Nenan Dane ẕaa Deh Zona

Family Services Society

Careers With Nenan *(Updated August 2020)

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Nenan Dane zaa Deh Zona Family Services Society



Starting ASAP Open Until Filled

Salary Range: Based on qualifications & experience

Nenan Dane zaa Deh Zona Family Services (Nenan) is seeking a highly motivated and dynamic individual to join our team as an Aboriginal Child and Youth Mental Health (ACYMH) Navigator. As an integral member of a multi-disciplinary team, the Navigator will provide culturally appropriate services and information which enhance the relationships and wellness of children and families who are experiencing significant challenges, in the Treaty 8 lands of Northeastern British Columbia.

The ACYMH Navigator is located in Fort St John. The position is under the direct supervision of the ACYMH Clinician. Travel between Fort St. John and Fort Nelson will be required. Evening and weekend work as required.


·         Connects and collaborates with appropriate referral sources

·         Conduct intakes

·         Conduct mental health assessments and develop assessment reports

·         Collaborate with Clinician to Develop and execute treatment plans

·         Maintain appropriate records


·         Awareness of Indigenous culture and issues affecting Indigenous families and communities

·         Knowledge and familiarity with northern and rural communities

·         Develop and maintain working knowledge and relationships with natural partners and supports in the communities

·         Comfortable with conducting both Psycho-educational and treatment focused group sessions to various ages

·         Excellent interpersonal and communication skills


·         Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Educational Counselling, Clinical Psychology, Child and Youth Care, or comparable degree with strong clinical skills

·         Two years of related experience with responsibility for providing mental health services to children and youth

·         Experience working with Indigenous communities

·         A valid BC class 5 driver’s license and criminal record check are mandatory

We appreciate all applications however only those short listed will be contacted

Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Indigenous ancestry.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $50,000.00 to $60,000.00 /year




Job Posting: Language Planning Specialist

Terms of contract: August 10, 2020 – July 30th, 2021 (possibility of renewal)

Summary of Duties:
Over the course of the project term, the Language Planning Specialist will implement a language survey in the area and coordinate, facilitate, and implement language planning initiatives based on the results. The Specialist will liaise between (collaborating communities) and will work closely with community representatives to build and strengthen collaborative relationships and establish practices for communication and sharing.

Description of Duties:
The Language Planning Specialist will:
• coordinate language planning initiatives for the (language name) language
• work closely with representatives from (collaborating communities) to implement language planning initiatives
• establish new relationships with other communities that share the same language, and strengthen existing relationships
• administer a Language Assessment Survey across (collaborating communities); tabulate and summarize the data from completed surveys
• coordinate and facilitate language planning meetings with representatives from the collaborating communities
• coordinate and facilitate community-wide language planning mobilization meetings
• create a repository or archive of resources for the (language name) language: identify resources in existence, their location and accessibility, and identify what resources are needed for future language work
• draft a language vision statement that represents the goals and visions for the language shared by (collaborating communities)
• draft a Language Revitalization Plan: using information and knowledge gathered from the meetings and the language assessment survey, and taking into account the various needs and priorities of each collaborating community, work together with community representatives to draft a language revitalization plan that will guide current and future language revitalization initiatives
• seek out funding opportunities for language; develop project outlines and draft funding proposals
• Assist in completing the reporting requirements to the FPCC
• Survey area to identify language needs and language speakers resources
• Work with proven programming provided by the FPCC to determine the best course of action to create a language base
• Collaborate with local community and language speakers to create programming the support the development of fluent language speakers
• Resource development

Required Qualifications:
• Valid Drivers Licence
• Strong interest and/or experience in language revitalization
• Experience working with communities in North Eastern BC
• Experience in strategic planning and/or comprehensive community planning
• Ability to work independently as well as with a team
• Strong time managements skills and able to meet deadlines
• Ability to travel between communities as necessary
• Some knowledge of the Dene zaa and/or Cree language is ideal
• Be willing to do a Criminal Record Check and Drivers Abstract
Closing Date: Until Filled

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary

Salary: $25.00 to $31.00 /hour






Starting August 31, 2020 Open Until Filled

This is a one year maternity leave position

Salary Range: Based on qualifications & experience

Nenan Dane zaa Deh Zona Family Services (Nenan) is seeking a highly motivated and dynamic individual to join our team as Cultural Connections Manager. As an integral member of a multi-disciplinary team, the incumbent ensures that the cultural needs of children-in-care, and of children and families are met and strengthened while involved with MCFD and/or Nenan Dane zaa Deh Zona Family Services Society.

The Cultural Connections position is based in Fort St John, however travel is required. The position is under the direct supervision of the Executive Director. This is a regional position involving some travel, evening and weekend work as required.

• Receiving and following up on requests from MCFD regarding youth in care
• Developing Cultural Plans of Care as member of Care Team with MCFD
• Establishing primary relationships with youth in care
• Supporting and advocating for youth in ICM meetings
• Coordinating cultural connections for youth in care
• Facilitating youth integration with family, community and cultural activities
• Supporting care-giver/youth/MCFD relationships
• Facilitating one-on-one support sessions with youth in care
• Coordinating and facilitating Striding Forward youth in care life skills group
• Identifying and involving Elders, Knowledge Keepers, family and community members in TDM processes
• Providing cultural programs for children-in-care
• Supporting Permanency Planning with youth in care to strengthen healthy individuals for
independence while maintaining their identity and connection to their community

• Excellent interpersonal communication skills, both written and oral
• Awareness of First Nations culture and issues affecting First Nations families
• Awareness of the dynamics of active and ongoing addiction, sexual abuse, family violence (incl. child abuse & neglect), grief, suicide, depression, healing and recovery
• Knowledge of ethics and boundaries
• Demonstrated skills in report writing and documentation
• Ability to work independently and be part of an integrated community team
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office
• Ability to collaborate successfully with other organizations as needed

• Experience working with Aboriginal communities and/or non-profit organizations in the area of health and social services
• Demonstrated understanding of Treaty 8 First Nations, Aboriginal and Metis peoples of north-eastern BC
• A valid BC class 5 driver's license and criminal record check are mandatory
• Experience working with children and youth
• Bachelor’s Degree in Social work or equivalent combination of education, training and experience

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary

Salary: $45,000.00 to $50,000.00 /year