JOB TITLE: Pre-Employment Supports Program Case Worker – South

Located within the unceded territory of the syilx people, the Okanagan Indian Band is comprised of six reserves
located in the North Okanagan.
Come join the OKIB Team and enjoy all that the beautiful Okanagan Valley has to offer, including a great
climate, stunning scenery, world-class ski resorts, golf courses, wineries and beaches.

The OKIB offers a welcoming team environment and a rewarding job experience. You can expect a
supportive work environment and a total compensation package which includes:
▪ Competitive Wages
▪ 3 Weeks’ Vacation Pay
▪ Extended Health and Dental Benefits
▪ Employer Matched Pension Plan
▪ 15 Statutory Holidays
▪ Paid Winter Holiday Break
▪ Cultural Leave
▪ Retention Bonuses after years of service
▪ 15 Paid Sick Days
▪ Paid Personal Leave
▪ Employee Assistance Program
▪ Professional Development Opportunities
Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week
Start Date: ASAP
Deadline for applications: November 13, 2023
Please send resume, cover letter and references in any one of two ways:
Email: [email protected]
Mail or drop off: 12420 Westside Road, Vernon, BC V1H 2A4
If you have accessibility needs, please contact Hollie Lachuk @ 250-542-4328 ext. 1011
The successful applicant will be required to provide a Criminal Record Check that includes the
vulnerable sector and three references
Ensuring the future through cultural, social and economic development

The PESP Case Worker is responsible for liaising with Band Social Development Workers (BSDWs) to
support the referral of eligible clients to the PES Program. PESP Case Workers will assist each client with the
completion of a Mandatory Action Plan (MAP), create a personalized employment/training budget and
maintain ongoing contact with clients to support program participation and enhance employability.
This ideal candidate would reside in the Penticton or Osoyoos area and be willing to travel.


▪ Manage an active case load of approximately 50 clients (aged 18-64); complete intake and
assessment procedures, create personalized training plans, and monitor client progress
▪ Analyze demographics and labour market trends to guide training plans
▪ Coordinate client referral procedures with BSDWs, and employment and training colleagues, of
participating First Nations according to the client referral process
▪ Create and maintain personalized employment/training budgets for each client and maintain an
accurate log of client and program expenditures
▪ Maintain a confidential file on each client participating in the program including case notes,
training/employment expenses and all required program documentation
▪ Maintain quarterly tracking form for all participating First Nations which will accurately reflect the
numbers of PES participants
▪ Organize and coordinate travel arrangements for PES participants on an as needed basis. Ensure
all payment vouchers and required documentation is submitted to the Finance Department as per the
Finance Policy
▪ Maintain continuous contact with assigned clients to ensure program eligibility is maintained and
identify emerging barriers
▪ Attend all required meetings with Funding Agencies, ISET Holders, ONA and any other Chief and
Council Meetings as required
▪ Implement facilitation for workshops to include labour market exploration, resume and cover letter
builders, interview skills and short-term training as required.
▪ Build and foster relationships and partnerships with local employers and community contacts for
employment wage subsidy opportunities for eligible clients.
▪ Prepare and submit reports, adhering to the reporting requirements of Indigenous Services Canada
(ISC) for the IAFNYES project.
▪ Monitor and coach client on-the-job progress and provide appropriate interventions to help ensure
employment or education retention and successful outcomes.
▪ Maintain accurate records to coordinate the collection of documents necessary for the reimbursement
of the wage subsidy for the employer.
▪ All persons employed by the Okanagan Indian Band may be required to assist the Band in
providing emergency services. Duties assigned during an emergency may differ from regular
▪ Perform other duties as required

You have education, experience, or carry a willingness to learn. You are community-minded, detail-oriented,
and an excellent communicator.
▪ Associate degree level or equivalent
▪ Band Social Development Training would be an asset
▪ Have or willing to obtain Career Development Practitioner or equivalent
▪ Valid BC Class 5 Drivers License
▪ Reliable transportation
▪ Must be willing to travel

Compensation commensurate to education and experience

Preference will be given to qualified Aboriginal Applicants as per section 41 of the Human Rights Code.