Employment

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. Nenqayni is located approximately twenty one kilometers north of Williams Lake on a secluded section (the old ski hill) of the Soda Creek Reserve (Xat’sull First Nation). 

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, Finance, Maintenance, Custodial and Nutrition Services. Nenqayni offers a non-smoking environment.

All resumes submitted require a cover letter and 3 references.

Contact information:
Address P.O. Box 2529, Williams Lake, BC, V2G 4P2
Ph: (250) 989-0301  Toll Free: 1-888-688-4245
Fax: (250) 989-0307
Email: sduffy@nenqayni.com

Job Opportunities

Watch this space for employment opportunity postings!

Please send cover letter and three (3) references and Drivers Abstract to Nenqayni Wellness Centre PO Box 2529 Williams Lake, BC V2G 4P2 or fax 250-989-0301 or email sduffy@nenqayni.com

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Addictions Treatment Youth Program Counselor -Temporary for Maternity Leave

Monday through Friday 7:30am -3:30pm

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who are passionate about holistic well-being, providing experienced counselling and who look forward to being a part of transformational healing!

It is an asset if you have any of the following skills/knowledge: Having cultural skills and teachings, on the land knowledge, have knowledge of First Nation’s culture and history, have been dedicated to your own personal growth and well-being, trauma-informed knowledge/skills, mental health training, emotional intelligence training, leadership and communication skills working with adolescents.

Preference given to applicants of First Nation descent.

Applicants MUST have:

  • Counselling qualifications and experience working in addictions
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to participate in and lead case management
  • Group workshop facilitation skills
  • Knowledge of residential schools/Indian day schools impact
  • Understanding of intergenerational trauma
  • Tools such as Medicine Wheel teachings
  • Crisis Prevention Intervention Training *or willing to obtain
  • Cultural Safety Training* or willing to obtain
  • Willing to participate in hands on cultural activities i.e. Sweats, drumming
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Reliable vehicle with Class 5 Drivers Licence & willing to obtain Class 4 within 3 months.

Wage: $35+ depending on education and experience

Deadline for resume: June 7, 2024  

Please send cover letter and three (3) references to Nenqayni Wellness Centre PO Box 2529 Williams Lake, BC V2G 4P2 or fax 250-989-0301 or email sduffy@nenqayni.com

Family Care Worker 37.5 hours per week

8:00am -4:00pm Monday through Friday

Wage:  $27-29.

Qualified Applicant:

  • Able to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Have demonstrated experience supporting primarily adults with some youth addictions capabilities
  • Able to assist with delivery a variety of workshops using trauma informed and cognitive behavior therapy technique
  • Competent is assessing individual needs
  • Able to participate fully in cultural activities and any recreational activities
  • A benefit would be having knowledge of Indigenous culture and comfortable with all aspects
  • Knowledge of 12 Step programs or Wellbriety

Additional Requirements:

  • Criminal Record Check
  • Driver’s Abstract
  • Excellent written communication
  • Interpersonal awareness
  • Excellent oral communication
  • Client focus
  • Commitment to ongoing education/learning

Preferably, the successful candidate will be of Indigenous descent and have a Class 4 Driver’s Licence or be willing to get one within the 3 months.  Reliable transportation to and from Nenqayni Wellness Centre is required.

Open until filled.

The Centre operates a smoke-free facility and provides a comprehensive Health Benefits package and Group Pension Plan once the probationary period of 6-months is completed.

Counsellor – Full Time 37.5 hours per week

Hours – Could be a combination of weekend hours such as 10:00am -6:00pm and some weekday afternoon shifts 2:30pm to 10:30pm.

Qualified applicant will be able to work independently as well as part of a team and will have demonstrated experience counselling primarily adult with some youth addictions capabilities. Able to deliver a variety of workshops using trauma informed and cognitive behavior therapy techniques. Will also guide one on one counselling.  Relevant post-secondary education with equivalent combination of education and experience is required.  A benefit would be having knowledge of Indigenous culture and comfortable with all aspects.

Additional Requirements:

· Criminal Record Check

· Drivers Abstract

· Excellent written communication

· Interpersonal awareness

· Excellent oral communication

· Client focus

· Commitment to ongoing education/learning

Preferably, the successful candidate will be of Indigenous descent, and have a Class 4 driver’s licence or be willing to get one within the 3 months. Reliable transportation to and from Nenqayni is required.

Nenqayni operates a smoke free facility and provides a comprehensive Health Benefits package and Group Pension Plan once the probationary period of 6-months is completed.

Please provide a resume, 3 references and drivers abstract. The Criminal Record Check will be processed if successful to schedule an interview.

Open until filled.

To apply, please email: sduffy@nenqayni.com

Coach Life Skills, Support, Monitoring – 1 Full Time required & Casual positions available

2:30pm-10:30pm  (7.5 hours paid) Monday through Friday or

Weekend 8:00am – 11:00pm (15 hours paid) 

It is an asset if you have any of the following skills/knowledge: Having Cultural Skills and Teachings, on the Land Knowledge, have knowledge of First Nation’s culture and history, have been dedicated to your own personal growth and well-being, Trauma-Informed Knowledge/Skills, Mental Health Training, Emotional Intelligence Training, Leadership and Communication Skills.

Preference given to applicants of First Nation descent, must submit to Criminal Record Check. Paid training starts during the day before being placed on an afternoon or weekend shift.

Applicants must have:

  • Experience working with persons who have addictions
  • Crisis Prevention Intervention Training* or willing to obtain
  • Cultural Safety Training* or willing to obtain
  • Reliable vehicle with Class 5 Drivers License & willing to obtain Class 4

 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.

Security/Night Watch – Temporary Position (Could lead to full time)

Nenqayni is a residential alcohol and drug treatment centre providing holistic healing to First Nations and Inuit youth and families in a safe and secure environment. Please visit our website for more information.

Responsible for monitoring the safety of the buildings and grounds. They will also be assisting Night Support and Custodians as required. Monitors buildings – Family building, Youth building, Gym, School & Daycare and other buildings. Reports risk findings (danger or damage). Assists in emergency evacuation procedures. Snow removal and de-icing safety (seasonal). Communication with night staff, two-way radio use, conducting hourly checks and other duties as required.

Requirements:

  • Current class 5 (or class 4)
  • Drivers abstract and 3 work references when submitting application
  • Experience working with First Nations and knowledge of First Nations culture
  • Willingness to be involved in personal training and growth programs
  • Ability to work in crisis and/ or high-pressure situations
  • Ability to communicate clearly to staff and clients both verbally and in writing
  • Reliable transportation and means of contact required
  • Decision making skills and works well independently
  • Crisis Intervention Training would be an asset

Details: Shifts are 10:00pm -6:00am with 7.5 hours paid, 5 days a week. Starting wages are $22.00 – $23.00/hr dependent on experience and education. If temporary position leads to full time Nenqayni provides a Health Benefits package and Group Pension Plan after 6-month probationary period and class 4 drivers license is obtained.

Preferably, the successful candidate will be of Indigenous descent. All applicants are required to submit a criminal record check, this is done by the organization online.

Deadline: Until the position is filled.

Please send Attention to Sharon Duffy (HR Manager) your resume, cover letter, three work references and drivers abstract to Nenqayni Wellness Centre – PO Box 2529, Williams Lake BC, V2G-4P2 or fax 250-989-0307 or email sduffy@nenqayni.com

Custodian (Night Support) – Full Time 

Nenqayni is a residential alcohol and drug treatment centre providing holistic healing to First Nations and Inuit youth and families in a safe and secure environment. Please visit our website for more information.

Responsible for monitoring safety of clients and cleaning duties of several buildings as a team of 3 per night. Will be trained to answer phone, deal directly with youth or adults in treatment. Must be aware of Child Protection Act. Follow Nenqayni policy and make shift reports. Must be able to operate floor polishing machine, lift garbage containers up to 20lbs and move furniture with assistance.

Requirements:

  • Experience with cleaning and or working in a residential facility
  • Must have experience working with First Nations
  • Experience working with adult and youth addictions
  • Drivers abstract
  • Current class 5 (willing to get class 4 within 3 months)
  • Provide three (3) work references
  • Reliable transportation to and from Nenqayni
  • Assessment and communication skills
  • Some computer skills

Details: Shifts are 10:00pm – 8:30am 10.5 hours paid. 4 on and 4 off. Starting wage is based on education and experience considered and evidence of education. $20.00/hr or better. An additional $1.00 increase for Class 4 drivers License is available. Health benefits package and Group Pension Plan available.

Preferably, the successful candidate will be of Indigenous descent. All are required to submit a criminal record check, this is done by the organization online.

Deadline: Open until filled

Please send Attention to Sharon Duffy (HR Manager) your resume, cover letter, three work references and drivers abstract to Nenqayni Wellness Centre – PO Box 2529, Williams Lake BC, V2G-4P2 or fax 250-989-0307 or email sduffy@nenqayni.com

Application Instructions – 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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