K’asho Got’ine Housing Programs Internship

K’asho Got’ine Housing Society

Job Description:
K’asho Got’ine Housing Programs Internship
Fort Good Hope, NWT

October 2019

POSITION SUMMARY AND SCOPE:

KGHS is searching for a Youth under the age of 30 to fill the role of KGHS Housing Programs Intern. The Intern will have the opportunity to learn, work, and gain experience in a professional setting while supporting the on-going duties of the KGHS Executive Director and contributing their ideas on how to improve housing in Fort Good Hope.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Supported by on the job learning and training opportunities, the KGHS Housing Program Intern will work to assist with the operations of KGHS and of the Kádúyı́le Home. The Intern will:

  • Job-shadow the role of the Executive Director of KGHS.
  • Assist with the writing of funding applications and reports.
  • Assist the Executive Director with the implementation of the KGHS Strategic Plan.
  • Support administrative tasks associated with the KGHS Repair and Maintenance Program and the Kádúyı́le Home.
  • Provide support for KGHS Board meetings, community consultations and Interagency Committee Meetings including note-taking, coordination of interpretation services, catering, space rental and other tasks as required.
  • Help to coordinate programs such as on-the-land and traditional knowledge sharing programs.
  • Support the maintenance of a safe, calm and respectful living environment at Kádúyı́le Home.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office, including word processing and Excel.
  • A positive attitude, willingness to learn, and the ability to be on-time.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and through writing.
  • An interest in the areas of community development, social services, local government, housing and non-profit organizations, and the desire to receive training to support continued professional development in these areas.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Applications are welcomed from individuals with a high school diploma; equivalent combinations of education and experience will also be considered.

ADDITIONAL INTERNSHIP REQUIREMENTS

This position is funded by the K’asho Got’ine Housing Society and the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s Housing Program Internship Initiative – First Nation and Inuit Youth. As such, successful candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a beneficiary of the Sahtú Dene and Metis Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement.
  • Between the age of 15 and 30.
  • Not employed elsewhere during the internship.
  • Not receiving Employment Insurance during the internship.

SALARY AND SCHEDULE

This a full-time, 35 hours per week position. The salary is $30/hour. The position is for a term to March 31st, 2020, with possibility of extension.

ABOUT THE K’ASHO GOT’INE HOUSING SOCIETY

K’asho Got’ine Housing Society (KGHS) is a non-profit organization incorporated in 2016 to address housing challenges in Rádeyı̨lı̨ Kǫ́ (Fort Good Hope).  It administers housing-related programs within the community such as the Kádúyı́le Home and the Home Repair and Maintenance program. KGHS also facilitates an Interagency Committee that is involved in the ongoing development of KGHS activities and programming. 

Kádúyı́le Home has been established by KGHS to provide safe housing and supported living for up to four single men aged 19 years and over, who would otherwise be homeless or insecurely housed and who are willing to engage in collaborative group living while maintaining a sober home environment. With support, residents develop and pursue personal development goals and are supported in becoming confident members of the community with the gradual goal of transitioning into more independent living situations. This is aided by effective interagency collaboration, as well as cultural and on-the-land programming developed in partnership with Rádeyı̨lı̨ Kǫ́ Elders and land users. The Home will open as soon as staff is in place.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please submit cover letter and résumé to James Caesar, ndl_manager@yamoga.ca

Candidates who are short listed for an interview will be asked to submit a satisfactory vulnerable sector Criminal Records check (current within the last 6 months).