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Post Secondary Coordinator

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Open to Dene Tha First Nation Members Only

The Dene Tha’ First Nation is currently accepting applications for a Post Secondary & High School Education Coordinator. This is a full-time position and comes with a competitive benefits package. This is technical and administrative work in the operation of the Nation’s Post Secondary education program and is based out of the administration office in Chateh.

 

Duties Include:

  • Provides support services to university, college, and high school boarding students
  • Assists students to locate career information
  • Provides students with the opportunity to take vocational interests and aptitude tests and makes necessary arrangements
  • Provides periodic seminars to potential post secondary students on education opportunities, financial and other student services
  • Administers the provisions of the Dene Tha’ Secondary Policy manual
  • Administers the High School Boarding program
  • Maintains and keeps current relevant financial records and student files
  • Prepares projected cash requirement statements
  • The position reports to the Director, Education

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum Grade 12 education
  • Successful completion of two years of college or university education in related area
  • One year of relevant work experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals

 

The successful candidate must provide a criminal record check, child welfare clearance check; have a Class 5 Alberta Driver’s License and reliable transportation.

 

Closing Date:                                              Until a suitable candidate is found

 

Resume and a cover letter can be submitted to:         Personnel Services Coordinator / HR

Dene Tha’ First Nation

P.O. Box 120 Chateh, AB T0H 0S0

Fax: (780) 321-3863 or (780) 321-3886

Email: elna.ahnassay@denetha.ca

We thank all applicants in advance; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted

Education Assistants (EA’s)

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While complying with the Dene Thá  Personnel Policy and the Oath of Confidentiality and fostering safe and caring relationships with the staff and students at the Dene Tha’ Community School,  we have available positions for  Education assistants.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

 

  • Make students a top priority, especially assisting individuals in the classroom during lesson time.
  • Help with the individual needs of the children (i.e., emotional, social, physical, mental, and spiritual)
  • Foster a good working relationship with teachers, other staff, and students.
  • Observe student behaviour and provide information to teachers.
  • Assist in preparing materials, creating displays, and undertaking other supportive activities.
  • Work within established structures, including classroom management, behavioural rules, and IPP expectations.
  • Clarify the elements of the lesson for students who are having trouble.
  • Supervise reinforcement activities.
  • Implement specific techniques, strategies, and language as directed by the teacher.
  • Document, monitor, and report to the teacher.
  • Report to teachers on observed student behaviours and outcomes
  • Keep up to date on school policies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the teacher or school administration

 

Qualifications:

  • Completion of a High School Certificate or Grade 12 Diploma,
  • Experience working the children and youth
  • Ability to read, write and record reports and with excellent communication skills
  • Must be dependable, reliable, and a team player
  • The ability to speak Dene, and other related cultural activities are additional assets.

 

The successful candidate must provide a current Criminal Record Check. Must also have a valid Class 5 Alberta Driver’s License and reliable transportation. Other requirements may be applicable.

 

Closing Date:                                     OPEN UNTIL FILLED

 

Submit resume and cover letter to      Elna Ahnassay, Personnel Services Coordinator

Dene Tha’ First Nation

P.O. Box 120 Chateh, AB T0H 0S0

Fax: (780) 321-3863 or (780) 321-3886

Email: elna.ahnassay@denetha.ca

or

Carlito Somera, Principal

Dene Tha’ Community School

Email:carlitos@chateh-education.net


We thank all applicants in advance; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Addiction Coordinator

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Dene Tha’ First Nation Health Department is currently accepting applications for an Addiction Coordinator.
This position is based out of the Health Centre in Chateh. This position is responsible for coordinating the
implementation of activities aimed at prevention to reduce the incidence of alcohol and drug abuse by members
within the Nation’s three communities. This is a two-year contract position with competitive benefits and
pension.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Counsel and assess the needs of clients and make appropriate arrangements for
treatment
• Maintain an efficient working arrangement with Health; school; mental health – crisis
counselors, Elders, Traditional Teachers; and child & family services
• Engage Elders to help with Dene Tha’ cultural teachings and healing
• Prepare presentations, brochures, reports, and other related materials
• Organize and plan cultural activities for clients dealing with addiction
• Assist clients to continue with recovery plan after treatment by providing them with
life skills, education, and intervention
• Case management and highly confidential record keeping practice
• Develop an annual work plan and budget
• Prepare and monitor annual budget, quarterly financial reports
REQUIREMENTS:
• Post-Secondary Education with (CACC) Certification or equivalent in social work,
psychology, sociology and/or addictions, preferably in the counseling service area or
any combination of training and work experience which provides required
knowledge, ability, and skills; have a current certificate in the field of addiction
treatment
• Organization/administrative management, planning, organizing human resources,
analytical and communication, and some counseling knowledge and skills required
• Read, understand, and comply with DTFN safety policy, safe work practices,
procedures, and rules.
• Demonstrate positive role model for staff, clients, and community at large
• Must be computer literate and have experience with computer software programs
• First Aid/CPR a definite asset; ability to speak Dene language is also considered an
asset
• Must have own transportation and a valid Class 5 Alberta Driver’s License; provide a
clear Criminal Record check and a Child Welfare Clearance check.
Ability to be on call; including after hours and weekends, as needed.
provide acceptable proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or provide an approved exemption letter to request accommodation.

Closing Date:                                     OPEN UNTIL FILLED

 

Submit resume and cover letter to      Elna Ahnassay, Personnel Services Coordinator

Dene Tha’ First Nation

P.O. Box 120 Chateh, AB T0H 0S0

Fax: (780) 321-3863 or (780) 321-3886

Email: elna.ahnassay@denetha.ca

Children’s Oral Health Aide – Chateh

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Dene Tha’ First Nation Health Department is currently accepting applications to fill the position of a Children’s
Oral Health Aide. This position will support all 3 communities. Expectation is to work 3 days in Chateh, 1 day
in Bushe and 1day in Meander every week. This is a full-time position with competitive benefits and pension.
RESPONSIBILITY:
• Support the development of a cultural appropriate program to dental care and treatment, oral
disease prevention and good oral health promotion practices by following policies and
procedures as describe inChildren’s Oral Health Initiative Program protocols.
• Implement, supervise, and perform procedures to address and reduce dental disease among the
children livingin the communities.
• Conduct, supervise and participate in community awareness workshops on prevention of dental
disease andpromotion of good oral health practices.
• Conduct home visits to children in need of dental services.
• Monitor and implement Children’s Oral Health Initiative Program workplan activities, including
budgets,timelines, and reporting requirements.
• Provide assistance to the Dentist when required.
• Provide support to the Health Coordinator and Health Director.
REQUIREMENTS:
• Minimum Grade 12.
• Three to five years of experience in the health field.
• Demonstrated organizational ability and composure to work within a specific timeframe, in a
fast-pacedclimate at times.
• Ability to work with the public and staff at all levels within the organization with minimal
supervision in amultiple task environment.
• Read, understand, and comply with DTFN safety policy, safe work practices, procedures and rules.
• Hands-on application and use of computer systems and applications.
• Strong communication skills and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
• Speak and understand Dene language.
• Must have own transportation and a valid Alberta Class 5 Driver’s License and must provide a clear
CriminalRecord Check.
provide acceptable proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or provide an approved exemption letter to request accommodation.

Closing Date:                                     OPEN UNTIL FILLED

 

Submit resume and cover letter to      Elna Ahnassay, Personnel Services Coordinator

Dene Tha’ First Nation

P.O. Box 120 Chateh, AB T0H 0S0

Fax: (780) 321-3863 or (780) 321-3886

Email: elna.ahnassay@denetha.ca

Diabetes Worker – Bushe River & Chateh

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Dene Tha’ First Nation Health Department is currently accepting applications for a Diabetes Worker for the
community of Bushe River and Chateh. The Diabetes Worker will be responsible for increasing the knowledge
of diabetes with other health care professionals and providers in the community, who are involved with care of
people with diabetes, ensuring continuity and quality of diabetes care for the clients. This is a full-time position
with competitive benefits and pension package.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
▪ Knowledge and practical skills necessary to assist in the development and deliverance of
relevant and essential diabetes services at the community level.
▪ Increase awareness in the communities of diabetes, risk factors, complications, and ways
to prevent diabetes.
▪ Teach on early detection and screening for complications of diabetes throughout the
communities.
▪ Increase community member capacity in prevention and self-management of diabetes.
▪ Work with other health care providers to support capacity building activities geared
towards supportive and effective diabetes care.
▪ Develop partnership with other agencies to maximize the reach and impact of health
promotion and primary prevention activities.

REQUIREMENTS:
▪ Grade 12 or equivalent
▪ Valid Class 5 Driver’s License & Standard First Aid
▪ Ability to follow written and oral instruction with excellent communication skills
▪ Read, understand and comply with DTFN safety policy, safe work practices, procedures
and rules.
▪ Able to plan and provide presentation and workshop to public
▪ Ability to speak and understand the Dene language is an asset.
▪ Able to supply: Criminal Record Check
provide acceptable proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or provide an approved exemption letter to request accommodation.

Closing Date:                                     OPEN UNTIL FILLED

 

Submit resume and cover letter to      Elna Ahnassay, Personnel Services Coordinator

Dene Tha’ First Nation

P.O. Box 120 Chateh, AB T0H 0S0

Fax: (780) 321-3863 or (780) 321-3886

Email: elna.ahnassay@denetha.ca

Health Care Aide – Bushe River

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Dene Tha’ First Nation Health Department is currently accepting applications for a Health Care Aide for the
community of Bushe River. The Health Care Aide provides ongoing short-term home support services for
members and families. Under supervision, performs routine health-related duties and administer personal care
duties. This is a full-time position with competitive benefits and pension package.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
▪ Assisting the doctors/nurses that are testing patient.
▪ Checking to see that the patient follows the diet and/or takes medication on time as
prescribed by the doctor.
▪ Administering bedside and personal care to members such as aid in ambulation, bathing,
personal hygiene, and dressing.
▪ Caring for mostly elderly patients as well as other patients who have lost the mobility to
do everyday tasks.
▪ Helping the patients gain their basic motor functions.
▪ Developing good relations with the patients and the family and guiding them in medical
matters.
▪ Perform other related duties as required or assigned by the Coordinator.

REQUIREMENTS:
▪ Grade 10 or equivalent
▪ Valid Class 5 Driver’s License & First Aid, CPR Certification.
▪ Ability to follow written and oral instruction with excellent communication skills
▪ Proficient in Microsoft computer programs.
▪ Must be dependable and reliable.
▪ Read, understand and comply with DTFN safety policy, safe work practices, procedures
and rules.
▪ Ability to speak and understand the Dene language is an asset.
▪ Able to supply: Criminal Record Check
provide acceptable proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or provide an approved exemption letter to request accommodation.

Closing Date:                                     OPEN UNTIL FILLED

 

Submit resume and cover letter to      Elna Ahnassay, Personnel Services Coordinator

Dene Tha’ First Nation

P.O. Box 120 Chateh, AB T0H 0S0

Fax: (780) 321-3863 or (780) 321-3886

Email: elna.ahnassay@denetha.ca

Health Initiative Coordinator – Chateh

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Dene Tha’ First Nation Health Department is currently accepting applications for a Health Initiative Coordinator.
The Health Initiative Coordinator will work with DTFN members to improve and maintain the spiritual, physical,
intellectual, social and emotional well-being of the members, families and communities. This position will
support all 3 communities. This is a full-time position with competitive benefits and pension package.
RESPONSIBLITIES:
• Coordinate, monitor and provide assistance to First Responders, Safety Officers, CHR’s & Water
Monitor
• Responsible for all communication between dispatch and doctor on call
• Provide administrative support including managing and coordinating schedules, monitor & record
office workflow, prepare reports for management, organize training & workshops and arrange on call
options
• Organize monthly meetings, conferences & travel
• Conduct, supervise and participate in community awareness workshops on prevention of disease and
promotion of good health practice
• Monitor and evaluate health program workplan activities, including budgets, timelines and reporting
requirements
• Provide assistance to the Doctor, EMT’s and Safety Officers when required
• Provide support to the Program Support Coordinators and Health Director
• In cooperation with the Health Director and Community Health Coordinator; encourages teamwork,
shares outstanding contributions for individual and group efforts, and provides input into staff
development opportunities
• Performs other related duties assigned by the Community Health Coordinator or Director
REQUIREMENTS:
• Minimum Grade 12
• Three to five years of experience in the health field
• Excellent communicator with strong interpersonal and organizational skills, and ability to manage time
efficiently
• Ability to work with the public and staff at all levels within the organization with minimal supervision
in a multiple task environment
• Read, understand and comply with DTFN safety policy, safe work practices, procedures and rules
• Hands-on application and use of computer systems and applications
• Strong communication skills and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision
• Good physical health, and emotional maturity
• Ability to speak and understand the Dene language is an asset
• Must have own transportation and a valid Alberta Class 5 Driver’s License, and must provide a clear
Criminal Record Check
provide acceptable proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or provide an approved exemption letter to request accommodation

Closing Date:                                     OPEN UNTIL FILLED

 

Submit resume and cover letter to      Elna Ahnassay, Personnel Services Coordinator

Dene Tha’ First Nation

P.O. Box 120 Chateh, AB T0H 0S0

Fax: (780) 321-3863 or (780) 321-3886

Email: elna.ahnassay@denetha.ca

 

 

 

Water Quality Monitoring – Bushe River & Chateh

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Dene Tha’ First Nation Health Department is currently accepting applications for a Water Monitor. The Water
Monitor will be conducting routine water sampling and chlorine residual monitoring according to the established
schedule for the community of Bushe River and Chateh. This is a full-time position with competitive benefits and
pension package.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
▪ Collect and send water samples for testing; analyse samples using in-community testing
equipment
▪ Assist Environment Health Officer to provide guidance and recommendations to the
community about boil water advisories, food safety training, public education activities,
interpretation, housing inspection and community events inspection
▪ Participate during investigation of communicable disease outbreak and emergency
response related to environmental public health
▪ Conduct water sampling once a week
▪ Once a month on water trucks
▪ Once a year on cisterns

REQUIREMENTS:
▪ Grade 12 or equivalent with Valid Class 5 Driver’s License & Standard First Aid
▪ Ability to follow written and oral instruction with excellent communication skills
▪ Read, understand and comply with DTFN safety policy, safe work practices, procedures
and rules.
▪ Able to plan and provide presentation and workshop to public
▪ Able to supply: Criminal Record Check
*Experience not necessary – training will be provided
provide acceptable proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or provide an approved exemption letter to request accommodation.
Submit resume to: Elna Ahnassay, Personnel Services Coordinator
Dene Tha’ First Nation
P.O. Box 120 Chateh, AB T0H 0S0
Fax: (780) 321-3863
Email: elna.ahnassay@denetha.ca
Closing Date for this Employment Opportunity will be: until a suitable candidate is found

Director of Economic Development

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The Dene Tha’ First Nation is currently accepting applications for an Economic Development Director. This is a full-time position and comes with a competitive benefits package. This position requires extensive experience, technical skills, and knowledge of the traditional territory.

 

Duties Include:

  • Provides, input to and supports plans and implementation strategies and initiatives as they relate to strategic community and economic development.
  • Exhibit daily administrative and financial capabilities and oversight.
  • Develops a training strategy and implementation plan for the First Nation to upskill members.
  • Delivers effective programming by supervising and coordinating the operation of services within the Economic Development and daycare programs.
  • Takes on additional special projects as assigned by EDO.

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum Grade 12 education.
  • Preferred university degree or college education in related area.
  • Four years work experience in multiple business settings, knowledge, and interactions.
  • Four years experience working with project development and implementation.
  • Good understanding of business practices, proposal writing and report writing.
  • Strong financial management skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Effective management, team, building, leadership, and supervisory strengths.
  • Ability to use good judgement in respecting confidentiality.
  • Being able to speak and understand the Dene language will be considered an asset.

 

 

The successful candidate must provide a criminal record check, child welfare clearance check; have a Class 5 Alberta Driver’s License and reliable transportation.

 

Closing Date:                                              August 26, 2022

 

Resume and a cover letter can be submitted to:         Personnel Services Coordinator / HR

Dene Tha’ First Nation

P.O. Box 120 Chateh, AB T0H 0S0

Fax: (780) 321-3863 or (780) 321-3886

Email: elna.ahnassay@denetha.ca

 

We thank all applicants in advance; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Project Coordinator

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The Dene Tha’ First Nation (DTFN) is inviting applications from experienced members for the position of Project Coordinator. This (contract)
position is full-time and offers a competitive benefits package.

Position Summary
The coordinator is responsible for preparing, coordinating, and conducting all activities related to the development of a Dene Tha’ First
Nation child and family law pursuant to An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families, S.C. 2019, c. 24 (“Bill C92”).
• This is a contract for up to 4 years and is subject to performance reviews.
• There is potential for this position to be extended further upon project completion.

Duties and Responsibilities include:
The coordinator is expected to:
• Coordinates and leads all Bill C-92 meetings with the Working Group;
• Coordinates, and organizes, all Dene Tha’ First Nation community consultations for the development of the Bill C-92 law;
• Supports and at times, may lead community engagement meetings;
• Development of workplan and budget for Dene Tha’ First Nation over the next x years as we prepare to enter into a Coordination
Agreement with Indigenous Services Canada; and
• Performs other duties and responsibilities as necessary and as assigned by Working Group.
o liaise and work with the Working Group, stakeholders, Chief and Council, MNP and legal counsel;
o maintain confidentiality on all matters relating to the affairs of the NPTC and Dene Tha’ First Nation;
o perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with Dene Tha’ First Nation policies, standards and procedures; and
o Preparation of financial reports/deliverables as required in funding agreements.

Qualifications:
• Certificate/Diploma in Business Administration and Project Management or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Must Have Experience, Knowledge and Skills:
• Managing, coordinating, and developing workplans and timelines;
• Preparing and presenting workplans, budgets, briefing notes and reports (both financial and work accomplished).
• Knowledge of Dene Tha’ First Nation protocols and policies;
• Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
• Ability to organize own work with minimal supervision under heavy workload (at times); and
• Strong organization, planning, coordinating of meetings and follow up

Nice to Have Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills:
• Ability to communicate and translate in Dene and English;
• Experience working with the federal, provincial and Child Welfare agencies;
• Experience and knowledge of Child Welfare;
• Experience negotiating with either or both the Provincial and Federal government; and
• Development of drafting instructions for legal counsel and instructing legal counsel.

The successful candidate must have a valid Alberta Class 5 Driver’s License with reliable transportation, and willingness to travel. Must also
provide a clear criminal record check.
Remuneration dependent on qualifications and experience.

Interested parties should forward a detailed resume by Friday, August 19, 2022 @ 5:00 PM to:
Personnel Services Coordinator / HR
Dene Tha’ First Nation
P.O. Box 120 Chateh, AB T0H 0S0
Fax: (780) 321-3863 or (780) 321-3886
Email: elna.ahnassay@denetha.ca