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Director of Practice

Job Information
Author eocanada
Date February 11, 2019
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company The Nisga'a Lisims Government
Salary Competitive plus benefits - Per Hour
Location Terrace, BC
Category Government
Contact Information
  • Don’t miss this opportunity to take on a leadership role with a world-class, First Nations organization.
  • Make a lasting difference in the lives of the children and families on Nisga’a Lands.
  • Receive a generous 38 days of leave and a highly competitive salary with fantastic benefits.

About the Organization

The Nisga’a Lisims Government (NLG) building opened its doors in 2000, and has since been responsible for a vital set of functions carried out under various departments including Finance, Programs & Services, Fisheries & Wildlife, and Lands & Resources, all which contribute to the development of the surrounding area. NLG’s directives are governed under Nisga’a laws as well as federal and provincial laws.

NLG provides service options to ensure the protection and well-being of Nisga’a children consistent with both the Ayuuk-hl Nisga’a and British Columbia statutes and policies. This is achieved through Nisga’a Child & Family Services (NCFS), which works to support Nisga’a families through the promotion and utilization of the Ayuuk.

About the Opportunity

Currently, Nisga’a Lisims Government is seeking a Director of Practice to join the group and work between our Gitlaxt’aamiks (also known as New Aiyansh) and Terrace locations in beautiful British Columbia.

Reporting to the Director of Programs and Services, as a member of the Directorate’s Management team, you will promote excellence in practice and service delivery,  identify barriers and successes to quality services, to ensure strategies are developed to reduce or eliminate these barriers or enhance successes.

You will also strive to be inclusive of Nisga’a culture in practice. This will involve assisting NCFS in building a child and family services that has leaders within each service line, have expertise in their field and have an awareness and understanding of Nisga’a culture.

Although an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered, you must have at least one of the following:

  • BSW or MSW
  • BA in Child & Youth Care
  • M.Ed. Counselling/MA Clinical Psychology, having completed a practicum in family and child welfare
  • Or a related degree preferably in a social sciences discipline.

You have a minimum of 3-5 years of experience in child safety and an additional 2 years of experience in a supervisory role with responsibility for direct client service delivery, preferably in a multi-disciplinary environment.

Strong leadership and communication skills are essential, as is the ability to direct the work of staff and understand organizational design, work planning, project management, and best practices.

About the Benefits

In appreciation of all your hard work and determination, you will be rewarded with a competitive salary of $90,000 – $115,000.

You can also look forward to fantastic benefits including:

  • Relocation assistance to the right candidate
  • 38 days off (20 vacation + 18 elective leave)
  • Extended Health and Dental
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Professional Development
  • Group Pension Plan
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP) which provides confidential counselling services to assist employees with a variety of life’s challenges

At NLG, you will be met with an exciting career, an ethical and respectful work environment, and opportunity to serve in public service for the good of our Nation. With hard work and determination, the possibilities for career progression are endless at NLG.

If you’re looking for a leadership position that is guaranteed to provide you with satisfaction – Apply Now!

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