|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 about the rich history and extensive knowledge of our land and resources.
The Health Manager provides administrative support for the Clinic in Takla Landing to support health initiatives and programs that build capacity and contribute to a healthy and productive community. The Health Manager works extensively with internal colleagues, Takla Nation members, and external agencies. Understanding the systemic issues faced by First Nations is necessary, as is an ability to handle multiple tasks at once. Develop and maintain administrative systems related to operation and sustainability of the Clinic.
In the absence of the Director, be responsible for the effective management of the Clinic in keeping with set standards and protocols. Work in a professional and focused manner to provide support services to various health projects and programs. Other related duties as assigned.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Work collaboratively with the Director, Council, Clinic staff, and external partners to develop, implement and maintain a Clinic administration plan.
- Work collaboratively to ensure Health and Nation policies and protocols are implemented, followed, and maintained.
- Write and submit funding proposal as required; report on funding received.
- Promote health programs and initiatives in the community.
- Provide systematic and dependable follow-up to requests and service issues. Develop and support communication and information systems for Council and Committees.
- Provide administrative services as directed by the supervisor, including organizing meetings, preparing agendas, and meeting materials, taking, and drafting notes, distributing notes, and maintaining contact lists.
- Draft correspondence and reports.
- Develop databases and spreadsheets.
- Researching and compiling reports as required.
- Provide policy research support, draft, circulate and edit policies as needed.
- Actively contribute to and accomplish the Nation’s vision, mission, and goals.
- Promote a positive work atmosphere and communicate in a professional manner that demonstrates mutual respect.
|KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
- Excellent communication skills, including persuasion and negotiation skills to work with internal and external stakeholders and community members.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and remain calm and courteous under pressure.
- High level of organizational skills and preparedness.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, including effective problem-solving and referral skills.
- Ability to think and act strategically, provide sound judgement, and provide a positive, respectful, and energetic attitude.
- Knowledge of First Nations culture and traditions, and of systemic issues faced by First Nations people
|EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
- An office administration certificate and a minimum of five years’ experience at a similar level of responsibility or an equivalent combination of education and experience, is desired.
- Prove ability to prioritize effectively, and to be flexible in a busy, demanding environment.
- Ability to use current office and computer technology effectively, including developing and managing word processing, spreadsheet construction and application, database construction and application, email, internet, and web-based research.
- Demonstrated ability to write, edit and produce professional documents.
- Follow all Takla Nation Policies and Procedures and display a commitment to the values and culture.
- Ability to undergo an appropriate criminal records review and police record check successfully and periodically is required.
- A University degree in Human Services, Health Services, or a related field.
- 3-5 years of work experience in a managerial role.
- Valid BC Class 5 Drivers License and a clean Driver’s Abstract clearance.
At Takla, we value the dedication of our employees, which is why we give so much in return. In addition to Competitive pay, we also offer the following:
- Comprehensive Health benefits package with Medical, Dental and Vision coverage.
- An employer matched Pension Plan up to 5.5 percent.
- Excellent learning and advancement opportunities.
- Group RRSP plan.
- Opportunities for personal and professional training and development
- 18 sick days,5 personal days
- Paid time off during Christmas break
- $500 Health care spending account per fiscal year.
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.