Jordan’s Principle Coordinator – Chief Joseph Centre (Cranbrook, BC)

Jordan’s Principle Coordinator – Chief Joseph Centre (Cranbrook, BC)

Full-Time/1 Year Term

Who We Are:  Ktunaxa Kinbasket Child & Family Service Society (KKCFSS) is a non-profit Delegated Aboriginal Agency governed by the Ktunaxa Nation Council Social Sector Board. KKCFSS is available to Ktunaxa citizens, First Nations, Métis and Inuit living on and off-reserve in the Ktunaxa Traditional Territory.

KKCFSS believes in a holistic approach to providing services with some fundamental beliefs:

  • Healthy communities make healthy children.
  • Children are the future of our, and all, nations.
  • Children have the right to a safe, secure and culturally appropriate family and community experience.
  • Children have the right to grow up connected to their family, community and culture.
  • Families have the right to culturally relevant services.

The Opportunity: The role of Jordan’s Principle Coordinator addresses the unmet health, social and education needs of First Nation’s children ages 0 – 19.

Jordan’s Principle makes sure all First Nations children living in Canada can access the products, services and supports they need, when they need them. Funding can help with a wide range of health, social and educational needs, including the unique needs that First Nations Two-Spirit and CGBTQQIA children and those with disabilities may have.

Jordan’s Principle is named in memory of Jordan River Anderson. He was a young boy from Norway House Cree Nation in Manitoba.

In the Role as Jordan’s Principle Coordinator, You Will Help First Nation and Inuit 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 Initiative to address gaps.
  • Contact Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) BC Region Jordan’s Principle team on behalf of such children their families.
  • Nurture relationships across community based programs and services.
  • Support data collection and analytical activities to better understand the scope of children’s needs and service gaps.

What You Will Bring to the Role:

  • BSW preferred.
  • Experience working with Indigenous communities.
  • Minimum two (2) years of recent experience in a health setting working with complex care clients with a combination of mental health and/or addiction issues.
  • Sound knowledge of indigenous issues both historical and current in British Columbia and Canada.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team.
  • A commitment to confidentiality.
  • A valid drivers’ license and clean driver’s abstract – travel is a requirement of this position.
  •  Proof of Covid-19 vaccination.

Our Commitment to You:

  • Excellent compensation package.
  • Generous and flexible time off options unique to KKCFSS, promoting work life family balance.
  • Education, and professional development opportunities.
  • Salary Range: $48,404-$55,318.

Apply Now!  Visit for more information about this Agency, and to learn more about the East Kootenay Foundry.

Please submit your cover letter and resume to:
Tasy Strouzas, HR Manager
Ktunaxa Kinbasket Child and Family Service Society
7472 Mission Road
Cranbrook, BC V1C 7E5

Preference will be given to candidates of Ktunaxa or other First Nations ancestry.  If you are a Ktunaxa citizen who is interested in this opportunity but do not feel you have the necessary qualifications, please contact the Ktunaxa Nation Council Education and Employment Sector.

We thank those who apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.