Employment Support Worker Jan 2018

Job Description: 

Term based on contract agreement.

Reporting to the Education Coordinator, the Employment Recruitment worker will provide support to all community members who come to the Snuneymuxw First Nation office seeking employment and training the two year Aboriginal Construction program (ABCO). The Employment Recruitment Worker will need to understand the nature and criteria of programs delivered, training and skills required, application and resume writing, and an understanding of the provincial reporting systems.  This program is in partnership with Vancouver Island University.  Please Note:  This is anticipated to be term position for two years and is dependent on an agreement with Service Canada.



To support and prepare Snuneymuxw First Nation people in attaining their employment and training goals through funded and non-funded program interventions.
Be familiar with occupational and other labour market information, regarding the nature of occupations, occupational requirements, vocations, apprenticeships, entrepreneurship, and guidance material pertaining to employment related legislation/regulations.
Network with other Employment Service providers and skills contractors.
Develop and maintain employer and client contract files/lists.
Increase community awareness of Employment postings and training requirements developed for community needs.
Assist and maintain a data base of clients coming in… Career Portfolio
Plan and coordinate all logistics for workshops  (two main for year)
Organize and evaluate process of each workshop/presentations.
Coordinate and prepare materials for workshop/presentations.
Work with VIU on a weekly basis to ensure the flow of the program.
Develop weekly goals and check in with clients in the ABCO program.



Post secondary studies in a relevant field of study
Proficient use of computer programs
Superior oral and written communication skills
Professional attitude and proven ability to keep information confidential
Knowledge and experience in Aboriginal community development
Knowledge of services available to all members from ages 16 and up, disabled, and or skills/trades.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Strong communication skills – both written and verbal
Ability to encourage and develop team and individual strengths
Flexible with working hours
Strong rapport with children and youth
Assertiveness to speak to parents and children to assist with studies or social issues that arise.
Positive and energetic to initialize new ideas
Facilitate self-esteem and anti-bully workshops
Facilitate career choices workshops
Able to acquire class 4 Drivers License
Develop Newsletter and Poster’s when necessary
Ability to maintain confidentiality and ensure safety for our youth and leaders.


Please submit your current resume and cover letter by Monday, January 29, 2017 at 4:30 PM to:


Larry Leischner, Coordinator of Human Resources

Snuneymuxw First Nation

668 Centre Street

Nanaimo, BC V9R 4Z4

Phone: 250-740-2315

E-mail: hr@snuneymuxw.ca

For more information please call Nancy @ 250-740-2300


Please note: Only those applicants who are short-listed will be contacted.

Application Deadline: 
Monday, January 29, 2018
Job Type: 
Employment (Full Time)