Ulkatcho Emergency Community Navigator

Termed Position (Due to funding)

Wage $24.00/hr




Reporting to the Emergency Program Coordinator (EPC) navigators are responsible for supporting evacuees by connecting evacuees with supports not commonly offered in an Emergency Support Services Reception Centre or lodging facility.


By utilizing a First Nations Community Navigator communities can ensure service delivery is aligned with First Nations perspectives on health and wellness and support the cultural safety and humility of the First Nations people during evacuations.


The First Nations Community Navigator role further supports First Nations evacuees by providing them with assurance that they will be heard, respected, and have their needs met. The First Nations Community Navigator is often known to community members, has intimate knowledge of the community and its cultural practices and protocols. They also have established a trust base relationship with community members.



As a member of the Emergency Management Services team, responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

·         Acts as a liaison between the Emergency Operations Centre, Emergency Support Services, support agencies, and evacuees.

·         Acts as single point of contact for the community/jurisdiction emergency program in both host and evacuating communities

·         Coordinates the Emergency Support Services (ESS) program for UFN in coordination with the Canadian Red Cross and other designated agencies.

·         Establishes and maintains updated local resource and contact lists in case of emergency and keeps local stakeholders engaged.

·         Communicates emergency situations by monitoring current conditions and communicating information to evacuated community members

·         Collaborates with Emergency Program staff to develop, maintain and regularly review emergency and cultural supports

·         Collaborates with affected local authorities during Regional EOC activations to ensure effective communications and support is provided to the evacuees

·         Collaborates with regional Red Cross Coordinator to ensure provision of effective Emergency Social Services program.

·         Participates in training to maintain and develop their own community navigation skills and abilities.

·         Supports the UFN Communications Coordinator during public forums and meetings to ensure residents informed of emergency status, recovery efforts and on-going emergency management initiatives. In absence of a communications coordinator the EPC and Navigators will fulfill the communications duties.

·         Participates in after-incident reviews and actively incorporates lessons learned from past emergency events to ensure plans and procedures are current and adequate to meet future such emergency events.

·         Other duties as assigned.



·         Knowledge of UFN Community Members and Cultural Practises

·         Experience in volunteer management and/or training delivery;

·         Demonstrated competency in project management;

·         Valid Class 5 Driver’s License and a satisfactory Driver’s Abstract; and

·         Satisfactory Criminal Record.



·         Considerable knowledge of emergency programs and systems;

·         Knowledge of emergency management field, including Emergency Support Services in BC and Incident Command Systems;

·         Understanding of relevant federal, provincial and local legislation, acts, policy and bylaw and how they apply in a rural context;

·         Ability to work independently with a consultative teamwork approach;

·         Excellent networking skills with the ability to coordinate groups across a wide geographical area;

·         Professional report writing skills;

·         Strong interpersonal and communication skills;

·         Ability to remain calm and work professionally in an emergency situation;

·         Demonstrated conflict resolution skills;

·         Demonstrated competency with common computer programs such as: Word, Excel, PowerPoint; etc. and the ability to learn and effectively use new computer systems.




·         Will be required to work extended hours under stressful conditions in the event of an emergency.

·         Travel and overnight stays may be required in the event of an emergency.

·         Overtime Evening and weekend work is a requirement in the event of an emergency.


Interview Process:

·         Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

·         Two step interviews (Interview & written assignment)

·         Criminal record check

·         Reference Check


Application Deadline: Open until filled

How to Apply:

Please email your resume and cover letter to hr@ulkatcho.ca. Please include “Ulkatcho Emergency Community Navigator in the subject line. Or drop off at the reception counter at the band office.