Jordan’s Principle ARC Payments Administrator

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Jordan’s Principle is a child-first and needs-based principle in Canada to ensure that First Nations children have equitable access to all government funded public services. The initiative ensures that all First Nations children living in Canada can access the products, services, and supports they need, when they need them.
The Enhanced Service Coordination Model for Jordan’s Principle in BC features dedicated community-based service coordinators hosted by organizations and First Nations across the province, to support First Nations and Indigenous children to access the full range of existing health, social and education services, as well as to prepare and submit Jordan’s Principle requests to address gaps, delays and disruptions in health social and education supports for First Nations children and youth.
The Approved Request Contingency Fund (ARC Fund) is a third party payments initiative that enables partner organizations to issue payments for approved requests submitted by their Service Coordinator to alleviate the administrative burden and delays. The ARC Administrator and Administrative Officer be responsible for the coordinating payments to parents/guardians and service providers on behalf of Indigenous Services Canada; liaising with Indigenous requestors and ensuring accuracy in funding processes, data collection and reporting. The Administrator will also provide support on an as needed basis to the Jordan’s Principle Service Coordinator and liaise with Indigenous Services Canada representatives in the course of implementing the Enhanced Service Coordination model and ARC Fund Initiative in BC Region.
The ARC Administrator and Jordan’s Principle Service Coordination Administrative Officer position duties would include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate payments for approved requests in accordance with program delivery guidance set out by Indigenous Services Canada and organizational policies and procedures set out by Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre Association (FRAFCA).
  • Work effectively with Indigenous Services Canada, the Jordan’s Principle Enhanced Service Coordination Hub, service providers and community based partners and Indigenous families and communities to promote Jordan’s Principle, coordinate services and supports and support the delivery of Jordan’s Principle Service Coordination.
  • Maintain an accurate database of Jordan’s Principle requests and payments and prepare and submit funder reports on an ongoing basis and in consultation with organizational leadership and finance departments as appropriate.
  • Provides financial support services and contributes to the development and supports the implementation of administrative payment systems, processes and procedures;
  • Assists in maintaining budgets; reviews and processes invoices and enters data using software such as Excel and budget management tools, collect and analyze financial data and provide reports using databases and financial tracking system.
  • Provide administrative support to the Jordan’s Principle Service Coordinator and Service Coordination delivery, and support community building activities as needed.
  • Disseminate information to the public and to service providers and community based professionals to promote Jordan’s Principle and reduce service barriers for Indigenous children in BC.
    Candidates should demonstrate the ability to:
  • Work effectively with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities.
  • Develop strong relationships with diverse stakeholders and partners including Federal and Provincial Government Partners, and First Nations health, education and social sector service providers and organizations.
  • Work in a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities, with accuracy and professionalism.
  • Maintain accurate databases and prepare reports and supporting documentation to support financial processes and funding reconciliation using programs and software such as Microsoft Excel and other database systems.

We thank all that apply, but only those selected for interview will be contacted.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Open until suitable candidate is found.

*****Pursuant to S. 41 of the BC Human Rights code, preference may be given to Aboriginal Applicants.

“We are committed to the National Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action. FRAFCA is engaged primarily in promoting or serving the interests of Indigenous peoples, FRAFCA prioritizes employment to Indigenous peoples. Preference will be given to Indigenous applicants, unless that preference or employment would constitute a discriminatory practice under the Canadian Human Rights Act.”

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