintain ongoing relationships.
*Ability to function with a high degree of tact, diplomacy and confidentiality.
*Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, administrators, faculty, staff, government agencies, and the external community to promote the involvement and advancement of Aboriginal students.
*Ability to respond quickly and effectively to changing situations and priorities.
*Effective planning, analytical, organizational, and problem solving skills.
*Ability to develop, recommend and implement new strategies, policies and procedures.
*Ability to interpret and apply College, government, agency, and departmental policies, procedures and guidelines.
*Ability to remain current with developments related to Aboriginal education and with changes in legislation that may affect Aboriginal learners.
*Willingness to travel to local Aboriginal communities, off-campus meetings, and attend career/educational fairs and events. Some events and/or meetings may occur during the evening or weekend.
Salary Range: $58,794 - $73,492 Annually (Pay Grade M)
Employee Group: Administrator
Application Information: To apply, send your resume, quoting competition #A003-08 in the subject line of your e-mail to: employment@langara.bc.ca. For a copy of the position description please click here
Closing Date: May 11, 2008
Competition No.: A003-08
We thank you for your interest and advise that only those shortlisted will be contacted. We are committed to enhancing our diverse workforce.
 
Visit www.langara.bc.ca for more information.

Urban Native Youth Association Training the Leaders of Tomorrow Summer Student Employment Opportunity: Native Youth Drop-In Centre Worker

 

UNYA has a F/T employment opportunity for (1) post-secondary student who has just completed F/T schooling and is planning to return to F/T schooling in September 2008. (This posting is anticipatory. Position is pending final confirmation of funding.) Working under the direct supervision of Centre staff, this worker will assist in program

planning and coordination, and contribute to the ongoing operations of the Native Youth Drop-In Centre. The NativeYouth Drop-In Centre is open to youth ages 15-24 years. It provides a safe, positive drop-in space for youth tointeract with their peers, as well as structured programming, including cultural activities, discussion groups andworkshops, and group outings. Hours will be determined based on the needs of the program.

 

Qualifications:

 A mature post-secondary student (up to 30 years),

·recently enrolled in and returning to F/T schooling in September 2008 Knowledge and experience working with Aboriginal

· youth in drop-in and group settings Responsible, punctual, and flexible

· Strong leadership abilities, as well as the

· ability to take direction well and work effectively as part of a team Good written and oral communications skills –

· including the ability to compile accurate records A broad-based knowledge of family and social

· issues that Native youth face today and a good understanding and/or

willingness to learn Native culture and traditions Good working knowledge of youth resources in

· Vancouver, particularly Aboriginal programs and youth services Personal support system and self care plan in

· place Must have a criminal record check completed by

· and satisfactory to UNYA Given the needs of the youth accessing our

· services, preference will be given to qualified Aboriginal applicants

Duties and Responsibilities:

 Work as part of a team to ensure that activities

· are positive, safe and educational for all participants. Contribute to ongoing

program development, planning and coordination of activities for the Drop-in Centre, including discussion groups, arts andcrafts, video nights, dances, workshops, and group outings and trips Provide positive role modeling and positively

· interact with and supervise youth in all activitiesAssist in outreach and promotion of the Drop-In

· Centre and all activities to encourage youth participation, partnerships, and

community volunteers. As program needs require, actively promote and participate in fundraising activities Work in cooperation with other UNYA and community

· programs to refer youth to appropriate services in the community astheir individual needs require Consult with and report to immediate supervisor

· on a regular basis. Positively contribute to team meetings for

· ongoing evaluation and adjustment of the program Maintain accurate activity logs and compile

· statistical records to support program needs and inform ongoing programdevelopment and evaluation.

Salary: $12.00/hr Term: June 16 – August 29, 2008 (anticipated)

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter (stating the position that you are applying for), a

resume, and contact information for (3) references to the attention of the Program Coordinator.

No enquiries. Only those short-listed will be contacted.

Closing date: Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 4:30pm

1640 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, B.C., V5L 1S6

Ph: 604-254-7732 Fax: 604-254-7811 Email: info@unya.bc.ca Website: www.unya.bc.ca


BC Hydro Hires Program Youth

We offer opportunities for students interested in exploring different trades,

technical careers and hands-on work. The Youth Hires Program provides

summer employment in the trades and technical occupations to students

who are making the transition from school to work.

We’re looking for people who believe in integrity, service, teamwork, and

accountability, have the ability to apply their skills and knowledge to physical

work problems, and are seriously thinking of an apprenticeship or technical

program as a means to get their career going.

Successful candidates will have:

• A valid Class 5 B.C. driver’s license (preferred)

• Attending high school with plans to return to school in September 2008

• Interest in learning more about potential opportunities at BC Hydro

• Experience or have had some exposure to varied types of trades or

technical related work OR

• Interest in experiencing a trades or technical related summer position,

with no prior training or exposure but a demonstrated keen interest

through related courses and skills.


BC Hydro is a welcoming, equal opportunity employer, and invites

applications from all qualified candidates.

Accepting applications April 2 to 30, 2008.

Jeannie Cranmer, Aboriginal Education and Employment Coordinator

15th Floor – 333 Dunsmuir Street,

Vancouver, B.C. V6B 5R3

Phone: 604 623-4401 Toll Free: 1 877 461-0161

Cell: 604 417-2312 Email: jeannie.cranmer@bchydro.com



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