Posted Dec 13, 2022Homemakers



Business: Shackan Indian Band
Address: Merritt, BC




Position: Home Makers (Seeking 2)

About the Shackan People: The Scw'exmx - People of the Creeks - is taken from the name of the Nicola River, Scw'ex, meaning creek. The Shackan Indian Band is one of five bands in the Nicola Valley that comprise the Scw'exmx. The five bands of the Nicola Tribes are: Coldwater Indian Band, Lower Nicola Indian Band, Upper Nicola Indian Band, Nooaitch Indian Band, and Shackan Indian Band. Together, the numbers of the 5 Nicola Tribes totals well over 3,000 individuals. All are part of a proud, strong, thriving Indigenous Nation of the BC Interior.

Opportunity: The Shackan Indian Band has exciting opportunities to join our team as we are seeking two part-time Home Makers, with the possibility of a full-time position opportunity for one of these employees. Hiring preference will be given to qualified candidates who self-identify as First Nations or of another Canadian Indigenous ancestry.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Homemakers must report emergency concerns immediately to 911 and then to the Community Wellness Manager verbally and with a written Incident Report.
  • Homemakers will be required to come to the Shackan Indian Band office in the morning of their workday to sign in and again at the end of their workday to sign out;
  • Keeps Health Navigator and Community Wellness Manager informed regarding client progress, noting client improvement or deterioration of the ability to perform daily tasks;
  • Attends Shackan Indian Band staff meetings when requested to do so; and
  • Services provided by the homemakers include, but are not limited to:
  • Cleaning bathrooms, sink, tub & toilet,
  • Dishes,
  • Dusting,
  • Light meal assistance,
  • Light housekeeping - this excludes biohazardous materials (i.e. bodily fluids/waste),
  • Garbage removal,
  • Laundry,
  • Sweeping, vacuuming, and mopping floors,
  • Washing inside windows.
  • Other light duties that will be helpful to tenants/elders.

About the Ideal Candidate:

  • Possess Homemaker Training or equivalent, First Aid Certificate and Food Safe Certificate.
  • Knowledge of Indigenous culture and individual traditions
  • Experience working with Indigenous Elders
  • Experience working with medical and palliative patients,
  • Self-managed, goal-oriented and finish what you start – well organized with strong written, and verbal communication and time management skills,
  • Demonstrate high emotional intelligence, patience, and integrity with a commitment/team-driven success in leading by example,
  • Demonstrate a high degree of professionalism and good judgment,
  • Good problem-solving ability, creativity, drive, and entrepreneurial spirit,
  • Experience with MS Office, Zoom, and various other software,
  • Must be able to operate effectively and show initiative in an environment where there is at times, minimal supervision,
  • Must be able to maintain the confidentiality of information and use discretion, tact, and diplomacy when addressing sensitive issues,
  • Maintain accurate Home Maker reports and provide weekly and/or monthly updates as required,
  • Clear a Criminal Record/Vulnerable Persons check and valid Class 5 Drivers License with access to a reliable vehicle.

Reports to: Community Wellness Manager
Classification: Regular day time shifts (15-hour work week), flexible hours on evenings and weekends.
Excepted Compensation: Based on experience, starting at 17.20 per hour.

What we will provide:

  •       Full-time permanent role
  •         Competitive compensation package
  •        Great work culture and environment

Preference will be given to persons of aboriginal ancestry as per section 16 (1) of the Canadian Human Rights Act. Thank you to all who apply, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Deadline to apply: Open until filled

Please submit your resume to the Band Office at 2099 Granite Avenue or email to

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