Takla Nation

Takla Nation


SWEP (Summer Work Experience Program) Youth Coordinator

* Term*July15th – August 2nd     WAGE: $22.52

DIRECT REPORT:SWEP Youth Supervisor  
ABOUT TAKLA FIRST NATION:  The traditional territory of the Takla First Nation is located in North Central British Columbia and totals approximately 27,250 square kilometers. The territory is a rich environment of lakes, rivers, forests, and mountains, bordered on the west by the Skeena Mountains and on the east by the Rocky Mountains.Takla Nation is an amalgamation of the North Takla Band and the Fort Connelly Band, a union which occurred in 1959. Our traditional lands are the geographic area occupied by our ancestors for community, social, economic, and spiritual purposes. Carrier and Sekani place names exist for every physical feature and place that we occupy. Each name reflects the significance of the feature or site and today provides us with historical information to the rich history and extensive knowledge of our land and our resources.

POSITION OVERVIEW:  At the heart of Takla Nation are the youth. In efforts to provide better opportunities for our youth we offer the Summer Work Experience Program, to introduce new skills, teamwork, and a work atmosphere for the Nation’s young people. To assist in leading the program is the SWEP YOUTH Coordinator. This dynamic role will roll out the program activities, take attendance for the youth, conducts a toolbox each morning and assist with the development of professional skills. This individual will be professional, have high energy, enthusiasm, and a positive attitude.


·       Assist in coordination of SWEP Program activities (O&M program, community beautification, fence building, agricultural site preparation, Nus Wadeezulh summer activities, graveyard maintenance etc.)

·       When appropriate teach new skills and model tasks,

·       Assist in monitoring and keeping records of youth attendance,

·       Ensure the work environment is safe and healthy,

·       Support social distancing protocols, and COVID related proactive activities,

·       Encourage a positive working environment,

·       Provide support with communication, task understanding and teamwork,

·       Engage in contributing to and accomplishing the vision, mission, and goals of the Nation.

·       Promote a positive work atmosphere and communicating in a professional manner that demonstrates mutual respect.

    Knowledge and Skills:

·       Knowledge of First Nations culture and traditions, and of systemic issues faced by First Nations people, and of the political and administrative structures of First Nations.

·       High school degree

·       Experience working with youth and children.

·       Ability to pass a criminal background check of vulnerable peoples,

·       Excellent interpersonal skills,

·       High level of energy,

·       High levels of patience,

·       Excellent problem-solving skills,

Experience and Education Requirements:

·       Copy of your Driver’s License

·       Current Driver’s Abstract

·       Proof of Business – use insurance on your personal vehicle

Takla Nation is an equal-opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. Pursuant to S.41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to Applicants of Indigenous, Metis, or Inuit heritage. We are very interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in Canada. We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please send your completed resume by June7th,2024 to hr@taklafn.ca


To apply for this job email your details to hr@taklafn.ca