The Nenqayni Wellness Centre (www.nenqayni.com) is a residential alcohol and drug treatment centre, funded by First Nations Health Authority, providing holistic healing to First Nations and Inuit youth, families and communities in a safe and secure environment. Our Mobile Treatment Program extends therapeutic services to communities in our area. We are located approximately twenty one kilometers north of Williams Lake on a secluded section (the old ski hill) of the Soda Creek Reserve.

Nenqayni welcomes unsolicited applications or enquires regarding employment and career opportunities, particularly from recent graduates of relevant post secondary education (see requirements below).

Our clinical staff positions include three levels of counseling staff – from entry level coaching positions to senior counselors delivering the treatment program, including one-on-one and group therapy and confidential file management.

Our support staff positions include administration, accounting, maintenance, custodial and nutrition services.

Contact information:
Address P.O. Box 2529, Williams Lake, BC, V2G 4P2
Ph: (250) 989-0301
Fax: (250) 989-0307
Email: sduffy@nenqayni.com

Job Opportunities

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Interested applicants must send resume, a cover letter and three(3) references to Nenqayni Wellness Centre, PO Box 2529, Williams Lake, BC, V2G 4P2 or by fax: 250-989-0307 or email sduffy@nenqayni.com

Weekend Elders Cook  


  • Must have valid Food Safe Certification
  • Must have kitchen experience
  • Must have the ability to work without supervision
  • Must have a valid Class 5 Driver’s License
  • To provide an efficient and food service to the establishment. Ensure a high standard of food presentation at all times.
  • When required ensure stock is stored under the correct conditions
  • Participate in the food preparation and cooking activities of the kitchen
  • Maintain a safe and hygienic working environment
  • Insure food and safety plan is implemented and correctly documented
  • Participate in cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection of all kitchen areas daily

General Responsibilities:

  • Work in accordance with Nenqayni’s Occupational Health & Safety
  • Adhere to Nenqayni’s policies and management practices
  • Contribute to the attainment and development of the goals and objectives
  • Ensure duties directed by the Cook Supervisor are fully undertaken

Wage starts at $16.42 per hour with an additional $1 increase for Class 4 Drivers License

Hours are 10:00 am to 7:00 pm from Saturday and Sunday (18 hours per week).

Preferably, the successful candidates will be of Aboriginal Descent. Must have reliable transportation to and from the centre.

Please send resume and cover letter with three (3) reference letters by November 30, 2018 to: fax 250-989-0301 or email sduffy@nenqayni.com 

Day Care Worker – Casual On Call

8:00am – 4:00pm

Must have:

  • High School graduation
  • Early Childhood Education Diploma
  • Experience in a licensed daycare facility
  • Experience working with Indigenous people
  • Valid First Aid
  • Class 5 Driver’s License
  • Reliable Transportation
  • Clean Criminal Record Check

Daycare hours are 9:00-3:00 with parents picking up children for lunch. Ages range from newborn to Kindergarten age. Successful candidate will preferably be of Indigenous decent and will need to provide a drivers abstract. Must provide a resume, include cover letter and three(3) references (names and phone numbers). Resumes and documentation is requested ASAP for interview and orientation for successful applicant in mid September.

Resume and cover letter to be sent to Sharon Duffy/Human Resources sduffy@nenqayni.com or fax 250-989-0307. For inquiries call 250-989-0301 extension 219. See website for more information www.nenqayni.com .

Cook – Casual 

Nenqayni is a residential alcohol and drug treatment centre providing holistic healing to First Nations and Inuit youth in a safe and secure environment.

Qualified applicants are required for on-call position.

Applicants must have:

  • Food Safe Certificate
  • Kitchen experience
  • Ability to work without supervision
  • Reliable transportation
  • Class 5 or better Drivers Licence
  • Cover letter
  • 3 references
  • Phone number to be contacted for shifts

Preferably applicants will be of Indigenous descent. Starting rate is $16.42 with $1 increase given for valid Class 4 Drivers Licence. Consideration given for relevant training and current valid First Aid certificate.

Possible shifts include:8:00am – 4:00pm, 11:00am – 7:00pm (Monday through Friday).

Ongoing until filled

Coach Casual – work as part of a team hours possible are 3:00pm – 11:00pm Mon-Friday or 8:00am-11:00pm Saturday/Sunday available on short notice. Could lead to full time for the right person.

Applicants must have:

  • Experience working with persons who have addictions
  • Crisis Prevention Intervention Training
  • Cultural Safety Training
  • Reliable vehicle with Class 5 Drivers Licence
  • Work well within a team setting with ability to take initiative when required
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills
  • Computer use skills

Preferably will identify as First Nations, have clean drivers abstract, be able to submit to a criminal record check.

Night Care Support – Casual 10:30pm – 9:00am

This is an overnight position that focuses on providing safety and security to residents while also performing janitorial duties in common areas, kitchens, gym, and offices and other areas throughout the centre. 

Applicants must have:

  • Reliable transportation with a Class 5 Drivers Licence
  • WHMS
  • Experience with cleaning routines
  • Be able to lift 20lbs
  • Communication skills including -computer, verbal and written reports
  • Ability to prioritize tasks in a treatment setting

Assets would be: valid First Aid Certificate, Crisis Prevention Intervention, addictions/mental health training.  Must submit to a criminal record check, provide a drivers abstract. Preference will be given to First Nations.

Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 References Attention Sharon Duffy to: sduffy@nenqayni.com, fax 250-989-0307 or drop off at the centre.



Resumes may be submitted at anytime for various positions (on call cook, custodian, maintenance, coach etc, they are kept on file for a limited time only. When submitting a resume the following is required:

Cover letter, resume and 3 references. Mail to –  Nenqayni Wellness Centre, attention Sharon Duffy- , PO Box 2529 Williams Lake, BC V2G 4P2, fax: 250-989-0307 or by email to sduffy@nenqayni.com

Providing Information

Intake Coordinators travel to workshops and special events to share information on Nenqayni Wellness Centre.

If you have an event planned that you would like us to attend please let us know. We appreciate as much advance notice as possible. Please allow at least 3 weeks notice for booking arrangements.

Please see our Contact Profiles page to book with an Intake Coordinator.

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