Employment Opportunity Details

Labour Ready Navigator – 2 Full time positions



ATTENTION: Due to an error that occurred when this job was initially posted on April 14, applications that were submitted utilizing the on-line application & screening form before noon, Wednesday April 18 will not have been received by STC Human Resources. If you made a submission before this date, please re-submit your application. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and thank you for your application and interest in our organization.


Saskatoon Tribal Council (STC) improves the quality of life of First Nations through mutually beneficial partnerships with community organizations and industry. Opportunities for improved living are accessed through programs and services in health, safety, economic development, education, and financial investments in the broader community. Acting as a representative body for seven First Nations, STC delivers programs and services to those living in member communities and Saskatoon. More information is available at www.sktc.sk.ca

FIRE: Fairness, Integrity, Respect, Excellence

The Position

Employment & Training Services is seeking two service oriented persons for the position of a Labour Ready Navigator. This is a permanent position dependent on annual funding. Under the daily supervision of the program coordinator/supervisor and the general direction of the Director of Employment & Training Services, the Employment and Labour Ready Navigator is responsible for the delivery of services for individuals seeking assistance through the Aboriginal Skills & Employment Training Strategy (ASETS) Agreement, Income Assistance Pre-Employment Support or the Urban Navigator Programs.  The incumbent can expect to be assigned duties/tasks associated with either of the programs, dependent on the operational needs of Employment & Training Services.

Program Development and Delivery

  • Manage the activities and functions of an assigned caseload of Employment and Training Services clients;
  • Coordinate activities and functions of MOU Legacy Industry Partners who are seeking skilled workers; actively recruiting first nation employees on their behalf;
  • Match potential employee candidates with appropriate jobs through the use of assessment tools, action plans, and worker preparation activities such as resumes, interview skills, and other worker readiness activities;
  • Assist client and client`s family to connect with resources including housing, childcare and transportation to facilitate their transition from rural or reserve conditions to an urban setting;
  • Maintain client case files and records that track progress of individual clients? employment progress, successful integration of family with supports & services, and successful training interventions including use of the TAS database and other tracking tools employed by STC Employment & Training Services unit;
  • Provide interventions with both client and employer that assist in job retention strategies; this may include helping employers understand the specific needs of new workers, or helping new employees adapt to the work place culture and understanding expectations of the employer;
  • Maintain contact and working relationships with STC Band Income support and employment counselors.
  • Conduct interviews with clients to determine what barriers they may encounter towards gaining and maintaining employment;
  • Prepare required documentation where client has requested training sponsorship or funding assistance;
  • Maintain client files as per agency standards and confidentiality requirements.
  • Liaise with potential employers, community agencies, aboriginal employment groups and training institutions to maximize employment opportunities for the client groups.
  • Assist participants on an individual basis to positively adjust to work-site or training situations.
  • Working in cooperation with the Employment & Training Services Staff, facilitate workshops and group sessions on skill enhancement and job search strategies as well as general Orientation.
  • Attend and participate in professional development training as assigned or required.
  • Attend meetings as required
  • Prepare timely monthly reports as required


  • Degree pertaining to Human Services or other related training in combination with related work experience;
  • Knowledge of contemporary and historical barriers to employment for aboriginal peoples.
  • Ability to conduct training and employment skills assessments.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential as well as experience conducting presentations to large groups.
  • Computer experience and knowledge of database and word processing is necessary.
  • Knowledge of Federal and Provincial Acts relating to employment and labour standards.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with a variety of individuals including colleagues, coordinators, and director;
  • Able to handle a large caseload and cope with stress;
  • Good time management skills
  • Knowledge and experience working with First Nations traditions, culture and urban issues. Knowledge of STC member First Nation communities is considered an asset.
  • Must possess a valid Saskatchewan’s driver's license and meet STC's insurance requirements;
  • A current Criminal Record Check through the CPIC must be provided as a condition of employment
  • Some travel required.

The following would be considered assets:

  • A minimum one-year work experience in a related field;
  • Previous work experience with a First Nation organization;
  • Employment counselling training or any other human service delivery training


Application Process

Job posting closes 4:30 p.m., April 20, 2018. To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter detailing your qualifications along with three (3) references.  Please CLICK HERE to apply online.


STC is committed to attracting and retaining qualified and competent employees.  The Saskatoon Tribal Council practices a fair hiring process which maximizes employment opportunities for First Nations candidates from existing staff or from outside sources. As part of its commitment to diversity, STC has adopted this policy to help source qualified First Nations peoples for employment opportunities. As per the Canada Human Rights Act, “where a private sector employer is engaged primarily in promoting or serving the interests of Aboriginal peoples, the employer may give preference in employment to Aboriginal peoples or employ only Aboriginal peoples…  ”. As such, for job opportunities within the First Nations community, First Nation persons who possess the requisite skill sets and experience will be given first priority in all external recruitment efforts.

No telephone calls please, STC appreciates the interest of all applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Applicants are required to state how they meet the eligibility requirements in their cover letter.

* Internal postings are STC employment opportunites - open to qualified members of Kinistin Saulteaux Nation, Mistawasis First Nation, Muskeg Lake Cree Nation, Muskoday First Nation, One Arrow First Nation, Whitecap Dakota First Nation, Yellow Quill First Nation, or current permanent employees of the Saskatoon Tribal Council.

* External postings are STC employment opportunites - open for application by the general public

* Community Postings are STC member First Nation employment opportunities - open for application by the general public