Employment & Contract Opportunities


Employment Opportunity!


Registered Care Aide

ʔaq̓am is seeking a self motivated and highly organized individual to temporarily fill the position of Registered Care Aide to perform key community health support within the Department of Operations and Community Services. This position will be until Friday, August 28th, 2020 or until return of incumbent.

Position Summary:

The Registered Care Aide (the "RCA” ) is responsible for assisting clients in the Community with their daily tasks and routines, supporting them to achieve and maintain their best health. The RCA is responsible for providing elder/community care on a daily basis; assist clients with personal care and daily activities including cooking, prompting to take medication, assisting with daily exercise, cleaning, attending events/daytrips with them, shopping, and wellness checks and appointments. This position also performs administrative duties to support their client work and helps plan events and day trips. The RCA is also responsible for monitoring water quality in the Community.


Excellent communication skills (written and verbal), with ability to advocate for others.
Patient, caring, and empathetic; ability to build and maintain good client relations.
Adaptable and flexible.
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with a variety of people from different backgrounds.
Conflict resolution skills and ability to handle difficult situations.
Exceptional organizational skills with ability to multi-task.
Basic proficiency with computers and Microsoft Office.
Physical ability to carry the duties required of the position.
Ability to travel within the Community on a regular basis.
Demonstrated knowledge of Ktunaxa/Aboriginal people and Ktunaxa/Aboriginal culture.


Minimum of 1 year experience in a similar role, providing home care services to elders.
Registered Care Aide Certificate.
Completion of and possession of valid CPR and First Aid Certificate.
Food Safe Level 1 Certificate.

For further information about this position, please visit our website aqam.net under Employment and Contract Opportunities

Please submit your cover letter and resume marked “confidential” to:

Amanda Gnucci, HR Generalist

ʔaq̓am Administration

7470 Mission Road, Cranbrook, BC, V1C 7E5   e-mail:         Fax: 250-426-8935

Closing Date: Thursday, May 14th, 2020 @ 4:30 p.m. MT - Any applications received after this time will not be considered. Thank you to all those that apply, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Full-time Term Early Childhood Educator
ʔaq̓amnik̓ Daycare Centre

At ʔaq̓am we are dedicated to working toward our community Vision, collaborating to provide quality programs and services to ʔaq̓amnik̓ (the people).   By infusing our Ktunaxa language and culture into the programming at our ʔaq̓amnik̓ Daycare Centre we are laying the foundation for the next generation of strong and healthy Ktunaxa citizens.  Our employees enjoy exposure to Ktunaxa culture and language, a cohesive work environment; we offer excellent benefits and a diverse, dedicated and enthusiastic team!

In collaboration with the Daycare Manager, the Early Childhood Educator will assist the Daycare Centre to do its part in preparing our infants, toddlers and pre-school children of today to become our next generation of Ktunaxa professionals, trades people, parents, chiefs, councillors, artisans and more.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Provide quality childcare as well as plan and carry out developmentally and age appropriate educational activities to engage children aged 1-5 years in learning;
  • Help children complete daily tasks and routines to gain independence and provide constant feedback and communication to build self-esteem; 
  • Function as a member of our cohesive, positive, flexible and exuberant team, which includes staff, management, parents and community members.

Successful candidates will have:

  • Early Childhood Education (ECE) Certification and licence to practice;
  • Doctor’s medical clearance letter;
  • Up to date immunization record;
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Vulnerable Sector Check Criminal Record Check;

Preference will be given to candidates who also have:

  • Previous experience in a similar capacity, supervising and working with children; experience developing learning activities would be an asset.
  • Previous experience working in a First Nation community.
  • Food Safe certification.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and copy of ECE certificate and licence to:

Amanda Gnucci,                                                                                                                                                                 
Human Resource Generalist             
ʔaq̓am                                                                                                   Fax:  (250) 426-8935                                                       
7470 Mission Road, Cranbrook, BC, V1C 7E5                             Email: 

Position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

Term Position: Start date as soon as successful candidate is found until December 18th, 2020, or return of incumbent.

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


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