Career Opportunity: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Projets Autochtones du Québec (PAQ) is an organization situated in downtown Montréal which provides a night shelter, with 50 emergency beds. In addition, PAQ offers social reintegration services (16 transition rooms). These services are culturally adapted to the realities of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people who are in situations of homelessness or difficulty. The annual budget of PAQ is $1.1 million with a staff of twenty.

The Executive Director is responsible for the administrative and financial management, human resource management, as well as external relations (government partners, community groups, financial supporters, etc.). He or she works in close collaboration with staff and the Board of Directors, respecting the values and the vision of the organization.

Requirements of the Position

1. Bilingualism: Practical knowledge of French and English;
2. Minimum of 5 years of management experience;
3. Knowledge of the management principles suited to a community organization;
4. Experience in the management of a comparable annual budget;
5. Strong understanding of Indigenous realities.

Assets

  • Knowledge of community resources in Montreal and of homelessness realities;
  • Knowledge of fundraising strategies;
  • Work experience with Indigenous peoples;
  • Concrete experience in seeking out funding and developing partnerships.

Working Conditions

  • A permanent full-time position;
  • Working conditions as set out in PAQ’s Employee Manual;
  • Salary: according to the experience of the candidate and the salary range that is characteristic to the non-profit community sector.
  • Start Date: December 2nd, 2019.
Individuals interested in the position are asked to send a Letter of Intent and Curriculum Vitae to the following email address: paq.embauchedg@gmail.com before midnight, September 29, 2019. Only those candidates who include a Letter of Intent as well as those possessing the required experience will be considered.
*Priority will be given to Indigenous candidates*

 

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

 


 

Position : CASE WORKER

Projets Autochtones du Québec (P.A.Q), is a non-profit community organization founded in 2004.  The mission of Projets Autochtones du Québec is to provide shelter and culturally adapted social reinsertion services to First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people who are homeless or in situations of difficulty. PAQ’s shelter service includes 36 beds for men and 12 beds for women.  We also offer a Transition Program (16 individual rooms), with the objectives of aiding in social reinsertion of people who are homeless, and prevention of homelessness for those at-risk.

Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Director, the Case Work will be responsible for the following:

  1. Provide holistic case management services to all residents, including: intervention plans, follow-ups, helping residents with personal budgeting skills, referrals, etc.;
  2. Communicate regularly with partner organizations to ensure proper follow-up on referrals and develop partnerships as needed;
  3. Produce the necessary reporting and documentation (statistics);
  4. Organise group activities to foster a sense of community;
  5. Participate in staff meetings;
  6. Carry out all other tasks related to the position.

Qualifications

  1. Bilingualism: proficiency in French and English (oral and written) + knowledge of Indigenous language an asset;
  2. Experience or training in the area of intervention, social work, or other related fields;
  3. Knowledge of the realities of Aboriginal people;
  4. Knowledge of community services;
  5. Professional work ethic and sense of initiative;
  6. Capacity to adapt to change both in the work environment and in expected tasks;
  7. Capacity to work in a team.

Status: full-time permanent position, 35 hours per week

Schedule: Monday to Friday (daytime hours)

Salary: $21.00 per hour.

Persons interested in applying for this position must forward their curriculum vitae and a letter of intent to the following address: paq.direction@gmail.com before September 29th, 2019.  Candidates will only be considered if they possess the required experiences and if a letter of intent is included in the submission.   
*All other things being equal, priority will be given to candidates of Aboriginal ancestry.

 

 


 

Position: OVERNIGHT INTERVENTION WORKER – ON-CALL

Founded in 2004, Projets Autochtones du Québec’s (PAQ) mission is to provide shelter, emergency and culturally adapted social reinsertion services to First Nations, Inuit, and Metis peoples who are homeless or in situations of difficulty. PAQ’s emergency shelter service includes 36 beds for men and 12 for women.

Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Coordinator, the Intervention worker must:

1. Operate the triage and admission of homeless First Nations, Inuit and Métis, men and women, to Projets Autochtones du Québec;

2. Ensure an adapted intervention approach to respond to the needs and difficulties of the participants;

3. Moderate and animate group activities and contribute to the sense of community within PAQ;

4. Maintain the stability and security of the building and surroundings, and enforce the rules of PAQ according to the Operations Manual;

5. Intervene whenever needed, including especially in crisis situations, and respond to the needs of participants according to PAQ’s procedures and available services;

6. Complete the necessary documentation, statistics, and reports;

7. Oversee the daily chores of participants, and assist in the completion of related tasks in the event that the former cannot be expected to do so;

8. Participate in staff meetings and training sessions;

9. Offer a flexibility with regards to the schedule in order to support the organization in the event of staff absences, vacations, or illness;

10. Effectuate other tasks related to the position as determined by the coordinator.

Requirements

I. Bilingual (working knowledge of French and English)
II. Education: College/CEGEP diploma (minimum)
III. At least 2 years of experience in the field of intervention work, social work, or related areas concerning assistance of others.
IV. Empathetic
V. Sense of initiative
VI. Professional work ethic
VII. Ability to work in a team
VIII. First Aid certification

Work status and Schedule:
On-call position: Overnight shift worker – 11:30pm to 8:30am (weekdays/ weekends)

Salary: $17.34/hour

Persons interested in applying for this position must forward their curriculum vitae and a letter of intent to the following address: paq.adjointe@gmail.com before August 29th, 2019 at 5:00PM. Candidates will only be considered if they possess the required experiences and if a letter of intent is included in the submission.
*All other things being equal, priority will be given to candidates of Aboriginal ancestry.

 

 


 

Position: OVERNIGHT WATCHMAN : Permanent (2 Positions)

PROJETS AUTOCHTONES DU QUEBEC (P.A.Q) is a non-profit community organization founded in 2004.  The mission of Projets Autochtones du Québec is to provide shelter and culturally adapted social reinsertion services to First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people who are homeless or in situations of difficulty. PAQ’s shelter service includes 36 beds for men and 12 beds for women.  We also offer a Transition Program (16 individual rooms), with the objectives of aiding in social reinsertion of people who are homeless, and prevention of homelessness for those at-risk.

We are looking for a reliable, responsible, independent, good judgmental person to ensure a presence with our tenants and participants at night while supporting and assistance to the overnight intervention worker.

We do not require any specific training, valid first aid course (RCR) or / willing to follow the training.

Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Support Services Coordinator
1. Periodic rounds at night
2. Follow certain protocols during Emergency situations
3. Apply the current rules and regulations of the establishment
4. Logbook entry / report of events and activities
5. Provides support and assistance as needed to the overnight intervention worker.
6. Perform any other duties assigned by the Support Services Coordinator

Qualifications

Qualifications
1. Bilingualism (French and Functional English)
2. Initiative
3. Professional ethics

Employment Status and Schedules

Permanent night positions: 12:00 pm (midnight) to 08:00 am
1- (32 hours) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
2- (24 hours) Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Salary: 15.00$/hour

Those interested in applying for the job should send us your curriculum Vitae to the following address: paq.sheltercaseworker@gmail.com before September 25, 2019, 5:00pm.

*With equal qualifications, the Aboriginal candidate is given priority

 

 


 

Position: SECRETARY-RECEPTIONIST

Projets Autochtones du Québec (P.A.Q), is a non-profit community organization founded in 2004. The mission of the organization is to provide housing to a needy and homeless clientele of Aboriginal, Inuit and Métis people. Projets Autochtones du Québec serves as a springboard for social and urban reintegration, culturally adapted to their realities and their social difficulties.

PAQ is the only mixed Aboriginal shelter located in the greater Montreal area. Our services are one of the factors that make PAQ an essential resource for the First Nations, Inuit and Métis community.

Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Administration Coordinator, the secretary-receptionist must:

  1. Answer the phone and take the messages;
  2. Greet visitors and direct them to the relevant services or competent responsible professionals in order to offer the best answers to customers or visitors;
  3. Receive the mail and distribute it;
  4. Support team members by performing diverse administrative tasks;
  5. Sort the participants’ mail in alphabetical order;
  6. Compile statistics and produce reports as needed;
  7. Check the inventory of the organization’s equipment and produce a monthly report;
  8. Perform any other related duties associated with the position;
  9. Proceed to the receipt of orders for food once a week;
  10. Perform a daily round of the building and check the air conditioning and heating.

Qualifications

  1. Office knowledge;
  2. Bilingualism spoken and written (fluency in French and functional English) + Native languages an asset;
  3. Have one year of experience in secretarial and reception area;
  4. Be well organized, have a sense of initiative and be punctual;
  5. Be independent, methodical and possess excellent communication skills;
  6. Demonstrate professional ethics;
  7. Ability to work in a team;
  8. Have a good knowledge of the community and the Aboriginal environment.

Status: Full-time permanent (30 hours/week – 5 hours/day)

Schedule: 10:00 to 16:00

Salary: 14 $/ hour

The position is open to candidates who are eligible for a wage subsidy from Emploi-Québec.

Those interested in applying for the job must send us a letter of presentation and their curriculum vitae to the following address: paq.adjointe@gmail.com before October 20 at 17:00.

Priority will be given to Aboriginal candidates.

**Only candidates who are eligible for a wage subsidy from Emploi-Québec will be considered.

 

 

 


 

Position: INTERVENTION WORKER FOR SAFE START PROGRAM

Projects Autochtones du Quebec (PAQ), is a non-profit community organization founded in 2004. The mission of Quebec Native Projects is to provide accommodation and social integration services adapted to First Nations cultures, Inuit and Métis living in precarious or transition situations. PAQ offers a shelter service of 36 beds for men and 12 beds for women. We also offer a transition room service (16 rooms) which aims at social reintegration and the prevention of homelessness.

Objective of the reception program

Prevent the cycle of homelessness for Aboriginal newcomers to Montreal. For many systemic reasons, Aboriginal people living in homelessness in Montreal are more frequently found in chronic homelessness than the non-native homeless population. Often, the gateway to this homelessness is not on arrival in the city, but begins in the community, following trauma experienced by people, often in childhood. When they arrive in town, they can experience a strong and destabilizing culture shock. It is therefore necessary to act as soon as possible when people arrive in Montreal. In this sense, the links between the city and the communities are an essential element in the establishment of a reception, prevention and monitoring structure.

Objective of the position

The intervention worker will set up a new Safe Start Program for Aboriginals newly arrived in Montreal who are at risk of homelessness. The speaker will: act as a benchmark and reference for newly arrived indigenous people, provide intensive monitoring (with a holistic approach) and work to reduce cultural shock by providing an introduction to healthy, positive and culturally safe urban environments.

Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Services Coordinator, the Intervention safe start worker performs the following tasks:

1. Realize the implementation of the program and co-build the tools;

2. Build partnerships in Montreal and in Quebec’s aboriginal communities;

3. Make links (including travel) in Aboriginal communities in order to better identify the starting points of people at risk (example: social workers in the community, health centers, etc.);

4. Offer intensive support and follow-up, accompaniment and intervention to people at risk of homelessness as soon as they arrive in town;

5. Offer an introduction to city life using an approach that takes Aboriginal values ​​into account (experiential learning, versus a paternalistic approach);

6. Refer and accompany people to the appropriate resources, facilitate their access to services and ensure follow-up;

7. Assess needs and make recommendations to better support Aboriginal people newly arrived in Montreal;

8. Provide holistic and comprehensive case management services, including: initial assessment, development of intervention plans, progress monitoring and referral;

9. Establish a bond of trust with the participants through active listening and positive interactions;

10. Ensure a culturally appropriate intervention approach to meet the needs and difficulties of the participants;

11. Complete the reports and statistics necessary for the program;

12. Attend staff meetings as directed;

13. Offer flexibility regarding the schedule, in order to carry out various aspects of the work, such as evening interventions, individual follow-up meetings, support and travel;

14. Perform other tasks related to the position as directed by the Director.

Requirements

1. Bilingual: practical knowledge of French and English; + Aboriginal languages ​​an asset

2. Experience or training in the field of intervention work, social work or related fields (minimum 3 years);

3. Experience working with First Nations, Inuit or Métis;

4. Knowledge of local and regional community services;

5. An in-depth knowledge of the reality and history of Aboriginal people in Canada and the effects of intergenerational trauma;

6. Ability to work flexible hours;

7. Empathy, patience and humility;

8. Sense of initiative, motivated and able to work independently;

9. Professional ethics;

10. Ability to adapt to changes both in the work environment and in planned tasks;

11. Good communication, ability to work in a team and in partnership.

Strengths

1. Knowledge of an Aboriginal language;

2. Knowledge of local and regional community services;

3. Having lived in an Aboriginal community and having knowledge of culture shock.

Employment status: full-time permanent contract, 35 hours per week (contract ending March 31, 2022 – possibility of renewal if funding is renewed)

Schedule: variable

Salary: 20$/hour

Those interested in applying must send their curriculum vitae and a letter of intent to the following address: paq.servicescoordinator@gmail.com before January 12, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Applicants will only be considered if they have the required experience and if a letter of intent is included in the application submission.

*Priority will be given to Aboriginal applicants.