Jordan’s Principle Service Coordinator (Full Time)

Company

The Friendship House Association of Prince Rupert

Description

The Friendship House Association of Prince Rupert is a rapidly growing not for profi t, inclusive
community organization; that exists to provide programs and services to the Community
at large in the areas of education, culture, health and recreation. The Friendship House is
currently seeking a candidate to fulfi ll the position of Jordan’s Principle Service Coordinator.
The successful applicant must have knowledge of Friendship House purpose and the
Jordan’s Principle Initiative. Job Summary: The Jordan’s Principle Service Coordinator role
is a specialized term position; that will provide for the advocacy of and to support First
Nations children and their families as they navigate culturally appropriate educational and
health supports, enabling integrated care across primary, acute and community services.
The Coordinator will be responsible for harmonizing these services to the local regional
communities, in the Prince Rupert catchment area; to provide support for the needs of the
First Nations Children on and off reserve. Responsibilities and Duties include:
Promote Jordan’s Principle to families, communities and service providers and encourage
children with unmet needs and their families to secure access to needed services and
supports and to submit requests to Indigenous Services Canada on behalf of such children
and families.
The service coordinator will help Indigenous children and families:
• Navigate the full range of existing federal and provincial/territorial health, social, and
educational programs and services to address a child’s needs;
• Access health, education and social supports through Jordan’s Principle and Inuit Child
First Nations Initiative to address gaps; and nurture relationships across community based
services
• Contact ISC BC Region Jordan’s Principle team on behalf of such children and their families.
• Serve as a point of contact for First Nation and Inuit children and their families, care
providers, and First Nations communities and organizations who are requesting support
directly related to children and youth in the areas of health, education, and social services;
• Understand the breadth and depth of the service delivery landscape as it pertains to services
available to First Nation children and youth in BC, within the federal, provincial and First
Nations service systems and helps children and families access existing resources through
these systems;
• Build strong relationships and partnerships with front line workers and professionals,
including but not limited to social workers, medical and education professionals;
• Build strong relationships and partnerships with local Provincial and Federal Government
services in the health, education, and social sector, including, but not limited to, Ministry of
Children and Family Development, Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Health, Provincial
Regional Health Authorities, and (ISC) Indigenous Services Canada;
• Maintain strong relationships with First Nations health, education and social sector service
providers and organizations including First Nations Health Authority, First Nations Education
Steering Committee, Delegated Aboriginal Agencies, and Friendship Centers;
• Support First Nation and Inuit children and families in the preparation and submission of
Jordan’s Principle and Inuit Child First Initiative requests when a gap, delay, disruption or
defi ciency in existing services or supports is apparent; and
• Track data and provide updates to partners, including ISC and First Nation communities.
Education & Experience:
• A signifi cant combination of education and/or experience related to social work; health care
services; and or education, preference will be given to those with a Bachelors of Social work,
health or other level of relevant education.
• Knowledge of and experience working in the areas of health, social services, and education
for First Nation people;
• Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
• Ability to use standard computer applications is mandatory, with experience in Microsoft,
and applicable software
• Strong track record of relationship building and community collaboration in the areas of
health, education and social services;
• Ability to track and report on the activities undertaken by the service coordinator on a biannual
and/or annual basis; and keep accurate data
Skills:
• Demonstrated strong ability to problem solve, and accountability
• Valid BC driver’s Class 5 Driver’s license and CRC are mandatory
• Knowledge of local First Nations Cultures and language an asset

Closing Date

Apr 30, 2021

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, and resume to: Amanda Reniero, Offi ce Assistant – Friendship
House Association of Prince Rupert 744 Fraser Street, Prince Rupert BC V8J 1P9.
Email: reception2@friendshiphouse.ca
The Friendship House thanks you for your interest; only those shortlisted will be contacted