Aging at Home Coordinator-121019-AAHC-ATI

Internal/External Job Posting
Location: Atikokan 
Indeterminate, Full Time Position

Closes:  December 10, 2019 4:30pm
Posting: 121019-AAHC-ATI

The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Healing and Wellness Branch is seeking a strong team player to serve as an Aging at Home Coordinator in Atikokan . The Aging at Home program is a service delivery program to assist seniors 55+ who need assistance to be able to remain living independently in their own home. The heart of the Aging at Home program is delivery of services such as friendly visiting, personal support services which include:  bathing, light house-keeping, meal prep, laundry and supportive transportation services (grocery, banking, pharmacy). Similar to the Community Support Services program the Coordinator will support access to gas cards for specialized medical appointment calculated based on pre-determined program variables. Included in the duties is the coordination and tracking of contracted services that would provide lawn care and/or snow removal.

The position is indeterminate, full time.  The successful candidate will be enrolled in the Group Benefits and Registered Pension Plans after successfully completing 3 months of employment.

In carrying out the following duties, it is expected that the Aging at Home Coordinator will:

  • Fully understand the significance and fundamental importance of MNO’s Statement of Prime Purpose (SPP) to all MNO’s work, and to the requirements of the position specifically
  • Adhere to MNO Policies and Procedures and MNO’s Financial Policies and Procedures at all times
  • Uphold MNO’s Standards of Professional Conduct at all times
  • Adhere to Privacy Laws and respect confidential information at all times
  • The employee must be cognizant of the Ontario Employment Standards Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Workers' Safety and Insurance Board, Ontario Human Rights Code, Canadian Human Rights Act, and other legislative requirements
  • Work in collaboration within the branch and with other MNO branches
  • Attend the MNO Annual General Assembly

Reporting to the Aging at Home Program Supervisor, the duties include but are not limited to:

1.   Client-based services: Create and maintain a record of clients and service on the MNO Health Access Tracking System (OHATS). Client-based services include: bathing, light house-keeping, meal prep, laundry and supportive transportation services (grocery, banking, pharmacy)- Track daily/monthly purchases in OHATS. Complete monthly financial purchase card reports using internal processes
2.   Support client access to gas cards for specialized medical appointment calculated based on pre-determined program variables
3.   Assist clients to access services through referrals
4.   Calculate eligibility for services, coordinate and track contracted services that would provide lawn care and/or snow removal

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Post-Secondary education in a Social Health related field and/or minimum of 2 years’ experience in providing social support services to clients in an Aboriginal setting
  • CPR/ First Aid
  • Relevant background in Métis focused and broader Indigenous health promotion, recreation and social programs
  • Experience in organizing, implementing community-based workshops/activities/community events
  • Well-developed administrative, organizational and communication skills in order to meet deadlines
  • Proficiency with computer programs
  • Ability to effectively and courteously interact with the public
  • Demonstrated organizational and time-management skills
  • Availability to work evenings and weekends if required
  • Willing and available to travel locally, or at a site other than home location, requiring overnight stays
  • Reliable vehicle and valid driver’s license (full class "G"), $2,000,000 liability insurance coverage
  • Successful candidate will provide - Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently with minimal supervision


  • Previous or current involvement with the Métis Council and/or Community
  • Knowledge of Métis Nation of Ontario culture, history and way of life
  • Knowledge of Métis Nation of Ontario programs and services
  • Ability to lift 11.5 kg when required
  • Flexible work schedule with ability to work extended hours as necessary
  • Bilingualism will be an asset 

The Métis Nation of Ontario welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accomodates are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

We thank all applicants for their interest but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Preference may be given to qualified Métis candidates.  

Application Instructions

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