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Welcome to Mikisew’s career hub, where our members and the wider community can access opportunities with all our entities.

We welcome applications from all. Opportunities only available to members of the Mikisew Cree First Nation will be specified.

Please, do not contact the Mikisew Cree First Nation for questions and inquiries unless it is regarding a position we are posting. Feel free to reach out to the entity hiring directly if you require additional information.

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Who We Are

The Mikisew Cree First Nation (Mikisew) has lived on the ancestral lands of the Athabasca Delta and Wood Buffalo National Park in northeastern Alberta since time immemorial. The lives of our members are linked to the land and to a close understanding of traditions, history and a natural way of life. Many of our members live in the hamlet of Fort Chipewyan, and our traditional lands range over a large portion of Athabasca oil sands deposits. For nearly 30 years, Mikisew Group, our wholly owned business arm, has worked toward the long-term, sustainable economic progress of our Nation and its members through employment and significant investments in education, training, social programs and infrastructure.

Who You Are

Mikisew Cree First Nation (MCFN) Property Management is currently seeking a Senior Administration Support Worker to work temporarily full time with the Property Management Team in Fort Chipewyan Alberta.

Reporting to the Property Manager, the Senior Administration Support Worker is responsible for providing administrative services to the Manager to ensure effective and efficient operations.

Responsible for providing administrative services. Providing these services in an effective and efficient manner will ensure Property Management operations are maintained in an effective and efficient manner. The Senior Administration Support Worker has a high degree of public contact and has strong problem-solving skills.

This is a 5 week position based in Fort Chipewyan.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • The preparation and editing of correspondence, communications, presentations, and other documents.
  • Maintains a high level of confidentiality on all matters relating to the affairs of the MCFN and Property Management Department.
  • Set up and maintain manual/computerized information filing system.
  • File and retrieve documents and reference materials.
  • Conduct research, analyze data to prepare reports and documents.
  • Arrange and coordinate meetings.
  • Record, transcribe and distribute meeting agendas and minutes of meetings.
  • Liaise with internal staff at all levels.
  • Interact with external clients, membership.
  • Review operating practices and recommend improvements where necessary.
  • Assists with the execution and follow-up of action Items.
  • Frequent interdepartmental contact and membership contact.
  • Continuous updating of office practices, workload indicators and summaries.
  • Creates templates, spreadsheets, forms, posters, and power point presentations as required.
  • Assist in the preparation of quarterly/yearly reporting when required.
  • Administer Home Incentive Program & Home renovation grant.
  • Update current spreadsheets.
  • Assist in reviewing all tenant/membership files, establish final mortgage amounts as well as review and ensure all Band owned home membership files are in order.
  • Assist in the overall administration and delivery of the Property Management Program.
  • Data entry on Zyntax.
  • Assist in making Property Management paperless.
  • Willing to take training when required.

 Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent of education and experience.
  • Completion of one-two year college or other program for administrative assistants or secretaries.
  • Advanced Computer experience.
  • Three to five year’s experience working with Zyntax and other accounting programs.

 Other Requirements

  • Must always maintain confidentiality.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Attention to detail and able to multi-task.
  • Proven ability to effectively address public inquiries with tact and poise.
  • Keyboarding skills and knowledge of standard office equipment.
  • Demonstrated ability to use computer software including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, E-mail, and PowerPoint).
  • Must have good organizational skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of the Cree language an asset.
  • Able to work under pressure with competing demands.
  • Working knowledge of general office procedures, regulations and policies governing the office area

If you feel you have the demonstrated background and you meet the qualifications as listed above and are interested in learning more about this exciting opportunity, please submit a cover letter, current resume with dates specified, a photocopy of education [diploma/certificate], a list of three current references with phone numbers to: HR@mikisewcree.ca

Deadline for Applications: Until suitable candidate is found

 

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Job Opportunity: Director Emergency Management

Who We Are

The Mikisew Cree First Nation (Mikisew) has lived on the ancestral lands of the Athabasca Delta and Wood Buffalo National Park in northeastern Alberta since time immemorial. The lives of our members are linked to the land and to a close understanding of traditions, history and a natural way of life. Many of our members live in the hamlet of Fort Chipewyan, and our traditional lands range over a large portion of Athabasca oil sands deposits. For nearly 30 years, Mikisew Group, our wholly owned business arm, has worked toward the long-term, sustainable economic progress of our Nation and its members through employment and significant investments in education, training, social programs and infrastructure.

Who You Are

Mikisew is currently seeking a dedicated and compassionate Director of Emergency Management to enhance the Nation’s coordination of its emergency management capacity and response to activities that include planning, preparedness, and response to emergency events e.g. – natural disasters, pandemics, severe weather events and crisis response, and establish an emergency management team comprised of staff and community members and coordinate education to MCFN entities in community emergency events.

This is a one-year contract position based in Fort McMurray or Fort Chipewyan with the possibility to extend to full-time based on securing a longer-term commitment from the government. The Anticipated start date is May 2024.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Build Partnerships with federal, provincial, municipal and NGOs (Red Cross).
  • Assist in enhancing community emergency management capacity and host training sessions on preparedness and planning.
  • Assist in developing  communications material and presenting to communities on emergency management.
  • When appropriate, assist with implementing the individual participating community’s emergency management plans.
  • Participate in training workshops, and mentoring, as identified in the personal learning plan.
  • Assist in drafting funding proposals, filling out funding applications, helping to coordinate and allocate emergency management-related funding and ensuring that all reports are completed on time.
  • Support in maintaining the following:
    • Up to date and practiced all emergency preparedness plan (EPP)
    • List all EPP partners for each member community (Fort Chipewyan, Fort McMurray, Fort Smith)
    • List of stakeholders for every section of member communities EPP work plan.
    • Policies and Procedures
    • Detailed meeting reports (agendas, minutes)
    • Plans/Progress reports for EPP plan development/updating.
    • Summary of outstanding issues related to EPP in each community for emergencies/outbreaks.
    • Assessment/evaluation of preparedness in emergency scenarios.
    • Needs assessment of a community in terms of readiness of response capacity.
    • Federal and Provincial agreements and NGO’s concerning roles and responsibilities in crisis events.
    • Training in Emergency Preparedness.
  • Support undertaking threat, risk, and vulnerability assessments (TRVA) and making mitigation recommendations, including performing ongoing environmental scans and TRVAs for food security/safety, warming shelters, backup generators, and demographics (vulnerable populations).
  • Other duties as required.

Qualifications

  • Possess a minimum grade 12 education with two years of supervisory experience and/or a combination of education and experience.
  • Completion (or willingness to complete) formal training or qualifications in emergency management.
  • Must participate in emergency management workshops and conferences to keep skills updated and share their gained knowledge with the MCFN emergency management team and community members. Following four phases of emergency management.
  • Must have or obtain within six months of hire First Aid/CPR certification and maintain such.
  • Previous experience in emergency planning, preparedness, and response to emergency events e.g. natural disasters, pandemics, severe weather events and crisis response, mitigation, recovery, response preparedness.
  • Experience preparing situation reports.
  • Knowledge of emergency management theories and principles.
  • Ability to analyze information, make appropriate recommendations and provide advice to Mikisew Cree First Nation.
  • Experience providing advice and recommendations to senior leadership.
  • Ability to maintain composure and be a calming influence.
  • Experience working within First Nations Communities.
  • Ability to work with various levels of government, First Nations and communities and partners.
  • Excellent work ethic within First Nations communities.
  • Prior public speaking and/or workshop facilitation experience.
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills

Other Requirements

  • Possess a valid Class 5 AB driver’s license and own or access to a vehicle.
  • Willingness and ability to travel as required.
  • Willingness and ability to work after hours and/or weekends and be on-call when required.
  • Willingness to submit to an oath of confidentiality.
  • Successful Completion of Criminal Record Check.
  • Willing to work flexible schedule. Combination of working remotely, in-office, and at community locations.
  • Must be fluent in English and have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong working knowledge and proficiency in Microsoft Office Software is essential.
  • Strong understanding of available community and government resources.
  • Ability to provide clear, precise information to Leadership and members.
  • Ability to speak and/or understand the Cree language (or another applicable First Nation language) would be beneficial.
  • Must be willing to work outdoors in all weather conditions.

How to Apply

If you or someone you know is interested, please send your resume to HR@mikisewcree.ca

Application deadline is until a suitable candidate is found.

We thank all who apply but we will only be contacting those selected for an interview. Thank you!

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DEPARTMENT:      MCFNEmployment Services                        REPORTING TO:   Employment Services Manager

DURATION:           Term position for 1 year                                       LOCATION:               Fort Chipewyan, AB

We are currently seeking an energetic and highly motivated individual to join our team as an Employment Clerk.  Working within our Community Services Department, the ideal candidate is detail-oriented, flexible, and willing to take on special projects as the need arises.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide administrative support to the Employment and Training Manager;
  • Assist with Employment Insurance and all the benefits in relation to the program by conducting inquiries;
  • Assist with claimant reports and interpretation of correspondence;
  • Assist clientele with resume preparation, career aptitude test and interview skills;
  • Complete training documentation with the client information and occupational coding;
  • Monitor client progress, attendance and provide consistent update on clients files;
  • Assist clientele to referral or casual, part-time or permanent employment opportunities both within the community and surrounding areas;
  • Data input on clients and statistics;
  • Provide labour market information to clientele, including updates on Labour Standards;
  • Provide information to the General Public regarding agencies and what is provided;
  • Maintain a resources library of career material and education information for clients;
  • Work closely with the Education and Social Enhancement Coordinators to assist clients when applicable;
  • Other duties as directed by supervisor.

Requirements:

  • Completed at least one year of post secondary studies and/or relevant experience,
  • Highly responsible, reliable and must maintain confidentiality,
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Excel, Outlook
  • Excellence organization and communication skills,
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision,
  • Valid class five (5) driver’s license with a clean criminal record check is required.

Deadline to apply is 4:30 on April 19, 2024

 

Please submit your resume and cover letter, by email, in confidence to

Attention: Irene Whitehead

employment@mikisewcree.ca

Cell:  780-715-6882 or 780-697-3811

We thank all applicants but only those selected will be contacted for an interview

MIKISEW CREE FIRST NATION

ALLISON BAY INDIAN RESERVE #219

BOX 348, FORT CHIPEWYAN, ALBERTA T0P 1BO

PHONE: (780) 697-3811  FAX: (780) 697-3385

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Who We Are

The Mikisew Cree First Nation (Mikisew) has lived on the ancestral lands of the Athabasca Delta and Wood Buffalo National Park in northeastern Alberta since time immemorial. The lives of our members are linked to the land and to a close understanding of traditions, history, and a natural way of life. Many of our members live in the hamlet of Fort Chipewyan, and our traditional lands range over a large portion of Athabasca oil sands deposits. For nearly 30 years, Mikisew Group, our wholly owned business arm, has worked toward the long-term, sustainable economic progress of our Nation and its members through employment and significant investments in education, training, social programs and infrastructure.

Mikisew Cree First Nation is seeking a casual Health Care Aide. This position will be responsible for playing a crucial role in the personalized care for our Seniors Care residents. You will be responsible for assisting with activities of daily living, ensuring the well-being and comfort of the residents.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist residents with activities of daily living, including bathing, dressing, grooming, and toileting.
  • Monitor and record vital signs, such as blood pressure, pulse, and temperature.
  • Assist in transferring and positioning residents to promote mobility and prevent bedsores.
  • Provide emotional support and companionship to residents.
  • Collaborate with the healthcare team to develop and implement care plans.
  • Maintain a clean and organized living environment for residents.
  • Observe and report any changes in the residents’ physical or emotional condition.
  • Promote positive and effective work atmosphere to encourage highest standards possible.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • 12 hour shift – AM as well as PM.
  • Rotation 4 on 4 off.

Qualifications

  • Experience working in a health care support role specifically with Seniors would be an asset.
  • Valid Standard First Aid with CPR.
  • Valid certification as a Health Care Aide
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Compassionate and patient-centered approach to care.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team and independently.
  • Must be physically fit to perform all duties of the position.
  • Must be dedicated to exceptional external and internal guest service.
  • Proven decision-making ability.
  • Ability to interact professionally with customers and co-workers.
  • Strong focus on safety and quality of work.

Other Requirements

  • Possess valid Class 5 AB driver’s license and own or access to a vehicle.
  • Willingness and ability to work in Fort Chipewyan.
  • Willingness and ability to work after hours and/or weekends when required.
  • Willing to work flexible schedule.
  • Must provide and possess a clear criminal record vulnerable sector check.
  • Ability to speak and/or understand the Cree language (or another applicable First Nation language) would be beneficial.
  • This position is in Fort Chipewyan Alberta.

How to Apply

If you or someone you know is interested, please send your resume to coo@mikisewcree.ca Application deadline is, until a suitable candidate is found.

 We thank all who apply but we will only be contacting those selected for an interview. Thank you!

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Job Opportunity: Indigenous Knowledge Lead

Who We Are

The Mikisew Cree First Nation (Mikisew) has lived on the ancestral lands of the Athabasca Delta and Wood Buffalo National Park in northeastern Alberta since time immemorial. The lives of our members are linked to the land and to a close understanding of traditions, history and a natural way of life. Many of our members live in the hamlet of Fort Chipewyan, and our traditional lands range over a large portion of Athabasca oil sands deposits. For nearly 30 years, Mikisew Group, our wholly owned business arm, has worked toward the long-term, sustainable economic progress of our Nation and its members through employment and significant investments in education, training, social programs and infrastructure.

Who You Are

We are currently seeking an Indigenous Knowledge Lead who will be responsible for administering and/or supporting Indigenous Land Use / Indigenous Knowledge Studies and the collection of land and resource use information, participating in special projects and the general administration of areas of responsibility. The Indigenous Knowledge Lead will also be responsible for the coordination of IK studies, help identify appropriate interviewees for various studies, lead workshops and support Guardians activities.

Please note that this position is based in Fort Chipewyan, AB.

Budget Development:
• Provide support in the development of an Indigenous Knowledge budget.

Community Engagement:
• Communicate and engage with Elders and community members of the MCFN on land use planning, wildlife management, and various other regional issues and concerns.

Data Collection and Analysis:
• Develop, conduct, and/or schedule surveys and interviews with MCFN members to collect Indigenous Knowledge information.
• Draft reports, analyze data, and summarize project work for sharing with the community and GIR team.

Information Management:
• Analyze Indigenous Knowledge, historical data, and traditional land-use information and produce comprehensive reports.
• Upload Indigenous Knowledge information into the Community Knowledge Keeper database.

Project Support:
• Support and supervise technical consultants when needed.
• Research, recommend, and manage third-party contracts and/or projects.

Coordination and Communication:
• Coordinate translation and transcribing of written materials and oral presentations.
• Ensure visual tools, including maps, are available as needed.
• Assist industry, government, and/or technical consultants in understanding Indigenous knowledge for incorporation into projects and planning processes.

Procedure Development:
• Develop and implement procedures for collecting land and resource use information.
• Contribute to revising Indigenous Knowledge Collection Protocols/Guidelines.

Additional Responsibilities:
• Schedule meetings, take accurate minutes, and distribute and report accordingly.
• Represent MCFN at external meetings, forums, and workshops.
• Assist in developing annual budgets and report monthly to the Environmental and Regulatory Affairs Manager.
• Perform all duties in accordance with MCFN policies, standards, and procedures.
• Contribute effectively as a team member to the overall plans and objectives of MCFN.

Contribution to GIR Team:
• Assist the Director in developing the annual GIR strategic plan.
• Work cooperatively and effectively with MCFN staff members.
• Participate in applicable initiatives, workshops, conferences, and meetings.
• Contribute to MCFN communication initiatives.

Qualifications
• Diploma or Certificate in Indigenous Studies, Geography, Anthropology, Humanities, Social Studies, or a related field of study.
• At least 5 years experience in matters related to Indigenous Consultation, Wildlife Management, Cultural Impact Assessments, Indigenous Knowledge Studies, or Traditional Land-Use.
• Demonstrated knowledge/experience in the areas of Indigenous Knowledge, community engagement, communications and community organizing,
• Community engagement facilitation skills and public speaking
• Ability to record accurate notes, minutes, action items and record keeping,
• Excellent oral and written communication skills, strong active listening skills,
• Proven planning, prioritizing, organizing and coordination skills,
• Proven leadership, team building, conflict resolution and project management skills,
• Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain successful and effective relationships with a variety of internal and external contacts,
• Excellent judgement and ability to make decisions and communicate in a way that advances the best interest of the organization at all times,
• Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain successful and effective relationships with a variety of internal and external contacts,
Other Requirements

• Possess a valid Class 5 AB driver’s license and own or access to a vehicle.
• Willingness and ability to travel to Fort Chipewyan as required.
• Willingness and ability to work after hours and/or weekends when required.
• Willingness to submit to an oath of confidentiality.
• Willing to work flexible schedule.
• Ability to speak and/or understand the Cree language (or another applicable First Nation language) would be beneficial.

How to Apply
If you or someone you know is interested, please send your resume to coo@mikisewcree.ca

Application deadline is until a suitable candidate is found.

We thank all who apply but we will only be contacting those selected for an interview. Thank you!

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Building Supplies Administrator

Who We Are

The Mikisew Cree First Nation (Mikisew) has lived on the ancestral lands of the Athabasca Delta and Wood Buffalo National Park in northeastern Alberta since time immemorial. The lives of our members are linked to the land and to a close understanding of traditions, history and a natural way of life. Many of our members live in the hamlet of Fort Chipewyan, and our traditional lands range over a large portion of Athabasca oil sands deposits. For nearly 30 years, Mikisew Group, our wholly owned business arm, has worked toward the long-term, sustainable economic progress of our Nation and its members through employment and significant investments in education, training, social programs and infrastructure.

Who You Are

As the Building Supplies Coordinator, you possess a keen eye for organization and attention to detail. Your responsibilities will include collaborating with project managers, negotiating with suppliers, maintaining accurate records, and ensuring timely deliveries to project sites. If you have retail experience, preferably in the building materials or construction field, coupled with computer proficiency and exceptional customer service skills, we encourage you to apply.

Please note that this position is based in Fort Chipewyan, AB.

What You Will Be Doing

  • Collaborate with project managers to determine building supply requirements.
  • Source, negotiate, and procure building materials, emphasizing cost-effectiveness and quality.
  • Maintain accurate records of inventory levels, orders, and deliveries.
  • Coordinate timely material deliveries, ensuring adherence to specifications and timelines.
  • Monitor inventory levels and reorder supplies to prevent shortages and project delays.
  • Conduct regular inspections of received materials for quality and compliance.
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with suppliers, contractors, and internal teams.
  • Assist in developing and implementing procurement strategies aligned with budgetary constraints and sustainability goals.
  • Stay informed about industry trends, pricing, and advancements in building supplies.
  • Contribute to a safe working environment by adhering to health and safety protocols.

What We Are Looking For

  • Familiarity with building codes, regulations, and best practices in the construction and building supplies field.
  • Proficiency in administrative tasks, including record-keeping, inventory management, and supply coordination.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and meticulous attention to detail in handling administrative processes.
  • Ability to work independently on administrative tasks and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Strong communication and customer service skills, with a focus on providing excellent service to both internal and external stakeholders.

Other Requirements

  • Possess a valid Class 5 AB driver’s license and own or access to a vehicle.
  • Willingness and ability to work after hours and/or weekends when required.
  • Willingness to submit to an oath of confidentiality.
  • Willing to work flexible schedule.
  • Ability to speak and/or understand the Cree language (or another applicable First Nation language) would be beneficial.
  • High school diploma or equivalent is an asset

Benefits and Compensation Highlights

  • The wage for this role is $25 hourly.
  • Full-time position with typical office hours consisting of 8:30am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday however flexibility will be required for occasional work on evenings and weekends (with encouragement and support for a work-life balance)
  • Pension matching and comprehensive benefits package to support your overall well-being.

How to Apply

If you or someone you know is interested, please send your resume to coo@mikisewcree.ca

Application deadline is until a suitable candidate is found.

We thank all who apply but we will only be contacting those selected for an interview. Hiring preference will be given to members of the Mikisew Cree First Nation. We encourage qualified members of our community to apply and express their interest in contributing to the growth and success of our organization. Thank you!

 

Who We Are

The Mikisew Cree First Nation (Mikisew) has lived on the ancestral lands of the Athabasca Delta and Wood Buffalo National Park in northeastern Alberta since time immemorial. The lives of our members are linked to the land and to a close understanding of traditions, history and a natural way of life. Many of our members live in the hamlet of Fort Chipewyan, and our traditional lands range over a large portion of Athabasca oil sands deposits. For nearly 30 years, Mikisew Group, our wholly owned business arm, has worked toward the long-term, sustainable economic progress of our Nation and its members through employment and significant investments in education, training, social programs and infrastructure.

Who You Are

Mikisew is currently seeking a dedicated and compassionate Executive Assistant to the COO.  As the Executive Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer (COO), you will play a crucial role in supporting the COO in managing administrative tasks, coordinating schedules, and facilitating communication within the organization. You will serve as the primary point of contact between the COO and internal/external stakeholders, ensuring smooth operations and efficiency in day-to-day activities.

Please note that this position is based in Fort Chipewyan, AB.

 ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage the COO’s calendar, schedule appointments, and coordinate meetings, ensuring efficient use of time and prioritization of tasks.
  • Screen and respond to emails, phone calls, and other correspondence on behalf of the COO, demonstrating professionalism and discretion.
  • Prepare agendas, presentations, and documents for meetings, taking minutes and following up on action items as needed.
  • Conduct research, compile data, and prepare reports to support decision-making processes and initiatives led by the COO.
  • Coordinate travel arrangements, including flights, accommodations, and itineraries, ensuring smooth logistics and accommodations for the COO’s business trips.
  • Collaborate with other executives, departments, and external partners to facilitate communication, coordinate projects, and streamline processes.
  • Handle confidential information with integrity and discretion, maintaining strict confidentiality regarding sensitive matters.
  • Anticipate the needs of the COO, proactively identifying opportunities to enhance efficiency, productivity, and effectiveness in their role.
  • Provide administrative support, including organizing files, managing expenses, and performing other tasks as assigned by the COO.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent; post-secondary education in business administration or related field is an asset.
  • 2-4 years of experience in an executive support role or administrative position.
  • Strong understanding of standard office administration practices and procedures.
  • Experience in managing multiple calendars.
  • Typing speed of 45-50 WPM and proficiency in Microsoft Office – Office 365 (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher).
  • Proven experience in building working relationships with First Nations communities and partners.

Other Requirements

  • Possess a valid Class 5 AB driver’s license
  • Willingness and ability to travel as required.
  • Willingness and ability to work after hours and/or weekends and be on-call when required.
  • Willingness to submit to an oath of confidentiality.
  • Successful Completion of Criminal Record Check.
  • Willing to work flexible schedule. Combination of working remotely, in-office, and at community locations.
  • Must be fluent in English and have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong working knowledge and proficiency in Microsoft Office Software is essential.
  • Ability to provide clear, precise information to Leadership and members.
  • Ability to speak and/or understand the Cree language (or another applicable First Nation language) would be beneficial.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Benefits:

  • Dental care
  • Paid time off
  • Vision care

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Fort Chipewyan, AB: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

How to Apply

If you or someone you know is interested, please send your resume to HR@mikisewcree.ca

Application deadline is until a suitable candidate is found.

We thank all who apply but we will only be contacting those selected for an interview. Thank you!

 

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Who We Are

The Mikisew Cree First Nation (Mikisew) has lived on the ancestral lands of the Athabasca Delta and Wood Buffalo National Park in northeastern Alberta since time immemorial. The lives of our members are linked to the land and to a close understanding of traditions, history and a natural way of life. Many of our members live in the hamlet of Fort Chipewyan, and our traditional lands range over a large portion of Athabasca oil sands deposits. For nearly 30 years, Mikisew Group, our wholly owned business arm, has worked toward the long-term, sustainable economic progress of our Nation and its members through employment and significant investments in education, training, social programs and infrastructure.

 Who You Are

At Mikisew Cree First Nation, we are seeking a highly motivated and skilled individual to join our team as an Assets Controller. The ideal candidate is someone who shares our commitment to community well-being and sustainable development, bringing a unique blend of expertise in asset management, procurement, and project coordination.

Please note that this position is based in Fort MacMurray or Fort Chipewyan and will require periodic travel.

What You Will Be Doing

Management of Assets:

  • Assisting in the management of outsourcing and service arrangements that support the delivery of goods and services.
  • Liaising with other departments and or external resources to gather, maintain and dispose of assets.
  • Computing expiration of various assets and create timelines for efficient use and development.
  • Maintaining or improving levels of service.
  • Preparing regular reports for senior leadership, highlighting key financial metrics and providing actionable insights.
  • Developing and/or maintaining a comprehensive inventory of all Nation assets across departments.

Project Management and Reporting:

  • Provide regular updates to the Director, Assets, regarding ongoing activities.
  • Prepare and deliver monthly reports to the Director, Assets, providing comprehensive overview of ongoing projects, initiatives, and other pertinent matters.

Risk Management

  • Assist in identifying and assessing risks associated with asset portfolios and implement strategies to mitigate potential challenges.
  • Assist in ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and industry standards.

What We Are Looking For

  • Minimum diploma in Business Management or related post-secondary diploma specializing in Finance, Procurement, Logistics, or Supply Chain Management.
  • Three years experience in asset management, procurement, planning, managing service contracts, operations, and project management. A combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Experience in building strong rapport and relationship management with First Nations communities and partners would be considered an asset.

Other Requirements

  • Possess a valid Class 5 AB driver’s license and own or access to a vehicle.
  • Willingness and ability to travel to Fort Chipewyan as required.
  • Willingness to submit to an oath of confidentiality.
  • Strong organizational and multitasking skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication abilities.
  • Proficiency in relevant software and applications for data management and reporting.
  • Knowledge of community resources and agencies.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information.
  • Flexibility in adapting to changing priorities and situations.
  • Ability to speak and/or understand the Cree language (or another applicable First Nation language) would be beneficial.

Benefits and Compensation Highlights

  • The salary range for this role is 65k to 90k yearly, dependent on education and experience.
  • Full-time position with typical office hours consisting of 8:30am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday however, flexibility will be required for occasional work on evenings and weekends (with encouragement and support for a work-life balance)
  • The position is ideally located in Fort Chipewyan, however specific location and arrangements are negotiable for the right candidate.
  • Northern Living Allowance – if the work location is Fort Chipewyan or Fort MacMurray
  • Pension matching and comprehensive benefits package to support your overall well-being.

How to Apply

If you or someone you know is interested, please send your resume to zaid.sarigat@mikisewcree.ca

Application deadline is until a suitable candidate is found.

We thank all who apply but we will only be contacting those selected for an interview. Hiring preference will be given to members of the Mikisew Cree First Nation. We encourage qualified members of our community to apply and express their interest in contributing to the growth and success of our organization. Thank you!

 

 

2024 Summer Student – Job Opportunities

DEPARTMENT:   MCFN All                                           REPORTING TO: Various Managers

DURATION: 2024 Summer                                                  LOCATION: Fort Chipewyan, AB

Mikisew Cree First Nation is seeking to recruit Post Secondary and High School summer students to fill several positions in the following areas: Community and Social Services, Office Reception, Caregivers, Labourers, and more!

Responsibilities:

  • Provide administrative support such as general office work, filing and reception.
  • Working with computers.
  • Assist the Elders Coordinator with activities and handyman duties.
  • Working with Tech Services on various tasks.
  • Other duties as directed by the supervisors.

Requirements:

  • Must be a registered full-time student for 2023-2024 academic year and must be registered to return to school in the fall,
  • Must be self-motivated and a team player
  • Must be reliable, dependable, and punctual at all times.
  • Must adhere to the MCFN Code of Ethics and Code of Confidentiality at all times.

Deadline to apply is 5:00 p.m. on Friday May 31, 2024

Please submit your resume and cover letter, by email, in confidence to

Attention: Kerri Ceretzke

kerri.ceretzke@mikisewcree.ca

or Drop off at Fort Chipewyan Community High School

We thank all applicants but only those selected will be contacted for an interview.

MIKISEW CREE FIRST NATION

ALLISON BAY INDIAN RESERVE #219

BOX 90, FORT CHIPEWYAN, ALBERTA T0P 1BO

PHONE: (780) 697-3740  FAX: (780) 697-3826

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PERSONAL SUPPORT WORKER KKECH ELDERS CARE POSITION

DEPARTMENT: KKECH Elders Care

REPORTING TO: Manager KKECH Elders Care

DURATION: Hiring Casual Employees

LOCATION: Fort Chipewyan, AB

The Mikisew Cree First Nation – KKECH- Elder Care is recruiting Support Staff to join our team on a casual basis.

Responsibilities:

  • To be on standby or on-call waiting list, to be called at any time, as needed for different shift workdays or nights, including weekends, 12 hr shifts
  • Accurate, concise, and timely documentation and case notes.
  • Provide Elder tours to new clients as required.
  • To work with clients, other staff and other resource people in the community.
  • To respond to telephone inquiries.
  • To document all required information relating to shift in the appropriate logbooks.
  • To ensure that safety and security measures for the shelter are adhered to, performing routine security checks as per policy.
  • To assist clients with meal preparation if needed.
  • To perform regular household chores, including laundry as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Provide information and referrals as appropriate.
  • Ensure and maintain resident confidentiality, communicating the limits of confidentiality during service provision.
  • Conducting an accurate and concise shift change report to oncoming shift.
  • Complying to all policies and procedures of KKECH to ensure the facility runs smoothly.
  • Participate with feedback in surveys and staff meetings to address what is working and what is needed, regularly.
  • Ability to face dual relationships with an open mind and appropriate personal boundaries with clients, and refrains from involvement with client personal affairs or other business that may constitute a conflict of interest.

Mikisew Cree First Nation | Allison Bay Indian Reserve #219, Box 90, Fort Chipewyan, AB, T0P 1B0 Website: www.mikisewcree.ca Phone: (780) 697-3740 Fax: (780) 697-3826

Competencies

Non-judgmental and empathetic.

Confidentiality an absolute requirement.

Must have the ability to work in a high stress and non-structured environment.

 Requirements:

  • Previous experience working in a support capacity in an Elders Care facility.
  • Knowledge of the local Indigenous language and culture is desired.
  • Living a healthy and balanced lifestyle.
  • Ability to work well with other employees and the ability to work under minimal supervision.
  • Must always maintain “confidentiality” in all positions.
  • Must be bondable and provide RCMP Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Willingness to acquire knowledge of federal and provincial legislation regarding Family Violence.
  • Valid Class 5 Alberta driver’s license is preferred.

Closing Date: Until a suitable candidate is found.

Please submit all resumes to coo@mikisewcree.ca

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

License Practical Nurse (KKECH)

Mikisew Cree First Nation is looking for a qualified LPN to join the Elders Care. The successful candidate will collaborate with health members to provide comprehensive care and support to patients and families. The LPN works to the full scope of the practice in providing safe, quality care in accordance with established standards and the Mission, Vision, Values and policies and procedures of Mikisew Cree First Nation. The LPN is a member of the care team who uses the nursing process (assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation) within the framework of the standards of practice of the Licensed Practical Nurse of Alberta and the policies and procedures of the MCFN, to facilitate those residents receive optimum care to aid in their recovery, to achieve their maximum independence, provide a secure, comfortable home-like environment.  The Licensed Practical facilitates communication between the resident, family, and other health care professionals.

This position will consist of shift work – 14 days on 14 days off, 12-hour shifts in Fort Chipewyan, AB.

Key Responsibilities

  • Medication Assistance with dispensing of prescribed medications and documentation of all medications reordering as needed.
  • Meal Planning/ Collaboration with Dietician and Cook to their specific needs and to ensure all residents receive healthy food choices as per the Canada Food Guide.
  • Reporting observe and reporting any behavioural changes or conditions with the residents or any incidents involving residents within the Care Plan to the Professional staff.
  • Assess and provide treatments and make referrals.
  • Prevent/treat injury/illness.
  • Complete initial and ongoing assessments of residents and patients.
  • Assisting clients with bathing.
  • Follow standards of cleanliness and safety
  • Documents patient care observations and activities according to professional standards and procedures.
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding patient and business functions of the facility.
  • Collaboration with professional staff such as Nunee Health Center and Alberta Health Services
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 1-3 years of experience in an LPN or similar role.
  • IV therapy experience would be considered an asset.
  • Knowledge of First Nations communities.
  • Proven experience in building working relationships with First Nations communities and partners.

Other Requirements

  • Possess a valid Class 5 AB driver’s license and own or access to a vehicle.
  • Clear Drivers Abstract
  • Willingness and ability to work after hours and/or weekends when required.
  • Successful completion of First Aid.
  • Willing to work flexible schedule.
  • Must provide and possess a clear criminal record vulnerable sector check.
  • Ability to speak and/or understand the Cree language (or another applicable First Nation language) would be beneficial.
  • This position is based in Fort Chipewyan Alberta

How to Apply

If you or someone you know is interested, please send your resume to coo@mikisewcree.ca

Application deadline is until a suitable candidate is found. We thank all who apply but we will only be contacting those selected for an interview. Thank you!

Who We Are

The Mikisew Cree First Nation (Mikisew) has lived on the ancestral lands of the Athabasca Delta and Wood Buffalo National Park in northeastern Alberta since time immemorial. The lives of our members are linked to the land and to a close understanding of traditions, history, and a natural way of life. Many of our members live in the hamlet of Fort Chipewyan, and our traditional lands range over a large portion of Athabasca oil sand deposits. For nearly 30 years, our wholly-owned business arm has worked toward the long-term, sustainable economic progress of our Nation and its members through employment and significant investments in education, training, social programs, and infrastructure.

Who You Are

We are looking for a front-line Prevention Worker based in Fort McMurray to work full-time Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm. The successful candidate will work with the family support team to work directly with Indigenous families to promote wellness, prevent crises, and strengthen family bonds.

The successful candidate will have a deep understanding of Indigenous cultures and traditions, as well as the ability to work collaboratively with community members and external partners.

Responsibilities

  • Family Support: Provide direct support to Indigenous families, addressing their unique needs and challenges through culturally sensitive and trauma-informed approaches. Assist FSD in the development of funding proposals and grants and subsequent projects
  • Crisis Prevention: Develop and implement prevention strategies to mitigate potential crises within families, working proactively to address underlying issues.
  • Cultural Responsiveness: Infuse cultural practices and traditions into prevention programs, respecting and incorporating the diverse cultural backgrounds of the families served.
  • Community Collaboration: Work collaboratively with community leaders, elders, and other service providers to create a network of support for families.
  • Education and Awareness: Conduct workshops and educational sessions within the community to raise awareness about family wellness and prevention strategies and special events.
  • Advocacy: Advocate for the needs and rights of Indigenous families within various systems, ensuring culturally appropriate services are accessible.
  • Case Management: Maintain accurate and confidential case records, documenting interventions and progress made with each family.
  • And other duties as required by FSD

Qualifications

  • Family support/youth work certificate/diploma/degree
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in a similar role, preferably within an Indigenous community context.
  • Strong understanding of Indigenous cultures, traditions, and community dynamics.
  • Knowledge of trauma-informed practices and prevention strategies.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent writing and computer skills; excel, word, powerpoint
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • CPR/First Aid
  • Suicide intervention training

Other Requirements

  • Possess a valid Class 5 AB driver’s license and own or access to a vehicle.
  • Clean Drivers abstract
  • Willingness and ability to travel to Fort Chipewyan as required.
  • Willingness and ability to be flexible to work after hours and/or weekends when required.
  • On-call rotation availability when needed.
  • Willingness to submit to an oath of confidentiality.
  • Willing to work a flexible schedule. Combination of in-office and at-community locations.
  • Must provide and possess a clear criminal record and vulnerable sector check.
  • Ability to speak and/or understand the Cree language (or another applicable First Nation language) would be beneficial.

How to Apply

If you or someone you know is interested, please send your resume to coo@mikisewcree.ca Application deadline is, until a suitable candidate is found.

We thank all who apply but we will only be contacting those selected for an interview. Thank you!

Who We Are

The Mikisew Cree First Nation (Mikisew) has lived on the ancestral lands of the Athabasca Delta and Wood Buffalo National Park in northeastern Alberta since time immemorial. The lives of our members are linked to the land and to a close understanding of traditions, history and a natural way of life. Many of our members live in the hamlet of Fort Chipewyan, and our traditional lands range over a large portion of Athabasca oil sands deposits. For nearly 30 years, Mikisew Group, our wholly owned business arm, has worked toward the long-term, sustainable economic progress of our Nation and its members through employment and significant investments in education, training, social programs and infrastructure.

Who You Are

We are currently seeking a dedicated and compassionate Post Majority Worker to join our team. Working under the guidance of the Director of Family Support and Preservation, this role is essential in ensuring the safety and well-being of youth and young adults transitioning out of care until the age of 26. Our mission is to prioritize safety and provide support through personalized services, empowering the youth to lead fulfilling lives as they navigate their individual well-being journey.

Please note that this position is based in Edmonton, AB.  

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Contact former and existing youth and young adults in care who meet the post majority criteria to enroll in voluntary services with the Post Majority Care program. Participate in planning for transitioning youth/young adults including identifying and maintaining connection to family, extended family, and community.
  • Provide wrap-around support that meets the distinct needs and promotes holistic positive outcomes for thriving Mikisew Cree First Nation youth and young adults. Support youth and young adults to be fully independent and identify their own interests to support their well-being for their life-long success.
  • Support youth and young adults to participate in cultural programming and in referrals to internal and external services.
  • Adhere to policies, procedures, and relevant practices of Mikisew Cree Nation and ensure confidentiality and safekeeping of all documents and records. Maintain accurate, up-to-date, and concise work files.
  • Act in accordance with Mikisew First Nation’s Code of Ethics and always maintain confidentiality to protect the privacy of the staff, families, and communities.
  • Perform additional related duties in accordance with job responsibilities and program objectives.
  • Participate in training, cultural events and other mandatory training as required, and,
  • Other duties as required.

Qualifications

  • Post-Secondary degree or diploma in Social Services, Child and Youth Worker, or a related Social Sciences Field. Applicable experience will be considered.
  • Advanced computer skills (Email, Office 365, Teams, cell phone).
  • Strong knowledge and awareness of Indigenous culture and history is required, with emphasis on family violence, child welfare, the impacts of trauma, Indigenous youth/ young adults’ engagement, and community outreach.
  • Excellent case and file management skills, stress management and time management skills are also required for this role. Candidates must have the ability to engage people to build trust and rapport; effective verbal and listening communication skills are needed.

Other Requirements

  • Possess a valid Class 5 AB driver’s license and own or access to a vehicle.
  • A clear Criminal Reference Check, Vulnerable Sector Check, and Child Welfare Check
  • Must have the ability to work flexible hours including evenings and/or weekends and be on call to support the program and community needs and be willing to travel extensively by vehicle and/ or plane.
  • Willingness to submit to an oath of confidentiality.
  • Willing to work flexible schedule.
  • Ability to speak and/or understand the Cree language (or another applicable First Nation language) would be beneficial.

How to Apply

If you or someone you know is interested, please send your resume to coo@mikisewcree.ca Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.

We thank all who apply but we will only be contacting those selected for an interview. Thank you!

 

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Who We Are

 The Mikisew Cree First Nation (Mikisew) has lived on the ancestral lands of the Athabasca Delta and Wood Buffalo National Park in northeastern Alberta since time immemorial. The lives of our members are linked to the land and to a close understanding of traditions, history and a natural way of life. Many of our members live in the hamlet of Fort Chipewyan, and our traditional lands range over a large portion of Athabasca oil sands deposits. For nearly 30 years, Mikisew Group, our wholly-owned business arm, has worked toward the long-term, sustainable economic progress of our Nation and its members through employment and significant investments in education, training, social programs, and infrastructure.

We are currently looking to hire a Custodian for the Finance and Administration building This opportunity will be a full-time position and is ideal for an experienced cleaner to help support the cleanliness of the department.

Who You Are

 We are currently seeking a Custodian for Mikisew’s Finance and Administration Building. This cleaner will be responsible for cleaning all the common areas and offices. This is a full-time position.

  • Ensuring spaces are prepared for the next day by taking out the trash, tidying furniture, and dusting surfaces.
  • Sweeping and mopping floors, vacuuming
  • Disinfecting and sanitizing common areas, especially during times of increased health
  • Create a cleaning schedule for the Finance and Administration Building
  • Washing and sanitizing toilets and sinks and restocking
  • Wipe mirrors, windows, and
  • Utilize insecticides to prevent infestation by dangerous
  • Remove garbage and recycle daily and prepare bins for weekly pick-
  • Handle emergency cleaning and upkeep
  • Report major damages, submit work orders, and oversee repairs,
  • Secure facilities after operating hours by locking doors, closing windows, and setting up the alarm.
  • Undertake occasional shoveling snow from the sidewalk, lifting heavy items, moving chairs etc.
  • Order cleaning
  • Other duties as Provides support with coordinating and managing all activities.

Qualifications

  • Highly responsible and
  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends if
  • Ability to work under minimal
  • Strong attention to detail

Other Requirements 

  • Possess a valid Class 5 AB driver’s license and own or access to a vehicle
  • Willingness and ability to travel to Fort Chipewyan as
  • Willingness and ability to work after hours and/or weekends when
  • Willingness to submit to an oath of
  • Must provide and possess a clear criminal record vulnerable sector
  • Ability to speak and/or understand the Cree language (or another applicable First Nation language) would be beneficial.

How to Apply

If you or someone you know is interested, please send your resume to coo@mikisewcree.ca

The application deadline is until a suitable candidate is found.

We thank all who apply, but we will only be contacting those selected for an interview. Thank you!

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Job Opportunity: Temporary Wellness Worker

Who We Are

The Mikisew Cree First Nation (Mikisew) has lived on the ancestral lands of the Athabasca Delta and Wood Buffalo National Park in northeastern Alberta since time immemorial. The lives of our members are linked to the land and to a close understanding of traditions, history, and a natural way of life. Many of our members live in the hamlet of Fort Chipewyan, and our traditional lands range over a large portion of Athabasca oil sands deposits. For nearly 30 years, our wholly owned business arm has worked toward the long-term, sustainable economic progress of our Nation and its members through employment and significant investments in education, training, social programs, and infrastructure.

Responsibilities

We are currently seeking a Wellness Worker to provide temporary support from April to September 2024. This person will play a vital role in supporting the well-being of our community members. The Wellness Worker is responsible for supporting clients through challenges and unhealthy cycles while providing care and resources to support them. The Wellness Worker will report into the Health Office and additional responsibilities include:

• Support and assist MCFN community members dealing with drug, alcohol & chemical dependency issues.
• Develop and implement culturally appropriate wellness programs and initiatives that align with the needs of Mikisew Cree First Nation.
• Assess clients and make necessary referrals to treatment centers or outside agencies.
• Maintain awareness of community members and their well-being at treatment, as well as being self-aware of hazardous situations.
• Conduct assessments and evaluations to identify the unique needs and challenges faced by community members, particularly in relation to mental health and wellness.
• Make home and occasional institutional visits to provide support for members.
• Maintain accurate and confidential records relating to individual clients.
• Communicate with clients and their family members on treatment plans or programs, and with community groups on treatment programs.
• Develop and maintain a drug and alcohol counselling program.
• Maintain statistics and regular reporting on program delivery.
• Prepare and deliver reports on program status and community trends.
• Plan, coordinate and deliver presentations and workshops for the community on drug and alcohol education, dependencies, and treatment.
• Develop a preventive health program to deal with alcohol and drug issues and dependency.
• Serve as an advocate for community members by liaising with external service providers, agencies, and organizations to ensure access to appropriate resources.
• Attending various community functions.
• Maintain effective working relationships with clients, colleagues, & outside agencies.

Qualifications

• Experience working with Indigenous populations.
• Relevant post-secondary education in social work, counseling, psychology, or a related field. A combination of education and experience will also be considered.
• Must have First Aid and CPR certificate.
• Current Applied Suicide and Intervention training.
• High School diploma or equivalent.
• Completion of Addictions Services Certificate/Diploma or equivalent program in addictions counseling.
• A minimum of two (2) years’ experience in addiction counseling, preferably with a First Nations organization.

Other Requirements

• Possess a valid Class 5 AB driver’s license and own or access to a vehicle.
• Willingness and ability to work after hours and/or weekends when required.
• Willingness to submit to an oath of confidentiality.
• Willing to work flexible schedule. Combination of in-office and at community locations.
• Must provide and possess a clear criminal record vulnerable sector check.
• Ability to speak and/or understand the Cree language (or another applicable First Nation language) would be beneficial.

How to Apply
If you or someone you know is interested, please send your resume to coo@mikisewcree.ca

We thank all who apply but we will only be contacting those selected for an interview. Thank you!

Who We Are

The Mikisew Cree First Nation (Mikisew) has lived on the ancestral lands of the Athabasca Delta and Wood Buffalo National Park in northeastern Alberta since time immemorial. The lives of our members are linked to the land and to a close understanding of traditions, history, and a natural way of life. Many of our members live in the hamlet of Fort Chipewyan, and our traditional lands range over a large portion of Athabasca oil sand deposits. For nearly 30 years, our wholly-owned business arm has worked toward the long-term, sustainable economic progress of our Nation and its members through employment and significant investments in education, training, social programs, and infrastructure.

Who You Are

We are looking for an Executive Director to work full-time Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 430pm as well as on-call. The successful candidate will work with closely with the board of Directors and be responsible for the overall management of Child & Family Services which will provide Prevention, Intervention, Family Enhancement, Kinship and Foster Care.

The Director is also responsible for the overall financial management of the program and will work closely with Mikisew Chief and Council, Board of Directors, Elders and Alberta Government Liaison’s as well as Indigenous Services Canada.

The successful candidate will have a deep understanding of Indigenous cultures and traditions, as well as the ability to work collaboratively with community members and external partners.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Excellent communication skills with management team, staff, Board of Directors, Administrator, Chief and Council, Federal/Provincial government representatives, staff and various programs/vendors in order to provide quality service delivery
  • Knowledgeable and a working understanding of the Child Youth Family Enhancement Act and Manual as well as other legislation within the scope of Children Services,
  • Review, revise, implement and monitor business/strategic planning/work plan and operational plan
  • Submit all required annual reports for AGM/monthly board reports
  • Work with Finance to ensure budget meets program needs, complete ongoing reviews and monitoring of expenditures in accordance with the approved budget and/or contracts
  • Policy review, development and implementation
  • Perform all duties in a manner consistent with Mikisew Cree First Nation Mission/Vision  Statement

Qualifications

  • Master of Social Work or Bachelors with minimum 10 years experience working in Children Services
  • Current Children Services Delegation or ability to attain training
  • Current Alberta College of Social Work Registration (ACSW)
  • Minimum of five (5) years Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act (CYFEA) Services experience
  • Must respect Mikisew Cree Traditional Language and Culture
  • Must have knowledge of community resources and ability to work with community partners at all levels
  • Must maintain professional ethical conduct at all times
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills

Other Requirements

  • Possess a valid Class 5 AB driver’s license and own or access to a vehicle.
  • Clean Drivers abstract
  • Extensive travel to Fort Chipewyan, Fort McMurray as required.
  • Ability to work on-call.
  • Submit to an oath of confidentiality.
  • Willing to work a flexible schedule. Combination of in-office and at-community locations.
  • Please note this position will be based out of Edmonton temporarily and then will be located in Fort Chipewyan
  • Must provide and possess a clear and current criminal record and vulnerable sector check and child Intervention check
  • Ability to speak and/or understand the Cree language (or another applicable First Nation language) would be beneficial.

How to Apply

If you or someone you know is interested, please send your resume to coo@mikisewcree.ca Application deadline is, until a suitable candidate is found.

 We thank all who apply but we will only be contacting those selected for an interview. Thank you!

 

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Who We Are

The Mikisew Cree First Nation (Mikisew) has lived on the ancestral lands of the Athabasca Delta and Wood Buffalo National Park in northeastern Alberta since time immemorial. The lives of our members are linked to the land and to a close understanding of traditions, history, and a natural way of life. Many of our members live in the hamlet of Fort Chipewyan, and our traditional lands range over a large portion of Athabasca oil sand deposits. For nearly 30 years, our wholly-owned business arm has worked toward the long-term, sustainable economic progress of our Nation and its members through employment and significant investments in education, training, social programs, and infrastructure.

Who You Are

We are looking for a front-line Prevention Worker based in Fort Chipewyan to work full-time Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm. The successful candidate will work with the family support team to work directly with Indigenous families to promote wellness, prevent crises, and strengthen family bonds.

The successful candidate will have a deep understanding of Indigenous cultures and traditions, as well as the ability to work collaboratively with community members and external partners.

Responsibilities

  • Family Support: Provide direct support to Indigenous families, addressing their unique needs and challenges through culturally sensitive and trauma-informed approaches. Assist FSD in the development of funding proposals and grants and subsequent projects
  • Crisis Prevention: Develop and implement prevention strategies to mitigate potential crises within families, working proactively to address underlying issues.
  • Cultural Responsiveness: Infuse cultural practices and traditions into prevention programs, respecting and incorporating the diverse cultural backgrounds of the families served.
  • Community Collaboration: Work collaboratively with community leaders, elders, and other service providers to create a network of support for families.
  • Education and Awareness: Conduct workshops and educational sessions within the community to raise awareness about family wellness and prevention strategies and special events.
  • Advocacy: Advocate for the needs and rights of Indigenous families within various systems, ensuring culturally appropriate services are accessible.
  • Case Management: Maintain accurate and confidential case records, documenting interventions and progress made with each family.
  • And other duties as required by FSD

Qualifications

  • Family support/youth work certificate/diploma/degree
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in a similar role, preferably within an Indigenous community context.
  • Strong understanding of Indigenous cultures, traditions, and community dynamics.
  • Knowledge of trauma-informed practices and prevention strategies.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent writing and computer skills; excel, word, PowerPoint
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • CPR/First Aid
  • Suicide intervention training

Other Requirements

  • Possess a valid Class 5 AB driver’s license and own or access to a vehicle.
  • Clean Drivers abstract
  • Willingness and ability to travel to Fort Chipewyan as required.
  • Willingness and ability to be flexible to work after hours and/or weekends when required.
  • On-call rotation availability when needed.
  • Willingness to submit to an oath of confidentiality.
  • Willing to work a flexible schedule. Combination of in-office and at-community locations.
  • Must provide and possess a clear criminal record and vulnerable sector check.
  • Ability to speak and/or understand the Cree language (or another applicable First Nation language) would be beneficial.

How to Apply

If you or someone you know is interested, please send your resume to coo@mikisewcree.ca Application deadline is, until a suitable candidate is found.

 We thank all who apply but we will only be contacting those selected for an interview. Thank you!

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