Employment Opportunity

Job Description

Okanagan Indian Band

Employment Opportunity

Department: Human Resources Development

Job Title: Pre-Employment Supports Program Case Worker

We are looking to fill this important role by providing pre-employment support services to the OKIB community. If you are interested in working in training and employment programs to enhance employability for income Assistance recipients, this position is for you.

Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week

Start date: November 2021

Deadline for Applications: November 9, 2021

Interested candidates are asked to submit a resume and cover letter

Please send a resume, cover letter and references in any one of three ways:


Fax : (250) 542-4990

A criminal record check and 3 References are required

Only the applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

The IKIB offers a welcoming team environment and a rewarding job experience. You can expect a supportive work environment, a total compensation package that includes a competitive wage, extended health and dental benefits, and a pension plan. Discounted lift tickets at Silver Star are available for all OKIB employees.

Purpose and Key Focus

The Pre-Employment Supports Program Case Worker (PESP Case Worker) works closely with Band Social Development Workers and colleagues in training and employment programs to enhance employability for Income Assistance recipients between the ages of 18-64. Case Workers will assist each client with the completion of an Individual Action Plan (IAP), create a personalized employment/training budget and maintain ongoing contact with clients to support program participation and enhance employability.

Reporting Structure:

Reports to the Program Lead, Community Engagement

Job Duties And Responsibilities

▪ Manage an active caseload of approximately 50 clients (aged 18-64); complete
intake and assessment procedures, create personalized training plans and monitor client progress
▪ Analyze demographics and labour market trends to guide training plans
▪ Coordinate client referral procedures with BSDWs, employment and training
colleagues, of participating Bands of the Okanagan Nation according to the client referral process
▪ Create and maintain personalized employment/training budgets for each client and
maintain an accurate log of client and program expenditures
▪ Maintain quarterly tracking form for all participating First Nations which will
accurately reflect the numbers of PES participants.
▪ Organize and coordinate travel arrangements for PES participants on an as-needed
▪ Maintain continuous contact with assigned clients to ensure program eligibility
is maintained and identify emerging barriers
▪ Interpret relevant Band Policies to assist in referrals for counselling for
addictions, family violence and mental health when needed
▪ Maintain professional growth and development by participating in approved
conferences and training opportunities when relevant to job duties and functions.
▪ Attend all required meetings with Funding Agencies, ISET Holders, ONA and any
other Chief and Council Meetings as required.
▪ All persons employed by the Okanagan Indian Band may be required to assist the
Band in providing emergency services. Duties assigned during an emergency may differ from regular duties.
▪ Perform other related duties as required


• Associate Certificate/Diploma/Degree level or equivalent experience
• Certified Career Development Practitioner Certificate would be an asset
• Band Social Development Training would be an asset

• Valid BC Class 5 Drivers License
• Ability to meet security clearance requirements (Criminal Record Check)
• Must be willing to travel; local and non-local

• Experience working with Indigenous history, developmental challenges and
opportunities’, cultural traditions and history is a necessary requirement
• Experience in the Employment and Training sector
• Experience working with a database and reporting systems for governmental reporting
• Case Management experience would be an asset

Competencies (KSAs & Desired Attributes)
• Excellent problem-solving skills, file management and case management skills
• Conflict Resolution Training skills
• Knowledge of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development funding and reporting
• Ability to meet reporting deadlines
• Knowledge and skill in computers, specifically MS Word and MS Excel
• Ability to exercise tact and diplomacy
• Ability to work within a team and individually
$25.00 – $29.00 hourly depending on experience
Preference may be given to those having knowledge of the Okanagan culture and traditions